"I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well."
-Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Tessa

Today Alex and I went to Missouri to help celebrate Tessa’s first birthday.  We rode with Dad and Grandpa and the trip went really well.  I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that I talked about 95% of the trip.  Poor Dad & Grandpa.  Alex is used to it. 

Moving on… 

I tried to take a picture of Kayla, but this is what I got. 

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I caught her later, though.  Beautiful girl. 

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I think I have a at least two or three pictures a year of Braeden making this face. 

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The birthday girl with her momma and daddy…

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Grandma B gave Sasha a photo collage from when Tessa was born.  Sasha and Keysha were checking it out and the look on Tessa’s face says that she loves it. 

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I even caught a shot of Grandpa. 

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Me & Misty.  How hot are we?!  I seriously love this girl. 

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Me, Alex & Sasha.  Two more girls that I absolutely love. 

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Can you believe Tessa is walking around with Braeden & Kayla?

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“I like Aunt Mandy best when she feeds me Cheetos.” 

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I have a pic of Mom & Casey, but it was taken on a phone and I can’t seem to get it from my phone to my computer.  Hmm. 

This photo isn’t technically awesome, but I love it because I caught Casey giving Tessa this look.  Look closely.  See that look in his eyes?  He’s absolutely in love with this child and it melts my heart. 

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“Check me out.  I’m not particularly happy about it, but I’m humoring my mom and dad by wearing this birthday tiara.” 

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“I’m even less impressed with this hat.” 

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The men were more than happy to wear the hats. 

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“I’ve been a really great sport about all of this party stuff, but I’m so very tired, so hurry up with the cake.” 

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I treasure the photos like this that I have with my own girls, so I have to share the honest smiles on Casey & Sasha’s face as they celebrate with Tessa. 

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“You want me to put my hand in it?  Really?” 

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“Hey look, that a cute cow on my cake.” 

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“I will now throw this cow on the floor.” 

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After tossing the adorable icing decorations onto the floor, Tessa decided that she had had enough of the party.  No sooner than Sasha picked her up, she was fast asleep.  Turning one is exhausting, y’all. 

Happy Birthday sweet Tessa.  You are precious and Crazy Aunt Mandy loves you so very much. 

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