Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I have been a little MIA on my blog. I don't really feel like I have much to say but when I think about all Tommi is doing I have alot to say. But go to write it and it's not much...maybe it is b/c it doesn't sound exciting written down.

Just recently she has started signing please and more. They are her own versions of the signs but none the less they mean the same thing. She doesn't quite understand please doesn't give you anything you want...but it is still cute and hard to resist. She is now saying NO and shaking her head. It is nice but she will walk around just saying NO! But still cute!

She is still a total ham...doing anything for a laugh. She is also the sweetest little thing ever...most of the time! She will be at TJ's games and just start waving at people and no one can resist smiling at her :) She loves the attention!

Tommi cracks everyone up every time she sees a dog...or as she says it 'dawggg' (with a growl).

She has quite the personality and is definitely her Mommy's girl in the talking department...she will just sit in the car and talk with hands and all! I love it and enjoy our conversations. So when she really starts making sense things may be different b/c who knows what she will have to say but for now she is so much fun!

I still love being a mom more than anything in the world! I was made to do this job...the number 1 lesson...this too shall pass! Which my amazing mother so gracefully has told me for months but I finally can say...yes it will. Tomorrow is always a new day!

Isn't that the sweetest face?


Cheer on daddys team!

"loving" daddy!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Being a mom...

So now I have been a mom for a little over 14 months...well technically 23 months but I won't go there. I have had a little experience with being a mom in the earliest stages of life, I am questioning other moms. Sounds weird...but I'll try to explain.

So I was at lunch with my mom and Tommi was sitting in the high chair just grinning and I asked mom "Do all moms love their kids like I love her?" I knew not ALL moms do but it just came to mind. My mom of course answered "No way!" But it really got me do moms give up their rights to their kids and how do they neglect them. I can admit I understand in times of despair wanting to just up and quit but if you think about it for more than 2 seconds you know that nothing lasts forever. They will stop crying (or whatever else they are doing).

I just am so amazed how much I love Tommi. She makes me feel like the luckiest mom in the world. Yes she has her times and it drives me nuts but I wouldn't trade being her mom for ANYTHING in the world.

I guess when I look around I find I am the minority. Not that others don't love their kids but just not like I do. I don't like to leave her...I do enjoy breaks but I am always thinking of her. Like today Tommi was a serious grump and driving me nuts so this afternoon TJ took over while I took a shower and got ready for church. I definitely took my time...showering and getting dressed. I knew if I went out to check on TJ and Tommi she would want me so I didn't but all I could think about is how cute she is and how much I want to be playing with her and hearing her amazing laugh. Or even if she was still in a bad mood I wanted to try to help her and cheer her up. It's just weird how much her presence makes me feel complete!

She is just so amazing. Everything about her makes me smile in some way!

So maybe I was not able to explain what I was originally thinking but whatever! haha

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My girl

A couple cute pics

So happy to be walking around

Tommi and TJ on fathers day...hangin out watching a video

Friday, June 18, 2010


So it's official Tommi is a walker. It was really all the sudden.

When mom came up on the 1st and 2nd Tommi was standing alot all by herself. Then on the 3rd TJ and I were just playing trying to get her to walk to him and all the sudden she took off and took at least 5 steps to him. And the rest is history she picked up on it quick and has been on the go since. She is getting really good too!

So I didn't want to push her but I kinda liked the idea of her walking b/c of the convience of her not crawling. Well walking has it's cons too. Esp the beginning, she is pretty good but still has spills and they are usually minor but sometimes kinda scary. But none the less she is enjoying herself and VERY proud of herself. It keeps me on my toes but the joy in her face is priceless!!!

I will post a video is not letting me upload it now.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kisses and walking...

So Tommi can now give kisses (mmmm maw) and blow kisses (put her hand to her mouth and kiss it).

And Tommi officially took steps tonight...not just stumbling steps but ones where she was standing and actually walked to TJ. She did it a few different times! We of course went crazy and she was very proud of herself!

It is a bit bitter sweet b/c I liked her not walking and falling down but then again it will help in some cases.

So here is to a new chapter in my life!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Little Girl

Tommi is no longer a baby...she is officially a little girl! I guess nothing really makes her officially one but a bunch of little things...tipping up her own bottle of water, learning to climb into her chair and sit, sleeping all night by herself, standing up, learning to walk, etc.

She just seems so independent...I am surprised I am enjoying it so much. Maybe b/c she still needs me to do things for her. I just love her little personality and opinions.

So on the walking issue...ok not issue...but subject. She all the sudden started standing by herself and having an interest in walking next to us holding one or both hands. It seriously was overnight. She definitely can not do it by herself but she is making the effort now. She knows she is better at crawling so she is still all about that. She does not like falling down so she gently sits and crawls after standing...very girly and gentle!

Big mama bought her a stroller walker today that she is in love with! She begs to get down just to push it around! She got a walker for Christmas but it was weird and she did not like walking with it...this one is more her style! And her baby can sit in it so it is even better haha

Here is a video of her pushing the stroller...ignore me!

Also when at the mall today we saw a cute mini shopping cart...Tommi loved pushing it around but kept running into things haha!

Yes I think I want that....

Carrying on....

I think I'm thirsty....