The Diner Series
This year Lula has been very interested in painting and drawing and generally creating (best news ever) I can’t pretend that I wasn’t hoping that she would love to make and do so much. I didn’t want to push her in one direction or another and never forced her to go one direction or another. I am so excited that she is so interested in creating, it gives me an opportunity to play like a kid. I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep track of how Lu wants to explore the person that she is becoming this year. We have done comic books and weekly photos. I LOVED the comic book but didn’t push it once she didn’t want to make them anymore. The weekly photos were really up to us as parents since she couldn’t talk or move for the most part. This year I want Lu to have more say and influence in how we document her life. I want to encourage her to explore who she is in her own way.
The past month or so Lu has become very interested in taking pictures of things, not people or herself but things around her. Today I decided to just let her roam around the kitchen and take pictures of whatever she liked. It was a moment I didn’t think of too much or think would amount to anything. I was cooking and putting things away and she was a little bit in the way. It gave me a few minutes to get things organized so I could actually pay 100% attention to her. A funny thing happened once I showed her how to use the camera, she was so intentional in what she took pictures of. She didn’t just walk up to anything and point the camera at it, she walked around everything and looked for the right angle and the right place to take each photo. I stopped what I was doing just to watch her. Sometimes I am so in awe of the amazing little person she is becoming.
This year Lu is going to document herself. I’m going to give her a camera once or twice a month, maybe more maybe less, and let her do whatever she wants. Maybe we will go on a trip to the beach or a museum or a garden or maybe it will just be hanging out at the house. I’m going to let her take the lead and show me how she sees things and how she wants to remember this year. Introducing Lula’s first photographs untouched and handpicked by her.
Things Lula Likes
The Kitchen Series
Waste a little time today I promise it will be worth it.
I’m wondering if this shelf system would work for all our canning this summer.
This is the tomato growing guide I am using this summer.
I joined the 100 Happy Days challenge in March. So far I am a quarter of the way into the challenge and love it. It’s simple, inspiring and has been a lot of fun. Most days I have a hard time picking out which picture I want to use. The best part ahs been the reminder that there are so many happy things that happen even on your worst day. A lot of people have asked me about the challenge and don’t seem to understand the idea or why I would want to do it.
Honestly I am not doing this challenge for anyone but me. Yes, I am, posting the images for anyone to see but the reason behind them is completely selfish, I don’t care who likes them or how many people look at them. At the end of the day I feel better about how my day went and remember to think about the little happy things the next day.
Waste a little time today, I promise it’ll be worth it.
These bubble gum cupcakes from Sprinkle Bakes look like so much fun.
What foods make you feel better and really are better for you when you are sick.
New idea for your Easter eggs next year.
Great idea for a perennial herb basket or window box.
This Ellen clip about Naked and Afraid made my week.
Waste a little time today. I promise it’s worth it!
These beautiful and very familiar photographs made my week.
I want to live my life as a Daymaker.
How to DIY your own sparkly gold star plates.
I want to make this and eat it as soon as possible.
Are you a giver a matcher or a taker? interesting book about 3 types of workers and who is the best for your business.
19 stupid posts…. number 13 and 16 made me laugh our load more than once.