Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The other side of the camera - 4/52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I'm participating in what I think is a really smart weekly challenge hosted by Carin at Forever in Blue Jeans. It seems like mamas spend an awful lot of time behind the camera. The idea of this challenge is for mamas to get on the other side of the camera in at least one photo a week.

When my boys grow up they'll inherit hundreds of thousands of photos taken from their childhood, but how many of those will show their mama? At least for this year I can answer 52!
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The photos below aren't particularly good but they show Jack and I participating in our favorite, most tickley activity. I'm turning him into a pizza! Every time I do this with Jack or Logan they beg for more, more, more! (Logan, at nearly 3, is perfectly capable of saying more but is usually laughing so hard that he has to sign it!)

Here is the recipe for turning your kiddo into a pizza:

Ingredient List
1 mama
1 cute kid
a smidge of imagination
tons of laughter

Recipe
1. Lay the dough down on a flat surface and knead it. (With big open hands gently massage your kid's midsection.)
2. Roll the dough. (Roll him from side to side.)

3. Toss the dough. (Yep, throw your kiddo in the air.)

4. Stretch the dough. (Pull on his arms and legs.)

5. Spread sauce on the dough. (Pretend to scoop up sauce in your hands and spread it from head to toe.)

6. Sprinkle cheese on the sauce. (Use your fingers is tickle your cute kid.)

7. Ask your pizza what kind of toppings it wants.
8. Place your toppings all over the pizza. (Plop your closed fingers from head to toe.)

9. Put the pizza in the oven to cook. (Scoop up your kid and give him a tight squeeze.)

10. Slice the pizza. (Using the side of your hand make sawing motions on him.)

11. Eat your pizza. (Pick up an arm and give it a nibble.)
12. Oh, what? Your pizza is too hot? (Blow on your pizza.)
13. Eat your pizza.

This tickly recipe is guaranteed to brighten up any kid in a bad mood and chase boredom away. Beware though, usually the kids want to become pizza-makers (and of course, mama is the dough)!


29 comments:

  1. Hehehe, my 'pizza' may bit a bit hard to go down!

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  2. LOL...those are so cute! I'll have to try that one day!

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  3. This has to be the sweetest, funniest, most adorable activity EVER!!! You're such a cool mom, and I love, love, love the pictures you have of this. They'll treasure them for years.

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  4. Way too cute! I wonder if my 13 year old would let me make him into a pizza!?! I suppose I should just stick with the 4 year old for that.

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  5. This is SO cute and you are such a fabulous Mama! Looking at his expressions, they are just priceless. Ohhh, and barefoot in the sand looks incredible right about now!

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  6. TOO cute!! How much sand got into his britches?!?! HA!

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  7. What a super cute idea!! I love the progression pictures...looks like lots of fun! Happy Thursday!

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  8. What a fun idea! I'm going to try this on my kiddos!

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  9. very cute - does pizza have to be done in a park in warmer weather, cuz - then my pizza needs to still wait some time - unfortunately.

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  10. Oh my goodness...I love it!!! Do you have delivery?

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  11. What a cute game and fun pictures. We make sandwiches with pillows and kids :)

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  12. what a sweet idea!
    i cannot believe you may have an 8 YR wait!!!! I just met a woman who is on the wait list for a girl from China. She has since adopted a baby from ET while waiting on China! CRAZY! I don't know how you stand the wait!

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  13. That is so awesome! You should make this into a mini book and give it to him when he is older.

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  14. AW, how cute!! love the series, & showing the laughter on his face!

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  15. That's totally something I would do! I used to make sandwiches and tacos with the kids like that. You rock!

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  16. This is so cute I love all of the pictures in sequence showing what you are doing!!!

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  17. These are such fun pictures! We checked out a book from the library last time (I think it's called, Pete's A Pizza) where the parents did this exact thing with the boy. My boys thought it was awesome! I haven't actually made them into pizzas, yet, though. Wonderful photos! I love the emotion on the faces.

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  18. Those pictures were so cute...very creative.

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  19. Very cute!!! Glad you had a fun day. :-)

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  20. I'm sure this has nothing to do with your post but...I see cleavage! LOL!

    Fun pictures!

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  21. Love, love, love this! The expression on his face in the last pictures is the BEST. My 2 yr old loves tickles and makes the same face where he's laughing so hard he can barely breathe. Gotta love it!

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  22. OMGosh that is soooo cute. I want a kid pizza too!

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  23. Oh my goodness, that is just too funny!! I'm really laughing here! The pictures are so good at explaining whats going on and making the kid pizza is hilarious! My boys would just LOVE that!

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  24. That looks like sooooo much fun! Great pictures.

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  25. You will love these photos forever~! m

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  26. This is funny. Great job and I love it for the 52 week challenge.

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  27. Brilliant! Where the heck did you get this recipe? It's my favorite pizza recipe ever! LOVE it!!

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