At about 9:30 p.m. on August 31st, 2001, Jared made his grand entrance into the world and I became a mother. And my world has never been the same....
Dave and I have come a long way since those days of being starving students, living in a dumpy student apartment (love the cinder-block walls!), juggling a baby with classes.
And Jared has come a long way, growing from the cutest baby ever who "ruled the apartment with an iron fist" to a smart, funny nine-year-old (who still wishes he could rule the house with an iron fist...). ;)
Jared is a planner; he always has a new scheme-- whether it be for selling milk in front yard, hosting a museum in his bedroom, having a circus at our house, producing his own "broadway show" or designing the "Hawaii club" in his room with leftover luau stuff. His favorite food is steak ("dad's steak, medium-rare, so it is really juicy"). He wants to be a scientist or an engineer when he grows up. He plays the piano (grudgingly sometimes, but well) and likes to be in charge. He is head of "the spy team" with his friends. He loves to play Wii, read, ride his bike, do math and just be a kid.