Another month, another day 10, another of my favorite photography project -- the 10 on 10. I'm always, always photographing my family and the things we do... but this project makes me capture the fullness of our day. The entirety. Not just the middle, but the beginning and the end. I just love that. I love that I've captured what an entire day looked like through the last almost year.
[The 10on10 is a creative project I'm working on this year along with 10 other photographers around the country. On the 10th of each month, we post 10 images and link to each other to create a blog-circle. Our contribution can be 10 photos over the course of one day (as I do it), 10 over the month, 10 favorites, whatever. Just 10 images that will help us remember these times. Not perfection photographically, but perfection for our memories. The goal is to purposely capture our days.]
This month I shot on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. An ordinary, yet rainy morning. This was the view out of my bedroom window.
Very, very, very out of character for the lady, she slept until 8am. When she awoke, we went to wake the Buddy.
It has not rained much this year during preschool drop off and pickup. They are always so excited to use their umbrellas.
I had to file my sales tax for my photography business this morning, for the first quarter of 2012.
We've been watching our tadpoles develop and the Little Buddy has been so fascinated by it. I also pulled out "Purple Pincher" to get a few shots of him. We've had him since Hilton Head in September and we are planning to take him to Topsail Island in June to let him go free. He's a huge hermit crab, and he's very friendly.
Again I handed the camera to Little Buddy and let him shoot to his heart's content. He did pretty good, no??
I am so happy to have a little guy who isn't afraid of nature. Who isn't afraid to handle creatures and bugs, even if "I", myself, cannot.
On the way to Karate... in the van. He's suddenly developed an interest in drawing and I LOVE it.
He's moved up to the next Karate class and it's quite a bit more challenging. Now he gets to wear all of his sparring gear for most classes, and MAN, does he get sweaty!
This is the first time this has happened since I've begun this project last August. I missed an hour in the morning while the kids were at school... and then in the rush to get home from Karate, get dinner finished, eaten, cleaned up, and ready for bed... I TOTALLY forgot it was 10 on 10 day. Totally. Since I shot these three weeks ago... I honestly cannot remember what the reason was now... We did bedtime really late that day, and I can't remember why. I miss my brain. I know part of it was not getting back home until 6:30pm or so and having to finish up dinner prep... and part of it was that the kids slept so late that day.... At any rate, as we were finally heading up to bed, I realized it was 10 on 10 day... and I had majorly dropped the ball.
I asked Shawn if he'd shoot me reading to the Little Lady... Nine times out of ten, Shawn puts her to bed. We've done this for bonding reasons for her, since she spent so much of her life less than thrilled with Shawn, for no apparent reason. Now that she's past that, we still stick to this routine. It's special daddy-daughter time. But every once in a while, I like to get to put her to bed, too. That, and I LOVE reading the book she insists on getting read each and every single night:
Little Buddy can keep himself awake as long as he needs to, if there is a book or video going.. but the Lady cannot. She simply turns off.
And then it was Little Buddy's turn for bedtime. He prefers animal encyclopedia type books to stories these days.... though sometimes I beg to read a story. But Daddy was putting him to bed this night and I got to shoot.
Thanks for looking through my day. Keep the circle going and check out my west coast kindred photographer spirit
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