2.11.2009

LTB K-6

lots of double dog dares and even a triple! well, i guess there's no getting out of this one. i've been saving this gem for a rainy day, and although it's actually sunny today, it's still cold and i'm bored (if i still had a dog maybe i'd walk it). so here goes...



from left to right:

kindergarten-you've got to have the bowl, right?

1st grade-pierced ears (i remember getting off the school bus and rotating my earrings, just like they told me to, thinking i was so cool).

2nd grade-notice that i've got my second set of (BIG) teeth. this is the year i peed my pants at school. on my "special day"! what are the odds? good thing is that my mom was already coming in for my special day anyway, so she just brought me some new clothes. oh, and i totally had a crush on mike smith.

3rd grade-emilie and i got perms and i remember thinking my sweater was the prettiest thing ever (it had roses on the bottom, which, sadly, you can't see). BUT my mom had to leave town for picture day and my dad did our hair-and BRUSHED out the perms. our teachers told my mom that they tried to salvage our do's, but as you can see-dad did some damage.

i'd say this is when things begin to go downhill...

4th grade-this sweet vest had matching hammer pants. that's right, hammer pants. i remember being sort of bugged because i got the outfit when we were in florida, so i was sure that no one else would have the same one. instead, another girl had it AND wore it on picture day AND her name was melanie martin (my maiden name is martin), so she was right beside me in the class picture! so uncool.

5th grade-notice that i've toned down the wardrobe and have added a special "b.f.f." necklace! allie and i were b.f.f. and i think we even had a three-piece one as well with our other b.f.f., erin. this was my last year at haine elementary and before i left allie and i cut our hands and stuck the bloody mess together to seal ourselves as "blood sisters."

6th grade-my shining moment! ah, where to begin...i kept this one hidden for years. that is, until i took stevie to 'meet the parents' and my mom busted it out in all its 8x10 glory. stevie almost called off the engagement (i'm still not sure if he was totally kidding). in my defense, my dad was responsible for the most obvious problem: my 'kelly martin' glasses ('kelly martin' in respect only to color, because i'm quite sure her glasses were much more fashionable. and were her size.) my dad took me to sears for new glasses and despite the best efforts of the sales associates to persuade him otherwise, he was determined that these glasses would be a sound purchase; i would grow into them. instead, i was dubbed 'flat-face' because the large glasses combined with my small nose made my profile just that-flat. you can betchyurbottom i upgraded to contacts shortly thereafter. oh, and the hair...i don't even know what excuse would suffice.

so there you have it, LTB K-6. ain't that a sight to behold?!

now, i'm going to double dog dare a few of you (one for each grade i dared to reveal): holwonder, alifinale, +L, blonde canary, gina bina, shannon and jess.

22 comments:

Emilie May said...

"hey... is that your sister"
"uh... yeah."
"wow... really?"
gulp. "really."
my how roles have reversed!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

and yet, i was still part of the "in" crowd! must be my colorful personality.

Mel said...

haha the 6th grade photo. Why isn't that framed in your living room?

chad, lindsay, & may-may said...

6th grade is by far my favorite, mostly due to the center section of bangs and the "I'm so awesome" smirk on your face. The crazy thing is that in a few years, our kids will be down the same road.

+L said...

i'm dying. and luckily i don't have access to the blackmail material. i'm hoping it got lost in the shuffle of my parents' many moves. besides, i don't think my best year was until 8th grade when i really laid on the dork- being 95 pounds, wearing an XXXXL ELMO (yes elmo) sweatshirt, unplucked cuban eyebrows, and enormous glasses. oh that was suuuuch a bad year.

Bri!!! said...

Dan and I were dying. These are so much fun. I'm not sure I have class pictures, but I should be able to dig something up. This was a fun post.

bulkleybunch said...

those are soooo AWESOME!!!!!!! and pretty bad at the same time!! :) i can say that cuz you turned out okay after all that!!!!! heehee well, if you think i'm going to learn how to scan a pic you are sorely mistaken. i'll give them to you and you can do it for me for the next time you're super bored! thanks for the laugh. that is classic!

Munchkin said...

Darling Photos

buddens said...

I actually really liked the third grade picture, brushed perm and all. It's my favorite out of all of them. And then ... poor sixth grade. That's usually the age when you start to realize your parents don't know everything, and I'm sure your dad's glasses purchase didn't help him score any points in the dwindling "Father Knows Best" department. All of these are so great! Thanks for sharing!

Two Wheeler said...

Oh man, this is great! GinaBina, I'm waiting...

Best post I've seen in a while!

emilie s. d. p. said...

Oh my! These had be cracking up...I don't know if I could do it. I'm pretty sure I look like a man in my 6th grade picture.

carterandhaileysmommy said...

oh liz...so funny...i am pretty sure i have some of those pics of you...oh and when we decided to be blood sisters...that is something i will NEVER! forget...too cute!

gina bina said...

I peed my pants in 2nd grade too!!!!! I knew we were friends for a reason.
I'll have to dig out the archives from my moms this weekend. If you think yours are bad...you haven't seen hippie gina yet.

Natlee Lloyd said...

Love it!

Wildings said...

Seriously, those are "classic!" I've had a good laugh, but can't laugh too hard cause mine are probably just the same! So funny!

Beeta and Peeps said...

Those pictures are dead SEXY! Sweet little Liz. I wish I knew you back then and could have been your fourth BFF. My pictures were all pretty bad, but I really started to go downhill in Junior high, I think.

Melissa said...

2nd grade, Ha!, I still pee my pants. But I do love the 6th grade doo. Seriously, what was your mom thinking letting your dad take you shopping for glasses. That's just cruel.

Bob said...

What is this, "Mommy Dearest"? I am Liz's dad. Her blog contains numerous falsehoods. I tried like heck to talk Liz out of getting those glasses, but she simply insisted that she had to have them. And the reason for her hair? She didn't get up until the bus was out front.

Alifinale said...

Man. I thought I already commented, but apparently I didn't. Ok, these are hilarious and I love that you posted them and had commentary for each. I would love to share my scary pictures from my years of the awkward phase, but I don't have a scanner (man I wish I did) and I don't even know if I have all of them. But let me tell you, it was all downhill from 2nd grade.

sarahbclark! said...

this is awesome. i remember mike smith! all the little girls had crushes on him. don't remember the pants peeing thing though, so it seems the rest of the class may have forgotten.

Laurie said...

I totally love the bowl cut. I had the same one. Along with the PERM!

sheena said...

aaah!! How did I miss this post?!! I LOVE the glasses!!