Friday, August 24, 2012

School Pictures

Every year we snap a picture of ourselves at the start of the school year, and this year was no exception. It's always been a quick little snapshot taken without much planning, usually by Jon in the morning just before the start of the day. This week, however, I found it necessary to set up the tripod (and I ended up with lots of blurry pics because the tripod was up against the window making it hard to see from behind). One thing led to another, and we decided on taking a few types of pictures just for fun.

Here's the standard shot, taken as we were Thursday afternoon.

Then we took a "private school" shot, as the kids called it, with a teacher and studious looking kids.

Finally, we took a homeschool picture because we can laugh at the whole stereotype. There were a few flavors of homeschoolers we could have picked from, but since we don't have any long homemade dresses or matching family outfits, we went with what we could quickly assemble. I found my best Mom-jeans, tucked in a man-shirt, and neglected to put on eye makeup. If I had a scrunchy or banana clip, I would have worn it. Olivia wanted to know if her hair looked stringy enough, and she wore modest jeans under her dress. Michael thought the dress socks with shorts and running shoes were just right. Oh, and I made sure the kids stood in birth order, too. I hate stereotypes- I really do- but I'd rather laugh at what I might get lumped in with than to pretend it doesn't exist!

Happy weekend!



  1. Oh my goodness! I cannot stop laughing! Love you guys!

  2. Oh man, Michael's smile in the last photo is perfect! Hilarious!

  3. I know, Michael's smile cracks me up! He said he was trying to have a lame smile!

  4. I love it! Especially the homeschool one =).


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