The new shoes are really looking ‘new’, the banged up legs let us know that summer has been thoroughly enjoyed, and the weather has turned and is telling us that as hard as it is to believe, school is starting!
For some reason I started taking pictures of my son and daughter on the front steps of our home the first day of school starting with first grade. I just had a thought in the back of my mind somewhere that I may need these photos for something down the road. I was SO happy to have them! When we were planning a graduation party for my oldest I was able to put this invitation together – – and boy was it a fun ‘walk’ down memory lane!
So, you bet that I am getting the boys on those same steps!
It is easy to do … and who cares if I am out in my front yard in my pjs for all the neighbors to see!
I am so glad that I started this tradition with my kids and you will be too. If you miss the first day…no one will really know…just get it as close to possible to the beginning of school : )
I also get some of the classroom stuff on drop in day the day before.
I really like, the angles when trying to get a close up of the subject AND his art; you can fit more in the frame when you turn the camera.
But the ‘first day of school’ grin is priceless to this camera mom…
…who knows that once they hit first grade the time will fly by and in a blink of an eye my little boys will be walking down that isle at their senior graduation.
So for now, I will fight back the tears as I leave them and savor every little morsel… of the new shoes, the new teachers, the new friends and their first day of school and their fun journey ahead!