It’s a new year and a new photo challenge. I have been moaning far and wide about my camera being broken, and the fact that I’m using an old camera I’d given to Ameli to play with as my main camera again, with my BlackBerry for a back-up. Rather sad, no? Anyway – it’s about the memory and hopefully in the next few months I’ll have a ‘real’ camera again!
Herewith our first week in pictures. I hope it inspires you to record your days too, whether you share them or not!
01/366 – Jumping on the bed
We made a family bed in the lounge for New Years Eve and had an indoor picnic and watched a movie. Ameli loved the bed the next day. At least jumping up and down on it gave her the energy outlet she needed!
02/366 – Clearing Out
I’m doing this 5-5-5 project for January, although I started a little earlier to give it a test for Natural Parents Network challenge I wrote about yesterday. Here’s the first of my ‘reuse’ pile, waiting to go to Freecyclers who’ve claimed it.
03/366 – Home Made
I’ve started making yoghurt and I am loving it. After taking these pictures I thought I should photograph each step, really, but never mind – by then we’d eaten it. One litre of milk becomes”yoghurt juice”, then some of it is strained for daily yoghurt portions – below is yoghurt, pureed half a banana for flavouring and sliced banana and chopped pecan nuts for topping with a stir of honey to sweeten it a little. The next step, if there’s any left over yoghurt is to strain it for a few hours, add salt and herbs and make yummy cream cheese – and I mean yummy.
04/366 – Swimming
Most of the pools here in the UK have what I think is a simply ridiculous policy: You’re not allowed to take photos in the public area. I mean, you could get someone else’s kids in the picture and do heaven knows what with it. It really irks. So, this is Ameli, in the change room after a swim in a fun heated pool with a baby jacuzzi, adult jacuzzi, tipping bowl thing that sprays water over everyone and a big slide into the water. She had a fantastic time and we enjoyed spending time with our friends too.
Thanks for joining us for our first week in pictures!
New people who’ve joined us for Mamatography in the last week are:
- Twitter friend, Lynn at 365 Mums the Word
- Pam from McBride’s Musings
- E-ma’s Bloggy Blog
- My good friend Kesia who has just started writing at To Motherhood and Beyond; The Unforeseeable Journey
- Shannon from Growing Slower
- Sabina at Stelleluna
- Debbie at Feel Good Be Free
- Fozia at Muslim Mummy
- Outdoors Mom at Simple Living in Silicon Valley
If you’d still like to join us, just sign up!
Mamatography: Week 1
It’s really great how good simple things that we take for granted like sandwiches can look when you stop and take time 🙂
Luschka, It’s lovely to be a part of Mamatography this year! I’m LOVING it. . . and really really trying to take better (fewer iPhone) pictures! 🙂
Thank you for your inspiring pics and for launching Mamatography, I am really enjoying it!
I’m so pleased you’re enjoying it! 🙂
I really need to try making yoghurt again…it looks so good! (My first attempt ended in cheese – good, but not yogurt ;)). Love seeing the story of your week!
Ha! Return some of the whey! Hope you do try it again. I’m so chuffed with how much better than bought it is – and I always liked bought!
Your yoghurt looks divine! Going to check out how you made it now! 🙂
Ha! I cheated and used a yoghurt maker. But make sure to check out the link to making it in a flask at the bottom of the page!
I always thought that was ridiculous as well with the no photos in public bathing areas but then again I wouldn’t want someone else with Little Man’s photo. I’m really having fun with this challenge as well. I love that I have structure to document our lives and how much they are changing this year. I cannot believe we started this as three and will end it as four.
That’s so exciting. Really, it’s because we are going from three to four that I wanted to do the project. My memories from that first year with Ameli are such a blur, I’m so grateful for the photos I can flip through. I love it.
As for the pools… yeah, you’re right – but then I tend to frame pics to only have my people in them, so it irritates me 😉
Looking forward to the Mamatography photo challenge this year! Here’s my first Mamatography post http://ponderingsfromthekitchen.blogspot.com/2012/01/mamatography-week-1.html
Thank you! I’m really excited by this project every day so far 🙂
I apologize, but I have decided to continue password-protecting posts that contain pictures of my daughter. Any of you in this Mamatography Challenge are more than welcome to look — you can comment on my last week’s post if you’d like the password. http://prochaskas.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/mamatography-week-1/
Luschka, I love the angle on that swimming picture! Fabulous foreshortening.
Thanks Marcy! And I’d love the password – do you want me to send it out to the group in my next letter? No problem with you password protecting – I totally understand!
Yes, thank you! I sent you an email.
Lovely! Will include it in a letter early next week! Thanks!
I really love this meme! Your pics are great – I can’t wait to read your CarNatPar post 🙂
Thanks Alicia! So glad you’re enjoying it!
Mmmm, yogurt! I’m looking forward to swimming with Daniel. So far, he doesn’t care too much for water, so I hope that changes!
Ah… just get him in the water… best way to get them to love it 🙂
She looks like she is having so much fun jumping, and your yogurt looks delicious! I hope your week has been as good as it looks!
Thanks Melissa! It’s been hard being ‘indoors’ all the time, but we do the best we can!
Mmm homemade yogurt! Looks like you had a fun week!
Thanks so much for inviting us not only in to your world, but to share ours as well through your Mamatography 2012 Challenge! I look forward to the coming year in pictures and sharing our walk with you.
Thank you lovely Kes! Don’t forget to link up your post to the Linky! (Where it says MR LINKY) Shout if you need help!