Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Day of Pre-K!

Yesterday was the first day of pre-kindergarten for Princess. This is her third year in preschool so the routine was quite familiar for her. This year she is attending three afternoons a week from 12:30-2:45. The timing is very awkward for us, but it was the only option available to us at this preschool since she's already completed the other levels of preschool.
She looked so cute in her smocked dress--I love the apple and crayons around the neckline and she really liked the dress too. And I lucked out and the "back to school" bow I had made for her last year looked cute with this year's outfit too.
She is sitting next to her best friend and is very happy about that!

While she was at preschool, Handsome and I walked into town and had his haircut. After a stop at the bakery next door for his traditional "after-haircut-cookie", we walked through our quaint downtown a bit more, including a trip through one of the antique stores. Then we went to a little park and he played for a bit before we walked back to preschool. I had him back in the stroller for the walk back to preschool and let me tell you, it was HEAVY to push him back up the big hill in that! Ugh! Anyhow, it was about 1.5 miles of walking for me, so that is a good thing!!
Princess was happy to see us when class was over and she had a GREAT time!

(by the way--I'm trying out hosting my pictures on Photobucket....I'm not sure if I like it...where do you host your blog pictures? I was just uploading them to Blogger, but I've already used 5% of my space here--plus if I ever want to move my blog the pictures won't go with my blog unless I use an outside host)


Shannon said...

So cute! I love her dress!

I didn't know that about pictures and blogger. I'll be interested to see what your commentors say.

Rae said...

Princess looks absolutely adorable! Her outfit is perfect for the first day of school!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love her first-day-of-school dress! She is so cute and ready to go!

Joy said...

She's a cutie in that darling school dress and bow.

Sarah said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

Sandy Toes said...

I LOVE LOVE that dress! It is so sweet. There is a shoppe called Peaches and Cream in NC that has those dresses. The bow is so sweet. I love bows!

-Hope her kindergarten year is full of memories and friendships!
Sandy Toes

Darlene said...

She looks absolutely adorable...I LOVE that smocked dress and bow!! Looks like she had a ball!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Your daughter is "over the top cute" in that smocked dress and ribbon in her hair. LOVE IT!!

Thanks for leaving a post about my kitchen on my blog. You know, my hubby had the same concern that you do RE: will regular paint withstand the test of time and also concerned about the brushmarks. We had lots of conversations about that and never really reached a decisive conclusion!! LOL!!

Fortunately, we never had to decide because our friend spray lacquered them for us for free so we just had to pay for the paint which was $500.

Personally, I think it would be worth calling around to cabinet makers in your area and seeing how much it costs to do this. They really do look like brand new doors. THere isn't a brush mark in sight and they are extremely durable.

I should add that we just got the doors sprayed. We took them off and brought them to our friend's shop. We showed him the paint colour that we wanted. Then we painted the outside parts of the cabinet with melamine paint (i.e., along the "rims" and the ends).