We did our first day of school photos yesterday. I wanted to use the same spot as last year because I like the photos to match from one year to the next but they are working on resurfacing the concrete walkways in our building and the pretty fountain is all covered in black plastic and there is caution tape all throughout our courtyard. I can't wait for that project to be over! So we headed across the street to the park (they call it a park, but it's not public, it's just a really pretty part of the grounds here that looks like a park minus the playground). I thought I'd try to use a few props this year since my photos weren't going to match anyway. It was super last minute and I just grabbed stuff from our house. I really wish I'd had an apple, but of course, we were out of them. My girl insisted on doing the photos on the actual first day of school so we just went with what we had. After much indecision on the wardrobe front we were ready. I took a bunch, but it was super hot and we were sweaty and one of my students was not in the mood, so it didn't all turn out how I had planned in my mind. But really, when does it ever?! So, here you go. Our first day photos from 2014.
My sweet girl. She suddenly seems so grown up!
Finding where we live on the globe. :)
3rd grade! I thought about making them hold a chalkboard with the grade on it, but I figured that would really not match with the previous years' photos so I decided not to. One of my friends does this cute thing where her kids write what they want to be when they grow up on the chalkboard and I thought about doing that too. Then I asked my boy the other day what he wanted to be when he grows up and he just shrugged his shoulders. Then I asked my girl and she said, "I don't know." So I figured I might as well skip that photo. I guess I could have put undeclared on it. ;)
It kinda looks like she's waving hi, but that's 5 for 5th grade!
I'm kinda loving the crazy bokeh in the background of this one.
I was looking at last year's photos when I was going through these and this kid looks way older! It think it's the teeth. Last year he still had all baby teeth.
Yes, she really bites her tongue like that when she's concentrating. She gets it from her Grandmama.
She picked two of her favorite books to use. And she was a pro at balancing those books!
My boy can do it too. :) Maybe my kids have flat heads.
He's still not a huge fan of reading, but I'm hoping this year will change that. Our library has a huge selection of graphic novels and comics that he loves to read which has helped.
I think this is my favorite. I love knee socks and I like that she likes to wear them.
I really wanted a photo of them together but they were so over it at that point. He was standing on a stack of books so he looks tall here.
Had to get a shot of my girl in her new glasses.
You knew this was coming, right? The collage of every first day so far! She's grown so much.
Here's the boy's collage.
He's getting so grown up.
Well, 2 days down, only like 200 or so left! Let's hope they go quick...oh wait, wasn't I just saying how I wanted it to slow down? Haha....typical, right?!