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30 Tiny Moments – Day 1

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Inspired by Amanda Soule, Kerflop has started “30 Tiny Moments” – a project to capture the ‘right now’ of family life using photos of the ‘real’ little moments each day (for thirty days).

I thought Amanda Soule’s photos were terrific and decided Kerflop was on to a good thing. Seeing as I am doing blog365, why not, right?

I don’t like loud noises of any sort (well, maybe music), so I spend a lot of time hushing my children, telling them to, “SETTLE DOWN – BE QUIET – SIT DOWN!”

Tonight while making supper, they were horsing around in the kitchen. Rather, than stop the fun, I snapped a few pictures (while the grilled cheese burned). This is Day 1 of my “30 Tiny Moments“.

30 Tiny Moments - Day 1

I really wish we had more than one nine hours of daylight! By the time I decided to participate it was dark and the picture is not great.

I am going to put my “30 Tiny Moments” here. You can play too (I dare you)! Tag your photos (in flickr) with “30tinymoments” (no quotation marks … all lower case) and then we can all enjoy them here.

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In addition, if I receive more than 100 ‘unique’ comments on any post between January 19th, 2007 and January 31st, 2008 (@ 9:59 pm MT) I will give away a FREE pair of Bical Grippers to one lucky commenter on that post (random draw) – Value $26 each! That’s 13 pairs of shoes!

You may enter by commenting on ANY or ALL posts between between January 19th, 2007 and January 31st, 2008 (@ 9:59 pm MT). Comments will be turned off after 48 hours on each post – so come back often.

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MK xo

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34 comments… add one

  • glittersmama January 29, 2008, 8:47 pm

    What’s on Georgia’s sweet little face? I’m hoping it’s food and not battle wounds.

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  • MommyKnows January 29, 2008, 8:50 pm

    @ glittersmama – lipstick!

  • jw4mkc January 29, 2008, 8:52 pm

    Okay..I guess I am not real bright tonight. I signed up for Flickr & did a pic – what a great idea – and tagged it, but it won’t link.. I tagged it right, too – look and see if you can tell me what i did wrong..

    jw4mkc’s last blog post..Like a fine wine…

  • lace January 29, 2008, 9:16 pm

    I think it is a great picture. I love those type of pictures. Spur of the moment and right in the midst of fun.

    lace’s last blog post..Posting Soonish

  • Deb January 29, 2008, 9:35 pm

    Hmm, what a great idea. I just may have to play along. My photography doesn’t even compare with your (and the others’) fantastic shots, but oh well, this way i get more practice! :)

  • Noreen January 29, 2008, 9:40 pm

    great idea, my girls love having their pics taken

    Noreen’s last blog post..Winner!!

  • Michelle January 29, 2008, 9:40 pm

    That is a good idea. I need more time!! and to find the damn camera.

  • angi_marie26 January 29, 2008, 10:01 pm

    What an AWESOME idea!! Now I need to check out flicker. I’m a “hush” “you’re too loud” “can you make that noise in another room” mama too, lol. I think my youngest’s first words will be “SHUSH!!”

  • MommyKnows January 29, 2008, 10:06 pm

    @ jw4mkc – You did it right, it might take flickr awhile to get it all sorted.

    @ lace – Thanks, they were getting pretty wild!

    @ deb – It think you take great pictures! Your girls are REALLY cute, make sure to join us!

    @ noreen – So you’ll join us then?

    @ michelle – Yes, finding the camera is a must, before you start!

    @ angi – marie – I hope you do sign up with flickr and join us. It’ll be fun …

  • Jaime Stephens January 29, 2008, 10:36 pm

    Well I’ll give it a shot.. like I need any reason to take more photos! What you’ll need to do after this 30 tiny moments project is to host a contest for free photofinishing!

    Here’s my pic I uploaded. Tala today. We got a fairly major snowfall today and her finger’s were freezing cold as she wouldn’t keep her mittens on!

  • bree January 29, 2008, 10:37 pm

    this is a sweet idea! I will play! whats one more thing for me to keep track of..hahaha

  • MommyKnows January 29, 2008, 11:29 pm

    @ Jaime – Yeah, glad you’re onboard.

    @ Bree – Good, good, good!

  • Yan January 30, 2008, 12:22 am

    What a great idea, I will definitely give it a try :P

  • Amanda January 30, 2008, 3:39 am

    What a sweet idea. We all need to cherish some of the small moments more – and why not capture the everyday events in pictures. I will have to join everyone and keep my camera handy! Thanks for letting us know about this.

  • Jamie January 30, 2008, 6:46 am

    Well. Now I’m starting to feel intrigued by this daily moments thing… Hmmm…

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  • Kristian January 30, 2008, 6:59 am

    What a sweet pic of your girls. Looking forward to meeting the “ice freme” girl! Is her head ok?

    Kristian’s last blog post..The 1st 3 Months of Cade

  • Kait January 30, 2008, 7:19 am

    What a cool idea. I don’t take nearly enough pictures of my kids.

  • Naomi January 30, 2008, 8:16 am

    did you enter my bloggy carnival giveaway yet? georgia needs new makeup!

  • Colleen January 30, 2008, 8:28 am

    Sometimes burning the grilled cheese and ignoring a little noise to enjoy the moment is totally worth it!!!

    Colleen’s last blog post..What? I’m just checking my e-mail!

  • Julie January 30, 2008, 8:31 am

    Great idea – I’m going to try it!

  • Andrea January 30, 2008, 8:36 am

    I’ve definitely taken worse pictures than that…my camera isn’t the greatest though – I still think it’s a great picture…oh, and I burn my grilled cheese sandwhiches almost every time! Seriously…they COOK too fast!!!

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  • Safire January 30, 2008, 8:37 am

    Looks like they are having a lot of fun! I would join but gestating twins is harder than I thought and I basically am parked on the couch until spring. Hmmm…might be fun to remember it. I’ll think about joining. :)

    Safire’s last blog post..Another Ultrasound and News

  • JewelsHud January 30, 2008, 9:00 am

    It is so funny that you have started doing this – one of my “goals’ since my son was born was to try to take picture a day and then keep it with a journal posting on my computer. I haven’t been perfect but the effort has been fun and brought about a ton of memories!

  • Penny January 30, 2008, 11:39 am

    They’re sooo cute!

  • Mom On The Run January 30, 2008, 11:53 am

    That’s a fantastic idea! I think I’ll participate too – there are so many precious moments in our childrens’ lives that deserve to be caught in pics.
    PS – I’dlike to enter the sling contest. Here’s the link to my post:

    Mom On The Run’s last blog post..It’s Give-A-Way Time!

  • katie bowen January 30, 2008, 12:38 pm

    wow…i’m sure you WILL take some amazing pictures! will u let us know how u learned this skill??!! they are all do good…someday i hope to be as good a “blogartist” as you! maybe that skill comes with the third or fourth kid!

  • Heather January 30, 2008, 1:08 pm

    30 Tiny Moments sounds fun!

  • Susy-Q January 30, 2008, 1:54 pm

    Okay, I’m in. It might take me a few days to sort out the flickr thingy so it might end up being the “25 tiny moments” for me!

    Just as an aside, a group of women and I on another forum decided to play the “a day in the life” photo exercise. It involved taking pictures all day to show what a typical day is like. It was great fun and hilarious.

  • Cindi Hoppes January 30, 2008, 2:06 pm

    First of all, your girls are gorgeous. They really look like they were enjoying themselves. At least, they were in the kitchen wanting to be by you! I like your ideas of the photos. I am terrible, and so is my husband, about using a camera. Good luck with your project…..Cindi

  • Lisa January 30, 2008, 5:08 pm

    They look like they are having a great time!!

  • Heidi C, January 30, 2008, 6:16 pm

    This sounds so fun. We all need to take more pictures to capture our memories. So here’s my shot from breakfast this morning.

  • kerflop January 31, 2008, 11:28 am

    I’ve created a group for our 30 Tiny Moments project! Please join here and submit your photos! (Apologies if you get this notice more than once, I’m just trying to locate everybody!)

    kerflop’s last blog post..Family Night

  • Tasha January 31, 2008, 11:30 am

    That’s awesome. What a great idea. We were much better at taking picutres when my duaghter was first born but now she is almost 9 months and we constantly forget the camera.

  • Monique January 31, 2008, 8:41 pm

    I often burn the grilled cheese while taking a moment to enjoy my girls too.

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