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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Teodoro Turkey Trot (year 3)

Our cousin Rachel is nice enough to set up a 5k turkey trot for the Teodoro family thanksgiving morning! There's no better to start turkey day then enjoying family and working up a bit of a sweat! Trevi has made it all 3 years! The first year she was only 2 weeks old! It's a great event that is slowly growing each year! There is a theophy after all!

T3-- 2011

The littlest Teodoro member!

T3-- 2012
Just over a year old at the 2nd annual Teodoro Turkey Trot

She definitely out grew her onesies from last year!

The race tired someone out!

T3-- 2013
Attending the 3rd annual turkey trot as a 2 year old!

At the starting line!

Our group is growing!!

Tired girl with her daddy! 

I hope everyone has a happy and safe thanksgiving! I wish for everyone to spend time with their family and friends! 

Currently I am thankful for my little family plus all our cousins, aunties, uncles, grandpas and grandmas! We are also thankful for our good health, god providing for our family, Brett's acceptance into both Case Western Reserve (Cleveland, Ohio) and the University of Pittsburg's nurse anestasia program! We have lots of changes in our future including a move and a new career for Brett! Thanks for all the support from everyone!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

 We get a new tree ornament each year and this year T picked out a cute little lamb!

 You can get her to smile if you have her say, "Cheeseburger!"


 giving her baby lunch!

beautiful sunset!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Getting ready for the holidays!

 Well... Trevi loves GG's applesauce!

 I love what two year olds do! They are so genuine! 

 Trevi came running into the room saying, "Look Mommy!" She stacked these up perfectly, in order and all the way to the top!

 such a proud mommy and happy girl!

 Daddy's girls!

It's time for the Holidays and in our home that means giving to others! We have been making meals, donating them, filling boxes for kids across the world and sending them off! Trevi has loved the whole process! She gets to shop for fun kids things, she learns about giving to others and being caring!

We did this last year and it was so fun to get an update on our box a few months later.  We found out our box ended up in Peru!

I was also sooo impressed with Trevi the day we went shopping! I am confident she could sense that we were shopping for someone else, not only because I kept reminding her, but because each new aisle we went into she never tried to get something for herself nor did she pitch a fit about not getting to take something home.  It was such a great learning experience for her!

we filled boxes for Operation Christmas Child!  We did one box for a boy and one for a girl! We picked out all the stuff at the Dollar Store and Trevi loved picking out toys for a boy and a girl and other things for the boxes!

 Here's what we put in our boxes: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss (of course!!), crayons, coloring books, a gender appropriate ball, socks, a bag of hard candies, soap, washcloths, hair stuff for the girls, combs, a few toys and so much more!

 so proud!

 We are starting to decorate our house with stuff for the holidays. She knows the snowman, reindeer and "ginger man cookie" cookie.  So far, Santa has not stuck yet. 

We also baked some pies and rolls for the Thanksgiving dinner our bible study is helping with at the Tillicum Youth Center in Lakewood.  T loved helping make the pies and she tested the filling for me!  We were not able to volunteer our time this year so we did what we know best. Bake and cook!

 we made 2 apple pies!

And 36 rolls!

 T loved to help roll out the dough and fill it with the apple pie filling!

 She also helped with the dishes!

 We woke up to a beautiful sunny morning!

 Trevi got to meet and read books with "Uncle John."  Jean Baptiste Mugarura is the Youth for Christ Leader in Rwanda.  He was visiting with the US offices for YFC and stayed at Dick and Bo's house! I took Trevi over one night and she must have sensed his heart for kids because she took right to him.  She instantly wanted to read books with him and then when I brought her home later she kept asking, "Where Uncle John go?!?!" So sweet!

Gavin reading to the cousin twins!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Life with a 2 year old!

this is how she sleeps.... :)

 look what she found... this didn't last long!

 playing with her horses! She feeds them cereal or better yet, she eats the cereal!

 Daddy left us a little popcorn treat!

 being patient

 zebra popcorn! YUM!

 she slurps pasta!

and eats a TON!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Last night as a 1 year old (a little late)

If you read the previous post you know that our little girl is 2 now but I wanted you to see her photo shoot on her last night being 1 and her first morning being 2!!

Last night as a 1 year old!

This is her smile face... hahah

 good night my little 1 year old!

1st morning as a 2 year old!
 we decorated her room with balloons!

 she loves balloons!

2nd Birthday!!

Our sweet, silly, lovable, ornery and happy little girl turned 2!!! Oh, and Memphis did too!!! Here are photos from the big day and weekend at the ocean!!!