Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Off to Kindergarten!

Here she is...my Kindergartner.  She has been talking about little else this past few weeks than how she couldn't wait to go to school.  She has been so excited and so, so ready.   

 
Look at that eager little face!
 
 
Gotta get juiced up and ready to go.


 
Definitely one of those photos that gives us a glimpse of what she's going to look like when she's older.  I'm so not ready for that.  Still mulling over the idea of an all girls school or convent. 


Ready to walk in to school!




Finding her seat.
 
 
  
I think she was ready for me to stop taking pictures and let her start her school day, hehe.

 
 
 
At 3:45 she walked out of that big ol' school and could barely get her seatbelt buckled for all of her excited chatter about what she'd done that day!  She said " I had so much fun at school, I can't wait until tomorrow!!" 
 
Today she was still as happy as could be with her new school.  I am so going to miss all of our Mondays and Tuesdays just hanging out together but I know she is happy, secure, and will just blossom this year in Kindergarten so that helps...a bit, at least  =). 




There's a little story behind these sweet little apple earrings she's wearing.  I spotted them at the Apple Barn in Gatlinburg, Tennessee at least 15 years ago and could just picture my future daughter wearing them on her first day of school, and I just had to buy them.  They sat in my jewelry armoire for the next nine years or so while I wondered if that would ever happen.  Four years ago they got a new home inside of a small Strawberry Shortcake jewelry box, and yesterday....yesterday my daughter wore them on her very first day of Kindergarten. 


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kindergarten Camp.

On Wednesday Kerry's school hosted a three hour Kindergarten orientation.  She is more excited than ever about going to school.  No nerves at all, yet.  My baby girl has come so far. 

Her special friend Nathaniel, from Mother's Day Out, is going to be in her class.  They were so excited to see each other.  Cute story:  during the opening activity everyone formed a big circle and took turns saying their name and something they like.  You know, my name is So-an-So and I like Ice Cream, or pink.  Well when the guy leading the activity got to him he said "My name is Nathaniel and I like my friend Kerry over there", haha.  Then later his mom informed me that he had already asked Kerry to marry him...and she said "No".  Good girl. 
 
After the introductory activity they gathered up all of children (there are four kindergarten classes) and took them on a tour of the school while the parents stayed behind to go over paperwork, etc.  A few of the little ones were very reluctant to be separated from their parent(s).  One poor little guy started wailing.  I felt so bad for them all.
 
 



 
A little while later the parents got to meet up with the kiddos in their new classrooms.
  

 
She found the library area pretty quickly.

 
 
She found her name on the "treasure map"
 
 

 
Then it was time for their very first run through the cafeteria line.



 
 
 
All of those sweet kiddos trying to figure out how to open those little milk cartons was pretty darned cute to watch.


 
After lunch they got to check out the school buses.
 

She's going to be a "car rider" but seeing her little face staring out the school bus window still kinda got me.

 
Soon it was time to go home.. but not after scoping out the playground, of course.
 
So, we've only got nine days 'til the real deal, y'all.  She's so ready for this.  I guess I am, too.  Maybe.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Playing baseball with Daddy.

Sometimes the cheapest toys end up the favorites.  Isn't that just the way with kids?!  Like this plastic ball and bat set from the Dollar Tree, for instance.

 
Kerry and Daddy have had so much fun with this one dollar find. 
 
 
Mostly Kerry, probably...but still.


 
Just look at that expression, haha!


 Winding up..

 
Hmm...still winding.
 
 
 
"Silly Daddy...you missed!"
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