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Aug
15
we made it!

Personal

so it seems that we have survived jae's first week-and-a-half of school. i didn't even shed a tear ... !!! we were both brave on that first morning, although when i looked back in on her on her way to sitting down, i noticed that her face was quite red :) i imagine that her little heart was pounding like mad ... but she's loving it already! it's strange listening her tell me what she ate for lunch and things about the teachers & kids at school. she is growing.

you would never even know harp was without someone that has been a constant from day one in his life! actually, i think he's really enjoying being the little man in charge. i'm already realizing that jae must have been picking up after her little brother from day one, because the boy can tear thru the house in no time at all, destroying everything on the way. while on a phone call the other day, he managed to turn on the sprayer at the sink on and soak everything nearby, including himself. then i witness him throwing the ball into the door as hard as he can (grunting, even) and looks at me, smiling and saying "dat awesome mama?!" ... !!! after he spit his chocolate milk inside the mayonnaise jar, i realized that his nap time was coming even sooner than i anticipated it would with our earlier wake-up calls ...

another thing : as he parked his truck (the couch) the other day and we hopped out, he announced "dis my house!" i said "wow, it's really nice. where do you work?" his reply "CVS." so he not only broke his leg there, he is also employed there! i said "oh, really? what do you do at cvs?" and duh, his answer : "i work der!" although yesterday, that had changed, he now works 'at the shop' with bubby, working on their BIG TRUCK. he says "see mom, got ma workin' boots on!"

so this post of jae's first day turns into me doting on her little brother ... oh well ... !! :)

below are jae's first days of school ... here is her 3 year old preschool pic ...


4 year preschool (yes, she somehow wore the same shirt the first day both years!!)


and first day of kindergarten!!! the changes amaze me.







2014:







 1 








2013:






 1 


 1 


 1 







2012:



 1 


 5 


 2 


 2 



 1 


 1 



 1 




2011:



 1 


 1 


 2 





 1 


 2 





2010:



 1 


 6 


 5 



 5 





 1 


 1 



2009:



 14 


 5 


 14 


 7 


 12 


 6 


 7 


 5 


 11 


 12 


 1 


 2 

2008:









 4 


 10 


 16 


 17 


 9 


 3 



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