Monday, June 2, 2008

Kindergarten Round-up

Today's the day... I have off work to go get Micaila registered for kindergarten. I thought I was ready for this. I expected the first day of school to be a small issue, but not this. Instead I've been awake since 3am when Mike's alarm went off for him to get ready for work. Can't shut off the brain to get back to sleep... It did allow me to finish a LO I started last night, and then couldn't figure out what to journal about on as it started as an AAM page... It morphed...

Title: Spread Your Wings, Baby...
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Credits:
Papers from the Note 2 Self Kit by Princess Lala of Divine Digital.
Doodles from the A Bit Swirled Pack by Princess Lala of Divine Digital.
Photos by me & my dad.
Fonts: FG Cheryl; FG David

And, if you can read it and the journaling doesn't make you at least tear up then there's something wrong with me 'cause the tears were just runnin' as I typed it...

**Edited to add journaling:

I have to let go just a little more today... The first step of many down the long road to true indepdence. Not that there haven't all ready been times when I had to step back, and watch you learn something for yourself, but none of those moments seemed quite so big.

I'm still a little dazed each time I gaze at you, and wonder how something so gorgeous came from me. While you have your moments - like any other child - of meaness or pettiness, overall you are a loving, giving, caring girl. A child of true beauty inside and out.

Today we register you for kindergarten, and in a few short months you'll be off to your first day of school - alone.

New friends...
New interests...
New moments...

Love,
Mommy
6.2.08
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I also finished a LO last night...

Title: The Exotic Birds of Rosamund Gifford Zoo
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Credits:
Paper and elements from the Sorbet Kit by Kristine of WenchdGrafix.
Photos by me & my dad.
Fonts: CK Greeting Card
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I also have another that I saved as a QP because I'm waiting on new photos of Jaylin to complete it. I'll probably be giving a freebie in the next few days. As you can tell I'm feeling a little more myself. Still not all the way back, but better!

I should go grab a shower before the kids get up as I have a ton to do today including LOs! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

7 comments:

.: Kristine :. said...

Wow!!!! I just love love love the Spread Your wings layout!!!!

I remember when Julie went off to Junior kindergarten. Off she goes on the bus without even looking back...I was a friggin' wreck....

Sending hugs your way today...
{{Cate}}

Kiki said...

Lovely layouts. Unfortunately I couldn't read the journaling.

Danielle said...

The first layout is STUNNING! love what you did here!! I really enojyed looking at your blog!

Creative Junkie said...

Gorgeous layouts! And oh yes, I remember registering for kindergarten and all the thoughts that raced through my head. It's such a bittersweet time! Your journaling is very poignant - you did a great job capturing those emotions!

Dawne said...

~sniff~ Awesome layout Cate.....yep, it brought me back quite a few years...Have a great day..see you tomorrow!!! {{HUGS}}

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Wow!! I can barely see to type through the tears. Aren't those the best kind of layouts? The ones where you just pour your emotions into them. Great page!! I'm sure you made it through the day just fine. I'm hitting a blah spot myself. Hope you are doing better, I know it's been tough few months for you.

{{{HUGS}}}

flattsgurl said...

I hope you are getting your mojo back girl. As you have seen (giggle) I have been feeling the same way. I have been forcing myself to do CT stuff and that is sooo unlike me. I'm starting to feel myself again though.

What gorgeous LO's! The one for your daughter is beautiful...beautiful journaling. :) Oh and I LOVE those pictures of the birds at the zoo. What zoo is that? Is it close to us? Well I hope you have a great week. I'm sorry I have haven't commented here in a bit :( ((HUGS))