Archives for the month of: September, 2008

Our little (we use that term loosely) guy is 5 months old today!!  It is really hard to believe that five months have already gone by; this last month has gone especially fast.  Michael has done many new things and had several new experiences. 



He welcomed his uncle Jono back from Army bootcamp.  I think we know what Michael will look like when he’s a sophomore in college.









He chilled with some kiwi in the fruit basket at Grandpa & Grandma Sage’s.





He got strapped into his highchair for the first time. This was our first attempt at solids.  Unfortunately it took us so long to get the highchair put together and Michael securely strapped in that by the time we put the spoon up to his mouth he had had enough.  His first taste of solid food would have to wait until after his nap.


We finally got the highchair figured out and Michael was able to taste his first solids.

Spent some time with Grandma Connie, Grandpa Craig, Uncle Greg and Aunt Erin.  Only Grandma got a picture with him.  We think she planned it that way.  Michael is never alone when Grandma Connie and Aunt Erin are around.


He witnessed his first ISU vs. Iowa game.  He was pretty excited when it started but by the end he was pretty disappointed.


It’s been a good month for Michael, and he’s looking forward to the next one.

Thanks to Erin’s mad skills in finding the BEST lighting, people placing and over “feel” we got this group picture at Famous Dave’s on our trip up to Wisconsin in mid-August.  We enjoyed a fun weekend at the Swanson’s cabin with my dear friends Erin and Jill and their husbands Phillip and Peter. 

Michael caught some rays and later…

took the boat for a spin…

and then spent some time with the ladies.

It was a great weekend and we can’t wait to do it again! 

P.S.  I’ve not yet written a post congratulating Phillip and Erin – CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  We’re so excited for you to become parents!!!!

On Thursday, August 14 Jared, Stephanie and Brenna Van Cleave came over for dinner.  Brenna put the moves on Michael – per usual! 🙂

If I believed that we could be reincarnated I would assume that in a past life Aaron was a tour guide!  Nothing brings him more pleasure than charging ahead of whatever group he is with, scoping out the “must sees” and leading us on the MOST efficient route to each attraction.  This year’s Iowa State Fair outing with most of the Sage clan was no different. 

It was Michael’s first State Fair and he had these things to say throughout the experience:

WOW!  I’m at my first State Fair!  So much happening!  Must not blink!

I’m confused… I thought mullets were out!

Should have stopped after the turkey leg, mini donuts and corndog.

The Fair is a rough place for a little guy like me!  I’m ready for a nap and a bottle of antacids!



I’m going to steal the line my sister, The Farmer’s Wife, used recently – I’m back from a “blogging sabbatical” armed with lots of blog-worthy photos.  The Aaron Sage family has been busy the last several weeks!  Here’s what we’ve been up to…