This year was different, she was still really excited the night before and even went to be early, but she woke up this morning with-I don’t know-more confidence! She knew it was her last day “first day” of the elementary school! I look forward to this day also because I have been photographing the “first day of school” since the very beginning! I have blog posts (which you can see below) clear back to Kindergarten. It’s so awesome to watch her grow up thru those posts…and even know as I post these images, I know she’s going to grow up between now and the last day of school. *sigh*….I have a 5th Grader!
In the year’s past, she had gotten up WAY before the alarm has gone off…this year was a little different…. I can tell she’s turning into a little mini teenager-we had to wake her up! Imagine her thoughts when her Mom was standing there with the camera in her face! hahaha! Some day she’s going to appreciate this..but I know my days are numbered where I can get away with it! haha! She had her outfit layed out for days….well except the shoes. Grandma took her shopping for those just yesterday! Real life……the shot on the right of her standing at the sink, I have this same shot throughout all the years. She use to have to stand on a stool. Fixing her hair…..because as you know, the hair is very important! haha! I jumped in to help her straighten it! It’s a first day of school tradition! Spraying her “perfume”! Tee he he! Making sure she’s got everything packed for her lunch….she’s very particular with how it’s placed in her lunch box……she takes after her mother! haha! I have shots similar to these ones almost every single year! Not much has changed in terms of decorations…but her height has sky rocketed over the years! Watching her cartoons before heading out to catch the bus! Honeycombs……one of her favorites!Her bookbag, her shirt AND her lunch box…all have “M’s” A few Gracie snugglesGracie got her hair cut (basically scalped) a few days ago, so it’s funny looking at her photos from the past few years when she was more “fluffy”. Because you just HAVE to get a few with Mom and Dad! After we got the Mom and Dad shots, she asked us if we could go inside! hahaha!
And…..she’s off! I can’t wait to hear all about it when she gets home!