Saturday, September 15, 2012

1st day of school

I’ve been looking forward to sending my daughter to kindergarten since she wouldn’t stop screaming at me when she was 8 months old. 

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Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but not by much.  To be honest, I’d been desperate to get my life on some sort of routine all summer long.  I think it had to do with the exhaustion that the 1st trimester brings, but I dreamed daily of both kids in school with Hazel napping and time for me.  And now that I have it, it’s just as good as I’d hoped for! (does that make me a terrible mother?)

We started out the festivities with a fashion show.  The kids got really into it, particularly Hazel.  It was hilarious.

Check out Sage’s heels.  That girl oozes style.

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After our awesome fashion show, Jake gave the kids each a fathers blessing.  Even Hazel got one.  It was so sweet to watch her sit so quietly through it.  She knew it was something special.  Then is was an early bedtime, and off to school in the morning.

2nd grade and Kindergarten

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  I sure love seeing my babies growing up to be such great kids.  People say all the time that it goes to quick, but I really enjoy my kids at every stage they are at.  I wouldn’t want time to stand still, because then my sweet Sage couldn’t make all of her new friends, and Jaxon couldn’t amaze me with his knowledge and creativity.  Although, I guess I wouldn't mind if time would stand still for this little one.  I mean, come on!  It doesn’t get any cuter.

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Little stinker is potty trained and is sleeping in a big bed. I never gave her permission to stop being my baby. 


Catch up?

Is that really even possible?  I’ve got a quiet house, Sarah Bareilles Pandora radio on in the background, so now’s as good a time as ever to try. 

The kids started Soccer last week.  I love it.  I love seeing my kids running, moving their bodies, begging for water, and being part of a team.  I love the parents that get really into it, which I’m guilty of at times.  Sage made an awesome goal today and I nearly fell out of my camping chair!

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But she’s a trooper.  I can tell already that she’ll be our little athlete.  SLR 242

Jaxon, on the other hand, has a bit tougher of a time.  He’s more of a scholar than athlete.  But he got a few good kicks in last week, and is currently playing his second game with dad watching on.

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This is where you can find Jaxon through most of the game.

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Cooling off with the team.

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Having two kids in soccer sure makes me feel like I’ve achieved true motherhood status, that’s for sure.  With two practices a week and two games on Saturday, life got lot’s crazier. 

But these two are worth it.

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