Sunday, December 19, 2010

setting the bar high

"Look, I have three candy canes.
My goal is to get five."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Witches Brew

Tessa's Recipe for Witches Brew

2 frog leg's
12 scal's of a Snake
5 spiter leg's
6 cat eyball's
9 hot dog's
1 spiter
4 modey chees
9 finger nell's
6 carrot Top's
9 Bat wings
12 fish
16 pumcen's
and 1 gost

Monday, October 25, 2010


"Money is very hard to get. Trust me."

Friday, October 8, 2010

not anymore

september 3, 2010

i was a daddy's girl once for a couple of days.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

i don't deserve her

"To mom
I Love you
so much
I wold die
for you To
stay aliv

Friday, September 17, 2010

saving up for a house

"When I move out, before I get my house, I think I'll go up into the mountains and camp until I have enough money."

Monday, September 13, 2010

about our backyard

"If I was a little kid I would think it was the best place in the world."

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

why she doesn't play during recess anymore

"It's more funner to do different stuff when you grow up. Not, like,
play, but you know, just talk."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

why I can't be the kid & have her be the mom

"Because I don't know how to be the mom. Besides, I don't have that much money."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

For her upcoming birthday

we took Tessa to get her ears pierced. I asked, "Do you like having your ears pierced?"

"Yes," she answered, "but it changes almost everything."

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

for me

"I love you
from you know who
to mommy"

Saturday, July 3, 2010

big words

July 2, 2010

"Mom, I'm a little dehydrated."

I think she likes learning and using new, big words.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

even though

"I like Megan, even though she's mean."

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Daddy: Tessa why do you do flips on the couch all of the time?

Tessa: Because it's the only thing I can do flips on.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

of course we did

Early this morning Tessa came in after having had a nightmare

"Mommy, did we invent snuggling?"

Saturday, March 27, 2010

If only...

big sigh followed by:
"If only I could teach Peppy to be smart."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AFTER eating her apple sauce (ugh!)

Why do we need spoons when we have fingers?

Saturday, February 27, 2010


into a fake cell phone, "Where are you now, Pluto?!"

then looking at me to clarify, "My friend, not the planet."

Sunday, February 21, 2010


"When you're older you can't think of that much stuff to make, huh? And when you're older you think it's just a waste of paper."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


"13 is a teenager. And 14, and 15. And 16. And 17 and 18 and 19. What's 20, Mom?"

"A grown-up" (well, sorta)

"So 20 all of the way up is a grown-up and when you get to 100, then you are old."