What a week it’s been! Thankfully Cheshire has been reasonably sheltered from all the storms and flooding, but Wednesday was the day we got hit by the high winds. I had a very scary journey home from work that day, which took an hour and a half instead of my usual 40 minutes and involved working my way around two fallen trees completely blocking the road and several long traffic jams. I’m looking forward to not having to make my commute for another week, as I am off the whole of next week for Half Term. No idea what we’re going to get up to yet, mind you, but I’m sure we’ll find things to do. Anyway, enough about that, here are my photos from last week:
Sunday 9 February 2014: The boy loves his popcorn
I took both kids to the cinema today to see Frozen the sing-a-long version (which we all thoroughly enjoyed despite there only being about 10 people total in the cinema, and I’m sure we were the only ones singing!). This bucket of popcorn was supposed to be for us all to share, but I think my son had other ideas! I’m not sure if he was eating this or cuddling it!
Monday 10 February 2014: Don’t panic, it’s just amateur dramatics
We’re well into rehearsals for “Deathtrap”; the play I am going to be in at the end of March. It’s fun to see the set coming together at each rehearsal, and the furniture is well on the way too. We arrived at the theatre this evening to find this note attached to the plank of wood balanced across two pedestals which is serving as a desk at the moment.
Tuesday 11 February 2014: Bedtime Stories
My daughter has reached the stage where she doesn’t want us looking over her shoulder when she’s reading, and so this is how we do bedtime stories these days – with her sitting on the floor, reading the book to us. Tonight it was Mr Bump – one of my favourites from my childhood 🙂
The picture is grainy due to being taken in low light without a flash on my iPhone. But it’s about capturing the moment for me, not taking a technically perfect photo.
Wednesday 12 February 2014: Ramping up the Red
My son’s nursery were fundraising for the British Heart Foundation today, with a “ramping up the red” event. All the staff and kids were asked to come in wearing something red, and to give a donation to the BHF for doing so. Thankfully my son has a red top, and even better we remembered to dress him in it this morning!
He was quite delighted with the sticker he received as a thank you.
After this photo was published we received an email from my son’s nursery to announce that a total of £150 had been raised by the event – great result for a great cause!
Thursday 13 February 2014: Half monkey, half penguin
On the way home from school today we were talking about animals, and making up our own silly creatures. My daughter came up with the idea of the half-monkey, half-penguin, and it old her she should try drawing one of those as it sounded so funny. We got home and she did just that. She’s always been keen on art and drawing, but this is noticeably better than anything she’s produced before, and so it currently has pride of place on our fridge.
Friday 14 February 2014: Extra-Curricular Activities
It was the last day of school before the half term holiday today. My daughter usually gets her homework on a Friday, but today she came home without, as they haven’t been given any for the holiday. Unperturbed she said to me on the way home “have you got any workbooks I can do Mummy?”. Luckily I had a couple mucked away, so she was able to do some work before tea time.
Kids these days, eh?!
Saturday 15 February 2014: The immediacy of photography
This is another picture which is not technically perfect (camera phone, indoor, low light, kids that won’t stand still), but again it’s more about capturing the moment.
We went out for a pub lunch today, and (as he often does) my husband brought his camera and was taking photos of the kids. And as they often do as soon as they realised what he was doing the kids were peering over his shoulder looking at the pictures he’d just taken. Our kids are growing up in a world where photography is immediate – none of this having to wait until the film is finished and then leaving it at the chemists for a few days before you can see your pictures!
If you want to see how other bloggers are getting on with their photo a day projects then head on over to The Boy And Me’s blog where we all share links to our roundup posts each week.