Mamatography/ week 26: Trains, bikes and Andy Zs

This adventure that we call life continues… and true to the photography project I signed up for at the start of the year, I keep trying to grab snap shots that capture a little of the magic and spark of each day. Here’s how July started for us (yes, I said July… I am that far behind):

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Love this little ride-on train in San Mateo. Nica LOVES it, too. She went around three times (and I am sure would have gone many more!)

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water play on a hot day. What could be better?

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playing with a (fake) flower:

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biking with my buddy (and no pedals). Yep, Nica is still processing the fact that her bicycle has no pedals… and brings it up every single time.

Love these two together. They are very yin and yang, somehow, disposition-wise, but I think that is part of why it works. He inspires her to jump in mud puddles (more on that in future – and past – posts). She gets him singing and dancing. Sweet.

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ANDY Z!!!!!!! He is the muse and inspiration that lead to all that tie-dying last week. Here he is on stage, doing his thing!

Nica miming the bubble gum song: 

Nica with her super-hero/idol. Since she herself has been going by Andy Z for some time, he ever-so-sweetly wrote in her new CD ‘you are a better Andy Z than me’. Bless him.

Can you spot the difference?

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Sharing popcorn (also coincidentally her nickname in Portuguese – Pipoca):

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admiring daisies – one of the a flowers she actually knows the name to. I love that she is so gentle with flowers, partly (mostly?) by nature and partly because since she was born I have spoken to her about treating plants with love and respect and touching them tenderly.


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!


2 thoughts on “Mamatography/ week 26: Trains, bikes and Andy Zs

  1. I can’t believe how grown up Nica is looking. I love the photos of her on her bike. I hardly think it matters that you’re “behind” on getting photos up. They’ll be most treasured years from now, I suspect, though that’s not to say they aren’t a treat to see now.

    • Thank you. I wish I could chill more about it but this fun project ends up feeling like ‘work’ and that was definitely not the point. But yes, I love many of the photos in the mix. And I LOVE seeing yours, too! Congrats again on the new addition to your family :)

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