Thursday, December 31, 2009

I'm an Awesome Mother

Because this is what goes on when I let Tessa play alone in her room...
Her book of 2000 stickers is now down to 1500. You can't see this, but they are also under her arms and on her legs.

I thought she was playing with her barbies...she's great. And don't worry Alex, I wasn't watching the Bad Girls Club Marathon or anything...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Creepy Christmas

So everybody loves to go see Christmas lights, right? Pretty much. But nothing warms my heart like some creepy holiday displays. I can't even explain the joy I feel when I stumble across these little pieces of heaven. The thing that I think is wrong about Christmas is that the paper will always give a little map of the houses that are amazingly decorated, but they never point out the little gems of creepiness. So when I do find one, it's a Christmas miracle. Here's what Alex and I found tonight...on Christmas Street.
This cute little house. Decorated beautifully. And it even had little children gazing out the window...
"Wait!" I shouted to Alex..."those aren't just any children"...

That's right. They are fake. And they stare into your soul.

I love it. This is the best part about Christmas...this and Baby Jesus.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Baby Dexter is here! My lil sis Cailey went into labor yesterday-well last night and she had Dexter Alan Tonks at 7:56 am today. He is 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 20 inches long. And he has blonde hair...a little bit. He's so cute! I love him so much!! (said while crying) Here are pictures!
The new family. Yes, those are tears you see in Devon's eyes. He still had tears in his eyes hours later. He just really loves fatherhood.
Dexter. Obviously. Like I would put a picture of a newborn baby that wasn't Dexter.
Grandpa Ted with Dexter. He tried to make me pay for his visitors pass because he wanted to stay in there...I didn't pay. He's my dad, so he gave it to me...
Dexter and me. He already loves me.
Cessy and Dexter. She loves him.
Zach and Cessy and baby. They love babies. They plan on having some more.
UGH. He's so cute! And I'm not even saying that because he's my newest nephew. He's really cute. I can't wait to have my July.
Congratulations Cailey and Devon!
You did a good job making a baby!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

Yesterday the family gathered to celebrate birthdays for Alex, Cailey, and Ashlii. But it was really more than that. It was magical!! So Cecily was acting a little fishy at dinner, so naturally I assumed someone was going to Michael Myers our party. If you don't know what that means than you don't know me. But it turns out it was an even better surprise!!! Santa came to town. And by town, I mean to our house. The kids loved it. Except Stone-see Cessy's post...
Tessa with Santa
The kids in their new PJs. They were adorable! Tessa was holding onto Sebastian for dear life...he even tried to make out with her to get her to let him go. It was awesome.
The birthday trio. Cailey is she's balancing her cup on her belly.

SO. Since Santa came, we thought it would be good to do some family pictures!!! Feast your eyes on these bad boys.
Breakfast Club-these are my sibs.

Then, we were like, "what would be an awesome picture?" And Coleman said, "Alex, pretend to kiss Camerone and we'll all cheer."
Alex doesn't need to be asked twice...
Those are real cheers. No one is faking in this picture. And Cameron's eye was open....and this was like the fourth time we took it. That's my family. Aren't we the best?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Festivus for the Rest of Us

I'm actually talking about the Festival of Trees. And really, this post isn't about trees-it's about Sophie-she's my neice. She performed at the Festival of Trees on Wednesday and she was Adorable. With a capital A. Here's my proof:
Getting ready for the dress rehearsal...good thing her awesome aunt Chelsea keeps a tube of red lipstick in her purse, just for these occassions.
Posing. This girl can pose...obviously. She sort of looks like one of those girls that they do the VH1 documentaries on because they are 5 and in the pageant circuit...Ashlii, look into that. And don't mind Tessa in the background, in sweats. It was actually an entire sweatsuit. That's how I roll.
Posing again. She was the cutest one. Sorry Chloe (I'm pretty sure she said one of the other girls was named Chloe...)

VIDEO FOOTAGE! That's what I'm good for. It's actually a pretty crappy video because some 2 year old kept getting in my business. And near the end some girl stood in front of her, so I couldn't get a clear shot of it. But she rocked.

Good Job Sophie!

Family Pictures

Everyone else is posting their family pictures, so I am going to as well!! (yes Cessy and Heather, I'm talking about you.) I like when people tell me how cute Tessa sue me. These were taken by our friend Jordan...we thought we'd help him by letting him add a totally adorable family to his portfolio. You're welcome Jordan.

Tessa looks awesome in this picture. People asked me if we told her to do that, and we didn't. This is just her face.Our little family-no, he didn't do anything to make my skin look transparent...that's just my skin. I'm that white.These two pictures of Tessa are so funny to me! The top one doesn't even look like her, but it's just so many times can I say funny? The bottom one is totally her. Jordan told her to dance, so she listened! That's all.