Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Class pictures and a new hat

Have I ever told you that Emerson is terrified of photographers? I think this is such a funny development because I chase her with a camera all day long and she is just fine with it. When it comes to professionals though, she is a really really scared.

I knew that she had been through a stage of being terrified in the past. It was quite obvious because everytime we would enter a photography studio she would panic. This is when I decided that we could not do that anymore and met a friend-of-a-friend, Amber. She is an amazing photographer who lived in our area (and doesn't anymore-Boo!). This was the perfect set-up because she would come to our house or meet us somewhere non-threatning and she would get some great shots of Emerson.

Enter preschool- In January Emerson was schduled for school pictures. I knew it would not go well and had resigned to the fact that my first school photo of Emerson would certainly have tears. I was fine with this. Wrong-O. Emerson was so terrified and hysterical that she would not even sit on the bench for the photographer. So, lo-and-behold, there is not even a terrified negative or digital image to document my child's first year at school. Nothing at all.

Last week, Emerson's class was scheduled to have their class picture taken. Not sure why they do this seperately from the individual shots, but oh well. Anyways, apparently the entire class was lined up and ready to take the shot and Emerson would not release her death grip on the teacher. Miss Tracie says that she was trembling and on he verge of a major breakdown. Miss Tracie decided that she could not have her class photo (of 5 students) with 1 not shown. So, the entire class did not take a picture! Sorry mommies, my drama queen ruined it for us all.

As an alternative we decided that I would take a casual class photo today at school. I prepared Emerson for the event over breakfast this morning assuring her that MOMMY would be taking the picture, not a stranger. She was okay with this situation. So, here is a very unprofessional image of Emerson's first preschool class. Aren't they precious?

These are pics of Emerson's new hat for this year. If you recall (which I am sure you won't) she had a similar hat last summer and loved it. The old hat is too small and we decided that she needed a new one. It is a hit.



Allison said...

so cute....belly bump pictures coming soon?