OK, I know I've got it good. My husband, when he's not teaching, works part time with a photographer's studio. He has the know-how and the equipment. So we've never gone out for professional pictures of the kids; our walls are full of pictures he's taken. But just a reminder for all of you who will be hitting Sears or Pennys or the Picture People: do your pictures EARLY!!! (we're doing ours on Monday... we always aim for Veteran's Day weekend.) The places will be less crowded, so the photographer will be able to spend more time (and energy) with your kids. And, more importantly, your kids won't be waiting for an hour, bored to tears and ready to explode, before their turn comes up. If you're having pictures done, call today and make that appointment!