Park Picts

It had been a while since I’d taken my camera to the park.  So today, I did just that and caught these sweet picts of my girlies at play.

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September 14, 2009 - 6:33 am

Jennifer Morgan - I love that little belly button out! 🙂

September 14, 2009 - 8:25 am

Jaime - Haha. That shirt prompted clean out closets day yesterday, where I found that NOTHING from last season will fit my big girl this year. How does this keep happening?! 🙂

September 16, 2009 - 2:08 pm

Momma Dar - Cate…. oh so growing. Oh my! Thanks again for sharing! Love Momma Dar.

Corey’s Birthday!

We spent Corey’s birthday evening in one of his favorite spots…the Lake!  We took the whole fam and all spent the night on the parent’s boats.  We had lots of fun, a great dinner, boat rides, time with both grandparents and big cousin Leah (and Aunt and Uncle Chopped Liver too!), PJ’s on the boat!, a teeny bit of sleeping but lots of good cuddles, and a happy happy birthday!  Here are some picts from the night.

Corey has so many fond memories of the lake from when he was a kid.  It’s so neat getting to watch him watch his girls enjoy some of those same things and share in making new memories.

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Another older cousin that we are so pleased our girls have as a role model.

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Gary? Corey? Gary? Corey?

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Love that cloud.

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September 9, 2009 - 4:46 pm

Amy - That picture of Dad and Corey is great. Dad showed me that last week. They do look so much alike when you put them side by side. Thanks for sharing. Can I get a copy?

September 10, 2009 - 6:12 pm

Jennifer Morgan - Ahhhh…it is no wonder that those little girls are so amazing! Look at their Daddy!

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Papa - I warned you he would look like me! i want a copy also.

September 12, 2009 - 1:43 pm

Momma Dar - Great pics Jaima! Great family. Great life eh?

School!

Yay!  She We did it!  🙂 The first week of school was a success!  Cate walked in on the first day like an old pro!  I had to grab her and ask for a hug good-bye.  No tears (for anyone), only excitement and smiles!

On the second day, sadly there was one little girl that cried.  Poor Anna just didn’t understand why it wasn’t her turn next.  🙁 When we dropped Cate off, she cried a bit, but a little shopping with Mama made it all better (doesn’t it always?!).  The sisters gave each other BIG hugs when we picked Cate up, I really think they missed each other!

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While I was taking pictures, Cate said, “Mama, be sure to get one of my name on my backpack!”

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At the big red doors about to go in to school.  This is about the time she started bouncing up and down, soooooo excited to get in to her room!

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I think we may have started our own little first day of school tradition…doughnuts!

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Anna likes this tradition too.

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Cate wasn’t the only one going to school. I started back last week and so far, it’s been great! I have 2 classes this semester which makes for a long night, but it’s been good.  I owe a BIG thank you to Corey for making “daddy night” so fun for the girls and also to the Grandparent’s who have been helping out too.  The support is awesome, thank you.

Also, thank all you blog comment-ers.  I love ya and I love your comments.  Okay, I might be on the verge of rambling now, so with that, yay for us…we’ve survived the first week of school!  🙂

September 4, 2009 - 8:46 am

julaintexas - YAY! Nothing like school excitement. I’m so happy to hear of the joyous week.

September 4, 2009 - 9:23 am

Margie - YAY!!!!! Great Job Cate!! Love the pictures- especially the one of you and Cate Jaim!! What a sweet picture!!! Glad preschool is such a success!!

September 4, 2009 - 11:19 am

Jenny - Great pictures! Glad you both did so well! I LOVE the one of you and Cate together!

September 4, 2009 - 11:22 am

Shari Schwab - That is great news! I love all the pics esp. the one of you and Cate together. That needs to be framed!!! Now that Anna sees Cate loving school, she will be so excited when it really is her turn.
love,
Aunt Shari

September 4, 2009 - 2:18 pm

Michelle - thank you for posting my favorite picture of you and cate together. your bangs look good in it too!! also love the one of cate walking towards the street.

September 4, 2009 - 2:37 pm

Amy - Great picture of you and your big girl. So glad to hear that Cate had a great first week. Love all the “firsts” moments. MaryAnn Donuts sounds like a yummy idea!

September 5, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Gram - What a sweet girl, and I don’t mean just Cate – – Jaime and Anna are special too!!!! I knew Cate would be able to handle school – – look who her teacher mom is!!!!! Love you all!!!!

Our Big Girl

The time has come…the time to share our big girl with the world.  Preschool starts tomorrow.  For almost 4 years now we’ve had out little girl home safe with us, protecting her from everything and anything.  And we couldn’t be more thankful for that time.  But, as well all know, change is just a part of life, and this will be just one change in a big line of changes.

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I think we’re ready to share her.  We’re excited for the world (okay, the Preschool world, at least) to see what a funny, kind, unique, smart, nutty little girl she is.  We can’t wait for her to begin learning about friendship, and what a gift it is.  We ‘re excited to see her little mind expand as her world grows.

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We’re so proud of our big girl and can’t wait to see what this new experience will bring!

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August 31, 2009 - 3:06 pm

Jennifer Morgan - my kit-kat…such a big girl. Great shots of her, too!

August 31, 2009 - 6:04 pm

Abby Miller - Dear Cate,
I hope you have a wonderful day at preschool tomorrow! I bet your teacher will LOVE you! I will be thinking about you. I know you will have a GREAT day! Be sure to give your mom and dad a big hug and kiss before you leave for school! Have fun tomorrow! I miss you!
Love, Abby 🙂

August 31, 2009 - 8:33 pm

Larissa G. - Aww….that was so sweet Abby! Thank you for the Cate “fix” Jaim. I’ve been missing her little face. Tomorrow is a big big day! I’m sure you ALL will do awesome (but mostly Cate).

September 1, 2009 - 10:43 am

Momma Dar - so sweet pictures of Cate. Melts my heart!

September 1, 2009 - 4:03 pm

Margie - Hope miss cate had a wonderful first day of preschool!!!!!

A Girl’s Best Friend

Meet Becky, and her “kids”, Gabe and Scandals.

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Now, if you know me, you’re thinking…”WHAT?!!  Jaime and DOGS?!!”  Okay, it’s true, I’m not exactly a “dog” person, but when an opportunity arises, you take it, right?!  This is life…

So, Becky had seen Pam’s photos and immediately got in touch with me to do a shoot of her and her dogs.  I was so excited  and thankful for the referral! Becky, the “kids” and I all met at Monument Park on Sunday, and had a great time!  The dogs were so good, and really not that different from taking pictures of human kids. Becky was so fun to work with and a natural in front of the camera.

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This is Becky and Scandals.  Scandals is in poor health and actually going in for surgery today.  🙁  You can really tell that they have a special companionship.

DSC_0221-1 I was so thrilled to hear Becky’s reaction to her photos.  She said, “You captured the “kids” I see everyday.”

Wow.  Talk about a compliment!!

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Thanks so much, Becky, for helping me to think “out of my box” and for a fun shoot!

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August 28, 2009 - 4:09 pm

Amy - As always, great job Jaime. I’m proud of you for putting yourself out there with the “kids”!

August 28, 2009 - 8:26 pm

rebecca remerowski - I am every day amazed at you and your talent…xoxoxo

August 28, 2009 - 9:44 pm

Jennifer Morgan - I am supposed to be biased…as your mama. But I know how much these “kids” mean to Becky. And you have outdone yourself by seeing them as she does. Again….I am proud and humbled to be YOUR mama. Amazing job.

August 28, 2009 - 10:15 pm

Larissa G. - Holy……….moly. DId you and I really chat for quite some time this evening with this shoot unmentioned? How did you forget to tell me you did this already? Picture #5….Are you kidding me?! Love #1 too.

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August 30, 2009 - 10:05 pm

Momma Dar - Great Job Done Jaima! Love the pics! Dogs…..!!!!!! Amazing!