December 13th to 19th - I Happy

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hard to believe that this time last year Saige was learning how to walk and graced us with her fancy footwork on Christmas Eve 2009. It's a milestone/Christmas present I won't soon forget. Sadly I have forgotten the bulk of Saige's firsts and when they happened; newer moms often ask me, "when did Saige start crawling... smiling... sitting... sleeping?" and for the life of me I just can't recall. The only two I know fo shizzle are the anniversaries of walking and rolling over - 11.5 months and 6 days respectively. This fact is reason #21 why I am so thankful for this blog, without it the last 365 days would be a blissful blur.

This week's blooper reel:

Kidnastics is officially over and Saige has a completion certificate to prove it. We're not going to re-register for the winter session since she'll be doing Saturday morning swim lessons and perhaps a kindermusik class, but we might drop-in once or twice to see the old gang.

To celebrate we went to East Side Mario's for pizza and a mini-ice cream cone (which ended up on the floor 3 licks in).
There's no denying that these two are related... sporting their matching father-daughter eyebrows.

Saiger vs. her diaper
A couple days ago we heard some rustling over the baby monitor while somebody was supposed to be napping. I was on the phone with Auntie Jill so Trev went to investigate and found Saige attempting to wipe her bum with a mile long wad of toilet paper. I'll spare the details, but somehow Saige managed to crawl out of bed, take off her pants and diaper and go #2 in the potty.

We went to wish Butch and Liz a bon voyage before they departed on their Christmas cruise (so jealous). Saige pretended to be a puppy and fetched Muffin's toys while us adults drooled over the Norwegian Epic brochure.

What I initially thought was just a painful bruise on my lower right calf, turned out to be some weird vein infection that requires antibiotics. I have no idea where it came from but it ruined my weekend. It throbbed so bad I could barely walk and I had one nasty fever to boot. We stuck around the house making forts and paninis on the George Foreman grill (that I unearthed from the depths of our kitchen cupboard). I forgot we even had one until Jess served the most delicious grilled chicken sandwiches on our weekday lunch n' laugh.

Uncle Tyler's birthday is on Tuesday which Trev reminds me is not only the first day of winter, but the darkest day of the year. The Knol clan went to Kelly O's for their 2nd celebratory meal of the week - talk about spoiled.

Photo courtesy of Saige.
Saige is far more interested in being behind the camera than in front of it. I guess that shouldn't be much of a surprise considering I have taken well over 10,000 photos of her since her January 2009 arrival - she's probably sick of posing and bright flashes. Grandpa Harber bought our 'budding photographer' one of those toddler digital cameras for her upcoming birthday so we'll see what she comes up with...

It's funny to watch people's reactions to Saige talking in full sentences... because she's smaller than most 2 year olds, we get asked her age a lot. The stuff that comes out of her mouth is priceless. Tonight she folder her arms across her chest and declared, "I not happy". Trev and I just looked at eachother and burst out laughing - "how come you're not happy?"... her answer, "because I cold" and she then proceeded to fake shiver. She also sticks out her bottom lip these days and says, "I sad" or she'll pick some random spot on her body and say, "ouch". For awhile she'd blame her owie on Teagan her daycare buddy/nemesis, "Teagan bite Saige" (not even 2 and already making up stories), but now she'll say, "it was accident" and want us to kiss it better. I love when she refers to herself in third person. Some other things I'm loving at the moment:

1. Saige calling marshmellows, mushrooms - "I have more mushrooms in coffee?"

2. Saige calling Trev by his first name when she's upset with him - "don't Trevor" (Trev strongly dislikes this)

3. Saige's over-the-top facial expressions

4. If you don't quite understand what she's trying to say but finally guess right she'll do a long drawn out "OHHH" and it almost sounds sarcastic.
Example: "Oh you want more milk"

5. Her manners. Saige says "bless you" when someone sneezes, "s'cuse me I burp-ed", "peas", "thank you" and "welcome" all at the appropriate times and without parental reminders - makes us so proud.

6. When she yawns she'll say "I tired" and/or "I sleepy".

I could go on and on, but I'll spare you.

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