Wednesday, January 10, 2007

School pictures

Only a few months late, better late than never! This time I opted for the extra sibling picture, as this will be the last time the kids will be in the same school at the same time (the schools are split K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 in my town, and they probably don't offer sibling portraits anyway). The price of the portrait package went up from $20 to $23 this year, so I ended up forking over $69 for the 3 sets. Yowzer! It's expensive to be a parent. Plus, the pictures are all a bit goofy. Adam looks like he is rolling his eyes, Dova is OK, much better than the scared one from last year, and the two of them together look like they are goofing off. They say that if you don't like the pictures you can send them back and get your money back. But to retake them, you'd have to schedule a new appointment and go through the whole ordeal of getting them dressed nicely and getting their hair to behave.

Here is a set of all the pictures through the years (can never be too organized). At least I managed to remember all the kid's names for the class portraits and they will be forever saved in Flickr. I look back at all my old school pictures and just scratch my head, especially having moved several times before settling in Stony Brook NY in 6th grade. The digital age is good for something!

1 comment :

Bigqueue said...

Digital age or not, I would love to have a good memory for names.

At my 30 year reunion this year, a friend of mine from 4th grade was remembering all sorts of things we did together back then.

All I could remember was the weeping willow tree next to the school....yet he remembered exact things we did around that tree. (and days we skipped rocks on the pond, and round a snake in the wall....I was drawing a total blank on him, never mind these sort of details)

So the digital age will be great....when I can perhaps add ECC error correction to my own gray matter!