I approach by taking pictures for the month and see if a theme reveals itself.
I thought my theme would be “oh the places you go!”
I think it turned into “4 year old point of view”.
Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them!
This next photo just made me laugh. We let our daughter pick out 2 toys to bring with her on the car ride to school. Usually they’re mini stuffed animals. On this day, Elise grabbed the 2 largest stuffed animals she has.
February in MA had quite a few snow storms.
We’re MA Audubon members and in late February, we visited Moose Hill in Sharon, MA.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone else came up with!
Barry is also the man in the photo above. He was at the museum the day we visited and noticed my daughter investigating the cannons. While Elise was talking to Grandma, he hid 2 plastic coins in 2 different cannons for my daughter to find!
I cried tears of joy. Here I was worried Elise was getting bored and his kindness made my day.
Finally, I’m thankful for the beauty of New England nature – especially on Cape Cod.
You can find our family on Cape Cod at least 1 weekend a month, if not more. (My in-laws live mid-cape.)
Did you enjoy my photos? Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is thankful for – and their creative photos.
October with a nearly 4 year old has us appreciating play. I have a wealth of photos to choose from that would fit the theme. The hard part is picking 5.
We celebrated cousin Georgette’s 3rd birthday at a park in Walpole. I was extremely impressed by all the ride on toys at the playground for kids to use. Elise tried out a few.
My daughter finds play everywhere. She loves arranging shells when we visit her grandparents who live on Cape Cod.
On the Cape, the town of Chatham hosts “Pumpkin People in the Park” every October.
The displays are always wonderful, but not usually interactive like 2 were this year.
Above, my daughter attempts a “pumpkin push up”
You don’t need any event to play. Here’s my daughter enjoying running on the beach. Later in the day she pretended she was rescuing sea turtle eggs and some adults turned to look. I whispered “they’re imaginary” and the adults smiled and walked on.
This last picture was in Dorchester at the Pumpkin Parade.
After a fun night of trick or treating and seeing family who were volunteering – Elise and Daddy walk back to the car. I liked her light up shoes and glow bracelet adding to this one.
So there you have my 5 photos.
Looking forward to seeing the other posts from those in the photo blogging challenge.
The theme for the July photo blogging challenge was “Happy”
Boy do I have a lot of options to choose from with July photos!
In non photo news, I have a new job fundraising for an organization who trains service dogs for Deaf adults and Autistic children. I’m 2 weeks into the job and am loving it, but that delayed blogging. Oops.
Dandy Lion made both me & my daughter happy.
So there are my July submissions with 1 bonus photo.
Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s photo challenge posts & hopefully being more timely in September with my August photo post.
I may not be the one DIYing in every photo, but someone is.
I absolutely hate making raffle baskets. I’m fine asking for the items to be donated but putting the baskets together is my personal heck.
Despite that aversion, I put together about 45 of the 50 total raffle baskets for Quincy Pride Festival. (And I burnt myself out and quit the board. Oops)
Please ignore my messy background (I couldn’t figure out how to blur). The gift card bouquet is a display I’m most proud of the presentation.
Quincy Pride Festival on June 6th was a success by every measure. I was in charge of everything fundraising related, and the dog show. $24,000 was raised, 90% personally raised by me. Fundraising is my favorite DIY and why my profession is nonprofit fundraising.
My family had a wonderful time at the unveiling of the Quincy crane project. I believe every school made 1k to get a school wish. Great DIY students!
Thank you to whoever DIYed this fairy house behind a playground in Dorchester, MA! My daughter and her cousin Hollis adored it.
When my father in law put fruit on the birdhouse, I was concerned all he would catch is ants. He had the last laugh and his DIY impressed me.
Thank you to the crafter who thought of this then DIYed it! My father loved it as part of his Father’s Day present.
So there you go! From LGBT Pride Month in June, on we go to Disability Pride Month in July
4th of July weekend in MA is supposed to be cold and rainy, but I hope you have better weather where you are!