Tess Monthly Summary: August 2016

This is Tess’s first monthly summary! No more counting to figure out how many months old she is πŸ˜‰ The next time I’ll have to do detailed posts will be newborn weekly ones when Tab enters our lives!

This was Tess’s first month of being TWO. AND she kicked it off with starting school for the first time! It was def an adjustment for her as it’s tough for her to leave Mommy but she really likes it and is SO HAPPY when I pick her up. She’s also so stinking adorable trying to carry the huge book bag herself!

Her very first piece of school work πŸ™‚ 

I love that she only goes to school two mornings a week so I have three mornings a week to enjoy her still and get that one-on-one time together. I also love that she doesn’t go on Fridays so we can hit up the Friday Frolic with Carter πŸ™‚

Tess is in a HUGE puzzle phase which is wonderful! She’s gotten SUPER good at getting out a puzzle then putting it away before taking out another one! It’s taken some work but now I feel okay letting her in the cabinet by herself πŸ˜‰

She also still does fabulous at independent playtime in the pack and play. I know I waited a LONG time for room time with Britt and I plan to just keep the pack and play game going as long as possible with Tess too πŸ™‚

Tess is the kid that clings to me the most but she’s also my most independent child yet. She wants to do everything the big kids do and wants to do it HERSELF. It can be a struggle when we are in a hurry or when things are just a bit above her skill level. Practicing that patience πŸ˜‰

Helping Kye water the plants

Dressing Zeke up in necklaces πŸ˜‰

Having her first slushie (and it’s such a massive cup!!!)

Sitting like a big girl at the bar for breakfast

Tess LOVES to wake up Britt after naps πŸ™‚

One of those frustrating independent things: insisting on going down the stairs without help

Tess LOVES walks and will get so excited when I say it’s walk time!

Grandpa and Grammie brought her a lion and she calls it “Baby Lion” and LOVES IT

More About Tess:

  • The first thing she does when she wakes up is cry out for Britt
  • She copies EVERYTHING the big kids say
  • She knows both the color green and pink
  • She often counts backwards usually 5, 4, 3 etc
  • She says “thank” for “thank you”


I found some older pics this month and couldn’t get over how Kye’s cry face is JUST LIKE TESS’S cry face (and omg Zach and I ARE SO YOUNG)

It’s crazy to me to think that THIS is KYE. I think the negative of having lots of kids is it’s hard to remember each child individually at certain ages as clearly!

Hello Tess πŸ˜‰ She’s def her Mama’s child!

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