Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Happy 4th birthday Tessa


I can’t believe my baby is 4 today. The day she was born remains the highest traffic day in my blog’s history.

Tessa is going to be interesting and challenging to raise. She is a lot like me in all of the best and worst ways. She makes me laugh and think. She is joyful and cranky – often within seconds of each other. She is smart, funny, difficult, and beautiful. She marches to her own beat. She rarely follows a direction the first time it is given. She is fiercely independent but also the baby of the family. She gives the best hugs and cuddles. I am terrified and excited to see what the years ahead will bring.

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7 Comments to

“Happy 4th birthday Tessa”

  1. On July 29th, 2012 at 10:28 am Anne Says:

    Happy Birthday, Tessa!

  2. On July 30th, 2012 at 7:56 am Maris Says:

    Wow, time flies! Happy birthday! 🙂

  3. On July 31st, 2012 at 11:00 am Shannon Says:

    Happy Birthday Tessa!!

  4. On July 31st, 2012 at 12:21 pm burghbaby Says:

    She cannot be four! She was just born yesterday! ARGH!

  5. On August 1st, 2012 at 11:32 pm Sonia in MO Says:

    She is so precious! Happy birthday to your sweet Tessa!

  6. On August 9th, 2012 at 5:19 pm heather Says:

    Love this post!! Happy (belated) birthday Tessa!

  7. On August 15th, 2012 at 6:11 pm Bobbi Says:

    second.child.syndrome. enough said