The little girls were ebullient all day. What’s better than to get to wear your favorite pair of pajamas to school? The whole class was still revved up at pickup time. So excited, even the boys (most of whom dressed up for spirit week, although naturally they were sporting Cars, Batman, or fireman PJs instead of fairy and princess ones).
Our heavily pro-Disney pajama gang was thrilled to wear their absolute fave PJs in the world (which just happen to be handed down from fab friends H2 and S2). Ree wore purple Tinkerbelle jams, and Ro wore hot-pink princess ones. It was raining but oddly bright behind us, so these quick snaps on the covered porch challenged (taunted?) my editing skills, but still make me grin.
The exposure on this photo was so messed up that I couldn’t get it to look normal even with editing (at least not with the hack editing I know how to do). If anyone knows a good way to do it, please share! Anyhow, rather than tossing the photo in the trash, I played around with funky artsy effects. So here’s one with Lightroom editing (higher exposure, more brightness, more blacks, some fill light, cooler temperature, a mask over Ree’s face to bring it out of the shadows, and then, as a last resort because the skintones still looked cruddy, the Lightroom Aged Photo preset). Hey, kind of like the final effect. Especially on the pink Polliwalks for some reason:
And then here’s another fun edit. For a kind of artsy look, I cropped the photo, pulled it into PhotoShop, and added a dry brush painting texture:
Hope you all get a pajama day in the near future (kidlets AND moms!).
PS: Notice the black dent in Ro’s forehead? We were looking up Rapunzel wigs online last night, and she got so excited when we found a primo 60” one that she turned to run out of the room and ran smack into the doorframe. Ugh!!! We held ice on it and fed her tiny marshmallows (bribes to have leave the ice on there for a little while).