Crazy Hair Day

Posted by Emily , Wednesday, November 27, 2013 8:24 PM

Random Acts of Cuteness

Posted by Emily , Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:44 PM

I'm really not good at keeping up with this, but I'm fairly sure no one is looking at it anyway!  Thought I'd share some iPhone pics while I am thinking of it. Maybe someday I will get around to actually sitting at a computer and writing some real posts!


Posted by Emily , Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:55 AM

Our Weekend

Posted by Emily , Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:36 PM

This weekend Sage got to spend some time with Grandma Debbie while Matt and I went to the MU-Florida game. We had a really good time, but I was totally wiped out by the time we got home.

Sunday was a lazy day. Sage must have had a lot of fun with Grandma Debbie, because she took a 2-hour nap an then went to bed early!

Like Father Like Daughter

Posted by Emily 1:12 PM

She just loves basketball. 

Who needs toys when you have the TV remote?

Posted by Emily , Monday, October 14, 2013 9:10 PM

One last cutie just to show the ruffles on her butt :)

Ready for School

Posted by Emily , Sunday, October 13, 2013 8:40 PM


Posted by Emily , Monday, October 7, 2013 7:54 PM

Sage is patiently practicing her pincer grasp and learning to self-feed. I love watching her. It's fascinating. Watching a baby learn to self-feed is like watching someone try to win a stuffed animal in one of those claw machines. 

Here she is eating string cheese, Cheerios, and diced peaches. The paper towel is taped down to the tray to stop the food from slipping away from her pinchers. 

It was a great idea until she picked up the paper towel and all the food flew everywhere. 

At least the dog was happy about it. 


Posted by Emily , Sunday, October 6, 2013 2:45 PM

had five of my students out sick on Friday, and at about 2 AM Saturday morning, I learned how they probably felt. It was horrible and lasted till around 9 that morning, at which point I spiked a high fever that lasted the rest of the day. I was supposed to go to Carrollton with Matt, so he told me to stay home and rest and he took the dog and baby with him. 

Today I am fever-free and my stomach has settled a bit, but I'm still afraid to eat and totally exhausted. Matt and Sage retuned from Carrollton this afternoon, which made me appreciate the fact that Matt took Sage with him even more. Even though they are cute, these two are exhausting!

On a more positive note, Sage is 9 months old today!! Hard to believe. I haven't weighed or measured her in a while and I don't really have the energy for the full run-down right now, so I'll wait to do the 9-month update until after she has her checkup on Friday. Here's some more cuteness for now:
This is a picture Matt sent me of Sage checking cows with Grandma Debbie. 

Green Week

Posted by Emily , Saturday, October 5, 2013 4:02 PM

Sage's daycare has a color of the week each week, and this week it was green. They wear the color of the week on Friday. Here she is all ready for daycare this morning!

And one with the eyes closed just for fun :)

Cheese Tongue

Posted by Emily , Tuesday, October 1, 2013 8:49 AM

She really loves cheese.

Photo of the Day

Posted by Emily , Monday, September 30, 2013 6:55 PM

Her future's so bright...

Photo of the Day

Posted by Emily , Friday, September 27, 2013 7:32 AM

So I'm having a hard time keeping up with this blog.  Thought I would start posting a photo of the day with a one-liner when I can. Nobody cares what I have to say anyway, right? :)

Sage having an early-morning wrestling match with Bear.

Bathing Beauty

Posted by Emily , Monday, August 12, 2013 9:29 AM

Last night as I was writing our 7 month update, I realized that I have a lot of cute pictures of Sage in bathing suits.  I decided to do a post dedicated to that cuteness.  Enjoy!

29, 30, 31 weeks and 7 months

Posted by Emily , Sunday, August 11, 2013 9:41 PM

29 weeks...would you look at that belly??
30 weeks
31 weeks (today!) in a patriotic outfit - that top is 24 months!!
Wow the past three weeks went by fast!!  I can't believe it's time to go back to school.  Sage will be going to her new daycare starting tomorrow, and Matt's first contract day is also tomorrow.  I am going to school to work in my room, but don't have to go back "full-time" until Wednesday.  We have been soaking up our last few weeks of summer and enjoying our time with Sage.

She's been going through some changes I guess.  After being out of her routine for much of the month of July, she hasn't been sleeping very well at night.  I had just gotten her back into her routine a little bit the last few days, and now we are going to turn her world upside down again!  I think she will love her new daycare, though.  Just hope she will get used to napping with lots of noise around again, because she is one of 7 in the infant room. 

I have also started trying to teach her some signs.  We have practiced "milk," "more," "book," and "daddy."  She gets very excited when I sign for her but hasn't shown any signs of doing it herself. 

Engaging in a favorite pastime - yelling.

Family photo at a friend's wedding

Celebrating cousin Anthony's birthday

Past her bedtime

Sage at Seven Months

Height: Not sure, will check for ya!
Weight: about 18 pounds
Likes: being tickled/razzed, blankie, sleeping all the time,  bouncing, playing in the Exersaucer, splashing and trying to catch the bubbles in the tub, yelling, reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Dislikes: being hungry or tired, cold water, having to lie still while getting diaper changed, riding in the car seat, the end of Brown Bear, Brown Bear (she cries until you read it again)
Tricks:  sitting up very well, rolling a lot, reaching to get toys, squishing food out of her mouth, drinking from a cup with a spout, saying "babababa," "dadadada," "mmmma," "wuh wuh wuh"
Favorite Foods: squash, applesauce, prunes, oatmeal cereal, pears

Adventures in Eating

Posted by Emily , Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:19 PM

We started solids a little while ago, and I have lots of pictures and video to be enjoyed!  Sage is a big fan of food.  We have tried peas, green beans, carrots, pear, and sweet potatoes.  I think she liked peas the best, but maybe it was just the novelty since they came first.  All the vegetables were served in the form of commercial baby food.  Yesterday I steamed some carrots and cut them into sticks.  She gnawed on one for a while after watching me do it, but she wasn't thrilled.  She also sucked on some pear that I cut into sticks for her to hold, but once she broke off a chunk she didn't know what to do.  She seems to prefer the purees for now.  I also gave her some pear in a mesh food feeder and she gnawed on the and sucked the juices out for a little bit.  She seemed to enjoy it.  She also really loves rice cereal but I try not to give her too much lest she get bound up. 

My plan was to feed her just one new food for three days straight before introducing another, to make sure she didn't have any allergic reactions, but she finished the peas in two sittings. Same with the green beans. Oh well - so far, so good, and now I know to stop her sooner. I think she would eat a whole jar in one go if I let her. She was probably ready for solids before we started them, she showed all the signs, but being a first-time mom I was afraid.
Enjoying rice cereal
 We got a high chair last week and it is awesome!  Sage looks like such a big girl in it.  I think she likes being up high too.  It makes it a lot easier and safer to feed her.  It's a 4-in-1, meaning that it can convert into a space-saver high chair (you can detach the top and strap in to a chair), a toddler booster, and a "youth chair," which just means that the top comes off and a kid can sit on the seat underneath and pull up close to the table.  So I think we will be able to get use out of it for a long time.  There's a tray insert that you can pull off and wash, and the big tray comes off to reveal a smaller tray underneath.  Also, all of the padding is removable and easy to clean.  We love it! Thanks Grandma Debbie!
Enjoying her new high chair