Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mommy & Me - June 2009


I don't know if it is like this with you, but I have very few pictures of me and Abbi. And really, it's my fault. Sure, I'm the one who is usually behind the camera, and I enjoy being behind the camera, but the reasons I don't have many pictures with her are because of my insecurities. But I was inspired by a blog post that I read a little while back. It really struck a cord with me. She talks about getting into the picture with your children. They don't care that you are having a "fat" day or that your face is broken out. They don't care if you're not wearing make up or if you are wearing your sweat pants again. But I can guarantee that in 20 years, they are going to love looking back and seeing pictures of you with them.

So I have decided to make myself a goal - at least 1 picture a month - just me and Abbi. It doesn't have to be at a special occasion, but I want to make sure I document our time. And even though I hate being in the picture, I know that this is something I will look back at and be glad that I did.

And now I am extending the challenge to all of you. Get out your camera - set the timer or let someone else take the picture for once. But I want to see everyone else with their little ones!

8 comments:

Ryley said...

I was just thinking this the other day. I have almost no pictures of me and Miles..
I accept your challenge!!!

I better hurry.. June is almost over! :)

TheKeilShpeel said...

Thanks for that post because I feel the same way. I like being behind the camera but especially in the first year when I can't get back down to my pre preggy weight and I"m just so chubby everywhere.. I hate being in pictures unless it just a part of my face.

Janell said...

That picture is so sweet. Yes, you need to be in pics with your little girl. Ry is such a pro with the camera that I have pics of me and Asher but not so many of me and Ry. I'll have to change that!!

Cassie said...

First of all -- that is a BEAUTIFUL picture of the two of you.

I too will accept your challenge! There are far too few pictures of me and Andrew.

Ryley said...

We should do it more than once a month.. we should start Mommy & Me Mondays!!! :)

Michelle said...

what a great challenge...because you are exactly right. everyone feels the same way...or they're just the one always taking the picture! You and little abbi look so cute! love ya!

Katrina said...

You are so right on. I think about it and realize I don't have very many pictures of my mom with us kids either and although, like you, I don't like being in pictures, I need to join you in your goal!

Abby said...

This kills me, too. Almost a year, and I can about count on two hands the pics of me and C. Sad.

Great goal to have!