Mamatography/week 12: last week in Portugal

The Mamatography (one photo-a-day for a year) adventure continues. Here is where our life was at in mid-March (still playing catch-up… while remembering to take a shot every day!!):

Day 75

Day 76

Visiting a good friend… with lots of TOYS!!

and good taste (demonstrated in a beautifully decorated home)

And here is my beautiful hostess:

Day 77

oggling at momma and grammy eating in the restaurant:

Day 78

As Nica plays in grammy’s garden, I snap a shot of some of her beauties :)

Then it is off to the beach for us. Nica and grammy play in the sand:

Vo-vo swears Nica can play doodle-jump. Hahaha!

Day 79

Visit to Lisbon’s fabulous Oceanarium. Nica found her own unique way to view it:

I have been trying to take the ‘perfect aquarium photo’ for a while now. Here is my latest attempt (blurry! but beautiful?):

[Some previous attempts here and probably my fave so far here.]

Anyway, this incredible, huge ‘oceanarium’ and the bit she liked most BY FAR was this buoy outside the building, in the shape of the bobbing head of its mascot, Vasco! She could not get enough of going to see this little dude. She wanted the Vasco plush toy, too, and truth be told I am a little sorry I didn’t get it. At the time I couldn’t see the point (one more random toy) and she didn’t seem that attached to him but I could have got him and let her show me how she would play with him. Ah, well… Here he is, floating, happily:

I have some awesome photos of Anya with her cousins (we couldn’t agree how many degrees removed – they are my cousins’ kids. Anybody know?) but keeping them private, for now, at least :)

Day 80

Travelling back home. Nica is ready with her bunny in her backpack (which doubles as an Ergo)

What else are you going to do on a flight… but put stickers on your face (and everywhere else):

And at the restaurant, make sure you set a place for bunny, too!


Are you up for a challenge? One that will take something from you every day, but give a whole lot back too? How about joining me for the photography challenge in 2012 then? A photo a day of whatever your day involved. You can jump in any time through the year!

If you’d still like to join us, you can start at any time, just sign up here and our host will email you further information.

Without further ado, here is the current list of all participants for Mamatography 2012 so far!


One thought on “Mamatography/week 12: last week in Portugal

  1. Your photos are all so beautiful! You are definitely a talented photographer, and your subjects are quite lovely. It looks like you had a wonderful trip, too – it must have meant so much that you went to all the trouble of crafting such a special surprise!

    I love your aquarium photos especially, and am so grateful for the existence of stickers for a long flight!

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