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Saturday, September 1

Flashback Friday: Back to School

Flashing back to last summer, this is Noah's first day of preschool--- He looks so little to me in these!

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And just for laughs, in honor of Flashback Friday,  here is one of MY first day's of school, circa College Era, 1998...

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(so young... haha!)

And the real fun for this post, here are my two best kiddos' first day of school  photos I took at the start of this week, on Monday.

Noah, age 4 3/4, headed to the Purple Room for 5 days a week, half-days. He is proud of his robot backpack and loves to write random letters, type random things on the computer, and do his own version of math. He loves Transformers, Play-Doh, and playing imaginary games with anyone who will participate. He is tall (45"!), charming, extroverted, kind, and completely silly. I love this kid.

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Lucy, 16 1/2 months, not going to any school, but completely happy to pose with an apple and look cute for the camera. She is sporting her latest hairstyle, two teeny pigtails that her hair BARELY goes into and make her look so grown up.

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Lucy loves bunnies, cars and fire engines, mardi gras beads, and stairs. She is not walking still, but super-speedy at crawling and is completely confident cruising and walking one-handed with me. She is getting more verbal, and frequently says her short list of words, "thank-oo!", "ca ca! (cracker)", "ditty! (pretty!)", "baby", "tweet tweet", "Wo-ah(Noah)", "Mum-Mum", "Datty".... Etc. Seriously, she is so cute it is almost painful. My favorite Lucy-ism these days is how she will rock it out in her car seat when we put on certain songs. Specifically, there is a Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack song that, when played in the car loud, she will flail her arms and legs and rock her whole body from side-to-side, even strapped in, as she dances with FULL joy to the song. And even if she's not full-out flail-dancing, many songs will get her to shimmy her shoulders up and down 80's-style.... She has to dance, that one! I am so enchanted with her at 16 months, I cannot image how she can only get better from here. But if Noah is any indication, I have to believe they DO just keep getting better and better. (Geez, I love being a mama...)

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The first week of school has been totally smooth and marvelously welcome. Noah LOVES his school, and I am loving the time with Lucy. She and I spent the week getting things done, going out to play with friends, and hanging out one-on-one. And every day it was wonderful to reach that time when it was time to go get Noah and complete our team again. It's going to be a good balance this semester. I can tell. :)

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