I’m unbelievably pleased (and surprised) that I’ve made it half way. Especially as the last month is the closest I’ve come to wavering about the whole thing.
Although I absolutely love shooting every day and editing my images, I’ve started to detest the organisation of the project if i don’t keep on top of it every day. And I’ll be honest that out of all my projects (images for clients, my scrapbook pages, and other blog posts), blogging the 366 is the one that is least immediately gratifying, the one I put off because I’d rather be doing other things.
But I know that it will be so gratifying later, once I have 366 images all together in one place. Every time I look back over at the project, I remember why it’s so great to be doing it. I will get to the end….(maybe there won’t even be an end at 366, it’s very addictive).
I won a little prize draw for an afternoon tea at a nearby kids cafe. The cafe also happens to be where Arlo’s Uncle Chris works for a few hours each week, so Arlo’s grandma and I timed our tea for the end of his shift, whilst Arlo made himself busy gathering every single toy vehicle on the playroom floor.
He’s desperate to blow the bubbles himself, but he has no idea what he’s doing.
We stopped at Battersea Arts Centre for a drink and a treat whilst waiting for Sam to finish.
All morning, Arlo had been saying “James!”, so Sam had googled local toys shops with the view of taking Arlo out to buy a James.
Amazingly, our nearest toy shop had a massive collection of Thomas merchandise, and the wooden trains were buy one get one free. So lucky Arlo ended up with a James and a Henry.
On the way back, we sat in a park with our tea and pastries from the bakery, watching Arlo with his trains and gingerbread man – one of those moments where we remark how grown up he looks.
(The head-tilt pose is a new thing that always makes us laugh. I think it might be the beginning of a cheesy photo pose.)
We’ve had tantrums when we’ve had to tell him to stop dancing because it’s bedtime.
But today he wanted to bring him downstairs, and then he proceeded to include him in all his games and carry him into the garden. Very cute.
In light of what I wrote at the start of this post about feeling better when I see all the images together in one place, I’m going to go ahead and indulge.
A photo for each day of the last six months:
The half way point – six more ‘stickers’ to collect!