Monday, August 18, 2008

My Daughter...The Kindergartner...

still cannot believe that my first born is old enough to be in Kindergarten. Wow! Where did the time go?

Last night, we had a special dinner to celebrate her last day as a Preschooler. Daddy grilled chicken and then we made a spinach salad. According to Kyla, "It was real yummy!" She also ate a huge piece of brownie before putting on her jammies and heading off to bed. After that, Brad & I made sure that everything was ready so that the morning rush wouldn't be so crazy.

Kyla must have had some jitters because she woke up early after having a nightmare about snakes. (As much as we have tried to avoid it, looks like she has inherited Daddy's fear of snakes and Mommy's fear of spiders.)



She was a little out-of-sorts to begin with...



But perked up once the "First Photos" began...



Then we loaded up the Jeep and off to school we went.



She even called Mom Mom & Papa to let them know that she was on her way to school! Loved hearing her excited voice...sounding so grown up.

The goal was to be up at 6...dressed and out the door by 7:15...and at school by 7:30 in order to have breakfast together before walking to her classroom by 8. Sounds like a great plan, but being the novice parents of a child in Elementary School...we didn't take into consideration that all the other mommies & daddies would also want to follow that same routine.

After half an hour in traffic trying to get into the parking lot, we quickly walked her to class. No leisurely breakfast today. Good thing she had eaten some chocolate chip muffins in the car.



She was such a brave girl. No tears...no quivering voice...just her tiny hand holding tightly to daddy's.

We did our hugs and kisses out in the hallway...



after all, she isn't a baby anymore...



can't let her new classmates see her do that!

Then we stepped inside the classroom.



The uncertainty returned...



until KK turned around...



When we last saw her, she was busy at her spot...surrounded by new friends.



(Did you notice that the three little girls near her all wearing practically the same outfit!)

Now, I am sitting at home. Bryleigh and Kadence are napping and Mommy is sad...missing my Kyla-girl.

How long before I can pick her up?

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

aaahhhhh....what a cutie...and great photos to document her first day. Did mama cry!? :))

Kristi said...

Sounds like me last year when I sent my eldest off to Kindergarten. I am even more worried about 1st grade this year since it's EVERY day. She looks so proud.

Elizabeth said...

Good job, mama! You survived, and made it to the "finish" line! Of course, the finish line is also the start line for another whole race! But you made it. Yay!

Pregnantly Plump said...

That's great that you caught so much on camera! Hope she had a good first day.

The Mrs. said...

Awwww! I'm gettin teary!!!! I can't believe she's so big! What a sweety!

Coordination Queen said...

Did you make it through? We start on Wednesday and I'm terrified. It is just Kindergarten, but I'm not so sure if I'll make it.

ExtraordinaryMommy said...

What a sweet girl! Congrats on making it through. In one more year, I'll be walking in your shoes (we're doing preschool this year, so it should be good practice!) Love the picture of her bent over before she got into the car~

Busymama Kellie said...

Our daughters are the same age. Mine starts Kindergarten next week. She'll be at the same school as last year though so the anxiety won't set in until 1st grade when she has to go to a new one. Eeek! And that is so funny about the clothes, I thought it was a uniform!