School Picture Day


This past fall, the kids had school picture day.  One of the teachers suggested that we do a siblings picture, too, so I could have one of the kids together.  That sounded great, so I signed them up.  This was going to be great!

Or not…


So, let’s talk about this picture.

a) Gracie is crying. Obviously.

b) Bean has this creepy look on his face.

c) Gracie is wearing her light up, hot pink shoes with her pretty little church dress.

d) Bean is wearing camo shorts and Spiderman shoes with his dress shirt.

Some of this I can explain. I thought the picture was only going to be from the waist up, so I only sent the kids with dress clothes for their tops. Clearly, I was wrong.

You might be asking yourself, what does one do with a picture like this? Well, naturally I put it on a coffee mug and gave it to Chris for Christmas. Duh.

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27 Thoughts to “School Picture Day”

  1. Alyssa

    Oh this is classic. I love it. I’m so glad you bought it. Your kids are going to love this in 15 years. Hahaha. Just seeing this picture makes me want to send my kids to preschool so I can get pictures too.

  2. Joanie

    This belongs in Awkward Family Photos!!!

  3. That is so perfect in it’s own way.

  4. crystal

    I can not stop laughing!

  5. I seriously laughed so hard at this!!! I love the shorts with the dress shirt… and how he’s trying to comfort his little sister. Such a good memory!

  6. Meredith Jones

    HAHAHAhahahahahaha. This made me laugh with my head back, thanks for that. ;D

  7. Nicole Curry

    Every year I make SURE my kids have a new outfit for picture day…not so much for Jake now that he is in 2nd grade but he does get a new shirt. I am obsessed with making sure my kids look adorable, sue me. Last year I got Kendall an adorable dress with a big flower for her hair, I was beyond excited. The entire week that outfit was on display. One point you should remember, I was teaching middle school at the time and Kendalls preschool was right downstairs. One day that week we were driving home and I said, Kendall! Tomorrow is picture day, you finally get to wear your dress! And then…it happened…my older child says, mom today is Friday, her picture day was today. Wha?!?!?! I sent my daughter to school that day in jeans and a t-shirt and her hair (remember she is a mixed child) tied up in a bun. I was beyond upset!

  8. Nicole Curry

    Katie I am going to instagram a picture for you , see for yourself! Ha!

  9. Your Gracie and my baby girl are a week apart, and every time I read your posts about Gracie I feel like I am hearing about my own Elsie. They are so similar it’s CRAZY! Sweet little spitfires. And seriously, those are the kinds of pictures that you really appreciate 30 years down the road because of all the memories they bring back.

  10. Kristin

    LOL!!! Love it – I would have done the same thing.

  11. LOL! I love it! I really hope you did make it into a mug for Christmas, because that’s hysterical!

  12. I love it! So much back story! You should almost write it on the back of the photo. My favorite childhood picture was 4th grade. I was in a production of Oliver at a nearby college, and had to have my hair teased into knots and have “dirty” make-up. I arrived back at school after a daytime performance, in grungy clothes and my “street kid” hair and make-up. It’s a lovely picture, let me tell you. 😉 The stories make them the best!

  13. Kat

    HAHAHAHAHA aw man that’s just too much. It actually kinda looks like Bean isn’t wearing any pants…. lol Katie.

  14. Oh this cracks me up! I love the mug idea!!! That is hilarious!

  15. Jess

    I’m sorry, but this is the funniest picture I’ve seen in awhile! I am laughing so hard! I love it!

  16. Sara Hef

    Oh my gosh, this made me laugh after a night of no sleep due to my five month old and a morning of torture from my six year old!!! Both boys of course, along with their 8 year old big brother. I have no idea about girls, but my six year old definitely acts like Miss Gracie!

  17. Mariya

    LOL. Bad photos are great in their own way. Awesome idea!

  18. HA! This picture is priceless! I bet Chris will cherish that coffee cup forever! 🙂

  19. Andrea

    This was hilarious! Bad school pictures are the best! Ours (age 2) had his first school picture taken in the fall. He has had professional candid portraits taken since he was born, but this was his first sit down session with a stranger & a long line of children waiting. His hair was ruffled, he had just busted his chin on something, and he has this screwed up look on his face. We got an 8×10 and proudly put it in the hallway. Funniest/worst picture of our kid so far!

  20. Amy L Butler

    Oh this is too funny 🙂

  21. oh my gosh i am dying. DYING. with laughter. best. post. ever! 🙂

  22. Lindsay Campbell

    I know I commented when you posted this on facebook but It’s just such an awesome picture, I had to comment again. Love this picture! You should send this to Ellen, I know she would post it on the show, she has segments that uses pictures like this, it is hilarious!

  23. jenny-bird

    Hilarious. The coffee mug will be classic.

  24. That is AWESOME! As a photographer, I can relate to this scenario soooo much. 🙂

  25. Tabs

    NATURALLY!!!!! Good choice. This must be remembered.

  26. You are my hero! The coffee mug idea is spectacular!

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