Thursday, September 03, 2009

It's football season!

I have never been football crazy but for those of you who know my husband.... you know that our house gets extremely excited about football season..... I have been listening to the practice reviews every evening.... gamecock central has been on and Reeves is all pumped up about the Gamecocks!

I grew up Alabama CRIMSON TIDE thru and thru so that is where my main loyalty lies.... and yes, I do have a degree from Clemson which I am quite proud of.... so I am also a Tiger ( but not quite as much a Tiger- Alabama ranks #1.

I married a HUGE Gamecock fan..... so what does that make our children......

I LOVE these shots of Reeves with Tess and could not decide which one
I liked better so I am putting them both

Don't worry-- I did not wear a Carolina shirt or Carolina colors! I am not quite there yet.... but I do LOVE my husband! He works hard and is a great dad and father so I figured I would make him happy and actually allow my daughter to wear the gamecock cheerleader uniform ( plus she really did look CUTE in it!!). I lost the battle with Tallon a long time ago- He is his Daddy's boy- Go GAMECOCKS Go!

August Update

I am working on trying to be better at blogging.... we will see how it goes! August was a busy month for us. we had lots of firsts- especially for Tallon- who can now ride a bike without training wheels and can pump his legs and swing way up high all by himself!

One extremely Happy Day......
Tallon learned how to pump

and this momma was THRILLED! now I am just pushing 1 little child in the swing everyday!
although Tal helps push Tess on occasion-

Tallon tells me practically everyday that he "has to go to work" and outside he heads to work!
He is quite the adventurer

and a little silly

but he can be soo sweet and thoughtful

He picked this flower and brought inside "for you mommy" 1 morning!

He also keeps us entertained with his wild imagination and hilarious antics...

I bought him a belt "Just like daddy's!
He has worn shorts with belt loops everyday since first receiving the belt!

Tess now claps for herself when she thinks she has done something work being clapped for!

mommy and tess before our walk one day!

notice: Tallon is also ready for his upcoming soccer team ( he just LOVES the shin guards we bought him and has been wearing them daily as he "works" in the yard!

sweet baby girl is EVERYWHERE.... literally.....
crawling all over the house

We all love swimming

and if you are wondering what I have been up too.....
besides starting a new job at the Hospice House here, I have started couponing and have managed to get our weekly grocery budget a lot lower than it was before....
Here is a picture of Tal with several of my "deals" one particular week

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

9 Months

I can not believe that today my baby girl is turning 9 months old!
What a fast 9 months they have been.
Tessa Nell is tipping the 20 lb marker on the scale and I just love her many rolls and her chubby little cheeks! She continues to be a happy baby and she is definitely going to be my little chatter-bug.
She does not miss a beat-watching big brother run from 1 direction to the next and when she is down on the ground, she often tries to chase him-crawling as fast as she can!
She seems so much more expressive than I remember Tallon being- I love hearing her "ohhh, ahhs" and other little noices that come in a variety of pitches!She loves music and will light up when you sing to her- among her favorites- "Jesus Loves Me" ,the "itsy, bitsy spider" and"if your Happy and you know it, clap your hands"!
Tess still does not have teeth, although you often cannot tell as she likes to keep her lips puckered in! I have heard that the later a baby's teeth come in than the healthier and fewer cavities she will later on.... hmmm... guess we will find out if its true or not. I am hoping for teeth soon bc she literally goes crazy trying to reach whatever food I have on my plate or in my spoon and would much prefer it to her soft, mushy
baby food!

She is sleeping regularly now- still has her dream feed at 10 but than wakes sometime between 6 and 7. Takes 2 naps a day. I love that I can just lay her down in her crib with her paci and blankie and she puts herself to sleep! What a blessing- especially since her big bro still has a hard getting himself to sleep without Reeves or me there!

Speaking of siblings..... Tess still adores Tallon- he can have her giggling like no one else and she looks for him if he is not in the same room as her. It will be interesting to see how she transitions with Tallon starting 3k next week. He will be gone 5 mornings a week from 7:40 until 10:30.
Mommy thinks she is going to miss the entertainment Tal provides for Tess during those
times=) I am enjoying these days at home with both my kids but especially Tess as she often crawls straight to my legs and pulls up, grinning and just holding out her hands for me to hug and love on her! She is already trying to stand up on her own so I am sure that walking will be coming shortly!
Our lives changed on Dec 3rd, 2008 with the birth of Tessa Nell Cannon and I could not be more grateful to the Lord for the 9 precious months He has given us with her... I pray for many more.....We love you baby girl!