Monday, 19 September 2011
A week in the life... with the preschool mascot
What in the world were we going to photograph Max doing? How were we going to meet the current two page spread standard?
Doo Dah got right into it and everywhere we went for the first few days, Max had to come too. We snapped pics of him doing the school 'drop off', 'rock climbing' at Greg's shop, playing in the park, posting a letter and participating in the family night-time story-reading session.
As the week progressed, Doo Dah got more creative with detecting photo opportunities for Max (that was the thing I loved the most about hosting him). Doing the hurdles at Little Athletics on Saturday morning. Being a cheer-leader at swimming lessons. Having a 50c cone from Maccas after the crazy morning of sporting pursuits. His imagination went wild!
The week culminated in a trip to our local Festival. There was so much to do and see that the kids didn't know where to start! Doo Dah and Max tackled the jumping castle, circus tent and playground. We took photos of them participating in the treasure hunt in the eco-garden, watching the Sponge-Bob Squarepants show and judging the 'scarecrow' contest (Max chose B1 and B2). It was an awesome day (accentuated by the most superb Spring weather).
Last night we diligently wrote up our 'week in the life'. Doo Dah chose three photos of Max and drew a portrait too. Our page was just as impressive as the others in the book (not bad for an uncrafty family!).
It was a fun project and an excellent opportunity to document some of the day-to-day of our life. Things that you usually take for granted.
Have you hosted the pre-school teddy? Did you feel pressured to have an extra fun week?