Sunday, August 30, 2009

pictures of a soon-to-be-kindergartener.

after seeing numerous friends across the blogosphere sharing their children's back to school shots ... (and wishing that i could link to all of them ... because seriously ... BEAUTIFUL. oh, yeah ... and most of them are professionals.)
i decided that stellers and i most definitely needed to partake in all of the fun.

so ... we set off to g-ma's house ...

because g-ma has an antique desk that i really wanted to include in the pictures ... and because we had a built in babysitter for the little-er little ... and because we would probably get a dinner out of the deal ... and because the desk is REALLY REALLY heavy. and i couldn't take it anywhere else. i consider myself lucky that i was even able to lug the sucker out the door.

settling on her front and side yards for the "photo shoot".
what? there was sun. and trees. and GIGANTIC power lines that would be in EVERY shot if i didn't try really hard to avoid them.

anyhoo.

we had tons o' fun.

mama pretended to be a real photographer and stella pretended to be a real model.

and looky here. it's pretty obvious that she can't wait to start kindergarten. you can tell by the look on her face ... and the descending countdown ... that started ... oh ... about 32 days ago.

unfortunately, mama's still a bit apprehensive. even though my office is completely right next door to her classroom. and i tease that if i knock hard enough on the brick wall that she'll be able to hear me. one knock means "i love you". two knocks mean "i miss you". and three knocks might just be mama banging her head against the wall.







ah ... who am i kidding? mama is scared to death. and completely and absolutely excited ... all at the same time.

but SO not excited to start working again tomorrow. SO. NOT. EXCITED.

12 comments:

Mighty M said...

Love the pictures, especially the one with the apple! The color just pops!! Hope all goes well tomorrow!!

Casey said...

Wow, one of these days you're gonna quit your day job and be a professional photographer! Good luck with kindergarten, she's going to do great!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I have NEVER seen back to school pictures like this! Beautiful!

Christine B. said...

Beautiful, Jen! I really love how good you are getting with that camera....might have to get you to come out here and photograph my family...hmmm ;)

Good luck with school starting....Stella will be fine, and you are lucky that you are literally right next door. She will be fine -- and so will you! Enjoy!

amanda said...

way to go mama! great shots!!

sending lots of happy back to school wishes your way :)

blissfully caffeinated said...

Those are gorgeous! We took like 5 pictures with a phone in front of my parents garage door. So, you know. I'm feeling jealous and lame. Good luck with school. Try not to sob hysterically and lay on the floor holding your kids leg, like I did.

You guys will do great!

Raising Z said...

Wow! The pictures are beautiful. Good luck with the first day of Kindergarten.....I am gearing up for the first day of preschool (I know I am going to lose it).

anymommy said...

Gorgeous. I hope you both had a wonderful day.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Absolutely beautiful. Hope you both are adjusting and having great days! :)

Erin said...

Gorgeous pictures! Very inspiring and emotional!

Jenn said...

All of those pics are wonderful. Lovin' the desk.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

Those are Beautiful!