I am an avid picture taker.
Knowing that I’m only going to have one child, you can bet that I’m going to capture every last second of everything she does for posterity’s sake.
Most of the time she’s pretty cooperative (she does, after all, think she’s a successful runway model), but there are days when I swear she’d like to knock that camera out of my hand.
The thought does occasionally cross my mind – fleetingly – that because I’m always the one behind the camera, I’ve got tons of pics of the Mad Hatter, the Mad Hatter and Daddy, the Mad Hatter and other family members, but not many of the Mad Hatter and me.
When my dear bloggy friend Krystyn at Really, Are you Serious asked if I’d be interested in joining a fun new blog carnival she created, I was all over it! The idea is to get a picture of just me and my little girl every week, and post it on my blog with a little anecdote. This will be both a challenge, and also a great way to ensure that I’m a part of this “digital scrapbook” I’ve been creating for my family.
So, without further adieu, here’s my first Mommy and Me picture:
It isn’t from this week, but I love it! It was taken a couple of weeks ago, the day before MH’s 5th birthday, at Johnny Rocket’s – one of our fave places to go as a family. She adores it all – the music, the “rings” (she’s too cool say onion), the ranch dressing (her mantra: “Nothing is complete without ranch dressing.” I. DIE.), and the special grilled cheese with tomato and pickles they make for her that she barely ever eats because she’s all filled up with rings (with the exception of the pickles and tomatoes, which she pulls out and devours). And of course, the balloons. If we’re lucky, we get an awesome server who makes her a balloon within a balloon. (She. DIES.)
The irony of this picture is that it was taken right after her birthday party. The one at The Little Gym, where after the kids ran around like crazy for an hour, we were supposed to gorge ourselves on yummy cake and pizza.
The pizza place did not deliver the pizza, making for one very unhappy mommy (and that, friends, is an entirely different story for another day). Luckily, 4 and 5 year old kids love cake and were quite happy to skip right to it.
So. After the party, we were starving, and off to JR’s we went! I was so upset about the whole pizza episode at the time, but looking back, it wasn’t such a big deal, and all it did was extend our celebrating MH! We had a yummy lunch, time with Sweetheart and Poppy, who joined us, MH got a free sundae and lots of balloons (can you say crush on the waiter?), and I got this great picture of the two of us!
I’m looking forward to my weekly Mommy and Me blog post, and I hope my readers will join in! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have kids – fur-babies, daddies, any of you who are usually behind the camera. Let someone capture you!
And be sure to head on over to Krystyn’s blog to check out the other Mommy and Me posts that have been linked up!