Monthly Archives: February 2012
Welcome to week 8 of Project 52! This week we are exploring the theme of “pretend.”
This past weekend we went to the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Ct. I have vague memories of going there when I was in middle school and was excited to return there with the boys. It was such a fun day! I’m a huge fan of history in general, and I love giving the boys the opportunity to experience the history in this area. The great thing about the seaport is that the activities for children and adults are pretty equal. I was really impressed with the number of hands on activities for the boys. Their favorites of the day were pretending to row a boat and pretending to be fishermen. All in all, it was a beautiful New England day!
Now head on over to the fabulous Melinda Meredith Photography and check out what she’s been working on for pretend. Join us next week when we capture ”alone.”
This past week the boys have been participating in the Teddy Bear Hospital at school. They have transformed the school into a mini hospital for teddy bears. The boys have looked forward to this for weeks! On the first day, they were allowed to bring home a few hospital items. This guy wore the hat, mask, and some rubber gloves for about four hours after he got home on Tuesday. I couldn’t resist getting a few shots of him in his doctor gear!
I hope that week 7 of our Project 52 finds everyone having a wonderful week!
This week’s theme–you guessed it–is…
Playing around with my Lensbaby and textures was tons of fun! I raided the boys’ loot from school and pulled out the Lensbaby and the macro attachment and snapped away. The fun thing to me about the Lensbaby lies in the imperfections it creates. The dreamy effect is perfect for all things “love.”
The boys enjoyed making Valentine’s cards of their own. Each had his own distinct style and method. So fun to watch them focus and create! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again–they are at such a fun age because the holidays are all so exciting to them. They both exclaimed, “Mommy, this was the best Valentine’s Day ever!” It’s amazing how a little candy, a stuffed animal, and some coloring books can make an ordinary day extraordinary to little ones.
Now head on over to the fabulous Melinda Meredith Photography and check out her amazing work! Join us next week when we look at “pretend.”
Sometimes, taking help where you can get it is totally worth it. This little guy is in a stage where he wants to help in any way he can. On this particular day, he and his brother helped dust the baseboards, clean one of the bathrooms, make beds, and vacuum. While his brother had reached his finishing point by the time the laundry came out, this guy insisted on helping me fold clothes. While he didn’t do a great job, I just didn’t care. He folded two loads of laundry, and it was glorious! I know there is a limited window where they are going to want to do these things, so I figure I need to take advantage while I can.
He even does socks!
“Uhm Mom, this sock doesn’t have a match.”
The finished product! It’s messy folding, but who cares!
Love this look. It’s a, “How am I doing mom?” look. And to that I say, Sweetie, you are doing great!
Now find your way to the fabulous Lucy Jane | Adelaide Photographer and see her amazing interpretation this week! Join us next week when our theme is LOVE!
In addition to my Project 52 (which I’m loving!), I’ve also decided to participate in a 10 on 10 challenge with The Bloom Forum as well. I’m really excited about this particular project because it focuses more on lifestyle photography and challenges you to take a photo every hour throughout one day. I will admit that I struggled with the “every hour” part this first time around, but I did have fun pulling out my camera and capturing a day in the life of the boys. It will be such fun at the end of the year to look back at these posts and see how the boys have changed and grown this year. While I’m a month behind, I’m really excited about joining this group and documenting the little things that make up our days. This particular day was a completely normal day. Nothing exciting happened, yet it reveals such sweetness. This is my photography philosophy. It’s the little things that matter most. It’s such a gift to be able to capture these small moments. While they at the moment they might seem mundane, in the not so distant future they are going to be so wonderful to recall. So join me for the remainder of this year to see what small moments find their way into my 10 on 10.
Nothing like a little Star Wars before breakfast!
Yummy breakfast of Quaker Dino oatmeal with a few Valentine’s Day sprinkles for fun.
Heading out to school with one sweet panda and penguin. I simply love these hats and these boys.
Avoiding an alligator attack after lunch.
Allie the alligator. One of many plush creatures who live in our home.
While he’s not a plush creature, this little fellow has incredible patience. One of my first “babies,” he’s hanging tough at eight years old. He’s also rocking a fresh new haircut!
Rolling dice, taking names, and counting numbers.
Bath time is always an adventure in these parts. This guy has huge lungs and can hold his breath just long enough to make you feel uncomfortable.
Getting rid of those sugar bugs. Brusha brusha brusha!
Snuggled up with lots of the plush creatures and thumb sucking. Such big boys but still hanging on to a bit of baby. (they aren’t really sleeping–just pretending for me:-)
Now please head over to see what Nichole Seal Photography, Central California has captured for her 10 on 10. See you next month!