Monday, December 1, 2008

11 is A Lucky Number

I don't quite get how our daughter is turning 11 tomorrow. It just doesn't make sense to me. I feel like the last thing I can clearly remember is her climbing out of her crib and telling me she wasn't taking naps anymore. Time just disappears. Vanishes. Sometimes when they were little it seemed to go on forever some days. I have friends with little kids and I hear that all the time. The thing is, it's goes by in a flash. Not to dwell on that. This is her birthday and she is so excited. She has been singing for the last two weeks, "Soon I will be 11." On her birthday card I wrote, "Happy 7th birthday!" I can't even write it.
So Saige is a bright little star. When she was two years old a tarot card reader told me she would be my social one. Friends and travel and always been a step ahead of the game. That reader was right. She is so responsible. It shocks me sometimes. I remember my mother's mother, my "Dotsie," who I loved desperately telling me that your qualities skip a generation, so you are more like your grandmother than you are your mother. I don't know if she made it up. I loved thinking I had that connection with her though. I was little, but I remember that so well. So I like to think that Saige gets that too. I'm the flaky one. Her and my mother have it together. :) RIght Mommy? Yes, I am 39 and still call my mom "Mommy" sometimes. I can only hope that Saige will too.
So, tomorrow we start the festivities. Presents in the morning. Dinner out with friends. Sleepover this weekend with 18 of her closest friends. Fun. Fun. Fun.
Light as a feather, stiff as a board. Remember that? I hope they play it. I love having a girl Especially one so awesome as Saige.
Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
Can I kick it? Yes you can!


Lula! said...

I will be 34 in a few days and I still call my mom, "Mama." Which is the southern version of "Mommy."

Saige is beautiful...she has great and beautiful things in her future. I just know it. Happy birthday to her! (A fellow December baby! Awwww...)

p.s. Go back and read my blog after midnight...I had to do a post to explain me and the dancing Cullens. Blogger wouldn't let me edit that dance sequence once I embeded it, so I have a post to explain a post. Does that even make sense? Sigh...I need wine...

Kathy S. said...

Saige - Happy Birthday a day early!

Simple Answer said...

Oh no. I do NOT want my girlies to be more like their grandma.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAIGE. There is something in the mail for her from Jordan!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday My favorite eleven-year old. I still remember when Mommy called me to tell me you were on the way....ahhh, memories...Love you to pieces.
Aunt Jen

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday my little Angel.I love you more than words can describe.



Meredith said...

Oh, I am remembering that dark cold drive to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning and the endless waiting and then. . .she was here! Pure joy.

Happy Birthday, sweetheart.

Love, Grandma

Sue Jacquette said...

I love the idea that we skip a generation. I've always had a strong connection with my mother's mother and I see how my mommy (I say it, too) looks at Jade and see that love there, too. Saige is so amazing... and just imagine what the next 11 years will bring out... Happy Birthday!

Meredith said...

Well, I sure hope none of them play 'punch the kid in the stomach to see if you can make her pass out' - that was one of my favorites:) Saige sounds like just the kind of 11 year old I love to have around....such a great age still little girls but they GET IT. Hope you have a wonderful weekend of festivities and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAIGE!

American in Norway said...

What a sweet post... it makes me sad at how fast kids grow up... some days I want to keep them little forever...then again, some days...well never mind.

What a beautiful girl & LOVE the name... wish I would have thought of it!

Mark said...

Amy, I feel like the bad uncle, but it was only partially my doing. I called you earlier, but you were busy and said you would call around 8:30 or 9:00. You may have done that, but my phone battery died on the train from Washington to New York. I just got home and signed on to your blog to see if you had written a birthday blog for Saige. Of course, I am a day late in seeing that. If you did call, I am sorry I missed the chance to say Happy Birthday to Saige. It's now 10:15, and I am guessing she is already in bed. So, when she wakes tomorrow, please make sure she reads the following...

Dear Saige,

Your uncle Mark was thinking of you today, hoping you were having the best of birthdays. The next time I come for a visit, let's go shopping, so that you can pick out a present. I've loved seeing you so much this past month. You're a special girl, and I love you.

Uncle Mark

Anonymous said...

my absolute favorite, precious saige, sha nay nay, saigey....happy birthday!!!! the tarot card reader was right- travel is in your genes. you are such a stellar traveller and we can't wait for you to come and travel nanny!7 weeks until tulip tiger comes... love you chicken! auntie boozer

heather said...

happiest of birthdays saige! they do grow up way too quick. it seems like yesterday i was holding my baby chase in my arms staring at him while he was he's 6 going on 16! where does the time go? good luck with 18 girls this weekend!
btw... i still call my dad daddy sometimes! (and i'm 34)

Christy said...

Awww...I missed wishing her a happy birthday yesterday! Did she have a great time? It does go by so fast, doesn't it? It makes me incredibly sad if I allow myself to dwell on it.


Sarah said...

Happy Belated Birthday My Sweet Little G-G. I can't believe you are 11 years old now. I remember the day you were born just like it was yesterday. I remember the first time you said "Sarah". Your mom was holding you in the kitchen and you looked at me and said "Say-ah". It made me so happy..unlike what Chase used to call me..Kah-Kah :-)
I hope you had fun at your party and a had a great birthday.
I love you!
Aunt Sarah