So a few friends and I started a mothers co-op type preschool. Since we all have daughters, it was dubbed
SUGAR & SPICE ACADEMY
~ A finishing school for little ladies~
(Sounds best if said in a snobby british accent like the dude that does Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous on E! tv)
Maybe I should state that having lots of kids over at my house and trying to "teach" them something is just NOT my bag of chips. I don't know why it stresses me out, but it does. The retired veteran meeting planner in me emerges, and I have grand ideas of schedules, organization, smooth transitions between elaborate activities, and hey maybe even name-tags or a welcome packet.
Let's just say knowing how to plan/prepare/execute the logistics of a four day convention did not prepare me for three hrs of 3 yr olds.
So. After hosting it at my house for 2 weeks I was plum out of ideas on our last day, which was nice and sunny. How convenient, I thought, let's do something I want to do. Enter photoshoot.
So I scrambled and came up with a cute cheesey mock school portrait setup.
I gave them a few prompts like "smile"
"now a pretty princess smile"
"silly crazy smile."
Being behind the camera then scrolling through tons of photos while editing really gives you an insiders view on personalities. It was so fun editing these picts and seeing all the silly faces.
A quick text that morning and the moms sent their little darlings out the door with their backpacks and an apple.
(they could barely walk with them on!)
Just so you know, apples aren't cool on a normal day. But if you are outside and have to pose by it for 3 minutes without touching it and there is a small threat that one of the other kids just might eat it before you do, all the sudden apples are da bomb diggity.
They couldn't wait to chow down.
Case in point: this little cutie kept staring at the apple and worriedly saying,
"My mom put that in MY bag."
Here are their apple glamour shots:
These girls sure do keep me on my toes. Hope you enjoyed their school portraits.
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