Friday, December 07, 2007

no glasses for santa

This morning, David offered to take care of Aubie while I slept a bit longer since Matthan was asleep. It didn't last very long--Matthan woke up about 15 minutes later (15 minutes before time for him to eat). Anyway, when I got up to feed Matthan, I didn't see Aubie anywhere. So I went to her room where I thought I heard something and she was crying. After much begging, pleading, you're-gonna-get-a-spanking-if-you-don't-tell-Mommy-what's-wrong-ing, and of course hearing David's side of the story, I finally found out that he had put the wrong movie in for her to watch. He was trying to let her watch a movie that she would really like, so he put in Strawberry Shortcake. But she pitched a fit, so he turned the TV off. So after quite some time, Aubie said, "Remember that movie that we watch?"
I wasn't sure which one she was talking about, so I said, "Which one?"
"The girl say, 'That Santa don't got glasses.' "
Can you guess what movie she's talking about? I knew right away, but David, having watched it for the first time last night, would probably never have guessed what movie it was. I'm sure that's why she got so frustrated.
I'll see if anyone tries to guess before I give the answer.
Hint: Its black and white. My child chose a black and white movie over a color cartoon! Yes! Other hint: The real line is, "... Santa Claus. He's Much better than last year's. At least this one doesn't wear glasses."

Thursday, December 06, 2007

hey rudolf!

What better way to celebrate the holidays than a Rudolf tattoo? No, its not real : ) Just the reminder I drew to help me remember to watch Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer on Tuesday night with Aubie. Sad thing was, her poor sleep-deprived mother ended up falling asleep. Aubie woke me up every time the Abominable Snow Man was acting ugly (he scared her a bit), but other than that, I missed the whole thing. This is the first year that I have actually remembered to watch a classic when it came on, and I ended up missing it again. I am going to try my best to remember to watch Frosty tomorrow night, and try even harder to stay awake : )

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

artwork and olives and a few other things...

This post was actually started on the day that it says, but it's December 3rd and just now finishing it : (

I don't think she's singing to him here, though that is what it looks like. I like to imagine that she is though. It makes for such a sweet picture.

This picture is so weird. Leah thinks he looks adorable in it, but I think he doesn't look like himself at all. He's cute, but it doesn't look like Matthan.

Aubie loves olives. Her Daddy and her Granny both hate them. I'm happy she took after our side of the family--olives are my favorite!

I love the color scheme in this picture. It is so Fall-y. But kind of Christmas-y in a way too. Its almost like the transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

This is the best person that Aubie has ever drawn and the first complete one, I think. That little circle at the bottom started out being a person, but it looked like a lemon. So Aubie showed me the lemon. Then she said, "It's a lemon peepee." Of course, I laughed. And then said, "We don't need to draw bodily functions, though, Aubie." Obviously not understanding the word function, she shouted, "IT not a punkin!"

Another funny conversation in the same night:
David asked Aubie, "What about Wady Bogo*?"
Aubie: "Hers not a friend. Her fired. My Grandma say, ' You fire dat friend NOW!' "
David: "Who fired her?"
Aubie" "Da Firemen."
*Wady Bogo (rhymes with Lady GoGo) was one of Aubie's first made up names for an imaginary friend. It was at least a year ago that she said, "Wady Bogo. Dat's my new friend."

Hey, if you haven't seen the video below this post, check it out. It is so sweet.

Monday, November 26, 2007

big sister

Aubie loves her little brother... and her new haircut : )

uploading video?

I guess the video never finished.--10/09/08

Friday, November 23, 2007


Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was so good. We went to Aunt Karen and Uncle Steve's house--truly the perfect Thanksgiving house. I'm not sure how it looks the rest of the year (except Christmas), but it is a lovely house for celebrating Thanksgiving. It was so nice being with family, and we really enjoyed meeting Corey and Garrett's girlfriends. They were both so nice.
Well, I'll start by explaining this tiny picture here. It was stolen from Aunt Karen. I had plans to get pictures of the four of us wearing our shades-of-brown corduroy, but I never asked anyone to do it and before I got around to it, Matthan needed to completely change clothes. So here it is, our one family shot--Matthan in his jammies, screaming his head off, and look. My cords aren't even visible.

Garrett holding Matthan for the first time.

Corey and Kat and the Cranberry Catastrophe (ok, so it wasn't a catastrophe, it was just quite hard to get the upsidedown--or whatever it's problem was--can open)

Don't click on this one, and you won't see how badly I focused ; )

Matthan, before his overalls were no longer photographable.

Bobby Wayne, Garrett, and Chelsea.

Another picture stolen from Aunt Karen's Picasa album. I was so happy it let me take the pictures--I had no idea they'd be practically invisible.

P.S. I am sorry that the words and pictures are always so funky and never correctly placed. They are when I type a post, but once it's published, it goes all wonky. I have tried and tried every way I know how to fix it, but it just won't do. Perhaps it adds to the quirkiness of the Saige Page, but I would rather that it didn't happen.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


"He definitely looks like PaPa when he's asleep", I thought. And for a split second--no, not even that long, maybe just a sudden thought--I wanted to call Mimi and tell her. But I couldn't.

Monday, November 05, 2007

one month

Notice the date--this post was started yesterday : )
Its hard to believe he's been here a whole month. At 2:18 this morning, Matthan turned one month old. He is growing so fast. And although he's getting heavier, I'm getting excited that he's getting bigger. He's smiled at me twice, but that was only under the perfect circumstances (just been fed, changed, and in a good mood). I am so looking forward to smiles "just because", not just perfect circumstances smiles. He's so adorable--I can't wait to see if that dimple that sometimes appears will show up when he smiles (I was so happy he was smiling, that I forgot to look at the dimple).

Lest you think that this will turn into a Matthan blog and you will never here about Aubie anymore, I'll tell you an interesting fact about her. Aubie's favorite show is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
She especially loves the part of the show where they say, "Bus Driver, Move that bus!" But really, she loves the whole thing--how they help people, how I cry every time, how loud and obnoxious (but funny) Ty is. I think her favorite part is that we all watch it together as a family and though I am the only one crying, that we all are so uplifted by seeing these needy families being so touched.
Oh, and an Aubie quote for you : yesterday, when I was really down about something, I just sighed and said, "What am I going to do?" Aubie said, "Just bewax, Mommy. Just bewax."

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

saturday, sunday, tuesday, wednesday

No, I haven't gotten confused on the lines from The Godfather via You've Got Mail in my title. That's just the days that are featured in this post.

Well, yesterday (Tuesday), we went to the pumpkin patch with Renee and her kids. We had fun, but I think Renee got much better pics than I did. As you can see from these first two--Matthan is saying, "No pictures please!" and , "Maybe if I just hide behind these overalls..." Aubie was completely distracted by all the other children, so a smile was pretty much impossible. Plus the poor dear was concentrating so hard on holding Matthan, I think.

Since Aubie doesn't ever look at the camera anymore, I just try to make sure she's in a pretty pose. I thought this one with the pumpkins looked cool.

Here she is as an ear of corn, a pumkin seed advertisement, and a sunflower with her friend Jill.

Daniel got his pumpkin painted on his face, while the girls had their's painted on their hands. I believe the pumpkin he's holding is the one he ended up with. He was so cute continually exchanging pumpkins until he found the tiniest one possible.

The sleeping picture is from Saturday, and the adorable awake picture is from Sunday. I am really wanting to compare his hairline in these to pictures, although the untrained eye wouldn't see much. Anyway, the boy is growing so fast. His hairline has already moved back an inch or so since this picture. It's like overnight his head grew 2 inches or something.

And this is my Wednesday picture. Aubie went with Leah and Mom to Leah's church for their fall festival. "Friendly costumes are welcome", so I let her wear her princess dress that Mom made her this past Christmas. She looked so pretty when she left. She'll probably have cotton candy and chocolate and all that mess all over her when she gets home, but she'll still be my little princess : )

Sunday, October 28, 2007

missing thought

Yes, its been a while, but you have to admit I have a good excuse this time (I am typing one-handed at this very moment). As always happens with new babies (I had proof of this at church this morning), people suddenly become more interested in you. But...
Who knows what my next thought was? The world may never know. I know I sure don't.--10/09/08

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Matthan Zain
9 lbs. 5.2 oz.
21 in.

Matthan and his overjoyed big sister.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

my first video

For the past year, Aubie has loved to pick Bahaya? grass and eat it. Last summer, when I first noticed that she was eating some, I asked, "Where did you learn to do that?" She said, "Daniel tell me [to] eat grass." Since that time, every time she sees some, she has to pick it and eat it. Sometimes, she picks two and hands me one.
Her latest thing is wanting to go to China--thus the China question. The girl loves China! Just to see what she'd say, I told her as we passed the Dollar Tree, "You see that store? There's a lot of things in that store that are
made in China*." Her response, "Oh, Mommy. I wanna go there!" When I explained to her that the things were just normal American looking things, not really Chinese things, she said, "Mommy, I just kiddling." If it had actually been a store full of Chinese kites, dragons, lanterns, etc., I would have had to stop the car and take her inside. *I personally love China, Chinese decor, Chinese people, and I like Chinese food, but have taken a stance against buying goods made in China. I still do it occasionally, but I am trying my best not to support a system that has people working 18 hours a day, making 3 cents an hour, just so I can get something for 99 cents. It's a moral issue in my opinion.

what's up with the videos?

another video that never uploaded. pitiful. 10/09/08

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


I was hoping to post exciting news that I was already at a 3, and should be going to the hospital sometime this week! Well, look for that post another time, cause it ain't happenin'. I'm at a 1-2, and not a good 2 at that. I realize that these numbers mean nothing--I could jump to a 5 with several good contractions, but my midwife seems to think that this is going to be similar to Aubie's birth which was 1 hour and 4 minutes short of being a week late. : ( Oh dear. All I want to know is, how can I get any bigger and not explode? I have yet to see how it is possible. If you don't see a post in the next week or so, you'll know that it wasn't.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

our state fair

What does a disheartened pregnant woman do when she finds out that it could be another week or so before delivery? Well, this one decided she and her family should go to the opening day of the Georgia State Fair. I didn't realize it when we went, but it was dollar day, so it only cost us $2 to get in (I had a coupon for BOGOFree admission, but that still would have been $5) which was nice! It was about 92 degrees on Tuesday, but with the nice breeze, it wasn't completely unbearable. We did a lot of walking, which probably did nothing to onset labor, but at least I got some exercise.

Aubie and David got a good spot to see Robinson's Racing pigs.
And they're off!

Here's Aubie's sad little pig (the guy picked Aubie to cheer it on--each race he picked someone from the audience for each pig) who decided that it didn't want to race. Especially not a biathlon (running and swimming this time). The poor dear seemed a bit scared of the water. He kind of made this sighing motion when they finally got him to get in the water--like, "Oh, dear, I knew it'd come to this eventually!"

This is me holding an invisible deck of cards. Yeah, they're really there, you just can't see them.

Here's the other volunteer picking an invisible card out of my hand. I'm not really sure if I missed the point or what, but when the magician let me pick the one flipped-over card out of the visible deck, it was the 2 of clubs--the same card that the man had picked out of the invisible deck. It was supposed to be a sort of mind reading trick, I think. (Does everyone just automatically think of the 2 of clubs when he or she thinks of an invisible card?)
This is Aubie holding my ring under a handkerchief. Of course, my ring disappeared after he did a few little finger waves over it. Aubie looked a bit taken aback that it disappeared, but was amazed at the "magic" just the same.
OK, the trick is, my ring is now gone, and he keeps giving Aubie quarters to put into the ring machine. He asks me if I want to trade my ring for the cheapo things inside the little plastic bubble containers and of course I say no (even though this is just a temporary ring from Walmart until my fingers aren't swollen anymore).
Well, on the third quarter Aubie puts into the machine, guess what comes out? My ring! I really cannot figure out how he did this, but then I can never figure out any magic tricks. Sometimes I just prefer to say, "Its magic!" Then other times, I just get amazed at how much quicker other people's fingers move than mine do. Either way, it was a great trick. And lest you think that he switched them as he was handing me the bubble container to get my ring out, he had said earlier that Aubie might be too young to help with this one. A slightly older child could have looked at the ring coming out of the machine and said, "Mommy, that's not your ring". (Also, he got her to check each time before giving her a quarter to make sure there was nothing in the door.)
For being such good volunteers, I got my ring back, and Aubie won a cute red cordouroy teddy bear. Lest you think we were just the prettiest, cutest things in the audience and that's why we kept getting picked, there were only like 10 of us watching, so our odds were pretty good.
Aubie did not like this ride at all, poor dear. It would have been fine if it had just spun around, but it went up high and spun a pretty fast circle for a three year old. This is once the ride was over and she is looking mistrustingly at the poor carnie after he spun the car around for me to take a better picture. It was only one ticket, and we told her she could only ride one ride so it made me sad that this ride was it. (Tickets are a dollar a piece if you don't buy a bunch of them.)

After our sad ride experience, this was just what we needed to get spirits back up. Just a dollar to Paint the Pony, and all proceeds go to help abused children. Aubie really enjoyed using her creative talents to "beautify" this kind creature.

I helped her with the "A", but the rest is all her own artwork.
I could digress into a social commentary on the state of the state fair these days, but this post has taken me a day and a half already (I am actually posting the day after the date at the top), so I will save that for another time. I tell you one thing, I WILL be entering a craft or two next year--with the slim pickins that were there, almost every entry had a ribbon of some sort. I hope have a blue ribbon of my own next year.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

craft update

Sorry to all of my male readers (Kevin, I hope you don't cry a manly cry over this), but I feel the need to post some of the crafts I've worked on lately. Mainly this is to prove that while I have not been blogging, I have been doing something constructive. In fact, Aubilane has helped out on several of the crafts, whether by modeling, or creating things herself.

Here is a backpack that I made for Aubie's friend Jill's birthday, and Aubie demonstrating how it looks on someone her size.
This is the Grandparent's day card that we made for Ma. Notice in the top middle of the card (you will have to click on the picture to see it big enough) there is a little "stick person". This is Aubie's first person ever! She said its a picture of Matthan.
This is the Grandparent's Day card that I made for Graham and Pop. Aubie picked out all the "fabric" for the outfits. You can see her card in the upper right-hand corner of the picture. Caught in the act! While making Mom's birthday card, Aubie decided she needed a bit of glitter in her hair. Just a bit... (please be sure to click on the glitter pictures too, if you want to see just how much a "bit" is)Just look at the innocent little Angel : )
This is the button bracelet that I made for Mom's birthday. Aubie chose the color purple.
And last of all, I made this quilt for a friend's baby shower. It took a few late nights, and working up until time to leave for the shower, but I started on Wednesday, and finished on Saturday. It was a lot of fun to make! If only I had that kind of determination to get Matthan's quilt made (and to blog everyday, huh?).