Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Full of thanks...

So it is a bit late but while sitting next to a happily naked child playing in the tub tonight...for 30 MINUTES! I realized how lucky I am for everything in my life.

This Thanksgiving we were at my parents house for almost a week long visit and I can not be more thankful for the amazing family I have.

My parents are not only amazing parents but even better grandparents...Big mama is by far the best grandma in the world. Her and Tommi are extremely tight! Pappy is so awesome...Tommi now associates him with cookies and ice cream b/c he provided them for her no matter what her mommy said...he is the only person on earth who can do this and I am forced to roll my eyes and let it happen.

My brothers are such great uncles. Luke is the most laid back one who she definitely loves but isn't as goofy like she is with Chase. Her and Chase are just nuts together...he is the crazy one! But they are both SOOOO proud...Luke kidnaps her when she is at church just to show her off...I love it!! I am so glad she has such a good relationship with the both of them!

I am also SO thankful for an amazing husband who loves us and busts his butt to make sure I can stay home and raise Tommi! He also thinks the world of Tommi so of course my heart melts even more.

Of course I'm thankful for the greatest daughter ever! She is seriously the sweetest little girl ever! She is so wonderful!!!

So I have an amazing family but I also am thankful for a good in-law family. They are so good to us!

Seriously life is far from perfect but sometimes I can't help but think how lucky I am to have everything I have. What more could a girl ask for?!?!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Be back...

So this morning Tommi put on her sunhat, one arm in her sweatshirt, put her baby in the stroller, came to me kissed me and said love you, then walked to the front door and said "Be back!" haha Not sure where she thought she was going with out me, but I sure do love her!

She is too cute!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Could this face be any sweeter...This was Nov 2009...time sure flies...I love her so much!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Some of the other cute things Tommi is saying...

"Be right back" most of the time it is "be back" or "right back" but it is super cute!

"Ready to go?" if you ask her where we are going she will babble something.

Her saying things is 100x cuter in person b/c of her sweet little voice. She sounds so grown up saying it too!

I also have to brag a little b/c I have had a few people in the past few days tell me how well she follows directions. And she really does...almost everything I tell her she at least gives me her attention. Even if she decided to be a rebel and go against me. Which most of the time is not the case unless she is trying to be funny or in a bad mood.

She basically understands anything I tell her. Which really impresses people and I LOVE it!

I was even told tonight b/c TJ's cousin (who is 9) that I was doing a really good job raising her. Though she is young it still meant the world to me. Of course when I told TJ what she said his response was "You know she is a little kid right?" He said it with a smile but still what a butt head!

Now some cute pics of my girl....

She insisted on wearing the hat all evening!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

19 months

I'm not sure I'm ready to say Tommi is 19 months old. I think it snuck up on me too quick. I seriously feel like she just turned 18 months.

Not too much to report other than she is AMAZING! Very polite (please, thank you, excuse me, bless you)

Her newest thing is "uh-huh" instead of "yes" It seriously cracks people up b/c it makes her sound so old. She is definitely 1 going on 13. I've got my work cut out.

A improvised version of peek-a-boo goes...."where did he go?"(with questioning hands and shoulder shrug) and then "there he is"...it is too fun! And sometimes goes on for up to 10 minutes at a time with Elmo.

I wish I could think of more of her phrases that are a crack up but maybe I will think of them and post them later.

Her animal noises expand by the day...the newest is the pig oink oink or as Tommi puts it "unk-unk"

Tommi is very affectionate and loving. She gives random kisses and "love you"'s which melts my heart every time.

It is amazing how in love I am and it only grows. I love my side kick and am so thankful for her sweet spirit.

She is getting much better with a spoon and fork....far from perfect but it is fun to see her do it herself with such pride.

We officially have 2 loveys now...Elmo and "blankie" have to go every where with us. I wish they would replace the "pappsy" (pacifier) but that will be something we will work on in time.

Not the best pic but the best I can do for now!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Daddy's girl

So no Tommi is not totally a daddy's girl...I think she will be one day. But she sure does love hanging out with him and playing with him...she get SUPER upset if he has to "punish" her (i.e. get a stern voice with her) since it doesn't happen much she gets VERY upset when he is the one who has to talk to her. But the great thing is that when is gets done crying her eyes out she behaves very well.

Anyway...yesterday (Sunday) she woke up and wanted to watch some Elmo. I needed to go to the grocery store so daddy stayed with her so she could watch it. Here they are watching some Elmo.

Then Sunday evening I gave Tommi and bath and got her ready for bed. When we came back in the living room daddy was eating goldfish so Tommi had to climb up in the chair with him and help him eat them! She fed him, he feed her, she faked him out like she was gonna feed him and fed herself some too haha!

Could these 2 look anymore alike!?!? I swear this child is his "mini me"!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Follow the yellow brick road...

with the sweetest girl you have ever seen!!!

I just love her to pieces!!!