First Day of School

My kids FINALLY started school today.  Hallelujah!  I love my kids.  I really do.  But I also love freedom and having a few hours a day to get everything I need to get done done.  Those last couple of weeks about did me in.

I wasn’t going to do back to school pictures this year.  Things were hectic.  My husband and I scheduled a vacation the last few days of summer and we didn’t get home until late the night before school started.  At the last minute I decided I would regret not doing them so we threw the kids in their first day of school clothes and headed over to Brayden’s school when I should have been packing for our trip.

I have my camera out on the first day of school and get some pictures, but by getting the shots I really want out of the way before the big day I find there is less pressure.  I can be more present and my kids aren’t annoyed with me wanting pictures.  It takes pressure off of all of us.

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And here is one from today.  I hope to get a shot of them walking across this same crosswalk until they graduate… that is if they will cooperate with me 🙂