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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tessa's 2nd Birthday

For Tessa's 2nd birthday, we had a small gathering with just family.  She enjoyed being the center of attention!

Our birthday princess

The basement and upstairs were packed.  Tess is lucky to have such a large family who loves her so much!

Look at this little stud walking around.  Grady looks too small to be able to walk already!!

When everyone sang to Tessa, she felt so cool!

She demolished her whole piece!

Here she is playing with the Schumanns

 At the end of the night, the remaining partiers ended up around this table while Tessa entertained.  I love this picture, because if you look closely, you can see that Morgyn is asleep with her hands over her ears.  We must have been too loud for her!

Tessa's actual birthday was on a Monday.  She had fun at Grandma Nancy's, where they sang to her and ate cupcakes.  Then at home, we sang to her again and had some of the left over cake from her party.  She was so excited to be sung to, even though it was the third time.  I guess it never gets old!

2 year stats:  28 lbs (65th %ile) and 34 in. (65th %ile)
Tessa is definitely acting her age these days.  It seems she spends most of her days in timeout.  I know it's typical for her age, but it's so challenging!  Apparently, she gets her hard-headedness and defiant ways from her father!  Larry and Laurel claim she reminds them so much of Kyle at that age.  I hope this phase ends soon, because my face turns really red when she has her crazy temper tantrums in public!

Of course, she still has her very sweet moments, too.  She is learning so much and saying new words everyday.  I love watching her figure out the world around her, and she seems so proud when she grasps something new.  Tessa loves to sing all day long.  Here is a video of her singing a combination of Twinkle Little Star and the ABCs.  

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