Tuesday, November 22, 2011

August is 6 months old!

August is a growing boy! Say it isn't so... he is already 6 months old! STOP IT! I want August to stay small and cuddly forever, but I know he'll be running after Teagan in no time. He really hit a growth spurt over the past month. He is now 26 3/4 inches (65th percentile) and 16 lbs (25th percentile). He is seriously the happiest baby I have ever known. He even smiles when he has a cold! He is SO much in love with his big sister... check out this video!

He has been rolling tummy to back and back to tummy for a while now, but is starting to use it to get closer to toys that he wants! He is so determined to figure the whole "crawling" thing out, but I am very much discouraging it, haha! I want all the time I can have for him to be still! The past couple of days he has been scooting on his tummy and that is enough for me. He is working on being able to sit up unassisted. I think he is teething... drool monster and constant chewing, but no pearly whites just yet. Here are some pictures taken over the past month:

Teagan's 3rd Birthday Continues!

     Leading up to Teagan's birthday was very busy for us this year! We went to Hawaii for 10 days, came home for a day and a half, drove up to Santa Barbara for all 3 of us to be in Chris & Shauna's wedding, then immediately drove home so that our little girl could wake up in her own bed on her birthday. We were all tired, so we gathered up the whole family and headed over to Teagan's favorite spot for dinner... Yucatan! She wanted a quesadilla and black beans, her usual, and was so so happy that everyone came to celebrate her birthday. After dinner, everyone came back to our house for cake and presents. We had a party for her the following weekend at My Gym, in Huntington Beach. She had a blast! Brenna took so many pictures, so I just chose a few to share:
Cake Pops... I made them!

They were so excited that they were allowed to throw balls at each other!

Cousin Samuel!

Cousin Callie!

Baby Sienna...almost 1yr old!

Kate loves to pick Teagan up!

dog pile!

Aunt Diane getting some QT with August :)

Sweet little Bella!

Birthday Parade...she was NOT very happy about this, ha!

happy birthday!

And this is the look she gave while we sang to her... watch out!

Mommy & Daddy love you!

Zip line!

From Daddy & Mommy

Helping mommy bake her special birthday cake!

L.O.V.E this face :)

She wanted to decorate the cake "all herself!"

I couldn't say no on her birthday, so this is how she decorated it!


Auntie Steph and August

Present time!

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Mama Cora and Nini!

My Teagan Turns Three

     This year my little Teagan turned 3 years old. I really can't believe that I just typed that sentence. Time has been moving at warp speed lately and Teagan has grown up so much! She is so full of energy. She loves to joke around with people and play, play, play! She is definitely my little fire cracker. She can always make me laugh! She did the terrible two's very well and has even decided to take them with her into the three's :) Teagan is still a very sweet girl and cares so much about others. She remains her daddy's daughter when it comes to needing her sleep. She is a total daredevil. She loves climbing, running, jumping off things, roller coasters, and going fast!
     This past year brought a lot of changes for Teagan...she got her first hair cut, got rid of the paci, became a big sister, potty trained, and started preschool. Wow! That seems like a lot when you write it all down! T had a bit of a hard time adjusting to all of that, but I think she is finally feeling better about it everything.
     Teagan really grew a lot in a year! At age 2, she was 32 3/4 inches tall and weighed 24lbs, 2oz. At 3 years old she is 36 1/2 inches and weighs 29lbs! 
Teagan at 1 yr 
Teagan at 2 yrs

Teagan at 3 yrs

Dear Teagan T,

     Words cannot do justice to how much daddy and I love you Teagan. You were an answer to prayer and continue to be such a blessing in our lives! I thank God each and every day for giving us the honor of raising you. We have watched you grow at an incredible speed this past year. You are witty, sassy, nurturing, adventurous, inquisitive, intelligent, and full of energy. You challenge us daily and we wouldn't want it any other way! You make daddy and I better people. I remember, like it was yesterday, feeling you move in my belly for the first time...and now you are already three years old! Daddy and I can't wait to see how you grow from toddler to little girl, and all the amazing things God has in store for your life Teagan. You are certainly one special girl, my little T, and my prayer for you is that you would know in your heart that you are loved.

Mommy & Daddy

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Halloween 2011

     Halloween came up fast for us this year! We got home from Hawaii on October 26th, left again on the 28th, and came home for good on Teagan's birthday..the 30th. Needless to say, we were tired on halloween! We had taken the kiddos to Pa's Pumpkin Patch before we left for Hawaii, and had some adorable pictures taken of them in their costumes.  When halloween actually came, Teagan was SO excited to put her costume on and hit the town for some trick or treating! Renny stayed home with August to hand out candy, and I took Teagan out for some fun :) She was still pretty shy this year when it came to knocking on doors and saying "trick or treat," but perked up when it was time to grab some candy and say thank you! She was dying to go to Auntie Steph's house, which is about 3 blocks away, so we trick or treated our way there. By the time we actually got to Auntie Steph's, Teagan was asking me to hold her and her very heavy bag of candy...that was our last stop! Here are some cute pics: