Sunday, January 22, 2012

Week 3: January 15 - 21, 2010 {#Mamatography}

Mamatography 2012

It was so hard to choose photos for this week's Mamatography post. It seemed like I had the camera out all of the time. And we did so much! I had the kids help me choose which picture to include and this is what we decided on:
Day 15 (1/15/12)
"I push this button!"
Little Guy was just thrilled when "Brubber" invited him to play computer games on his laptop with him. Usually, we try to keep him away from our computers because he gets over-excited AND had that "I know what I'm doing and I'm going to do it myself" attitude going. The two of those, together, usually equal a computer that is completely frozen up within minutes and hours of trying to figure out how to fix it. But, my oldest patiently kept little guy in check and found a game that would allow him to use the mouse pad easily. He had the BEST time!

Day 16 (1/16/12)
Warm Winter's Catnap
Number 1 has been in heaven lately. He comes into the house after spending a few hours in the freezing cold, gets a bite to eat, then lays down somewhere for a nap - purring the entire time. I can't help but wonder if he ran into a stray who told him he should be grateful for a warm home and food in his belly. He's been showing his appreciation in many ways, too. He knows how much I like a kitty sitting on my lap, but he never really cared for it himself. Not recently! He's been bringing up "presents" to the door (and sometimes tries to sneak them into the house) in the form of field mice. My oldest usually is the recipient of these gifts, since he's often the first one to leave the house in the morning! And, he has even been hanging out with Little Guy, who has just recently made the differentiation between stuffed animal and real animal.

Day 17 (1/17/12)

If you're my friend on Facebook, you already know about this picture. My oldest borrowed my camera for a school project he had to do (how cool is it that he can email his homework to his teachers?!) And, while he had the camera, he had to screw around a little, right? I found about 20 goofy pictures of him and his friend on my camera after he returned it to me. I jokingly told him that he should always delete photos after uploading, or they could make their way into the wrong hands. Then I mentioned putting one of the pictures on Facebook and tagging him in it. The kid actually DARED me to do it. Well, being the mom that I am, that's exactly what I did. I started feeling bad a few minutes later, so I removed the tag (the picture is still there.) I just don't know if one of his classmates might get a hold of his goofy picture and turn it into some kind of nasty joke. So, it's on my wall and he can tag himself in it if he wants. And I'll be having prints made of these photos because they are just too fun to forget about!

Day 18 (1/18/12)
You Could Have Put Your Eye Out!
You know how you're always warning kids to be careful with scissors? Yeah... While Little Guy and I were making our Craft Idea Book, I put the scissors down for a split second. That was long enough for him to come charging across the room at full-speed to grab them. Only I was faster and snatched them up. And, as you can see by the picture, I didn't do so safely. I stabbed myself in the hand - and it was a bloody one. Little Guy's eyes were like saucers when he saw what had happened. I think that he truly did not believe me all of those times I told him that scissors are dangerous. He probably thought I was just saying it to keep him from having all of the cutting-up-paper-fun. Ever since this occurrence, though, he hasn't tried to get my scissors. And I'm on the look-out for a good pair of child safety scissors for him. It is fun to cut paper and why should I be the only one to enjoy it?

Day 19 (1/19/12)
My Very Cold Friend
It was so cold! The wind was blowing like mad and the temperature, without taking windchill into account, was 9F. We have a pair of Blue Jays that have decided to winter in the woods behind our house and I couldn't help but see this bright blue guy all puffed up and trying to stay warm when I passed the window. I tossed a handful of seeds out for him and he quickly swooped down from his perch to fill his stomach.

Day 20 (1/20/12)
The Sick Blanket
Another chilly day. Rather than heading outside, Little Guy and I had an all-day indoor camping trip. This picture was taken early on in our day. We ended up making a campfire out of paper towel tubes and tissue paper. We made beds and Little Guy took a nap in his tent. We had snacks. We even went fishing, using sticks, yarn and paper clips for hooks. We didn't catch anything and concluded that fish do not like gummy worms, so we ate the worms for "dinner", instead!

See that striped, crocheted blanket? My great-grandmother made that before I was born (I think it may even be older than my mom.) It is known as "The Sick Blanket" because that is the blanket that we used whenever we were ill and laid on the couch in the living room all day, while our mom or dad nursed us back to health. It is used for the same purpose for my kids and, hopefully, one of them will become as attached as I have to it and their kids will get to know The Sick Blanket, as well. And when we were well, that blanket made the BEST tents... Still does!

Day 21 (1/21/12)
This is the picture of winter in my mind. Sled and squirrel tracks in the snow. Kids' footprints, big and small. The sunshine creating those cool blue shadows that you can only see in the wintertime across the snow...

So, what did your week look like? If you'd like to join me in this endeavor, just click on the Mamatography button at the top of this post to learn more. I'll be linking this post at Diary of a First Child's Week 3 Mamatography Linky when it's posted on Wednesday (1/25), so if you'd like to see more photos you should head over!


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are beautiful photos and great stories! I have such a hard time narrowing life down to one photo. I'll have to pose the challenge for myself. Oh, and I'm interested to see if your youngest plays differently with scissors now that he's seen the danger?

Ponderings from the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hopping over from Mamatography. Wow! I love your wintertime photo - very creative!

Luschka said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely photos - I agree the winter one is a fantastic photo! And I love the messing around pictures too! Thanks for joining us again this week!

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Thank you so much for sharing your week with us. I love your "Sick Blanket" - we have one as well, though it is a quilt. It sounds like you and the Little One had a great time "Camping In"!

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your pictures - and the stories! I shouldn't laugh at the scissors one but I found it pretty funny - I could totally see myself teaching Bean a lesson in just such a way lol! (Glad you're OK though! ;))

The first one is so sweet, too. Bean is obsessed with our computers - in spite of having both her own toy laptop and now an actual (older) laptop...she only wants ours. Props to your teen for having that patience!

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Your household seems like an awfully pleasant place to be, between goofing around with your oldest, enjoying purring cats on your lap, feeding birds, and building tents. Sorry to hear about the cut, though! Those mishaps are never fun, but I'm sure you're glad it was you and not the little guy.

Kat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ouch! Hope you're hand's better! Really enjoyed reading about your week :-)

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