We got Emerson's school pictures back yesterday. I wouldn't say they are the best pictures I've ever seen of her (I know, I am a horrible mom for saying that) but they are pretty cute, so I wanted to share them with the rest of you. Emerson has had a hard time with school pictures the past two times she has taken them. (You'd think with the amount of pictures that are taken of her at home, she wouldn't be so camera shy.) We didn't even get pictures from school in the spring (pictures happen twice a year at Parkwood) because she refused to go into the room. This time, I really talked up the fact that it was picture day and everyone at school was going to get their picture taken; it didn't help!! Emerson had a fit when I was there and didn't want to get her picture taken at all. Gail (the Director and Emerson's favorite) and I decided it would be best if I left and they would try again later. The next attempt must have gone better than the first. Gail told me that with some coaxing, she got Emerson to smile. Gail ended up sitting on the platform with Emerson so that Emerson thought both her and Gail were getting their pictures taken. (No wonder Gail has been doing this for such a long time...she's good!) I am surprised Emerson didn't ask where Gail was when she saw the pictures yesterday. But, thank goodness Gail was there to "sit" with Emerson and we could walk away with three decent pictures!!
Hopefully this will get easier as Emerson gets older and used to school pictures. I would hate for her to be one of those kids scarred by a yearbook picture!!!
I have also attached the pictures from Fall 2007, Spring 2008, and Fall 2008 so you can see how much are little one has changed. Sorry for the quality of the pictures...scanners really don't do them justice!!
No pictures for Spring 2009