Friday, April 30, 2010


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes

snazzy doo!

Here's Tegan in her new dress with her baby.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lost photos

Since I am readying for a new computer at work, I've been going through files to transfer (mega picture files!) and came across two photos taken by someone's cell phone, that I've never seen!
Tegan is eight days old here! Remember those chubby cheeks?

How precious is the child
who dances on this earth
with steps of grace and wonder
how unmeasurable is her worth

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Going through MomMom's purse

This is the kind of stuff Tegan likes to do! She likes to take out, examine and put away stuff.

Little shopper

I went to the grocery store and bought some bread!
Hold on Ashley, as soon as I get this open, I'll make a sandwich.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Big Moments!

Last night, Tegan fed herself mashed potatoes with a spoon! I am so amazed at how fast she is growing up.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The double stroller

Oh wow, Mommy and Daddy bought a double stroller from Craig's list...What a deal!
Trying out my new ride....
Whoa, I can recline and everything!
It rides smooth and there's plenty of room!
This is so awesome, Thanks guys!
Ahh, just one question....
Who's the front seat for?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The latest on Tegan

Tegan is making unusual sounds now and I believe she is creating her own words! The other night, she was in the high chair and wanted to get down, after I set do you want to get down, she said get dow!
She is climbing on top of everything and boy, it is exhausting!
She is also taking her diaper off and has left some puddles on the floor! As sweet as ever, she gives hugs, kisses and even blows kisses now. She also gives high fives! Always trying to reach anything she can put her hands on, I think she is the most curious child I've ever seen. I have been trying to keep things cleared and away, especially when she visits me in the kitchen, because she just reaches her little hand until she finds something she can grab. Oye vey! And now she can tear open packages! Needless to say, everyday brings something new and it is a pleasure to be a part of her growth.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The harnass

Well, they bought me a harness. Am I supposed to bark now, I wonder?

I am a wild child so I guess it's for the best...

and the poodle is pretty cute.
Plus, it get's me out of the stroller and I can go where I want, kinda!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gated in

Tegan stands in front of the 'enclosure' that PopPop built to keep her in, since now she climbs on and over everything!
Now she smiles when I get the camera out! What a lil ham!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Saturday morning cartoons

Tegan loves to leisurely linger in bed on Saturday mornings to watch t.v.
She'll even watch Martha Stewart!

Ingenuity at its best

What? I want to watch t.v. and there's no place for me to sit!
Hmmmm, here's MomMom's ragdoll chair....
Just right!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Aunt Katie's baby shower

Tegan loves Angel. I don't know how Angel can pick Tegan up, but she does!
Tegan with her cousins Morgan and Angel and Me-Me.
Tegan and Morgan. Looks like Tegan's getting tummy tickled!
Some time out with Daddy!
Sometimes a girl just needs to rest on a comfy, daddy shoulder!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Portraits in loveliness

A little girl's smile can ease worry and woe
They brighten the darkest of days
That's why God made them, didn't you know?
So that we can touch beauty and grace

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Easter egg hunt

Hooray, it's time for the Easter egg hunt!
Tegan finds an egg
and puts it in the basket. She caught on really fast!
She loves to put things in containers
so this task was perfect for her
Tegan zeroes in on the pink egg....

The eggs are everywhere!

Even in trees!
Mom and Dad help!
Sticks are fun too!
She spots another egg in the distance!
Everyone claps, including Tegan!
She digs deep for this one!
Tegan collected all eighteen eggs! She was so cute, it really made Easter special!