Here's Tessa playing Lite-Brite (a $2 score at Goodwill) and her play house.
Something else that Tessa has been enjoying has been the birthday parties that we've been invited to! As you can see...she takes a special interest in the best part of the party. :)
(This reminds me of something Malachi Olson said about Tessa's 2nd Birthday BBQ back in April..."Mom, where are the cake/cupcakes? Every birthday party has cake." We had just decided to keep her party really low-key and invite some friends for burgers & smoothie popscicles...he was pretty disappointed.) Now...I can see why, I think Tessa would be too.
And finally, the heat has been pretty intense these past weeks. In addition to the healthy fruit smoothie pops that I usually give her on these hot days, I thought it would be fun to make a special treat for all of us to indulge in. My friend, Pamela, introduced me to one of her favorite blogs recently. They had posted this yummy recipe for pudding pops:
Mint-Chocolate Cookie Pudding Pops
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1 3/4 C half and half10 Oreo cookies, crushed (about 1 heaping cup)
1/4 t peppermint extract
Blend pudding mix, extract, and half and half in a blender until smooth.
Stir in crushed cookies by hand. Place in molds and freeze.
Amazing! As Tessa would say, "Yummy in my tummy!" She wears it well, doesn't she? :)