Monday, August 25, 2008

Kaylyn's First Day of School!

Today was a huge day in the Kramer home.

It started off with a waffle breakfast and a bible study with daddy.

We sent our little girl off to Pre-K. Today was a day we thought would never come and tried to pretend it away. But, it wouldn't disappear and time just wouldn't stand still. So we had to embrace this day.

There was a lot that KK and I had to sift through before she went to Pre-K.

She loves her blankies as I have stated in a previous post. And the girl loves her sippy cups. And she also loves her hiney wiped. None of these things would be cool with a teacher. So, we had to have some major discussion and major training over these last few weeks.

I knew that she would do just fine. But, she is a child that I most definitely have to prepare and discuss things with beforehand. She does not do well with surprises or things out of the norm.

Since this post is heavy on photos, we will just get straight to it! I pretty much took a photo of everything. I think KK at one point felt like 'Brangelina'.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, more sexy than a farmer studying the word of the Lord with his daughter eating oatmeal and eggs with a pink butterfly over his chest. Farmer Jason would not have been happy with me sharing his pectorals with the rest of the world. They are for my eyes (and highway 105 drivers....another story:) only!

Here is KK getting dressed. I had a hard time with the 'first day of school outfit'. I wanted to send her in a dress and Buster Browns on her first day like I used to wear, but I wanted her to be comfortable since she had P.E. today. I opted for a casual ensemble.

Kaylyn's many faces.

My princess and me.....finally I'm in a photo!

KK in the car on the ride in.......see I told you. I took pictures of everything! Oh, and notice that she is getting her some 'blankie lovin' before she had to part with it. She actually kissed her blankie (a.k.a.- my nightgown) and told it that she loved it before she got out of the car!

Now, I had to snap a photo of this. I previously mentioned that this day came at us like a 747 on crack. And when I peeked at the clock on the ride to her shouted 7:47 as if to say "I'M HERE!"

KK with her school mascot......the Lions!

Here is Farmer Jason walking KK to class. The hallway looks awfully desolate for some reason. I can assure that it was quite the opposite. There were plenty of other crazy moms like me with cameras. I promise.....cross my heart!

And, lastly, the infamous classroom picture. What a day!
All in all, she had a fabulous day. She loved every minute of it and kept talking to me about her new friends and her fun teacher. It is a blessing to have a joy-filled teacher who loves the Lord.

Afterwards, Aunt Debbie, the girls, and I went to celebrate at Must Be Heaven in downtown Brenham. Yes. Today was a fabulous day indeed. I didn't even cry.


Pine Pod Farm said...

Glad KK had a good 1st day of Pre-K! Lovely pictures.

God bless you and your family,


matt, larra, and brody said...

oh my goodness! what a precious girl. I can't believe she went to pre-school today! She looked like she was very excited.

Way to go KK!

And the butterfly is HILARIOUS!

Sarah Shalley said...

Love the butterfly, farmer!

I'm so proud of you for not crying. I cried on my first day of school today. What a little grown up. She's precious!

Brandi Tejeda said...

wow I cant believe she is in school. We start school next Tuesday. I cant wait to show Briana these pictures tomorrow. She still talks about "her friend KK with all the cats and her own park in her front home grass"

Glad she enjoyed her first day. Tell Jason he looks nice in pink ;)

Anonymous said...

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it. Prov. 22:6...thank-you my dear son(in-law) for teaching my grandchilden the words of our heavenly that warms my heart...oh, so proud for all of you on this glorious glad all went well...will be uplifting all of you in my prayers on this new journey...keep your eyes on him ...such a blessing to be loved by this JESUS loving grandma(mom)

Grace said...

I loved this post! Congrats to Kaylyn for completing her first day of school. All the pictures are beautiful, and I like the one with her and her daddy doing their Bible lesson. So precious. I'm sure that today is just the first of many that will show KK new things, and the start of a wonderful lifetime of learning!

mandi said...

oh man- i've been waiting for this post all day! i'm so glad it was a good day for her, for you, everybody. she is precious!

QuiltedSimple said...

I am so glad she had a wonderful first day of school! And what a great idea to photograph it every step of the way! Have a good rest of the week, my friends!

shauna maness said...

i love it... love it... LOVE IT...
wow, what a precious day... those images will be a treasure. i have this quiet excitement stirring in me for little KK, she is going to be a beacon of light.

way to go brave mama and farmer!

Steph said...

So sweet. I'm so glad she had a good day and that you made it through the day too :).

It's funny how kids are so much tougher than we are sometimes! :) I am going to be a colossal mess!

D.O. said...

1. KK is so grown up! (I mean, not all the way, but you get the idea.)

2. Your hair grew some.

3. I love that Jason wore his hat to drop KK off. Legit.

spanki said...

so glad to hear you made it through the day! what a big girl... her, not you...well, i guess you too! anyway, good to see you both had a great day!

Pony Girl said...

I found your blog through Spanki over at the Mills family. I loved this post about your daughter's first day! I am a Pre-K teacher and have been busy getting my classroom prepped for the new year. I love teaching this age, it's such an amazing year of discovery! ;)
You take such nice photos!
I remember Buster Browns! I remember my first day of school outfit (no pre-k for me, I went right into Kindergarten) I think I wore them, they were a blue color...

Heidi said...

It is so nice to see *you* in a couple photos!! And that photo of Jason walking KK to class is priceless. Absolutely priceless!!!! The 7:47 clock cracked me up. :)

Hendrick Family said...

Oh, I love this and I'm so proud of my brother for teaching KK God's Word.

You go bro.

How are our kids growing up this quickly?


Love you all.