Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Olympics 2010

Now that I am doing these posts as a tangible thing for Sage to have when she grows up, I want her to have as much information as possible.

My dad got her this Vancover Olympics hat when he was up there for work. We are about to watch the opening games. I have been lucky enough to see 2 Olympic Stadiums in the world in Seoul Korea and Barcelona Spain, I look forward to taking Sage to see her first Olympic Stadium in Canada someday. I think I heard that Canada has never won a winter medal before and just heard that there are more people in California than in all of Canada, and that 90% of their population is next to the American border. Although it is off to a bad start with the death of a 21 year old luge'er from the country of Georgia, during practice. There has been much speculation on this course as being the fastest in the world with dangerously steep turns that many deemed as unsafe and questions were even raised before training even began...the last death at a Winter Olympics was in 1992..even the gold medal favorite has crashed during training..many are saying they are being treated as crash test dummies. On the bright side we are realizing how many Olympian's are from Washington and think it is pretty cool. And that Apollo Ono could become the winningest Winter Olympics medalist if he gets 2 medals on the speed skating short track. One to tie, two to hold the record. Plus he won the discoball trophy on Dancing With the Stars, and I believe he is also from Washington. So that is pretty neat!

Sage's vocabulary has been growing so much every day. She is doing her ABC's and will try and say any word you ask her to. She put her shoes on today for the first time. She is becoming quite the helper with giving the dogs their dog food and 9 o'clock treats, helping me with laundry (well taking out the folded laundry I put in the basket) and the dishes (well taking the spoons out of the drawer after I unload the dishwasher and hides them in various places around the house like my pillow case). She is funny too...she has this PeeWee Herman laugh that is hilarious, I will get a post up of a video of her doing that. She is constantly asking questions.."What's That?" and is very inquisitive. You can't really read a book to her, because she grabs it from you and starts reading aloud to herself. She loves going to the park, and I can finally sit on the bench and just let her go, because she climbs up and slides down all by herself...but she cries and cries when she has to come home. We really need to get her in some children's groups as she does not like the gym anymore and cries the whole time, and is very clingy when we go to the Children's Museum. We are still working on getting her into her own room, potty training, and ditching the pacifier...I was so happy to find extras of her favorite blanket at an outlet mall that I bought every one they had so I could substitute while I wash one, and save some if she uses them for a while, even though we tried really hard for her not to have a security item. And of course like every 2 year old, really tests us lately and spends alot of time on her time out turtle. But we are having fun! You really realize how fast all of this goes, I can't believe how big she is getting and how fast is has gone by. I need to remember to blog all of these things so she (and we) can look back and see how far she has come. My friend has a really sick child and knock on wood, and praise God that we have been so lucky so far because I think it is going to be so hard on me that I will probably fall to pieces, but then I think, we made it through the NICU, and bringing home a baby that weighed less than 4 pounds...and like my cousins have told me, the challenges don't end with age, they just change...I can't wait...but Jeramy and I are the very definition of a Helicopter Parent, who constantly hover over her...I call her my Golden Egg since we can't have any more kids, and we fought so hard to get her here safely...that of course we are HUGELY overprotective. Even though when she was a baby we didn't let her out of the house for 2 months, selective people could see her, and we were compulsive on hand sanitizer when she was so small, but now, I saw her sucking on her shoe, eating stuff off the ground, playing in dog food and I am now like...ehhh...but I still issued a shellfish warning the other night and sent her with benedryl, and every other medicine we had like incase she skinned her knee, got stung by a bee, needed mosquito repellant, had tooth or stomach pain. LOL


Em said...

I always look forward to the Olympics! Yes, Apollo Ono is from Washington, and I can't wait to see him skate! I must say, I do like the summer olympics more, but I like a few things in the winter!! Love ya!

Stephanie said...

Folding laundry when a toddler isn't napping is like running on a get nowhere fast!