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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two Busy Weekends

Over President's Weekend, my Purdue roommates and I flew down to Houston to visit Divya and her new baby, Annika. (And Alex, too!) Along for the trip came the two other newest future Boilermakers, Hannah and Lucy. They were both great travelers, and it was so much fun to have all of those baby girls together. (My girls stayed home with Kyle, but I'm looking forward to watching them all play together when they're older!)

Lovable Lucy
(Amy's 5 month old)

Happy Hannah
(Martha's 3 month old)

Adorable Annika
(Divya's 3 month old)

And of course we had to do a photo shoot while they were all there together!
(Amy made these cute tutus and bows!!)

We had to get some Purdue-wear on these girls, too!

Black and Gold look good on them!!

And this was the only group shot we got of all of us...right before Martha and Hannah's early flight on Sunday morning. Wish we would have thought to take a picture before this last minute one where we had just woken up!

Gwyneth and Lillian's 1st Birthday
This past weekend, we celebrated our nieces' birthdays. They are a few weeks younger than Tessa. It's hard to believe how fast this year has gone!

The girls didn't dive right in,
so Uncle Kyle tried to get them started.

Lillian getting the hang of it.

Mmmmm...Gwyneth caught on quickly!

Ha! They weren't sure what to think of each other!

Tessa and Uncle Keith
(Or as Kyri says, "Grandpa Larry's Brother")

The older, more mature cousins
(Love Charlie's outfit...she had about 15 different wardrobe changes during the party!)

Looking forward to what this next year brings. Hopefully Tessa and the twins will grow to be good buds!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tessa turns 1!!

Last weekend we celebrated Tessa's first birthday. Where did that year go??? People seemed to have a nice time at the party, but the one who had the most fun was the birthday girl! She laughed all night long and was the last one standing at the end of the night!

Here's our party animal!

With her cousins

More cousin love

Tess had so many fans

Deep conversation with Gwyneth...
love Gwyneth's serious look and how Tessa has her hand up to her heart like she can't believe what Gwyneth is saying.

Aubry was proud to show Tessa how to play with the picnic basket she got her.

She's one lucky girl.
Admiring her pretty new name bracelet.

I love this picture. Tessa was helping unwrap her gifts until she unwrapped her cell phone. Then she became too busy texting while the rest of the kids finished up her gifts. Ha! Good thing her cousins were there to help!

Check out this text, Ethan!

Then it was cake time. Kyle had a little help!

Our sweet girl was excited to get her hands on it!


She preferred to use a fork.

The cake was a hit!

And here was our little Miss February at about 9:00 at night...still going strong!

Getting to know Tessa B. this past year has been such a blessing. Anytime life gets hard, she does something silly to make us all crack up! I love how she is such a little person now. She is catching on to everything lately, and amazes us with all that she knows. Can't wait to watch her grow this next year!

One year stats.... Weight - 22 lbs. 12 oz.
Height - 30 inches

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Disney Princess on Ice

We took Kyri and Aubry to go see Disney on Ice. They loved seeing all the princesses out there! Every time a new character came on the ice, Kyri would yell out their name. Her eyes were as wide as saucers the whole show!