Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Have you heard of P365? Not to be confused with P90X, this is a much more fun and much less exhausting project to embark on.

P365 is basically just an effort to document every day of your child(ren)'s life for an entire year. It was created as a scrapbook thing- take a picture and then scrapbook about it. But I am about as far from a scrapbooker as a girl can get, so I decided instead to just do a daily picture and write a little note about each one in a notepad document, so that I can look back and see what has happened in this year of Eli's life. Ideally, this would have either started on Eli's first birthday or on January 1, but I always forget my camera. :)

For the past 5 days, though, I have successfully snapped a picture of Eli. And thus begins P365- I will not be thwarted!

Here are days 1-5. And no, I will not be posting all 365 pictures, much to your relief. I tried to choose pictures that were indicative of each day, not just a random "good shot."

March 5- playing on "cars" in the driveway. He spends hours on end riding up and down the street, up and down the driveways, with me and/or Eric frantically chasing after him.

March 6- watching Eric work in the vegetable garden, soon to be planted with all our tiny seedlings!

March 7- a rainy Sunday spent at church and then inside. This was when I remembered that I had to take a picture that day and made Eric and Eli stand outside on the porch before bath time. I'm an outstanding photographer of candid moments, I tell you.

March 8- another rainy day spent mostly indoors. Eli's favorite rainy day activity is banging with metal spoons on metal bowls. I tolerate the racket only when there is no other option for entertainment. :)

March 9- I worked all day and then left 30 minutes after I got home to go to Awana, so the picture I had to resort to was Eli totally sacked out in bed when I got home. Eric wore him out with hours outside this afternoon, and I looooove the deep sleep of a little boy tired from playing!

I wished so much I had my camera this afternoon when I watched Eli run around outside for a few minutes after work. He ran into our neighbor's garden and sat down on a little stone deer to "go for a ride." :)

Have I bored you yet? Regardless of the bore factor, I am committed! I heard it said once that you will never look back on a picture of your child's life and say, "I wish I hadn't taken so many pictures of him." I am trying to soak up and remember every minute of this toddler phase. So here's to P365! :)