Let's pretend this blog post was penned June 13. That's when the pictures below were taken in honor of Ella's first true last day of pre-school. And let me tell you, capturing this moment was not easy. It involved some phrases like, "Just one more," and "Smile wide and show me your teeth, but put your hands down away from your mouth," and "PLEASE, Mommy really NEEDS to take a good one." Okay, to be honest with you, it involved a lot more pleading. 34 pictures later, there were a few of decent ones.
|Goodness, they look so much alike here!|
|Such a lovely smile.|
|A sweet and silly picture, but not what I had in mind.|
If you click HERE you will see Ella's first day of school pictures 2012, and the recap of her 2011 first day. You will notice that Ella has matured a bit in appearance; her face thinned a bit, her hair grew longer, and she needs a bang trim. Its Abby's appearance that stunned me. She went from a baby to a toddler. Amazing!