Kate's first day of Pre-K {Hallelujah}

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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I just love how the sun was shining down on my little sweetie this morning on her first day of Pre-K! Can you believe she will be in kindergarten next year?

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I had my house-keeper snap this one of us too since everyone else was already at school/work.

I would be lying if I told you that I felt all sad and sentimental this morning. In fact, I am overjoyed! Kate is SO ready to be at school from 9-2:30 and so am I. She does not really play at home and she just follows me around most of the day. She is so smart and so ready to learn more at school.

With one brief exception (right before Kate came home from China) I have had a little one home for most of the day for the past 13 years and I am looking forward to a little more freedom. I LOVE being a stay at home Mom but I also know it is time that I get a little break. I plan to cook more, work out, organize my house, go to Bible study and volunteer more. I might even explore a career opportunity! I know I will miss my little buddy but I am excited about a new chapter in our lives too.

I am so proud of Kate. She loves school and her independence has grown so much in the past few years. I hope you have a GREAT year Katie Ru!!!

{Kate's darling back to school outfit was made by my friend, Daleea. Daleea is raising money to adopt another beautiful daughter from China. Her site, Lady Peep Boutique has gorgeous hand-made clothing. Please check it out.}

35 comments:

  1. happy beginning in school live for your Katy!
    My girls will go back tomorrow as myself ( i'm a techer) : emotions wiil be au rendez-vous!

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  2. yay for both of you
    i think your plans and emotions for your "you" time and the joy for kate who is obviously ready for this next stage are healthy and balanced!
    i'll be the first to tell you, that 'you' time will be wonderful albeit quick!
    love the sun shinning on your happy child
    xo

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  3. I hope your little girl had a beautiful day at School. She looks so pretty in her outfit. I have just found your blog, and its very nice. You are so blessed to have a lovely and happy family!!

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  4. Hope little Miss Kate has a fabulous year! She looks adorable and so do you! Enjoy a little peace and quiet and some activities just for you! :)

    Janet

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  5. Hope today was a huge success. Kate looks absolutely adorable!!

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  6. Miss Katie looks adorable in her new duds. And, so happy that your happy about some alone time. It is good for the soul isn't it.

    Lea
    xo

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  7. LOVE these photos! i bet she will thrive in school.

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  8. She looks beautiful. I think it is wonderful that you are supporting Daleea. She is such a special person. I ordered two skirts for Sophia from her today. She makes the most beautiful clothes.

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  9. Look at your cute school girl! Hope she enjoyed her first day and you enjoyed yours:) Lucy sounds just like Kate. She loves to learn and I think she will do great at school. The first day I dropped her off before getting out of the car she said," Mom what do you think you will do for three days without me? I bet you will be sad". :) happy school year!,,

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  10. Presh!! She has grown so much over the last year, let' hope she doesn't cut her hair again it looks so pretty long!! I am ordering an outft!

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  11. Yay Momma! So happy for you and Miss Kate. She is going to thrive, no doubt. I can only imagine how you will spend you days, you've earned this time to shine :)

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  12. She's as cute as can be. And preschool from 9-2:30? That rocks! Enjoy your time.

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  13. congratulations on some much needed freedom, kim! enjoy it because summertime will be here again all too fast! (sorry to be a downer) kate is adorable as always!

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  14. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Kim, is it ok if I get all mushy and sentimental... lol I was just looking at pics of our girls at the beach a couple of years ago and they have grown up so fast...
    I am excited for you and for Katie Ru because it sounds like such a good thing for both of you... so enjoy your few hours of "me" time to do all those things we moms do for our families.
    And a big, "You go girl!" to Kate Emerson!
    I also want to tell you that I am honored that she is wearing her Lady Peep set for the first day of school...... she looks adorable and I love the beautiful flower headband... it's perfect!
    Thank you yet again for helping us to bring our Isabella Faith home. For being a part of her life story as you support our fundraisers and spread the word of them... what a blessing you are.... I miss you more than you know....
    Big Hug to you, your precious Peanuts and Dave.
    Love,
    Daleea

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  15. yay for Kate! Better yet, yay for YOU!!!!

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  16. I sure bet she is ready for school. She is SO smart! And the most adorable child that has ever lived. I love that picture of the two of you!! I hope she loved her first day and I hope you get to do more fun stuff for YOU now that she's out of the house more!

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  17. OK - just a little green with independence envy!!!!
    You will be buff, rested and organized with the perfect pedicure and manicure next year at the beach... And, I will still be sleep deprived and still a mess!!!! Oh, well.. I can live vicariously through my "free" friend for a while!!!! And, when I need to chat, I know you will have time to talk to me!!!!

    Kate looked adorable, and I hope she had a wonderful day!!!! And, you too my dear friend!!

    Luv Luv

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  18. I can't tell who is more excited- you or Kate! And no matter, the best part is that you're both spreading your wings and can hardly wait for what comes next.

    I think it's great- be sure to enjoy each second!

    Carolyn

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  19. heh. heh.

    That's a resounding AMEN from my house. :)

    I love the sound of..........nothing.

    Happy back to school!!

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  20. Oh I hope she had a great 1st day~ Mia starts next Wednesday! Enjoy your 'you' time :)

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  21. yay kate!! i seriously can't believe it!! you deserve some much needed time too kim;) have fun!!

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  22. You look awfully happy in that picture!! I'm looking awfully jealous right now!!

    Happy for your new "stage". I'll have to live vicariously through you for another couple of years!!

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  23. I can't believe she's already in Pre-K! (Although, with her following you all around the house, I'm sure that my use of the word already might possibly have caused an eye roll. *grin*) She'll love school! Congrats to you both.

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  24. Yay Kate!! You are gonna do wonderful sweet girl!!! That 9-2:30 schedule seems to fly by...especially when YOU are having so much ME time!! Happy "Independence" Day for Kate! She will be talking non-stop when she gets home!!! You just wait and see!!!

    PS You guys look great and love Kate's dress!

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  25. she is adorable...i hope you enjoyed your first day with some freedom.

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  26. I got a kick out of this post... I thought "Wait a minute, did I just write that?". You took the words right out of my mouth! My daughter, Ainsley (also from China), will start K next year as well. She doesn't play but loves to follow me around as well. I love her to death but do find it exhausting sometimes:)

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  27. I hope she loves school! So, what are you going to do with all your spare time?! (I hate when people ask me that!)

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  28. She is ADORABLE and looks so ready for Pre-K. I love the picture of you two. I hope you enjoy your new bit if free time.

    Gin =)

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  29. What a wonderful day for both of you! Know you will miss her, but I completely understand both of your excitement on this new stage in life for the BOTH of you!

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  30. Yay Kate!!! She looks too cute in that outfit! Oh how I wish I could get Sophie to wear stuff like that!!

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  31. Kate looks ADORABLE!! I too love how the sun is shining down on her:)

    I hope she is loving her time at school.....I am sure after 13 years you are more than ready for a little me time:) enjoy~

    xoxo,

    Lisa

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  32. I agree with Lisa after 13 years- you need a little change I am certain
    Katie RU is so precious and so pretty as a peach;)
    Love the bw- and those dresses you know me
    you are looking GREAT too- my friend

    ( i love th pony tail look too)
    KIM you will succeed in ANYTHING you DO:)

    Love YOU! Cindy

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