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Saturday, September 19, 2009

And it happened.....

My baby started school this week. Jake went to his very first class of preschool and I just couldn't be prouder of him. As great as Ash did when she went to school, she had a friend in her class and STILL cried for 6 months straight when we dropped her off.

Jake walked in... shy, reserved, but so sure of himself. He found something to do and while he wanted to make sure we were coming back to get him, he was amazing. He didn't cry, he didn't wine... he just played and enjoyed himself. I can't believe how well he did... I seriously was having panic attacks thinking about it. I just didn't think Jake was ready. I mean he's always had Ash to pave the way for him... to make the friends... to start the games... to tell him what when and how to do things. But he did great so the teachers say!! YEY JAKE!!!

Mommy didn't do so well.... I was brave, I did great that way.... but.... I. Forgot. My. Camera. (I'm hanging my head in shame right now).... what a typical youngest child thing to do. Crap.

But I did do a "First Day of School" shoot before class at home and I did have my camera phone so here's a few shots!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ash's First Day of Kindergarten!!!

Today was the day... 09/09/09... Ash's first day of Kindergarten! I'm the parent of a school aged child... she's in the school system... a part of a wonderful school actually.

I'm not gonna go on and on about how I can't believe we're here already (which I can't!) but more so, I'm going to rave today about how wonderfully she did. I remember the first day of preschool... she was such a shy child... so insecure in a way. She cried every day for what seemed like 6 months straight.

Today, she walked in there, with wonderful confidence, only knowing two other little girls and did so great. I'm so proud of her. She was so excited for this day to come and I know she's going to have an amazing year... by all accounts, her teacher is just the best in the district. I'm excited! And sad. But mostly excited! Here's how the day went:

We started out by having a quick little photoshoot to document how very cute she looked! LOL Ash was NOT impressed... this is definitely a forced smile! ;)

And because we were so eager to go, we were VERY early. This is Ash in the truck checking out the time "Is it time to go in now?" "How about now?" "Now???"

And when it finally was time to go in, she bolted to the school! LOL

This is Ash's "Mom, you're embarrassing me with your freakin' camera" look. HAHAH!!!

We've moved Ash from her Preschool school to a new school in Murrayville this year. I was nervous taking her from her friends but luckily, she has two little twin sister girlfriends that are in the same class as her. Nothing like a little back-up!

Time to go in!

As soon as she walked in, she headed straight to the table with all the name cards. She grabbed this one and was not at all happy that her teacher spelt her name wrong!!!! It's a-s-h-l-e-I-G-H!! SHEESH!! Get it right already!

All in all, it was a great morning and while I had butterflies the whole time she was in class, I'm also super stoked to start getting involved in the school. This is going to be fun!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Auntie Kelly

Just got home from our annual Bull Family Reunion... and man did we have a good time... but that's saved for another post!

Today my Auntie Kelly came over for a few pointers. She'll be shooting her first wedding next weekend and is a little nervous (I know she'll do great!).... yes, I come from a family of photographers... most my aunts, and quite a few of my cousins too! So, yep, you guessed it... we headed out to my field. The lighting wasn't as great as we hoped thanks to the grey clouds that were rolling in, but I took the opportunity to take some shots of my Aunt and her Larry.