Anya had her first nightmare. She woke up last night hysterical and
screaming about snakes. In a weird twist, because she was sleeping
with us at the time, she actually insisted on leaving our bed and going to
sleep in her own bed in her room where it was "safer". Of
note, as far as we know, Sasha has never had a nightmare.
Sasha & Anya witness the neato date of 10/10/10
Sasha is again awarded "Citizen of the Month" after only her first 3
weeks of school! She's 2 for 2 now!
Sasha's lost her first tooth!
Sasha's First Major Injury. Shooting a basketball while jumping off
a trampoline in the backyard yesterday, Sasha made the shot, but broke
(fractured) her arm.
Update: Anya continued her crime spree a week later at the grocery
store. Out at the car after shopping, Holly discovered she had
nicked a chocolate bar. When she went back in to return it, they
noticed that she had already eaten half of it. The store decided to
let her keep the candy and she got away scott-free. No lessons
While browsing through a souvenir store down at the beach today Anya's
babysitter Michelle noticed, after they left the store, that Anya was
wearing a new Corona Beach Hat that she had swiped. Anya's first
It Snowed in Virginia Beach!
Sasha is awarded "Citizen of the Month" after only her first 3
weeks of school!
Sasha's First Day of School
Anika walks, crawls, scoots, has her first birthday, goes swimming, goes
to the beach, has teeth!
Anya's First Valentines Day
Anya starts eating semi-solid food.
Anya says "Da Da" (It doesn't mean anything to her yet but she
likes to say it over and over!)
Anya can sit up by herself!
Anya's First Christmas!
Anya Meets Her Cousins!
Anya Meets Santa!
Sasha goes Bowling for the First Time.
Anika's First Visit with Grandma & Grandpa Wiseman
Anika inadvertently rolls over. She's done it a few more times since
Anika's first walk on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Anika's First time going out to eat at Captain George's All You Can Eat Seafood
Anika's First Visit with Grandma & Grandpa Fisher
Anika's First Trip to Dairy Queen
Anika's First Visit to Dr.
Anika watches first movie with Sasha and Daddy, The Simpsons Movie
Anika's First Day Home
Anika's First Trip to Taco
Anika's First day Ever!
Sasha has her first official art showing in a Federal Building.
(The US Post Office)
Sasha makes her first snow angel
Sasha has her first International Globally Broadcast Television Appearance
Here For Details
Sasha's First Pony Ride!
Sasha is awakened by a thunderstorm and comes into Mommy & Daddy's
room to sleep with us! (She can do this now because her big-girl bed
offers the option to get out of bed and roam around at night.)
Sasha goes to see a movie at the theater twice for the first time!
Alan and Sasha go back for another viewing of The Simpsons Movie!
Sasha goes to see her first PG-13 movie at the theater!
The Simpsons Movie!
Sasha sustains first major injury. She falls while running through
the kitchen knocking her head above the eve on a drawer pull. This
became a big black eye the following day.
Sasha gets her first "Time-Out" for kicking her best friend at
Sasha goes on her first nature hike.
Park, Virginia Beach.
Sasha Plays in Snow for the First Time!
Sasha goes to her first St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sasha is Terrified for the First Time by a Movie
(See Random Updates)
Sasha goes Potty!
Sasha goes to see her first movie at a real movie theater. Happy
Sasha eats her first Taco all by herself, and loves it!
Sasha goes Trick-or-Treating for the First Time! Hurray!
Sasha goes on her First Hay Ride and Picks out Pumpkins for the first time
in a Pumpkin Patch!
Sasha goes to her first Petting Zoo! Rides her first Ferris Wheel
and other assorted carnival rides.
Sasha has her first sleepover! MaKenzie spends the night!
Sasha takes her first Big Wheel ride down the Board Walk.
Sasha gets her first scratches and cuts from skateboarding!
Sasha's "Peach at the Beach" Picture is recognized as one of the
best pictures in America this week on TextAmerica.com
Sasha's First Dentist Appointment. (And probably the scariest and
worst day of her life so far)
Sasha celebrates her first 2nd Birthday! Also goes to a water park
for the first time.
Father's Day. Sasha says
"I love Daddy!" Daddy is pleased.
Also in June: Sasha
begins, what we hope will be a short lived fascination, with throwing
everything she can get her hands on in the toilet. Daddy is NOT
(Fake Picture, Don't Worry)
Sasha finally, to Holly's great joy, starts saying "Mommy"
instead of "Mama."
Sasha walks DOWN the stairs for the first time. Now she insists on
doing it "by herself" every time.
Sasha goes to her first Movie! (At the Cinema Cafe) She saw Curious George and
Sasha goes to her first Monster Truck Show.
Sasha goes to the Zoo for the first time!
Miscellaneous firsts for the month of April. Sasha can say sentences
now, like: "Daddy is a Baby!" Which she thinks is
hilarious. She's a crazy climber now. She'll climb up on
anything and throw herself off with reckless abandon. This is the
first month that Sasha sleeps for the entire night in her crib. She
somehow figured out how to answer the phone, which is kind of
complicated. Her vocabulary has increased quite a bit.
Sasha says "Thank you" all the time now. Whether it's
appropriate or not. She says it when you give her something or when
she gives something to you. It actually sounds like
"Tee-Too" then she'll just stand there and look at you
impatiently until you say "You're welcome."
Sasha's telling jokes now. Yesterday I was updating the pic of the week on her website and I pointed at the screen and said "who is that?" She knows who she is and she usually says
"SASHA!" or if it's a pic of me she says "DADDY!" or Holly "Mama!" but she pointed at the pic of her yesterday and said "Monkey!" and then cracked up laughing. I asked her who it was again and she said "Kitty!" more laughing. I guess that's comedy for a kid who's almost 2.
Sasha does some hilarious animal impressions now. Her best are the
chicken and the monkey. The chicken involves a wing flapping pantomime
while the monkey is more of a vocal mimicking.
See video here
Sasha's first Carousel ride.
Sasha gets her first haircut.
Sasha's First Enemy:
For the first time in her life, someone was mean to Sasha (See
Sasha has started to mimic words and is expanding her vocabulary.
One of her new favorite words is "baby."
Milestone: Sasha's 18 Month Birthday!
Sasha Bleeds. First a fall upstairs at Grandma's House gives her a
bloody nose, then a tumble in the basement results in a bloody mouth.
Sasha has figured out how to climb down the stairs (as opposed to her
former technique of falling down the stairs)
When Sasha Met Santa!
Sasha's newest skill is "cramming." As in, shoving food
into her ears and up her nose when no one is looking. So now we have
to have constant surveillance while she's eating. The other day she
sneezed and a little pea flew out of her nose. This was an hour
or two after I extracted what I thought to have been everything she
stuffed up there. The gross little monkey!
Sasha can say her own name! It's so cute. She raises her arms
above her head and says "sha-sha!"
Sasha can play catch with a ball now! You roll it to her and she
rolls it back to you. Also she likes to pretend she's talking on the
phone using TV remotes and anything else that she can hold up to her ear
and babble into.
Sasha marched in her first parade today. Down at the Ocean
front. She wore her Corpse Bride outfit and marched in the Screech
Street Children's Halloween Parade.
Sasha did her first perfect somersault today. It was inadvertent, as
she was trying to stand up on the downward incline of Mt. Trashmore, but
was nevertheless a gymnastic of perfect form and grace.
Sasha rolled down her first hill today!
Sasha can now communicate pretty much anything she wants by shaking her
head "no" and pointing at things. It's like living with a
demanding little mute.
Sasha can now climb up onto the couch, and in doing so, has discovered a
whole new number of ways that she can hurt herself.
Sasha goes to her first Virginia Children's Festival
Sasha goes to the beach and runs around without trying to eat the sand.
Sasha finally says "Mama" and kisses Holly without
Sasha figures out how to use a sippy cup. (This one is about 6
months behind schedule) She's been able to pick the cup up for months but she never understood that tipping it
would release the juice. Now she knows. (She can also kind of
use a fork and a spoon now too!)
Sasha eats her first slice of pizza!
Sasha goes on her first Bike Ride!
Sasha climbs all the way up to the second floor of the house during an
Sasha draws first picture
Sasha's first day at daycare. Today will be the longest time she has
ever been away from her parents in her whole life.
Sasha goes to her first Rock Concert to see the
Sasha can walk and run now, and she's starting to climb!
Sasha's First Birthday!
Sasha's Sort of Toddling!
Sasha has first public grocery store tantrum. (Luckily it was with
Holly and not me)
Sasha takes first steps without holding onto anything!
Sasha's first full length DVD is released. Sasha: Year 1
Sasha can now wave and say "Hi" and we're pretty sure she knows
what she's doing. She also seems to distinguish when she says
"Mama" "Mom" Mommy" and "Dada"
Sasha eats cat food for the first, and what we hope will be the last,
Sasha can stand now without holding onto anything!
Sasha pukes for the first time!
Sasha goes to the hospital ER for the first time because of her
fever. Doctor's unable to determine cause.
Sasha eats her first large foreign object. At the hospital Sasha was
obsessed with peeling the "Hello My Name Is" sticker that they
make you wear in the ER off my shirt. At some point after we got
home she got a hold of it and while I was feeding her dinner I found what
was left of it in her mouth. About 1/2 of it had already been
Sasha gets sick for the first time! Fever 104o
Sasha stands! She can stand without holding onto anything until she
tries to move. Then Sasha falls.
Sasha can repeat things you say now! She's been saying "Hi
Daddy" all morning!
Sasha can wave "hello" and "bye, bye!"
Sasha's First Visit from the Easter Bunny!
Sasha's a full blown "cruiser" now. She can stand up
holding onto anything and move all around the house.
Sasha Swims! Sasha goes swimming for the first time!
Sasha Kisses. Sasha can give kisses now! Hurray!
Sasha's new crawling ability has given her a new hobby - untying every
shoe she encounters.
Sasha is now crawling everywhere.
Sasha gets her first tooth! Hurray!
Sasha's First Valentines Day!
Sasha assumes the crawling position. She can only rock back and
forth but she's getting ready to go! She's also getting pretty good
at cruising (holding onto things like chairs tables and walking around.)
Sasha attends her first Polar Plunge down at the Ocean front.
Sasha says "Dada" over and over throughout the day.
Sasha eats her first bowl of solid food (A delicious rice cereal gruel)
Sasha says "Mama"! It's just one of her babbling baby talk
words but she now says it all the time. It's especially cute when
she says it while reaching for Holly to pick her up! She also uses
the abbreviated version "Ma"
Sasha sends her first email that she typed by herself (received by Bendera
Howard) The text went something like "jsadfh7 93ry3b nf4u"
Sasha rolls over by herself!
Sasha's First New Years Eve Party at Grandma and Grandpa
Sasha grabs her binky all by herself and pops it into her mouth!
Sasha goes to Lansing, MI for the first time.
Sasha's Grandma and Grandpa Wiseman throw a big party for her at their
home in Warren, MI.
Sasha meets her Aunt Dawn and Uncle Beans at their new house in Howell, MI
for the first time!
Sasha spends her first meal strapped into a highchair at her cousin's
house in St. Johns, MI
Sasha's First Christmas!
Sasha opens her first Christmas presents!
12.24.04 Sasha meets her cousins (Madelyn,
Tess, Anna, Sylvia), Aunts (Lisa,
Angela), Uncles (Jeff, Mark) and great grandfather (William Johnson) for
the first time!
12.23.04 Sasha spends her first night at Grandma and Grandpa Fisher's house in
12.23.04 Sasha sees snow and experiences freezing cold weather for the first
time. Sasha is unimpressed.
12.22.04 Sasha spends her first night in a hotel.
12.22.04-12.23.04 Sasha goes on her first road trip up to the frozen wasteland of her
parent's birth - aka. Michigan
12.1.04 Sasha can stand up now if you hold her hands! She could stand up
almost from birth but now she supports herself instead of you supporting
11.25.04 Sasha's First Thanksgiving
11.11.04 Sasha Laughed Out Loud for the First Time Today! Ha Ha!
11.3.04 Sasha experiences her first crushing Democratic defeat
11.2.04 Sasha participates in her first Presidential Election Party!
11.1.04 Sasha's First Visit to a Playground! Mt.
10/31/04 Sasha's First
10/11/04 First Trip out of
town. Visits Historic
10/9/04 Sasha gets her first
DVD from Grandma and Grandpa Fisher, Baby
Einstein: Baby Mozart. She now watches it almost daily
Sasha's first word that she
repeats all the time "a-goo"
10/2/04 Sasha and her Daddy
watch All 5 Star
Wars films for the first time together on DVD!
10/1/04 Sasha learns how to
2 Months Old Today! Hurray! Hurray!
learns how to self-activate the music and lights on her motion sensitive
gymboree play set
9/25/04 Sasha goes to her
First Neptune Festival down at the Boardwalk
9/20/04 Sasha learns how to do
Other Misc. September
Firsts: Sasha can babble out baby talk, sit up if supported, hold up her
head and follow you around the room with her eyes, She smiles all the time,
Snores when sleeping sometimes, She can swat at toys
and is beginning to grab toys and stuff (like Holly's hair)
9/11/04 Sasha goes to Ghent
for her first trip out for coffee with Mom & Dad
9/3/04 Sasha goes to the
airport for the first time and meets her other Grandparents!
8/30/04 Sashi's 1 Month Old Today! Hurray! Hurray!
8/28/04 Listened to and Liked
First Radiohead Album. "Hail to the Thief"
8/27/04 First Trip to College
at ODU (Old Dominion University) Where Mommy Teaches
8/26/04 First DVD buying trip
with Dad to Best Buy and Cool Stuff
First time going out to eat at Captain George's All You Can Eat Seafood
Buffet and First walk on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Sasha meets her Grandparents!
8/18/04 First Trip to the Mall
8/16/04 First Trip to Taco
8/12/04 First Trip to Dairy
8/6/04 First Visit to Dr.
8/4/04 Watched First Zombie
Movie with Dad, Original Dawn
of the Dead
8/2/04 First Day Home
7/31/04 First Full Day
7/30/04 First Day Ever!