Archives for the month of: April, 2009

Awhile ago we posted about the 1st Annual Sage Knockout Tournament. Check-out the slideshow for a quick recap of this monumental event.

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A few days before Michael turned one, Michelle started talking about establishing a tradition to celebrate our kids’ birthdays. We discussed making a certain type of food or going some place special. Well, Michael’s birthday has come and gone, and we never decided on a food or destination. We may end up doing that some day, but, in the meantime, we decided to start a tradition of Birthday Benedictions.

More details to come…

I took Michael for his 12 month check-up yesterday. He was not thrilled to be there. With each little thing the nurse did to him (nothing painful… checking his temp for example) he became more and more upset. By the time the doctor came in he had them figured out. He was fine and having a nice chat with her as long as she stayed seated right in front of him, without moving. As soon as she stood up to wash her hands he lost it. This back and forth continued with each phase of the examination. His doctor was so kind – she called him very smart and observant. I was thinking more like sensitive. ūüôā¬†

Our little chunker seems to be thinning out a bit. 

Weight: 20lbs. 8oz – 50%

He’s growing in length steadily.¬†

Length: 29 3/4 inches – 50%

No wonder it took him so long to start crawling. Who can move with a melon this big?

Head: 19 1/4 inches Р97% 

When your smile can light up a room no one cares how big your head is. Besides, big head = lots of brains right? 


Michael got all geared up to go golfing on his Grandpa Mike’s birthday April 10. He really wanted to go surprise him with his golf skills but I told him he might want to invest in some smaller equipment first. Maybe next year.¬†


Michael had a great first birthday party! Before it got started he helped Dad and Uncle Greg with his first home improvement project.


Then it was time for his first taste of birthday cake.


Then he got to tear into some presents.

By that time he was one tired little one-year-old.


Thank you so much to everyone who came to celebrate with us. A big thanks to Grandpa and Grandma Karhoff, Great Grandpa and Great Grandma Karhoff and Uncle Greg and Aunt Erin Marie for making the trip. Michael is so blessed to have so many people who love him!!


Last weekend Aaron and I hosted our first holiday. My Mom, Stepdad, Sister and Brother-in-law came for the weekend to celebrate Easter with us. We were also able to celebrate the April birthdays in the family. Happy birthday Craig, Erin Marie and Michael!



Today is Michael’s first birthday. It’s hard to believe an entire year has gone by, and it’s even harder to believe that Michael went

from this… ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† to this

20 Mins Old Р6 lbs, 2oz; 19.25 in                               1 Year Old Р23 lbs; 2 ft, 6in

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Happy Birthday, Michael.

This past Friday our good friends the Schulzes welcomed their second child into the world.

Jackson David Schulz


Michael was excited to meet his new friend and to find out that Jack’s entry into the world was very similar to his own.

Born: Friday, April 17, 2009 (1 day before Michael’s 1st birthday)

Weight: 7 lbs, 2 oz (exactly 1 pound more than Michael’s birth weight)

Length: 19.25 in (the same as Michael)

I found this post saved in the drafts. Since we’re fast approaching Michael’s second Grandma’s Marathon, I thought I should get this one up.¬†


Last weekend Michael took his first trip to one of¬†Grandpa Ted’s and Grandma Dawn’s favorite places – Duluth, MN.¬† Aaron has been going to Duluth for Grandma’s Marathon since he was 14 and this was my third year.¬† I ran the 5k on Friday night and Aaron and Ted ran the Half Marathon on Saturday morning.¬†

While Michael enjoyed watching people run (yawn),

he thought the best part was getting to hang out with Grandpa and Grandma and Uncle Jake.¬†¬†We told him that this would be his only year for relaxing in Duluth – next year he’s running the 5k!¬†