8.10.2009

First Day of School


Ellie started preschool today, so I will resume full posting tomorrow while my heart breaks for the rest of the day. Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

43 comments:

Kotori said...

Today?? Oh, I know how hard it is! If you're like me you headed straight out the car to cry and then call your best girlfriend. Hope your day goes better (each day gets a little easier... I promise!).

Grits414 said...

Ohh myy! I dread this day!
LOVE her skirt!

Mrs. Filly said...

oh my gosh!! I just know you are so sad! I'm sorry! However, she does look absolutely adorable!

Mrs. Filly said...

oh and was she excited? she doesnt look the least bit nervous in the pic

Haven and Home said...

Hi Paula,

I can't imagine how you are feeling. So exciting but sad at the same time. She does look so cute though!!!!

nkp said...

Mine too, heart breaking, that is. And my two are in fourth and second grade. You'd think I was over it by now.

I hope she has a wonderful day. I bet she'll be all smiles and full of stories when she comes home!

And that skirt...too cute for words, really!

Estelle said...

Oh my. I will keep your heart in my thoughts all day. I can only imagine what that feels like and how you're never really ready. Did you make her skirt? Seriously, so cute.

megan and melissa said...

What a fun memorable day...she looks darling. Hope you had a good weekend.
xoxo-Meg
fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

Char said...

((hugs)) every mommy needs extra hugs on the first day of school.

she's adorable

Emily said...

My son starts Kindergarten this September and I've been sighing over his baby album for the past few weeks.
I love the skirt your daughter is wearing - perfect for the first day of school!

Full House said...

Oh Paula...I can totally relate. This darn getting older thing just doesn't seem to be working.

Hey at least she looks so stinkin cute.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Hugs to you! I know it must be hard.

She is PRECIOUS!

Hanako66 said...

she is so darling...what a big girl to be starting school! :) good luck

For Your Inspiration said...

My little girl started last week and I didn't make it back to the car before I started sobbing. It's so much harder on mommies. I am thinking of you.

And, I'll add my raves about the skirt...It is adorable!

Maria said...

I can't get over her lil handwriting skirt, ADORABLE!!! Did you make that? love it!!

bluehydrangea said...

Oh, I remember that day with my twins. they didn't cry but I did! she looks adorable!

Joslyn said...

oooh what a milestone. she looks adorable. that skirt is perfection.

Ellen said...

I hope you're day is getting better and that she cheers you up when she gets home! But she does look adorable in that picture. What could be more perfect for her first day than that skirt?! Adorable!

Eclectic said...

She is precious! And that skirt is to die for...you (she) have such great style!

the southern hostess said...

She's a doll. What a cute skirt!

Vana said...

last year my son started preschool and i felt weak every time i would say bye bye to him. I think it's harder on us moms than it is for them. She will love it...and you will love that you can do so much in the meantime.

nikki r said...

love the skirt!! i still break down every year but i use the excuse to treat myself to coffee the entire week.

Gracie said...

Very sweet. Her skirt is simply adorable and so is she. Have fun and treasure each moment.

PS~Erin said...

Oh, I'm aching with you. It's so hard. We just went to pick out a backpack and lunchbox today. Next week is meet the teacher and then 1st grade. Sniff. Hope Ellie had an awesome day and that you and your little guy had a good time together. (Love her skirt!)

PS~Erin said...

Oh, I'm aching with you. It's so hard. We just went to pick out a backpack and lunchbox today. Next week is meet the teacher and then 1st grade. Sniff. Hope Ellie had an awesome day and that you and your little guy had a good time together. (Love her skirt!)

Lavender and Lilies said...

That is the cutest skirt I have ever seen!

two brunettes said...

CAN I PLLEEASSE HAVE THAT SKIRT!!!!! Your daughter is seriously gorgeous...i know ive said it before! My heart would be oh so breaking too!

Kristin said...

Awwwwwwwwwww. I'm sorry mama. But you dressed her awful pretty. The little man is on the verge of walking and that's killing me!

Julia said...

aw, what a sweet first day of school outfit. :)

Rachel Follett said...

Her outfit is so adorable. I want a grown up version of her back pack!

eco-stylista said...

She looks so lovely! I remember our first day, I was in such a peculiar state all day, I could not find my place and I was worried like hell.

Jean Tan said...

cute skirt! :)

Design Esquire said...

She looks ready for school and very confident (and her outfit is so cute!).

Susie (So Blessed) said...

You will always cherish the memory of this day...even though it is bittersweet. Your daughter is beautiful! Every milestone is so precious.

I STILL vividly recall the first day of kindgergarten when Brooke wanted to ride the bus home! She was fiercely independent, even then.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

awww she looks darling. i made it easy for my mom...she never had to leave me there. i stayed glued to her leg like you wouldn't believe. only-child syndrome, much? xo

Aartee said...

aww how cute is she!

Sarah Klassen said...

Sweet does not fully describe how cute this photo of little Ellie is! She is adorable and looks so age appropriate chic, I must say!

She will look back on this day with fond memories I bet :)

ashley&christy2001 said...

Her skirt is too cute, mine starts preschool next year and I just know I will be a basket case, my prayers are with you through this transition.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I hate to say it, but it never gets easier. Each year you wonder why they have to grow up soooo fast and yes, your heart breaks just a bit each time. The up side is getting to hear all about their day--some priceless moments and chats are in your future. Enjoy those. :)

Jennie Bee said...

aw! thats great! What a cute Skirt!! did you make that?

The Hoppers said...

Where's her briefcase? She is so cute! Love the skirt!

la la Lovely said...

Oh I hope you are doing better now.....that is such a hard day... look at how cute she is.. I adore that skirt.. did you make it?

belinda said...

how adorable! your little girl is so beautiful. i see you've also been inspired by katiedid? i have the moda fabric all ready for a similar skirt when my daughter is old enough!! only she can't wear to school as we have uniforms here.. bugger!