Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day of Kindergarten!

Today was Kate's first day of Kindergarten! I can't believe she is that old! She has been so excited to go for a long time! Last night before she went to bed I told her that tomorrow was the big day! She woke up this morning at 6:45 and yelled at me from her room, "Mom I've got to get to school!" She couldn't wait and she had to wait a long time cuz she is in afternoon kindergarten. Finally it was time to get ready to go and after I got her all ready we took some pictures.

Katelyn so big and so ready for Kindergarten!



Look at that cute pose! She knows she's cute! :)
Finally it was time I said, "it's time to go!" and she squealed, "Yipee!" and ran to the door! She couldn't wait...of course I had to take more pictures! Finally we were on our way to the school!

We got there and Katelyn just walked away and was so excited. She didn't even say goodbye! Of course I made her come back and give me a big hug! :) Her teacher came out and she walked right up to her and waved goodbye. I stood around and waited for a few minutes until finally...


Her teacher took them inside. I was doing ok until I saw her little head go through the door. My eyes got a little teary (good thing I had my sunglasses on) and I took a deep breath and held back the tears...knowing that my little girl was growing up and today she made a step up in her independence level and doesn't need me as much anymore. (Celeste you made me all blubbery from your blog post...and my words aren't nearly as inspirational as yours...maybe I should just copy and paste...hmmmm!) :) She was a changed little girl from here on out...she will never be that same little girl I had at home all day with me yesterday. I know she will love school (even if she is a bit tired and cranky afterwards) :) I'm excited for her new independence and know that she is an amazing girl who will touch many people's lives for good! Love you Katelyn Marie! :)

7 comments:

Wei Jia Jun said...

She is soooo cute honey, you do such a great job raising her into the beautiful young girl she is.

Heidi Gail Richhart said...

She is so adorable!!! I know she will love school as well. She is very independent!!! We love you all!

The Patty Cake House said...

Oh she looks sooooooo cute!!!!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

LOVE that second photo.... such attitude!~
It is hard to let them go.... be it the first or the last!

Geneve said...

Yes it was a big day! Katelyn looked so cute! It is hard to see them grow up, though, isn't it.

Krista Neil said...

Yay for kindergarten, I'll have to get some pics of Alissa up sometime :)

Summer said...

That second photo rocks! We miss you guys.. Sniffle.