Birthday Girl

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Today is a day that a few short months ago, we weren't even sure would ever come. Actually, the day would have come no matter what. But the celebration would not have.

Today is Tessa's 3rd Birthday. :)

As with all of her birthdays, I made her a makeshift birthday treat. This year, it was a cracker spread with peanut butter, with a couple of frosted mini wheats stuck to the top. Random, but she loved it. And of course, she had three little candles.

The thing that was great about this year is that she has now mastered the "stay" command, so we were able to put the birthday treat right down next to her for pictures and she didn't try to immediately attack it. Michael kept his hand on her just in case (didn't want her to jump onto the candles), but she did really well. It was cute.

I pulled up some old pictures tonight to reflect back on the last three years with little Tessa girl:

This picture is from the day we got Tessa (April 21, 2006). She was only 10 weeks old and 3.8 lbs. She was absolutely exhausted and I almost died from the cuteness when she rolled over to sleep on her back in my lap. Little did I know then that this would always be one of her favorite ways to sleep. She still sleeps like that (when she's really, really tired) to this day.

Relaxing in the sun at my mom's house, only a few days after we got her (April 2006).

Look at how tiny she was! This was within the first few weeks of her arrival, too. I love her cute little face.

Tessa's 1st Birthday (February 12, 2007) -- The birthday treat consisted of a saltine, a dollop of peanut butter, and a peanut butter milkbone. :) Michael had to hold her back from it because she was so excited.

Tessa's 2nd Birthday (April 12, 2008) -- This was the only photo we could get of her "with" her birthday treat. Every time we tried to put it closer to her, she tried to eat it. That birthday treat was made out of a tortilla chip and peanut butter.

I guess peanut butter is the recurring theme for her birthdays, huh? :)

Anyway, we are very happy to have celebrated a third birthday with Tessa today... and we hope for many, many more!


jenn February 12, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

Adorable! Happy Birthday cutie!!

Nani February 12, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

I LOVE your dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Megan February 13, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

The puppy picture in your Mom's house is too cute.

Blablover5 February 13, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

I love your birthday treat. That's so cool, and it looks like she's so excited to get it.

The puppy pictures are adorable too.

Anonymous,  February 13, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

My dog sleeps like that, too!!! Happy Birthday - so cute!

Nikki,  February 13, 2009 at 11:42 AM  

Awww, too cute! Happy Birthday Tessa!

Siobhan February 16, 2009 at 11:14 AM  

Awe, she is just the cutest thing ever! Happy Birthday Tessa x

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