Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Week 01.41 - Over the River and Through the Woods [Updated]

Paige spent the week at Grandpa Roger and Nanna Denise's house, and I haven't had the chance to look over the photos they took, but as soon as I do, I will update this post.  (From the ones that I have seen, it looks like Paige had a lot of fun.)


One of the highlights for Paige was riding a pony at the Dodge County Fair. 

Bonus Photos:

Paige has started a new game with us.  She will hide, and then we have to run around trying to find her saying "Where's Paige, I don't see her."  All the while she waits to jump out at us when she is convinced we have no idea where she is.  It is great fun.  The funny thing is, you can be the one to put the covers over her, and she does the same thing.  Either way, I think 21 months is pretty impressive for Hide-and-Seek skills to be emerging (until at age 3 when she hides so well we think she ran away and leave to go find her).

"Waterslides, here we come!"

We had a quick trip to Stevens Point, and then on to Mt. Olympus at the Wisconsin Dells before paige headed off to spend the week with the grandparents.  Paige was raring to go, and had a great time at the park.

"I've got an owee.  I need a Hello Kitty band-aid, that will make me feel better."

Well, the inevitable has of course happened.  Paige gets an owee, and Nanna gives her a Hello Kitty band-aid for it.  Viola, Paige has lots of owees and needs lots of band-aids!

"Time to milk the cows!"

What trip to the fair would be complete with out a little cow milking?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Week 01.40 - The Answers

"Can I have another Freezee Dad?  I'm so hungry!"

Well,  Paige had to go in for a procedure to figure out what the problem is with her digestion.  They did some testing, took some biopsies and looked around a bit.  Everything came back OK (which is great, and a relief, but we aren't any closer to an answer).  In preparation for the procedure, Paige had to abstain from eating any solid foods for the 12 hours before the procedure, which was at 1:00 p.m., because she had to go under general anesthesia.  So she ate quite a few freezees that day.  She also got to sport her brand new Dora the Explorer Pajamas that I picked out for her.  Pretty sweet right?


Paige's pool in the backyard recently went through an upgrade.  She loves the little slide.

"What are you doing up on that ladder Daddy?"

So, we had a squirrel decide that the attic would be a fantastic place to raise a family.  Made numerous trips up the ladder to block off / attempt to catch the squirrel.  In the end it chewed through a metal fence, and hasn't returned.  Paige really wanted to climb the ladder too.  I think she is a little too young to be grabbing at rabid pregnant squirrels, so I only let her climb up onto the bottom rung.  At least a nice photo came out of the mess that the squirrel caused.

"I get cake!  Cool."

Valerie decided that since the positive results from Paige's biopsies came that Paige should have cake on Friday night with my parents who were in town. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Week 01.39 - Swing Life Away


Paige is really enjoying the swing again.  She want to be pushed as high as it can go.  Which seems like a great idea, but you have to be careful or she'll clip you with a foot. 

Bonus Photos:

"Are we going to daycare or what?  What's the hold up.  Get a move on."

"You go first Daddy, I'll catch you!"

Paige is starting to learn to chase and really likes to just run.  One of her favorite things to do is to tell me to run, and then she will try to catch me. 

"Nah, Ah.  I'm bringing the heat."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Week 01.38 - Dance, Dance.

"We're having a dance party today!  How Exciting!"

Well, Paige had her first dance today.  They set up a "dance party" for all of the classrooms at daycare, and from the photos and video clip that we got to see, it sure looked liked Paige had fun.  This is, of course, not surprising, considering the fact that she loves to dance all the time.

"I need to take a bit of rest.  You don't want to go swimming right after eating you know."

We stopped at Birch Lake on the way back home from the Cabin to have a picnic and get in some swimming.  Paige had a blast.  For some reason she grabbed her towel, put it up on the swing chair, and just chilled out for a bit. 

"Will you buy me a swimming pool Momma?"

I imagine that will be the same smile she flashes in five years when she asks for an in-ground swimming pool.  Hopefully we will have built up our defenses by then.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Week 01.37 - Dog Down!

"I love hot dogs!  Especially hot dogs from Zup's.  This cabin stuff is great, I get to cook my own food, and swing this giant stick around!"

We spent the weekend at our cabin in Ely with our friends Breanna and Mike.  Of course we had to roast hot dogs and polish sausage over the fire.  Paige gave it a shot, but sadly her hot dog ended up being counted as a casualty when she started swinging the hot dog around, and lost it in the fire.  Ah well, I guess that is what happens when a 20-month old tries to cook on a hot dog on a stick.  No patience in these kids these days I tell you. 

Bonus Photos:

"Are we there yet?"

Car rides are not going quite so smoothly as they used to go.  With a little help from "Melmo" (Elmo) and "Mouse" (Minnie Mouse) they aren't a total hair-ripping-out disaster, but they have not been too much fun.  Hopefully this stage is short-lived.
"Look, Bear.  Bear.  Bear."

On Friday we decided to take Paige to the North American Bear Center to take a look at the Bears.  She was too young for most of the exhibits and such, but she was able to see a few bears at least. 

Also,  note to self:  When the background provides the context of what is going on, probably a good idea to stop down enough to ensure that it actually is in focus.