Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School 2009 Edition

It seems like we just completed the fastest summer on record. Whoosh! It was gone just like that.

Today, Parker, Mallory and Alex headed back to school. This year, I have one in high school, one in junior high and one in elementary school. (Next year, when Nate is home from his mission, we'll have one in college, too!) Okay, so now I'm thinking that not only has the summer gone by way too fast, but my kids are growing up way too fast!

The first day of school is always a reminder that my kids are one year older... (of course I don't get any older...just them!!) Especially hard for me this year was watching Mallory walk into the junior high, her pink argyle backpack slung across her shoulder. She was so excited about going to junior high, which made me glad. For me, junior high was a difficult time, but as I watched Mallory walk away from the car, she seemed full of self-confidence and ready to take it on.

Last week, I took Mallory to the junior high to decorate her locker and to walk around and make sure she knew her way to all her classrooms. I took my camera along for the occasion. She was happy to let me document the occasion.

And this morning, we had to take our traditional first-day-of-school picture on the front porch.
Aren't they cute?

Alex -- the big 4th grader!

Mallory getting ready to walk into the school for the big first day!







21 comments:

Jena Photography said...

Can't believe it's school time already. Eliana started school last week but I'm homeschooling this year. I might just skip them this year seeing as her birthday is coming up soon & will get 5 year pics then.

pat said...

I love these shots of her decorating her locker--such a positive outlook for the school year! I am so glad she is approaching middle school with so much confidence. LOVE that football Tshirt--at first I though it was a tremendous set of abs LOL!!!

Sharon said...

Fun shots! I love her backpack.

Mom2Drew said...

Awesome! Love the locker perspective.

Beth said...

I love the locker shots! I wish my freshman DS would have let me take some photos but I know my DD will when it is her time. Your kids are so grown up looking:)

Kate said...

That picture of Alex just perfectly captures back to school--that little girl whispering into someone's ear is so cute! And I love the pictures of Mallory too. She really looks grown up!

Nicki, said...

Beautiful children and how lucky to get to photograph your daughter decorating her locker. (no such luck in our schools). They do grow up waaaay too fast!

Jen said...

Love the pictures!! Especially that locker one. Im totally struggling with Aly starting kindergarten tomorrow...

--sme said...

Love the shots of her moving into her locker--such a huge part of middle school!

Esther said...

I love that locker shot!! The first day of school...wow, they don't look nervous at all. Great captures..memories to treasure!

Vanessa said...

These are awesome!! the one of your ds waiting in line is SO SWEET, those line shots always tug at my heart strings. I also love your dd decorating her locker! I love them!!

Cathi Green said...

Margaret, I just LOVE the ones of her decorating her locker. What a great idea!

Charleen said...

I love the locker pictures also.

Reds said...

Great back to school photos! and love the ones in front of her locker!

Jason said...

Great shots, I wonder if my boys will let me go take photos like that! TFA

Bobbi said...

Awww, I love them! They are so cute and all look so happy for the first day of school .

And you are right...the moms never get older ;)

Angela2932 said...

I love the shots of Mallory and her locker! How awesome that she let you document this milestone! Your kids look so happy and ready for school!

Amy said...

What fun shots! I love the close-up of her hand on the lock and the quote above the lockers. :)

Janae said...

I love all your back to school pictures! Mallory is a great sport to let you document her on the inside. Then again I guess there or no other kids in sight...or because you have the coolest lens on the planet!

Stephanie said...

Great captures! I love that you even got some at the locker!

Aubrey said...

LOVE the locker pictures!!! They look so grown up!