A Week In Pictures  

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I've been intrigued for awhile by the idea of any one of the versions of Project 365 in which you take a picture a day for a year. Knowing my perfectionist tendencies though, I've been afraid to commit to doing this, as I'm afraid I'll beat myself up if I say I'll do this and then forget or start slacking.

Then a couple of weeks ago I had an idea - I'll start slowly by trying to take a picture every day of the summer, as identified as Memorial Day to Labor Day. The problem is now trying not to be a perfectionist about what album I choose, or picking just one photo for the day, or even about the photos themselves. This is going to be a challenge for me.

Even though I'd planned to start on Memorial Day, I have a couple of cute ones from Saturday and Sunday too, so I think I'll start there.

Saturday, May 23, 2009.
Playing on the deck in a bucket of water.

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Being artsy in my backyard.

and here's where I already have trouble choosing one photo to represent the day. So here's picture number two - Paige and her quarters (she's been getting a quarter every day she feeds the cats in the morning) that she used to go buy a beta fish. She got a red fish, named it Ariel, and insists it is a girl (even though it is not.) Poor gender confused fishie.

Monday, May 25, 2009
I've already posted this one, but I love it. New sandals, and she's wearing pajamas too, by the way, to go out and play.

Tuesday, May 24, 2009
Only a couple days in and I didn't have a picture! I knew this would happen. So I had Roland take one of us.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Paige has been having trouble with constipation, and thus is scared to poop on the potty. She tried on Wednesday, so we made a big deal out of it and made Pillsbury Cinnabon Cookies. "I tried to poop on the potty cookies" didn't sound so appetizing, so Michelle suggested "Courage Cookies." I like that and think it might be something to do every time we do something courageous around here. We'll see.

Thursday, May 28, 2009
I took Paige to story time at the library. The local library is having a story night every Thursday for a few weeks, and the stories are being read by "local leaders." Tonight's story was read by a fireman. To explain the first picture - last summer, I think it was, Paige fell down in the library parking lot. To stop her crying, I brought her over to these flowers outside the library door, and told her they were "Feel Better Flowers." They've been the Feel Better Flowers to her ever since - she tells me all the time she wants to smell the Feel Better Flowers. Tonight she wanted to smell each one, and helped me to take this picture.

Picture number two:
The fireman read two books about dragons (as they breathe fire) and then a book about firemen. Then the kids did a craft, making a really cute fire breathing dragon.

Friday, May 29, 2009
I had a bad day at work, and didn't have a picture yet, so I asked Roland if we could go get ice cream and took this blurry photo there. I'm thinking I don't want all of the pictures to be of people or events, I want some to be objects or items that represent the day.

So I've actually followed through for one week! Wish me luck for week two.

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5 comments: to “ A Week In Pictures

  • ScottChrisCoriCassiCali
    May 30, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

    I think the pictures are great. It's good to see all of you. :) It doesn't seem there are ever many pictures of me on our blog either. Your picture every day for summer sounds like a great plan. I always wanted to try it too but felt overwhelmed at the thought of forgetting. I am having a hard to time posting a word a week. :) Good luck. I think the pictures will be great even if there is one missing occasionally.

  • Erin Kendall
    May 30, 2009 at 4:19 PM  

    Really, really cool. I want to do this, too.

    Love the theme, too.


  • On the Eastern Journey
    May 31, 2009 at 3:10 AM  

    I tried to do project 365 in 2008 and found myself running around just before bed trying to take a photo of something. Ha! I dropped that project pretty quickly. I love the idea of just doing it for summer. That seems so much more attainable! I think all your pictures and stories are so interesting. The titles on them are fun.

  • Michie
    May 31, 2009 at 7:58 AM  

    Thank you for the nice comments and encouragement ladies! I'm hoping I can keep this up and keep my perfectionism from spoiling my fun!

    For those who'd like to try it - why not start real small - try to record a week in your life. One picture a day for a week, something like that to start. I'd be curious to see what you come up with. :)

  • Katie, Kevin and kids
    June 2, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

    I love the pictures from your week! That does look like a fun challenge. I also like how you've titled each of them with a fun font! Thanks for following A List Maker's Life! I look forward to hearing from you and reading about your family in the future:)


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