Mamatography 2013, Week 1 – Here we go!

This is my first post for Mamatography 2013 (a 365 day photography project).  If you don’t know what I’m up to, check it out here… Mamatography 2013:  A 365 Day Photography Project.  Since I’m new to Mamatography, those of you participating probably don’t know much about me yet.  In a nutshell, I’m the mom of a 5-year-old boy.  I try to get out into nature (or at least outdoors) for playtime and discovery each and every day.  The goal of my blog is to inspire others (parents and non-parents alike) to unplug, slow down, and head outdoors more often.  If you’d like to learn more about me and why I started my blog, I recommend you head on over to my “About” page…

Here we go… week 1!

January 1, 2013:  Our new year’s day walk…

Animal Footprint Walk 024

January 2, 2013:  Riding his bike at Redwood Regional Park…

Redwood Regional 009

January 3, 2013:  We went on a train trip with my parents.  Here’s my son, looking at the snow from inside the train.  He’d never seen so much snow!  To read more about this trip, see this post…. New Experience:  Travel by Train.


January 4, 2013

Oh, no… I didn’t take any photos today!  And this was such a fun day.  We had some great snowball fights which I would love to have taken some photos of, but, well, I was participating!

January 5, 2013:  Playing with his Rokenbok‘s…

Playing 002

January 6, 2013:  Destruction of the gingerbread house using his Lego Spider Droid… it was fun to make, but perhaps even more fun to destroy.

Playing 007

January 7, 2013:  Last bit of play before bedtime…

Bedtime 003

Please head on over and visit the Week 1 post from one of the hosts, Diary of a First Child… Week 1 – It’s A New Year (And A Bit Of The Old)

Here are the Mamatography 2013 participants!

Check them out!


  1. I enjoyed the photo of your son dwarfed by the dark trees.


    1. I love that spot, right where the meadow ends and the redwood forest begins.


  2. frankoshanko says:

    And I thought it was a new variant on an imaging test…..


  3. Momma Jorje says:

    Love, love, love! I love the idea behind your blog, get OUTSIDE, slow down… yeah, I need more time out in nature. I’d like my kids to have an appreciation for it, too.

    Don’t beat yourself up AT ALL for missing a day, it happens. And participating is definitely the more important thing!

    Awesome photos! And that forest.. oh my! I really look forward to all your pics out in the world this year!


    1. Thanks, Jorje! And thank you, too, for hosting this great project. 🙂


  4. What a gorgeous boy! I’m so excited to be sharing this year with you. It’s always been really important to me to get my girls outdoors every day too – I don’t always succeed, but we try! Hopefully we’ll inspire each other.


    1. That would be great! Thanks again for hosting this fun project!


  5. Alex Jones says:

    Something to treasure in years to come.


    1. Yes, that’s the idea. 🙂


  6. Sumpter Chatter says:

    Look forward to it!


    1. Should be fun! When I can remember to take the photos each day…


      1. Sumpter Chatter says:

        well..if you’re anything like me…I don’t leave the house without my camera! 🙂


        1. You’re probably surprised, but I don’t always have my camera! I do, however, always have my iPhone, so I frequently use it instead. I really have no excuses…


          1. Sumpter Chatter says:

            we don’t have cell phones…so I just always make sure I have my camera!


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