Thursday, January 3, 2013

Aleida's Challenge

Through a bit of blog hopping this morning I came across this post over at Plucky Momo's blog.  It took me about 2 seconds to take the challenge.  I had thrown my hair in a ponytail this morning and just some random clothes while getting everyone ready for school, I am far from ready for the day but I agree so 100% with the challenge of the post I just grabbed the camera, tripod and remote and took the pictures anyway.  My apologies in advance for the too many pictures you'll be seeing of me this year.  I'll probably keep most of them on the family blog but I'll probably also share some here.

The challenge is to step out from behind the camera and get in the pictures with our children.  Stop with the excuses (not ready, not pretty enough, too fat, no makeup, etc...) your kids won't care.  They will want pictures of you and they'll want pictures of you with them.

Here's little Missy and I this morning.  She's mostly ready (except that wild hair) and I'm not at all.  Added bonus for you...you get to see a sneak peek of my new couch!




Normally I would never share ^ that picture.  I look like such a dork but she makes that face all the time and it always makes me laugh so there you go.




The challenge is to get in the pictures with your children every month. I'm going to work on trying to get a few of me with each of the kids this month to start off the new year and then I'll probably do more group shots and stuff each month and not necessarily individual shots with each child...but we'll see.  Maybe it'll be a fun thing we can all do together.  I know if I tell the kids to make sure and remind me they won't let me forget!

I hope you'll take the challenge and if you do I hope you'll share the pictures with us!

9 comments:

  1. Lucas thought he needed a turn on my new camera so he got a shot of me feeding paisley breakfast. I literally look like a zombie. Fun challenge. zombie pic included I'm well on my way too. :)

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    1. YAY! I'm glad you're joining in. I'm excited for the challenge.

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    2. After reading this it really got me thinking that I'm SO guilty of this. I'm always telling Matt let me get out of the picture because I don't want to be in it or I offer to take the picture so I don't have to be in it. I know I need to be better at just taking the picture and capturing that moment with them and not worry so much about the way I look or if their is a big mess in the background and just take the picture. Good challenge thanks for sharing!

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    3. It's hard for sure Angela but as I've been thinking about this more and more throughout the day I realized I have bad habits I don't want to instill in the kids. I don't want them to think things have to be perfect to take a picture, I want them to just enjoy life and document those memories. I know there are times when I even say to them "oh let's fix your hair" or "wait, you have something on your face" - obviously for the big family photo-shoot those are reasonable statements but not for snapshots and real life!

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  2. Oh my gosh! Those photos are PERFECTION! Love, love, love that you captured true interactive and fun moments. Keep posting! And please let me know when you post each month!

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    1. Thank you Emilie. It was pretty fun, the question now will be if the older kids will cooperate as easily :) I will be sure to let you know. Thanks for starting the challenge.

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  3. Jenn, I love this idea. Your pictures are adorable!! You've inspired me to do the same. So much of the time I'm not in the pic for the same reason. No excuse now. Thanks, Nichi

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    1. By the way, I shared this on my FB page to inspire more moms to do the same. So fun!!

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    2. Thank you Nichi for joining in. I hope you'll share with us when you do the challenge :D And thanks for sharing on your FB page.

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