Tuesday, May 31, 2011

first crawl

Summer learned how to scoot....backwards...about two weeks ago.  Today was her first crawl forwards!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Uncle Jordan's Graduation Open House

Paul's brother Jordan graduates from high school on June 3rd, and so we all went back to Fergus Falls for his open house last weekend.  It was lots of fun to have everyone all together.  Grandpa Tommerdahl always takes such great pictures that I stole these from him!  Thanks Grandpa T!

"Daddy, Grandma T's toys are SO MUCH FUN!"

"This is fun Grandma!"

"C'mon, Grandma!  Let's go play!"

Uncle Jordan...and Tucker.... playing...!

Auntie Sarah's water bottle kept Summer entertained as we were setting up for the open house.

Family picture!


Mother and Daughter

3 generation pic

A big squeeze from Grandma T!

A big smile from Uncle Javonte!

Grandma and Grandpa T

Jordan with his 3 sibs: Sarah, Paul, and Javonte

Paul and Javonte playing before the open house

Summer and Jackson (Paul's cousin's son)  (both born on August 3rd!)

Grandpa T with his two brothers, David, and Daryl

Grandpa and Summer

Family resemblance?

Sisters-in-law....but we like to say sisters :)

Summer enjoying her waffle

Summer's mischievous "look"

Summer and Uncle Jordan

Summer loves "sweatshirt hoodie strings"

"Wow!  You're pretty, Auntie Sarah!"

"Look at me with Uncle Ty!"

Grandma and Grandpa Kirkwood came and helped a bunch with Jordan's open house and with babysitting Summer during the festivities!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


These past few weeks, Summer has been growing up! 

She can now feed herself bits of waffle, turkey, bread, puffs, etc.  Throughout the past few weeks, she has gone through these stages:
1)  Picking up the food and playing with it or dropping it over the side of her high chair to Tucker
2) Picking up the food and handing it to me, to feed to her
3) Picking up the food and holding it in her fist...getting her fist to her mouth, but sucking on her fist with the food stuck in her fist
4) Placing the food in her mouth and eating it!

She is rolling onto her tummy now!  First the first few months of life, she would cry if I put her on her tummy.  Then, ever since she could roll onto her back around 3 months, I called her my little beetle because as soon as I put her on her tummy, she would flip right onto her back.  She never liked being on her tummy!  This past month, she is purposefully rolling onto her tummy to reach things and to become more mobile.  She can now get across her nursery doing a series of rolling and turning moves if she sees a toy she wants.

She is very strong on her feet now!  The past few weeks she has loved walking all over the house while holding onto our hands.  When we come to stairs, she will lift her foot up and place it on the next stair, and climb right up!  She will walk along the edge of the coffee table to try to get to the laptop (she loves the buttons and lights).  Here are two videos.

In this video, she is standing holding onto the coffee table.  At the end, she let go of the coffee table and I got scared she would fall, so I turned off the camera to go "catch" her, but she never fell!  I wished I had left it on, because she just stood there leaning against the couch for several minutes, and then reached back out to hold onto the coffee table.
In this video she is in the process of walking closer to the laptop.  She starts on the far end of the coffee table and makes it all the way to the laptop.  I am still nervous about getting too far away to video because  if she does fall, she would hit her head on the table.  So, you only get to see a little excerpt of her walk.  Sometimes she does it quite quickly, but again, it makes me too nervous to step back and video it just yet!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pool Party

We are all pretty excited for it to be summer, so when it was 65 and sunny today, Summer and I decided to have a pool party!  I mixed a bunch of hot water in with the hose water to warm the water up a bit, and I think we all had a lot of fun!  It is so nice to feel the sun!  Here are a few pictures :)

From left to right, Summer, Sydney, and Adry

Bathing beauties :)

Look at all those fun toys!

Showing off their swimming suits!

From left to right, Brandon, Adry, Addison, and Summer

My neighbor Joy, with her twin girls, Noelle and Faith.  They are just two weeks older than Summer!

Jade and Brandon (6.5 months)

LaDonna and Addison (8 months)

Rachel and Adry (13 months)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

My first mother's day with my sweet baby girl!

Mom and Me :)

3 Generation Picture!

Mom and her girls

Family Picture (Try #1)

Family Picture (Try #2)

Family Picture (Try #3)

I am so blessed to have a WONDERFUL Mom who is has always been my biggest encourager and has helped me learn the ropes of Christian motherhood by her example and advice.  I also have an AMAZING Mother-in-Law who raised my hubby to be so loving and godly and welcomed me right into the Tommerdahl family as a daughter.  And, I thank the Lord that He let me be the mommy of Miss Summer Tenleigh! 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

9 month pictures

This weekend we took Summer to JCPenney for her 9 month pictures.  Here is the link if you want to see them!  

Since I can't post an actual picture from her photo shoot, here are some pictures from our trip to the park this week.  This was the first time wearing shorts in Minnesota this year!  YAHOO!  She is enjoying standing by herself and getting messy in the sand while Tucker looks on from under a nearby picnic table :)


Monday, May 2, 2011

9 months!

Weighing in!

I am 9 months old tomorrow! 
**I weigh 18 lbs, 1.8 oz (38th percentile)
**I am 2 feet, 3 inches tall (32nd percentile) 
**My head is 18 inches around (91st percentile).