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8.08.2011

It's coming

We are at less than one month to 'K-day' (Ky's first day of kindergarten).  One of us is still somewhat unsure of the arrival of school days, the other is is more than ready.

who is really excited and who is sporting the "fake smile?"
Ever since a Target catalog arrived advertising "Back to school," she has been asking if we could go school supply shopping.  Recognizing that putting that off wasn't going to hold back the inevitable, I decided to take advantage of NC's tax free weekend. That made Saturday her long awaited day.

and the leggings with a skirt?
We shopped until we dropped, just me and my big girl.  A coconut creme Frappachino at Target and lunch at Jimmy John's were in the deal.  She was so, so very excited.

she is so not even a little girl anymore...
Me?  Well...I'm working on that same level of excitement.  But she's my first baby to head off to school.  Prayers for this Mama's heart are welcome...

16 comments:

Allison said...

RIght there with you, Kristi!

Tina Michelle said...

I am right there with you. I have one going into 6th grade and that is hard enough but my baby girl is going into K and that is just so hard on this mama. You are in my thoughts as you watch your little one grow up. As for my 6th grader, he is half an inch shorter than me. I am sure he will be taller than me by the end of this year. Can we hold each other?

Julie said...

Bless your heart! I'm already dreading it and I have 2 years to go! Will pray for you :)

quilt-n-mama said...

praying for you. BTW- I am off to China on Thursday:)

Sharon said...

oh honey, I am dreading the same....and honestly, I think it is harder sending my baby then it was my first...WHERE does the time go?

Our Journey said...

Oh how I understand this!! My last few days have been filled with private teary moments. We only have a week left, so I guess the closer it gets the harder it is. I know they are ready, but I am NOT! My husband even took the 1st day off school so that we can cry together that day! ha!

Tigger said...

Just reading this is making me cry. Our little one is going to Kindergarten too two weeks from today!! Oh no here come the tears again!

Tricia said...

Did you enjoy tax-free shopping? Oh.My.Word. I'm sure it's not worth saving a couple of extra dollars. That being said, I went and bought the generic stuff this weekend. I tell myself every year that I won't do it again.

Adam is now 1/2" shy of being 5'. They just keep growing.

Our Journey to China said...

Oh, K....you are getting soooo big!!! You look just adorable in your new outfit! I remember my "A's" first day of "K"; so emotional! Praying blessings and peace! We love you!!!

Anonymous said...

I am right there with you! Alex starts K in 2 weeks and he will turn 6 in September!! Why does 6 seem so much older than 5?? I'm going to TRY to take a deep breath and handle this like a big girl...yeah that won't last long. Prayers for you! Send some up for me too!!
Stephanie Y

prechrswife said...

I'm right there with you. MJ starts kindergarten this year, too. She's been in preschool, but that was half days, and she's moving over to the big public school this year, too. I'm a bit freaked out, which is kind of funny since my background is in teaching. It's just different when its your own child. Hope Miss Kylie has a great first year of school!

Glenda said...

If you need a shoulder to cry on, I'll be available on 8/25. I'll also contribute some tears as I'll be watching my 4th begin his Sr. year! It goes by waaay, waaay too fast! Kylie sure does look grown up and snazzy!

Grandma Shultz said...

My beautiful, stylish, Kylie, Grandma remembers the day so vividly when you were handed to your Mommy and Daddy in China. What a wonderful four years it has been since then. School will be so fun, I just know that you will love it!

Anonymous said...

I laughed when I read this today becase even though I used to joke about the fact that I cried like a baby when Regan started school I would do a dance with Morgan. Now here we are just a few weeks away and I am in shock that time has flown by this quickly. Somebody told me that it would get easier with each one but it sure feels the same to me. It is like there is this time in life that I know I am never going to get back and I am just not ready for it to end. Morgan asked why it made me sad and I told her I wasn't ready for her to grow up yet and she smiled and told me thats ok she would stay little for me for a little while longer. I just wish that it worked that way :). Good luck as you begin your journey into the world of school mom. We can compare notes on it as the days go by.

Julie Shively

Anonymous said...

Kylie will be such a great kindergartener! And even though it feels sad to let her go, it is so much fun to have kids in school!!! It is the beginning of a great new adventure! And I love Kylie's outfit!

Amanda Pollard

Nancy said...

I don't even want to think about my kids being old enough for school! Definitely praying for you, my friend! Kylie looks so big in those photos. How special that you two had a day alone to do back to school shopping and lunch.