Today is picture day at school.
Typically, I face this day with the tiniest hint of dread…
who is going to fall and have a busted lip?
who is going to insist on wearing an, ahem, unflattering top?
who is going to…
forget it’s picture day?
Thankfully, after a few mishaps in previous years, today I can stand up and proudly say, “not me!”
Not only did I not forget, but I have back up this year.
Since my girls usually come home from school looking like they’ve just come off the Tilt-A-Whirl at Six Fl@gs, I figured why not take a picture when they’re looking their best?
So, here they are: the official pictures from “picture day 2009”
Held unceremoniously on the red bench in my back yard.
precious precious precious!!!!
GREAT pictures of your little dolls!
such a smart girl you are. I think I will try that this year. You can't have too much insurance huh
And what IS it about school that causes our beauties to come home looking like they've been foraging in the forest for weeks on end??!! That's what Kiara's been looking like at 3:15, anyhow!! :O
These will be MUCH better than the generic super posed against a cheesy background pics than you'll get from school, but you already knew that!
Their beautiful pictures!
Mike and Barb says
Lovely, lovely, lovely (loved that Gymboree line!!)
Great idea to take your own pics!
I did that last year with Nina's preschool pics – I had her all fancied up, only to remember that pictures were actually the following week *sigh*
I like yours so much better than the "picture day pictures" at school.
I've been doing this for a couple of years now and it always works out!!!
Your girls are just adorable – seems like they've grown up a lot recently??
INCREDIBLE….both the girls and their photos. They are both so beautiful. Good job, Mom! Okay…I'm not going to check my calendar and make sure our picture days are on it!
The tilt-a-whirl made me giggle 🙂 I seriously don't think they could be any cuter!
Love them! You have your own "red couch"!! How cool is that?!??
Heather Thompson says
Very cute shots and a GREAT idea! I'll do this next year for SURE! My oldest decided to get a black eye yesterday before school while playing soccer. It was picture day of course. can't wait to see the pictures!
The official keepers, are well worth keeping! Way to go Mom!
When I went to school, Mom got a "proof", then got to decide what she wanted to order.
These days, we have to pre-pay, sight unseen & just hope for the best!
Colin and Jill Canada says
Ha-ha, made me laugh! These pictures of the girls are just gorgeous! 🙂
Lori Lynn says
They are beauties! Their hair is adorable. The red bench is nice too!
Beautiful girls!! I must now how you remembered picture day amdist the flurry of fall activities?! Ours was the second week of school and it just so happened to be the same day LeighAnna had gymnastics (before school). I had her change into her uniform in the back of our van, shuttled her into school with that Tilt-A-Whirl hair and then gasped when I realized it was picture day. I guess I have 12 more years to right this wrong. 😉 I love your red bench. Is that a carry over from the red couch?
a Tonggu Momma says
LOVE them, especially since the Tongginator used to have that dress on the right AND we have a red bench in our backyard.
Cindy M says
Ah, what a great idea! They are so cute! What beautiful girls! I, too, cringe, still, at what Picture Day might bring. I try to find humor in the sometimes ridiculously awful pictures they bring home. Until I remember how much I paid for the darn things.
Oh gosh, these are CUTE! I shouldn't be surprised though (since you took 'em and you do have the cutest models).
I remembered school picture day too. I know my kids will have nice looking hair and clothes that day but can't be sure they'll have good expressions. When Maddy forces a smile, she looks like she's in pain. Gwen can fake a smile pretty well but usually doesn't bother and just looks mad. Great. And I had to pre-pay $40 each for their photos!
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oh i love them!!!!! 😀 what a great idea!
Wonderful pics! Can you come and take the pics at my kids' school?? I NEVER like their school pics.
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Great pictures! Good idea to take yours first. 🙂