Posted on May 25, 2010
Wow! It has been a busy summer so far! Since I missed doing my blog last week I thought I would show you some of what we have been busy with.
Something we do quite often is go to Marbles. I took a lot of snapshots in an attempt to show y’all what this museum is all about!
They have a lot of interactive activities to do in the “town.” A grocery store, kitchen, cafe, fire station, post office, hospital, farmer’s market and a garden. It is just so wonderful for their creative minds!
Cooking in the kitchen.
I love this chess board. She just likes moving the pieces around.
Some of the other fun things that Kat and her friend did that day. There is so much to do, you could stay all day and the kids would bever get board.
Shopping, yoga and painting.
As you can see, Marbles is a must do for locals and visitors. And the best part, it only cost $5 per person for the whole day.
Posted on May 10, 2010
I had to wait until after Mother’s Day to blog this session. I did not want to ruin the surprise for Mom/Grandma and Auntie T! I could not have asked for a better session. The weather was perfect, the family was wonderful and the dog was full of energy and so much fun. Except he insisted on running through my freshly planted vegetable garden. (And, by the way, the garden is doing just fine and growing perfectly so no worries!)
Speaking of the sweet pup, here is Silas!
And one more.
Mother and son.
My daughter loved playing with Silas. Come back anytime.
Posted on May 6, 2010
There is a very talented photographer who is making Mother’s Day very special for someone! She is having a contest and is giving away some beautiful handmade items.
I love all things crafty. I knit, craft, scrapbook, I love shopping online at Etsy.com and love to see what fun and lovely things people can make when they use their creativity.
I wanted to share this because there are links to 25 unique, creative and wonderful websites. Please check them out. In a world of machine made everything it is important that we promote and patronize the artists who put their love and care into making handmade items.
Posted on May 4, 2010
Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It took 4 long years to get my little miracle baby, Kathryn. So I am very thankful to be a part of this day.
One of my favorite things to do with Kathryn is reading to her. We do this every night. She is in her comfy jammies, she snuggles close to me, she is quiet and and I get her complete attention.
So in honor of Mother’s Day I thought I would share some of our favorite books.
I have favorite books from my childhood. I worked with children from high school to college so I have seen and read a lot of books. I have a BA in English, and in the mountains and mountains of books I had to read, I did sneak in some children’s literature classes. I am a firm believer that reading is beneficial in so many ways, but I am not going to give you a public service announcement! I just want to share some of our favorites.
I love books so much that I painted Dr. Seuss book covers on the walls of her nursery before she was born and I started reading to her when she was around 5-6 months old.
I started with these classics.
She would crawl to a book, drag it to me and crawl into my lap and it would just melt my heart!
Once I started taking her to the library we really started having fun with reading.
Here are some of our favorites just from the past year.
Try these books out.