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8.29.2011

Preschooler no more...

note her necklace.  i had bought both us matching crosses on her second birthday, but she seemed too young to wear hers back then.  today was the perfect day to give it to her with the reminder that i was wearing the same thing!
 May I formally introduce you to the first of the M kids to hold the title of elementary student.

pretty proud of her lunchbox ~ chosen because green is her new favorite color AND the frog sticking its tongue out is (in her words) "pretty silly."
I'm so proud of her.  I know she was uncertain this morning, but she put on her game face and decided to face the day head on.

And when Kylie puts on her game face?  Watch out world ~ she's coming!

She had a few moments of tears, both last night and this morning.  Not because she was scared of school.  She actually laughed when we asked her if she was.

No, she didn't cry because she was nervous about going to school.  She said it was because she was going to miss this bunch...


And you know what?

We're gonna miss her a lot during the day too!  

**Oh, and if you wanna know, yes, I shed my own tears.  "Breathe in, breathe out" I keep reminding myself.  I think I'm gonna make it.  

14 comments:

Jordan Carl said...

She looks good for her first big day. Many more first days of school to come. I'm sure you will miss her big smile and helpful hand today, but that will make the time when she gets home even more exciting!

I love the frog bag! It's pretty cool!

prechrswife said...

Hope she has an amazing first day!

Melissa said...

What a special little girl lingsKylie is, love the pictures of your grown up girl and I adore the pictures of her siblings loving on her before she leaves. I am sure they will all miss one another, but I know she will teach them all she learns! Hope you had a good morning Kristi!

Cindy M said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that last photo.

LOVE it.

Sweet Kylie, you really are a big girl now!! I just know you had a blast today at kindergarten!! Sending hugs and kisses!

Ann Marie said...

Sniff, sniff. Transitions are so hard on us mammas. :)

Gwen said...

She looks great! Today was our first day of K, too!

Our Journey to China said...

She looks so big! Please give Ky a BIG hug from us and E says "KY!!!" when she sees her pictures. :)

Andrea said...

What sweeties loving on their sis! I have noticed Ky's smile maturing. Praying she loves learning and school!

Heather said...

thinking of you my friend .. Claire is on week two of kindergarten (and we all miss her like crazy). BUT she is loving it! Hope Kylie has wonderful stories to share of her first week!

Grandma Shultz said...

Congratulations, Kylie. Know that you will love school and making new friends. Also, congratulations Mama, you made it too!

Traci said...

I am so proud for you guys! Kylie is turning into such a wonderfully mature little girl. You both will make it through. The anticipation is the worst part!

Sharon said...

thought of you this morning and said some prayers for all of you throughout the day!! She is darling!!

Kathy said...

Kylie, you look so grown up!! I love your lunch bag - too cool. When you come home from school you will have so much to tell and show to your brothers and sister (and mama and daddy). This is a very special day for you - go get 'em girl!!
Love, Grandma M

Nancy said...

Great photos! What a big girl!