For quite some time now I've been enjoying Carie's 52 Project photos - one photo a week of each of her children. She's doing it again this year and asked if anyone else wanted to join in.
Truth be told, I'm rather intimidated by the mummy blogger scene and while I admire a lot of the events, projects, photos and of course blogposts that happen within... the community appears to be full of overachievers and that's not me. I like taking snapshots with my phone, but I'm not a great photographer and have no burning desire to improve. I like writing, but I prefer sleep, and when I do write, I rarely hit Post. I like cake, but I buy it from a shop. I can knit, but slowly, and not particularly well. My Kidston-fu is lacking. Online mums evoke an even more extreme response of admiration and fear than the cool kids at school did.
But, I have the great privilege of knowing Carie in "real life", and although the tag of overachiever would perhaps not be entirely misplaced... she's just too friendly, pleasant and cheerful a person to be scary with it. And I feel confident that if I join in with her on the 52 Project, she's barely going to notice the quality of my photography and won't give a hoot about my failure to change my blog template since, um, well, ever. She's just going to enjoy seeing Jamie grow in the same way I enjoy seeing Kitty, Elma and Pip grow.
So, I'm taking the plunge and hoping to stick with it. Here goes, with picture number one...
I like this picture because it encompasses all the best bits of having Steve at home with us for the holidays (that's his hand disappearing in the bottom right hand corner). While we tried not to disrupt the routine too much, having lazy mornings of the three of us all playing on the bed together was an absolutely brilliant way to start the year.