School Photos are terrifying

Poor sad scared Ingrid. Her sad little cheeks are still chapped from whatever was irritating her this winter no matter what lotion we slathered on her face. And you can tell she had been crying her eyes out because…

…yup it was documented previously.  She still looks cute in that innocent, child-like way. And those curls. Her hair. I don’t exactly know what to do with it…curly hair doesn’t sleep well or nap well or take well to rubbing up against the back of a car-seat.  Ingrid, everything about her is just so….Ingrid.


Sydney on the other hand isn’t smiling for anyone not because she doesn’t know how but because she doesn’t like you or want to.  I love the open mouth stare.  And the flowers with the “I didn’t do anything wrong” eyes.  The girl has sass and its showing at 4.  At least she was rocking the confidence in the sibling photo; show off.



School Photos, an improvement!

The girl’s had their fall school photos a few weeks ago.  No handmade dresses were donned this year, mom’s been a bit pre-occupied at work sadly — mommy fail. They still looked cute in their little store-bought (and hand-me-down for Ingrid) sweater dresses and they turned out well to boot!

First up Sydney.  You can tell she still isn’t quite certain about this entire process because of her awkwardly fake smile but she did much better than she has in years past.

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Ingrid, the ham, was all smiles though. I love the little tuft of hair that’s askew…so Ingrid.  She is a wild crazy happy child.

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And the pictures of them together just melt my heart. Seriously? These kids.  Cute overload.

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Although these are not quite as hilarious as they have been in years past there is something incredibly cheesy dorky about canned school photos that can’t be beat.

Spring school photos

I hope you all are ready for a good laugh. You know that school photos never disappoint and this session will not let you down.

First up, Ingrid in her all grey picture wear.


In her defense the poor girl was super sick. I ended up getting a call from school around 11 while in a meeting and had a to leave to go pick her up. She was a feverish snotty mess.  Poor thing.  You could see the tears in her eyes in the photo.  Sadness.

Sydney’s were not much better. I didn’t realize til after I was nearly out the door that AM (running late of course) that it was picture day.  Royce did his best getting Syd to take off her princess t-shirt and into a dress; and he even did her little side pony tail too. She looks like something out of an 80’s movie.  And of course the scowl made an appearance; it always does in school photos.


And the pictures of the two together are just classic. Ingrid doesn’t look amused and still has tears in her eyes and Syd is just doing as best she can in a forced posed way. I can only imagine how this all went down behind the scenes.  Bless my husband for trying to get those girls ready by himself for picture day, but between Ingrid’s grey pant ensemble and Syds dress, tights, shoes and hair I’m just beside myself with laughter.


Always good for a laugh

It’s school photo time again!  My favorite time of year!  These things are always good for a few laughs.  I wish I could be there someday when they are taking these photos because her facial expressions are nothing like what I’ve captured here at home; its like a half-smile, half-“i’m going to eat you!” grin.


and seriously the flower?  Even she is like why am I holding this?


The obligatory cheesy pose with antique bike is awesome. The addition of crazy eyes makes it even more so.


And of course this was Ingrid’s first time with school photos and so far she is light years better than her sister!


I’m amazed they didn’t get more smiles from her since she gives them out so freely.


As a bonus they offer to do sibling shots.


I’m sure these will only get better with time!


School pictures never fail to entertain

So at this point I think it’s fair to say that Sydney is not a good portrait subject. She does great with candid shots but portriats…not so much.

Case in point:


I have no idea what’s going on in this picture but she usually has better posture and doesn’t look as though she wants to eat you.

And then there is this one which isn’t too bad but the pose is just too coy for me to take seriously.


This is probably the best one of the three but her hair is all tousled about…one would think they could have at least tried to tame it between the time I dropped her off and the time she got her photos taken…


The kicker this time is the class photo.  I mean why is Syd smashed over in that corner…and then the look on her face…I can’t even look at it without laughing!!  The entire class looks mad and unhappy. Really these kids usually are the happiest around; they go bonkers each time someone walks into the room, unless apparently you are a photographer!


I actually made another dress for this occasion but it was a one shoulder summer dress that wasn’t really appropriate for the random 40 degree day we had on picture day.  Thankfully I had another homemade dress around that was appropriate for school pictures on a cold May Day.  If you want to see the progression of the recent school photos I’ve blogged about click here…the growth in this little pipsqueak is amazing to see!

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School Pictures

Syds school pictures this time around were almost as good as the last ones.  Oh my has her face changed!  No more chub.

Anyways again – not worth purchasing but definitely worth scanning for prosperity (and to document the scowl).  To be a fly on the wall and know what the photographer/teachers were doing to *try* to get her to smile.  Her dress this time was courtesy of my Mom.  Isn’t it adorable?  It’s also featured this year in our Holiday Cards.


How dare you kick my puppy.


What? You want me to say Cheese?


This is all the smile you fools are going to get.

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Someone did not want their picture taken

I couldn’t resist.  Twice a year they have picture day at Syds day-care.  They usually come back mediocre but this round was hilarious.  Someone was NOT photogenic which was too bad since she looked so cute in her Ice Cream Dress.   Not worth purchasing, but definitely worth scanning in and posting on the blog for prosperity’s sake!


poor pitiful face


this is the best smile you are going to get


"the sneer" Syd has perfected it. It is her WTF? face. I can only imagine what they were doing behind the camera to get this look.


Syds class; poorly exposed

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