And this is the part where I spam you guys with some recent Tessa photos and anecdotes that I love, but that didn't make it on to the blog since I haven't been blogging regularly.
In May, Tessa got to be the flower girl at the wedding of Andrea Fowler and Ryan Green; Ryan used to work with Nekos, and they "reserved" her as their flower girl almost a year ago. She pulled it off with aplomb and had so much fun (especially dancing at the reception and playing very enthusiastically with the glowsticks they had there). I was really proud of her. And I was proud of myself for finding that adorable dress on clearance at Target. It was also an especially cool ceremony for us because it was held at Scarritt Bennett, which is the same gorgeous old church where Nekos and I got married almost seven years ago. Nekos DJ'd the wedding. I was proud of him, too.
Tessa currently loves Band-Aids, Barbie dolls, her doll house, playing dress up, all things princess and ballerina, the color pink, eating oatmeal (which she calls "porridge"), her day-of-the-week panties, and picking out her own outfits. She hates swim lessons, naps, baths, having her hair combed out, and when we pick out her outfit.
She cracks me up. Literally the funniest person I've ever met in my life. She's intensely curious, very loud, very energetic, very trying, and very awesome.
And here's one recent convo I wrote down:
"Yeah, but what do you want to do when you grow up?"
"Paint. Make a phone call. Dance. Pick vegetables. Be a driver. Take a bath. And take my horse a bath."