Saturday, October 24, 2009

What does a one-year old do?

Now that Sabine is one year old, we decided to list some of her new accomplishments.

Her first words are "uh-oh", "quack", "hi!" and apparently "boo-ya".

She can't say "no", but she is great at waving stuff off and shaking her head vigorously. Especially when it comes to picking out her books at bedtime.

She's down to two naps a day, with three hours between them - leaving lots of times for walks.

She is getting better at coloring and likes to dance to her favorite music.

Bine can hold her own bottle now and is becoming a pro with the sippy cup.

She can pick up food off her plate and put it into her mouth.

She eats 5,000 Cherrios a day.

She loves her bike helmet and has a good laugh looking at it in the mirror.

She has six teeth - 2 on the botom and 4 on top.

She's getting really good at walking now. These videos are a week old and she's already walking further and longer.

She always has a new trick - lately she's ben scrunching up her face and loudly breathing in and out of her mouth.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday!

Happy first birthday, Sabine! We had a fun day and were really happy that Omi could be there for the big occasion. We started out with a trip to the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park.

Then it was time for Bine's first piece of cake (made by Heather). She wasn't really into it, but the rest of us gobbled a couple pieces down.

And then it was time to dress Bine up in tracht, traditional German/Austrian garb. Sue sent a bunch of great hand-me-down's from her kids. Of course, lederhosen are for little boys, but she's too small yet for the dirndls. I wonder if she'll end up wearing a beautiful Austrian cape at some point...?

Here's a video of Bine riding her toy horse. Not really bought for her birthday, but we won't tell her, if you won't.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Omi's October Visit

We had a really great visit with Omi earlier this month. We had pretty good weather and got out to do some fun stuff.

We headed out to the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island to pick up pumpkins for Sabine's first Halloween. We also hit up the vegetable market, petting zoo and corn maze (or The Maize, as it's known) and I ate way too much kettle corn.

An early morning with Bine!

Bine and Omi enjoying the autumn sunshine.

Look at all my teeth!!

Sabine and Omi snuggling in bed.

Bine graduated from her little inflatable duck tub and now takes a big girl bath.

What a pair of beauties!

Here's a video of Sabine doing her favorite thing: cruising around her playroom.