Photo Challenge- “Childhood”

I enjoy looking for new ideas for photography. A year or so ago I discovered a photographer who mostly does self portraits, but they are done in unique and fun ways. She is starting a photo challenge and her first one is “Childhood”.

Yesterday, while taking Thor for a walk, the young lady who posed for me, fell hard, skinning up her knees and legs. Thankfully, she was just bruised up a little. But it made me remember all the band aids she would have asked for if she was still four. Or five. Or ten…

Once upon a time I knew a little girl who loved brightly colored band aids (the more the better) and Curious George. She believed in “sympathy band aids” for siblings not hurt, but especially for herself. She also almost always wore a band aid. Curious George was very often with her.

That little girl has grown up some. Curious George is still a friend (but saved to share with younger friends) and band aids are still used, though rarely as often or as brightly colored.

New Tradition

We have enjoyed making ginger bread houses before, but this is the first time in a long time we created them from scratch. We split up in teams; Andrea and Megan made one house, Audrey and Adrian worked together on another and Allan and I designed one.  Andrea baked the gingerbread last night and each team “glued” them together to sit overnight.  This morning we spent a few hours decorating our houses.  

We had so much fun, that we decided to make this a yearly tradition.  Except next year we plan to draw names for teams.  All of the houses turned out wonderfully and we will enjoy them a few days before “maybe” eating them.

Which of these houses is your favorite?