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.
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.