Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to {Middle} School

We are in the second week of school here in California.  
So Far....So Good
(although I don't want to jinx it)

The transition to Middle School has been a good one - for Both of Us!

~ In Years Past ~
~ Like So Many Families Across America ~
The First Day of School was filled with Mom rushing to get the Perfect Picture (followed by child grumbling and groaning)

Last year I finally got Smart - and started doing a Dry Run Sunday.

Little K get's to try out her First Day of School Outfit - and I get to take all the pictures I want.

No Rush
No Hassle
Everybody is Happy

This year - Little K actually asked ME first - if we were going to do a photo shoot before school started.

Aaah - after years of training - I've finally got her requesting that pictures be taken. 

There is One downside to my plan.  I ended up with over 200 shots.  Many of them were really good.

How will I ever choose my favorites

What a difference it makes when my child is relaxed and happy (and mama too).

She was willing to pose anywhere I suggested - and I was willing to try HER  suggestions too.

This shot was on a wall about 12 feet off the ground.  She had to climb on my shoulders just to get into position. 

Oh what the neighbors must think of us.

Time to be a little Goofy

And a little more Serious

And maybe a little Cheeky

So how was the First Day of School in your house?

I have a feeling this is going to be a Great Year. 


  1. Love her Back to School outfit and the pics...I have twins who started middle school last year and had a great year!

  2. Beautiful pictures Karina! She looks to young to be in middle school though! I love your idea of doing this the day before school starts. Love her outfit and cute little flower ring! Hope she has a fantastic first year of middle school!

  3. BTW, love your new blog look!! Did you do it yourself?

  4. Charming pictures of someone who is growing too fast! :) And a new blog look too. Dynomite!

  5. she is adorable, Karina! great pictures. i LOVE the black and white one!!

  6. GORGEOUS! She is so beautiful. I love the one with the caption under it, "and a little more serious". All of the photos are great though. I hope she has a really great school year!

    Your blog looks fantastic too.


  7. Awesome idea and she's so beautiful. I can't believe our babies are in middle school.

  8. little K is growing up so fast and is so pretty! more importantly though -- and i can tell from the projects you work on together and the way you describe your relationship -- she is growing up to be a kind, creative, caring person (just like her mommy). kudos for being an awesome and fun mom!

    p.s. do i spy lipstick (or colored lip gloss) in one of those pics?! MIDDLE SCHOOL, EEEKS!!!

  9. WOW these look great! i told myself last year that i was going to remember this little trick...oops!!:) i hope she has a wonderful first year in middle school.can't believe riley will be there next year...ahhhhh!
    have a happy day karina