Thursday, December 26, 2013

Walking with Melanie

Savannah seems to be channeling Melanie - they now circle the outside table as a team!

Sunday, December 22, 2013


At today's playdate with Ella and Joey all of a sudden things clicked and Savannah started walking! Not a step or two as it sounds like normally happens at the beginning, she was walking all over the place! And just to show how balanced she is, she started standing around and dancing.   Videos:

Tonight Savannah took a long walk with Marc for multiple laps around the table. I think she's channeling Melanie who along with Rodney followed the two smiling. She didn't completely let go but she was just holding onto one of his hands and moving very fast. Video of Walking with Daddy

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Wienke Christmas Tree

Unlike years past we bought our Christmas tree early in December and got it up in the dining room before the double digit days - yay! 


I thought Savannah would be interested in the new tree in our house. Well, here's what she was doing as the tree went up..

The next night we pulled out the lights. Colorful, shiny, fun. We got a glimmer of interest for about 3 minutes..

Then she was off again! Daddy tried to grab her attention but nope, box pushing it was.

Rodney was more interested in the lights than Savannah! Ok, he wasn't this interested but it was fun for me and he stayed there loving the attention! :)

 Savannah's activites while I put the lights on the tree were varied but none included the tree..

The only ornaments that ended up on the tree this year were a few photo props from a birthday party we had and some random ornaments that fell out of the light box. Oh, and my Star on top.. :)

Friday, December 13, 2013


The other night Savannah realized the joy of bouncing. It was sooo funny! Caught her on video with my phone complete with squeaking and giggles. :-)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chandler Holiday Parade and Santa

Chandler had their annual holiday parade and tree lighting this past weekend, we took Savannah to see and hang out with some of her friends. First stop was to see Santa, even though the line was long she did well waiting in line. We had some help keeping her entertained by kids running around, lights etc.



When it was her turn she was not thrilled as Daddy tried to sit her on Santa’s lap so Santa offered Marc to sit on his lap with Savannah. Maybe it’s just be but it was weird.. Creepy.. And hilarious since it wasn’t me!! Savannah still was not sold but at least she didn’t scream the entire time..


After Santa we met up with our friends just in time for the parade. Ella and Ferris found a great chill spot on the corner..


Savannah ended up on Daddy’s shoulders..


Savannah enjoyed the lights of the parade but loved the music! She took Daddy on a couple long walks and one with Mommy to get out some of her energy and see the trees wrapped in lights.


We left before the tree lighting since it was late and caught a couple eye wipes – hopefully next year! We did see the “tree” though – it is made out of tumbleweeds painted white!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chanukkah 2013

We lit the candles and (I) said the blessings four nights this year. Savannah received a new Hanukkah board book which she has been reading a lot and pointing at the objects for me to tell her what they are. She would stare at the candles like she was enchanted. They were pretty of course! She also received a plush dreidel which sings “I Have a Little Dreidel” – she carried it around for a couple days and is still hugging it every time she sees it. Last she received a Baby Signing Time DVD which she loves watching. A bunch of new signs to learn for all of us including cracker, drink, juice, horse, frog, grandma and grandpa!