I skipped doing a recap in May of Mason's post office adventures since we didn't have an event in May and I didn't really start going to the post office again to mail things until after our link up. BUT I'm back this month sharing the rest of the pictures from April, May, and the first part of June.
As I mentioned back in January in my goals for 2016 post, one of my goals for this year is to take more pictures. As a blogger, you'd think that would already be a given, but as a working mom, I feel like most of my pictures are taken on the weekends when the "bigger events" happen. There's plenty of stuff that happens during the week as well but it just gets... missed. Enter The Picture Perfect Project. I've been making a real effort everyday to make sure I take at least one picture. The problem is, when I get home from work, it's dark. So that doesn't leave me any time to take pictures outside, so I have to get creative. My goal for myself for The Picture Perfect Project is to take at least one picture a day. It doesn't matter what it is of, just as long as I take one picture per day.
As I've admitted in the past... I've been kind of failing on my "one picture a day" goal. I mean well and then I get so busy, or literally nothing exciting happens between work, eating dinner, bath time, and bed time, that I completely forget to take any pictures.
This photo project kind of just came about a couple months ago. I was still working on my one photo a day when I started going to the post office more for work. I'd been doing the same thing, in the same routine, since I started my job last year in June (this past weekend's event was my one year anniversary!), but all of a sudden one random day before my January event this year, I kept my envelopes to mail over night. The next morning, I let Mason do the mailing when we went to check the PO Box. I took a picture and did the same thing the next day and then... the hashtag was born. #postofficeadventuresofmasonb
It's quite possibly the longest hashtag ever, but I feel like it describes the situation perfectly. Taking Mason to the post office in the morning is always an adventure!
It literally happened by chance but now it is one of my favorite things to do with him. It might seem like a hassle to some, to have to go to the post office to mail something, but for me, it's fun. I get so much joy out of seeing him so, so happy to do something so simple.
I stand him up on the counter at the post office (I think my post office is one of the only ones with a counter like this as the one that is closest to my work only had one slot and no counter to stand on), but it works perfectly! Mason feels like SUCH a big boy and I have a big helper doing half my work for me ;)
Here are the pictures that I've shared on Instagram as well as the captions (minus the emojis) that I've shared from April 14th until now.
(You can find Part 1 here)
04.14.16 // Since our event is this weekend, there were no letters to mail this morning. But there were letters to pick up, so this little mail man was plenty happy!
04.15.16 // It's really too bad that he hates going to the post office in the mornings so much!
04.15.16 // Our box didn't have any mail in it this morning and Mason was super disappointed. So he was off to try to open one that did have mail! I tried to explain that they key only opened our box, but he didn't care.
04.20.16 // Just barely out of reach!
04.22.16 // Cheeeeeese!
04.25.16 // He looks like he's yelling "Hey Monday! We're ready for ya!"
05.06.16 // Happy Fri-YAY!!!
My co-worker who normally gets the mail is out of town today so we made an unexpected stop to the post office this morning to pick up the mail. Mason wasn't too unhappy about it!
05.09.16 // "Any of these have my name on them? Nope? MOM! You have a lot of work to do today!"
05.10.16 // Today was the day that Mason has been waiting for for WEEKS. He's been wanting to use this machine for forever but I haven't needed stamps. Today, I did. I let him push the buttons and take the receipt and the stamps out of the dispenser. I even let him help me stick the stamp on the envelope. His little mind was blown.
05.16.16 // Sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twentyteen!
I've corrected him a few times but really, it's just too cute to be corrected!
05.20.16 // He takes his job very seriously. Off to mail our first letters of this event cycle!
05.20.16 // We had to make an unplanned stop at the post office on the way home this afternoon to mail more letters. Post office two times in one day? Mason wasn't mad about it!
05.23.16 // He was so excited about carrying the keys and opening the PO Box this morning that I... almost didn't have the heart to tell him that's not ours and he was trying to break into someone else's box!
05.25.16 // When you have 75 letters to mail, sitting on the job is acceptable.
05.30.16 // Post Office Adventures without Mason B.
It's a holiday for most so Mason is at home with Seth but I still had to go to work today since I was off Thursday and Friday last week. The post office was a very lonely place this morning.
05.30.16 // No post office trip is really complete without Mason, so after I was done at work, I said I'd take the mail to the distribution center to speed it along since today is a holiday. I swung by the house, picked up the boys, and blew Mason's mind with how big and awesome the distribution center was!
05.31.16 // "Mom! Post Office!"
06.01.16 // He's a man on a mission!
06.02.16 // I had to sign for one of the letters that came in our PO Box today. Since we go early - before they open - I had to ring the bell and someone came to the window. I was holding Mason when she opened the window and I heard him let out an audible "WOW!". He got to see into the back of the post office today. I think it blew his mind.
06.06.16 // There won't be mail for a while since our next event is not for 10 weeks, but I was expecting something so we made a quick pit stop to the post office this morning!
I try to switch up the poses (and the outfits!) when I post all of Mason's post office adventures, just to keep things interesting, but as you can tell... apparently I have a couple favorite outfits! Ha! Hopefully as we get more into the summer months and he doesn't need a sweatshirt, his clothes will be more diverse! :)
And there you have it!
How has your Picture Perfect Project been going?
Don't forget, our next link up is Thursday, July 14th. So gather some photos between now and then and then link up with us on the 14th and show us what you've been up to!