Another first day of school has come and gone. I am getting around to posting these a lot sooner than I have in the past. YAY for ME!
When I hunted up pictures from his first day at Kindergarten and First Grade, I realized that I need to get better at taking pictures consistently so as to get a better idea of his height. It looks like he didn't grow a bit from Kindergarten to First Grade. But then when you look at First to Second you see he's shot up. Hmmmm.
He wanted me to take a picture of his backpack since I added a dragon
AND a (poorly made by me) Darth Vader to his repertoire of backpack decorations from last year.
"Okay! Liam stand in front of this tree here real quick while I take your picture."
He's so obliging.
SO! What does a bored mama do while waiting in line for her son when
she has a camera in the car and it's raining?
DUH! Take pictures of raindrops. Sheesh, that's a no-brainer.
Liam was very proud that he went through his first day without pulling any sticks. As was I once I found out that it wasn't a freebie and that another kid had pulled a stick on his first day of school. (Quick explanation of sticks: Do something bad or disruptive and you pull a popsicle stick and put it in a pocket on the wall with your name on it. Needless to say, we try to avoid pulling sticks.)
As much as it was pouring rain at the school, as we drove home
we discovered that the rain had not yet reached our house and
it was nice and overcast. So. . .what do you do when you have nice
light and your boy is dressed handsomely for the first day of school?
Another duh! Take him in the backyard for some portraits of course!
THIS is Liam's smile for the camera face. Mind you, I never actually say, "smile for the camera" but he does it anyway. Much to my chagrin.
I'm a little in love with my son's lashes.
And he's in love with his prize from the teacher for not pulling any sticks.
"Okay! Now smile about your prize."
AHHHH! This is a much better smile.
"Okay, now don't smile but think pleasant thoughts."
Is it just me but do these images make him look a bit too old? I feel
like he has aged right in front of me when looking at these images.
Pretty much PERFECT!
So we're walking back to the house and I stop and say, "Wait, I want to get a few shots of you in your full handsome outfit." And this is what he gives me. Are you kidding? I did not teach him this.
My little model in the making.
He couldn't keep it up for too long without dissolving into giggles.
And here's how he ended his night. He was watching his dad play the Wii and
Spencer turned around to see him conked out in my arms. Say it with me. . .