Thursday, November 30, 2006

last day of November

Can you believe its December already? (well, in like 3 minutes it will be)Man, this year has flown by. Well, I guess I should post the few good pictures I got from David's party since his birthday is in November. And the party seems so long ago that if I don't post soon, then you will forget that I ever said I'd post them.

1)A picture of Daniel and my just-as-favorite cousins, Nathan and Caleb at Georgetown (a big time airsoft place somewhere far away from here--where they and David spent the dayof David's"surprise" party).
2)David's candles and his airsoft gun (in the form of a t-shirt).
3) Leah in her army green (everyone was to come as camo as possible).4) Another picture of Leah in her army green. I am not sure exactly what look she's going for here... I think she is awestruck at how much our decorating looks like the inside of a military tent. David told me all it needed was a ____________ map (I forget the word... something about strategy or something, but it sounded real professional when he said it) laying on the table and it would have looked very realistic.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving and the cleanup following...

I am thankful to have a sink. I am thankful to have dishwashing liquid. I am thankful to have dish cloths. But if I am to truly be honest, I would gladly give up my dishcloths and dishwashing liquid to have a dishwasher (at this point, I might even throw the sink into the deal). I tried to wash as I went, but a batch of cookies would get done and then I would need to start something else, so, maybe one or two things got cleaned in the process. By the time we got home from Mimi's that night, I was tired and did not want to face the mountain that stood before me in the kitchen, so I went to bed instead. Hoping beyond hope that some little elves had come and washed all my dishes for me, I woke up and walked slowly into the kitchen to find... the same horrendous sight that I had left the night before. But my sweet little helper was offering once again, "I wash dishes too. I help you." I am so sad that I didn't think to get pictures of her helping me make our Thanksgiving food. So I had to take a picture of her helping me clean up afterward (even though it displays my horrible sink--the one that I have decided I would most definitely throw into the trade deal for a diswasher). She loves to help Mommy. If you haven't already guessed, I HATE washing dishes! And even though she didn't really wash anything, her being there helped me get the job done.

The other 2 pictures are of David, Garrett (my "favorite" cousin), and my brother Daniel, and then of Garrett and Aubie. That would have been a perfect picture if Aubie hadn't closed her eyes. I wish I had more, but I have kinda been in a picture slump lately, and really don't take many unless something hits me up side the head and says "TAKE SOME PICTURES!". And since that sort of thing rarely happens, I only got about 7 or 8 pictures at Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

just a quick note...

Hi everyone. I hope that you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Ours was really nice. I can't really write anything right now because I am in the middle of cleaning the house. David has stepped out for a few minutes and that is the ONLY reason I have been able to get online. ; ) So, just wanted you to know that Thanksgiving cooking didn't kill me, but the cleaning up the kitchen afterward just about did. Will write again soon! ~Saige

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


It's been almost a week since I last posted. Sorry. I just couldn't think of anything I wanted to say. But I have been thinking about what I used to blog about. And how I don't blog about that sort of thing very much anymore. And what is that sort of thing? Well, Tommy* for one. I used to talk about my troubles with him all the time. But I have gotten so wrapped up in trying to make the picture fit the story, that I haven't even told you that he isn't in my class anymore. Hasn't been for 2 weeks. The fact that I haven't even blogged about that thorn in my side having been removed makes me think about all the things that I get so upset about and cry and pray and say, "God, why the crap is this happening?" And then when it goes away, I completely forget that it ever bothered me in the first place. Instead of seeing it as an answered prayer and being thankful that I don't have that problem bothering me anymore. I've just been trying to think about some of the things I should be thankful for this week. And that is definitely one of them. I am so happy that God worked it out for him to go to the next class up where he is learning letters, colors, and numbers and even saying the pledge of allegiance. So much better for such an intelligent boy than just playing with some plates and a grocery cart (we have a lot more than that to play with in my class--I just said that for effect). So anyway. I am truly thankful for his being somewhere better for him and that being so much better for me ; )
*in case you haven't read the Tommy story, the name has been changed to protect the--well, now that he's not in my class, I can say it-- innocent ; )

Tomorrow, I will try to post a picture or two of David's "surprise" party. Today's picture is one that doesn't fit the story, but look at my cute little fashion designer. Came up with the accessories all by herself.

Friday, November 17, 2006

every other day

When you read the words "every other day", you automatically start singing "Monday, Monday"? I do. I can't even say those words with out thinking of the Mamas and the Papas. Speaking of the Mamas and the Papas, don't you wish Lane Bryant had been around when they were singing? Poor old Mama Cass. She wasn't even as big as the mumus made her look. If she could have gone to Lane Bryant ( the one in the mall, not the catalog that sells mumus), she could've looked great. Anyway, the reason I am writing these three little words is because that is how often I am going to try to blog. I...
Ha. Wouldn't that be nice. Every other month is more like it.--10/09/08

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

what a Wiggly time!

Let me just begin this by saying, I love the Wiggles. We had a great time seeing them at the Centerplex last night. Wiggles fans will notice that someone else is wearing Greg's shirt. : ( We were told at the concert that he was sick and still at home in Australia. Here is a news article about his illness. I was sad that Greg wasn't there--I absolutely love his voice--but Sam, his understudy, did an awesome job. And of course the other Wiggles did such a great job distracting us from the fact that Greg wasn't there, that I was indeed distracted. I've read that some people feel jipped because they didn't get the "entire Wiggles experience". What the crap? is what I say. They did a smashing job and I would pay $34.50 to see them any day! (of course, thanks to Mimi, I didn't have to. Thank you Meems!) I love the Wiggles more than ever after seeing them "in concert". They just get up there and have fun and then include you and your child in that fun. And yes, in case you were wondering, they really do play their own instruments. Anthony (blue) plays the drums for real and of course Jeff (purple) plays keyboard, because he has composed many of their songs. And then, when it was time for Mu-Mu-Music with Murray, Murray (the one in red) said, "Let's see. Maybe a little something like this." And he started playing "Stairway to Heaven". It was great. David was impressed I think. He sorta thought they just played enough to look like they knew what they were doing on the videos. But they are Awesome! I love you Wiggles! WOOOOOOOOOO! ok, I wasn't this bad at the "concert", but just about. I kinda understand the British Invasion now (as in the Beatles, not the one Paul Revere was hollering about. And yes, I know they are Australian, not British.) Did I tell you I love the Wiggles?

I thought about cropping this picture of Captain Feathersword, but the people in the audience are so great. Look at how happy that lady is. And that little boy is having such a fun time!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Pretty happy about this one. Although, in another set, Aubie had more guy matches than girls. And one of them happened to be the President of the United States. It's funny, but when you look at the people and then at yourself or your child, you do start to see common features. With some of the likenesses, you can't even really identify what they are, but its like you can just tell somehow that the people look alike. Its really weird. Thanks Kate, this has been fun!

Grace Kelly and Chelsea Clinton

How in the world did they get 83% for Grace Kelly from this picture. Don't get me wrong--I'm not complaining ; ) I actually think it has a bit to do with the fact that someone's head chopped off the bottom of my chin which makes it appear to be straight across just like Grace Kelly's. Hannah's friend Kate posted some of these on her blog and I thought, "that might be fun!" since she had some pretty close matches with hers.
Yeah, the more I look at it, its the cut-off chin. But, let's not steal my all my thunder, I did have another Grace Kelly match today! Oh, but wait... I think I had a cut off chin in that pic as well. Stink! And that really was making my day.

Oh! Why is Chelsea Clinton in the title, you ask? I got a match with her too. This didn't make my day. It was a newer more attractive shot of her, but still, Chelsea Clinton. When you get a Princess Grace and then a Chelsea, you kinda start to realize this is probably just another ploy to get me to waste time on the internet. But I'll post another one and let you be the judge.

The pictures are gone.--10/09/08

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Georgia on my mind

I am so excited to post this! Cause, guess what? I finally have something crafty to post after what? like 2 months? Good Gracious! Some friends of ours are moving to a very far away, very cold state. So I wanted them to remember Georgia as a green, happy place. This pillow was so fun to make and it really didn't take that long to do either. I was like, Thank you, God! for this idea, etc. My last project, though I had the inspiration (and a deadline), was an easy purse pattern, but my sewing machine kept acting wonky and I was praying the whole time that I could just get it done (I did, thank goodness, but right on time. Oh and the reason I haven't posted it is because I had to take the picture with my "snail" camera). This time, things went swimmingly! I actually got done 18 hours early! Amazing, isn't it? That I got done 18 hours early? This calls for a woohoo. Woohoo!

Friday, November 10, 2006

a link

Since I have tried everything I know to do, (I've even tried some things I was afraid I shouldn't do lest it mess up my whole Saige Page), and I still can't get the links to come up on here, I will just have to put one in this post. Here is the link to Hannah's Blog . She posted pictures of Margo Lucia today! So precious. What a sweet little baby. : )

Aubie's new do

Aubie looked so sweet getting her first real haircut. But I forgot the camera. I had to take a few little blurry, very-hard-to-see pics with my phone's camera. Pitiful. But I did get these "after" shots. I just wish I had been able to take the "before" and "during" ones to go along with them.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I am trying to type this while Aubie is sitting in my lap saying, "I want pay a game. Mommy, I want Wiggles. I-want Wiggles." So I am hoping to get this one little paragraph posted before she has a fit (no nap today, so its very likely; ] ) But I thought you all should see this! I was very unhappy to find balloons all over the floor. But I was very happy to find them sorted by color! For the mother of a child who calls every color blue--wait, that was so 2 months ago, now its yellow--this is quite an encouraging sight! (This shot was right before she mixed them all back up.)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Woohoo again!

Margo Lucia was born at 5:30 this evening. She is reported to have a head full of brown hair! And Mom and baby are doing fine. I can't wait to see her. : )


Well, I haven't been feeling too swooft (as my Dad would say) the past few days. If feeling ok, mentally, then not physically, and vice versa. Basically, it can all be summed up in 3 little disgusting letters: PMS. So there ya go.

But I am sure you are wondering why the woohoo? Hannah's in labor! Woohoo! My friend Hannah (some of you know her) went in to labor this morning at 11:30. So Margo Lucia should be here any hour now. In fact she could already be here, but I am waiting to find out. Will let you know when she arrives!

So for a picture, lets do something Hannah related.
This is me, Hannah, Aubie, and two-week old Lorna (who turns 2 this month! happy birthday).

P.S. I have an excuse for looking so dreadful! We had just gotten to Texas when this picture was taken. Lookin' good after such a long drive ;)