Tess Monthly Summary: September

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This year Tess’s school switched things up and I’m not even mad about it πŸ˜‰ Usually they have Donuts with Dads in Sept and Muffins with Mom in the spring. We were at Disney one year when Kye had his so we missed it and I was in Cali one year when Britt had hers and missed it. So I was super thankful to have Tess’s this year in Sept!

We wore matching outfits which she was SO PUMPED about! Kye took some pics for us before school that morning. I hate they turned out grainy (big camera…small kid…hard to zoom ha!) but love them overall!

The Muffins with Mom kicked off with the kids singing “you are my sunshine” which was ADORABLE 

(And YES Carter is in Tess’s class! They are total BFFs too which is so cute)

They sang the song twice (my guess is so maybe that extra singer would stop singing bahaha):

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We ate our muffins and visited with her classmates as well as got to go through all her little gifts for me and do two crafts together. It was a super fun morning!

When it came time to leave she wanted to stay but it didn’t make sense for me to leave her only to basically walk out of the building and sit in the car pick up line so I told her we were leaving. She was NOT happy and made an ugly choice when cleaning up so she had to be disciplined. I was a tad nervous about it but took her in the bathroom to handle things and when we came out she apologized to her teachers and I was shocked (in a GOOD way) at how supportive they were at my disciplining her. I was nervous I’d get judged for it but thankful she attends a school where structure and discipline is respected! She was MUCH better after that and it didn’t take away from our fun time in anyway!

I always LOVE these!!!! 

Hilarious because she always says “I don’t like this” when I make chicken. And we’ve never played football together? 

I also took Tess to get her 2nd ever hair cut this month! It was just TIME. Her first haircut was at Disney but we literally just took off a tiny bit, this time we chopped off a little bit more but still left it long. I just love little girls with LONG hair and Tess has had so much hair since birth that it’s super long for her age. She always wears it up (she’s just that girl that looks ADORABLE in a stinking pony) but I still like it long to make those cute messy top knots πŸ˜‰ 

She was SO pumped!

Angel even curled it. So. Adorable.

After!

I could just eat her up!!!

It was a big month for Tessie! She started gymnastics this month! I debated it awhile but they had an opening for a class during the same time Britt goes and I knew Tess would LOVE it so I figured, why not? She has a natural talent for it and she’s taken to it super quick and enjoys going. 

She’s somersaulting all over the house all the time πŸ˜‰ 

Britt was probably as excited as Tess was about Tess starting!

Waiting and ready (Britt’s class starts 30 min prior to Tess’s)

First day and she was so fun to watch! Kye and I didn’t want to leave!

Tess is doing very well in school. It was SUPER funny when I talked to her teacher at Muffins with Mom. Her teacher taught all three of my babies (and we ADORE her). She said it’s interesting just how different Tess and Britt are and how Tess is MORE CHATTY than Britt. Say what?!?! At home it’s the EXACT opposite for SURE and just last year we had to have a phone call with her teacher because she was SO quiet that she wouldn’t participate at all in class. It’s so awesome that she’s so much more comfortable this year. She truly loves school and begs to go every day! We’ve had ZERO tears at drop off! 

She might need to learn how to follow directions though πŸ˜‰ 

Tess loves playing outside

and especially playing in Britt’s room when she’s not home!

She LOVES to swim and we were sad when the pool officially got too cold to swim anymore this year!

Her BIG thing right now though is playing “Captain Underpants.” Kye has been reading the books and for some reason it’s turned into a game where she strips down into her panties AND wears a pair on her head. We’ve had legit tears over having to remove the panties from her head at bedtime. Basically the game is she dresses like this and says she’s “Captain Underpants” and the kids run around and chase each other.

Why do I buy them toys? This is the game they play. Daily. 

Fresh up from nap “Mommy can I be Captain Underpants?”

Totally normal. 

She is so thoughtful and was excited to make a poster to cheer on Kye for football!

Speaking of football…Kye had practice in a field near a wooded area and I let the girls play within my sight. Tess found a TREASURE and brought it over to me. Watching her walk towards me carrying this beer can was pretty epic. Especially when she tried to DRINK IT. And I took it from her and she kept trying to get it and show it to people. Everyone was cracking up b/c hello we don’t drink at ALL so it was pretty hilarious of all the things for her to find that she ends up picking up a dang beer can. 

Had to explain to my kids what alcohol is on the way home that night. Educational. 

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 I love this sweet girl and her fun, spunky personality she’s developed! 

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Tess Monthly Summary: September

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This is Tess’s summary from September:

Part of the fun of Tess being in school this year is getting to attend her school events! Zach was pumped to get to celebrate BOTH of his girls at Donuts with Dads πŸ™‚ Tess loved having Daddy there (and the class loved his show and tell item : the big talking Aflac duck!).

That face hahaha

School has been GREAT for her. I was nervous having her go at a younger age than the other two but she’s my most “big kid” acting. I know being the third kid she has to keep up with the older two! She’s my most independent “do it myself” child and that has been a good fit for the school setting as well. Since going to school she’s really developed a LOVE for coloring! I have several leftover sheets from Britt and Kye’s preschool days and my hoarding has come in handy πŸ˜‰

This month we found out that Zeke has diabetes. There will be a post to come about it all but, whew, just add that to the long list of crazy things to happen with our family this year. We all love Zeke, but he’s Tess’s favorite. She ADORES him. As in talks to him constantly and considers herself the “cat whisperer” as she will carry his bowl to me and ask me to fill it for him. It’s not looking good for Zeke (He’s 12 years old and we found him as a stray kitten so we aren’t going to be pouring money into insulin shots) and I tried to captured as much Tess and Zeke together time as I could this month!

I know people always say that every kid is an individual and that they will all be different, but it still shocks me when I get surprised by something Tess does. I feel like by now I’ve seen it all! Tess is my first stripper haha. She strips down in the bed. Not just her clothes. Also her diaper. And the actual sheets on the bed too. It’s awesome

As a solution we cut off the feet of a zipper sleeper and put it on her backwards. Works like a charm! Kinda a pain to have to change her into it at naps but well worth it to keep the clothes and diaper on (of course she still strips the sheets haha)

Cute little stinker πŸ˜‰

LOOK AT THAT HAIR! Child has SUCH long hair for her age!

I know I’m loooong over due on potty posts but it’s been great! I was nervous with school how she’d do because I take her so often at home. I had her go in a pull up over her panties for awhile but even then there were very minimal accidents and soon she was fine to go without the pull up! Big girl!

My little animal lover was OBSESSED with the kittens at the vet!

Kye is doing tennis every other Monday and the girls are LOVING getting to play at the park!

When I was pregnant with Tess (VERY pregnant with her) Britt was around Tess’s age now and we were at this playground and she climbed up this ladder and fell from the top rung to the ground. It was SO SCARY. 

It’s like Tess remembers the incident from the womb. Because SHE is obsessed with his stinking ladder. SO annoying b/c now I’m total helicopter mom about it and have to stand right  behind her!

Tess does super well running errands with me! I love all the attention she gets πŸ˜‰

I got this little chair when I was pregnant with Kye. It’s actually his infant baby swing that converted to a toddler chair. I have no clue if they make anything like them anymore but yall it’s AWESOME. It’s probably one of my top three favorite baby items. As my kids got old enough for movie time I use this seat b/c I can buckle them in! Tess LOVES it and insists on sitting in it whenever we watch any sort of movie. Even if we have family movie night she’ll insist on sitting in her chair and doesn’t join us in cuddle time on the couch!

Ok I checked to see if I could find it and they sell just the seats now! This is one very similar to the one we have and it’s awesome πŸ™‚ 

Sometimes she strips down while watching haha 

And she loves to hoard water cups too

Britt has always loved accessories and dressing up and it’s so fun that Tess is just the same way! I love her silly side coming out as she’s def my more serious daughter πŸ˜‰

Britt’s toys are all her FAVS! I’m hoping to convince Britt to let Tess have this doll house b/c she plays with it wayyyy more than Britt does!

More About Tess: 

  • She really had a vocabulary explosion this month. She’s talking in a lot of sentences
  • She calls herself Tessie πŸ™‚
  • She is starting to communicate the need to go poop but will often say “poo poo” and really just have to toot
  • She’s def 100 percent potty trained and now pulls down her panties and tells us when she has to go
  • Sept 26th was a big day for her b/c it was the day she officially stopped crying at school drop off and stopped wearing the pull ups over her panties!
  • She does NOT like wearing her diaper at ALL and fusses when I put it on for nap/nights. I can see her getting sleep trained soon!

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journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

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    December 16, 2016 / 10:43 am

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