It takes me about 5 minutes to go into a classroom and photograph about 20 kids. The trick is to do it fast. And do it right. I believe you also have to really like the kids, which I honestly do. They smile for me because I believe they like me, too. I tell them they are naturals, or that they love the camera. I joke with them. And because I do it so fast, I sometimes have to retake one or two.
Today I snapped a few extra pics while I was at it, thinking that if I had nothing to say tonight (which I do not), I’d share these with you.
Coming in the school driveway at 7:20 this morning.
The cupola, viewed from inside one of the courtyards. I actually opened the door to take this shot and the icy blast nearly knocked me over.
A moment of weakness after lunch.
I have many moments of weakness some days. Today Andy, who teaches government & economics in the upper school, brought in tons of little candy bars, left over from a project to teach the students about supply and demand.
What to do with all the leftover candy? Hey, let’s put it in the main office and drive Mrs. Young crazy! Capital idea!
Those big m&m’s are filled with peanut butter.
Can you feel my pain?
The Varsity and Junior Titan cheerleaders warm up in the lobby before a basketball game this afternoon. Our cheerleading squad is one of the best, if not THE best, in the area. Our coach is one of our parents, who also happens to have coached for years at the college level. We are blessed to have her. And the squad is absolutely amazing to watch.
I never post photos of the kids at our school, but these two young ladies (they’re sisters) have their backs to the camera, so I hope it’s ok.
Driving home through town at the end of a very long day.
About to head up the hill where I live. Our house is on the very top, at the end of a long driveway. The long driveway which I walked this afternoon, up and down, up and down – trying to negate the effects of m&m’s and what have you. (Tiny little Almond Joys, Snickers, Reece cups).
Thank heavens I only had the m&m’s.
Ok. I had two Almond Joys but who’s counting?
And at the very top, he waits for me. Every day.
And then we walk together.
PS – My husband and I are watching the end of one of my favorite movies from when I was a kid: The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming! Fun!!