i am smitten with all of the back-to-school photo ideas on the web - lots of cutie pie kiddos wearing adorable outfits with fresh haircuts and spiffy new backpacks. even some holding so-sweet-wish-i-had-thunk-it-first signs. yep. love them.
but, seriously, i am not about to 1) buy unnecessary new clothes 2) buy unnecessary backpacks or 3) have them unnecessarily bathed and dressed before lessons each morning. some mornings, yes. but most, we will be playing it uber-casual. so what was this photo-lovin' mama to do?
step one: find these neato dry-erase lined writing tablets at target. (gotta love those dollar spot bins!)
step two: have my littles write out their names and the year. this is a great way to measure their handwriting skills over the years too. doesn't luca have excellent penmanship? and we were all extremely impressed with gia.
step three: let them wear favorite pajamas. pajamas i tell you. in the future, i do think a new pair of pjs could make it special (not to mention super practical).
step four: relax and take photos. no rushing off anywhere. we get to stay home! spend as much time as wanted and needed being silly, practicing letters, and taking turns. all excellent lessons for the day as well.
do you have any other great ideas or experiences? please share.