Weekly Photo Challenge: One

One boy adventuring,


One bird chirping,


One tree dripping,


One candle flickering,



Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Kids make a community of kids wherever they go. Playgrounds are like a magnet attracting the vibrant community of children!

Carefree, smiling, swinging around, and eager to make new friends.

On our way home grinning from ear to ear my little boy said, “When I grow up I want to marry that little girl I played with”.




Falling Leaf: Captivating

Leaf in Action

This was my photo challenge for the fall:  capture a leaf falling, in action.

Finally a day when the ground isn’t too wet to spread a blanket and watch the leaves fall 🙂 Camera ready, set, action!  This is the leaf I captured on its way down, down, down to the ground.  Took 15 photos in about 30 minutes.  The leaves were falling quite often in my front yard.  The biggest challenges were snapping the camera quick enough and aligning the camera to the falling leaf’s path.

Join in on the captivating leaf action!  Grab your point and shoot or iphone will work too.  Quick before all the leaves are gone 😉

I would love to see the leaves in your yard or favorite outdoor spot!

Leaves - After the descent

Holiday Ramblings – Music and Decorating

Enjoyed starting my morning listening to iTunes Holiday Hits 🙂

Breakfast Woes

20131202-211852.jpgMaking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for my 10 year old’s breakfast tomorrow. He never wants to eat hot oatmeal anymore and is picky, picky about dry cereals too.  Figure a couple of cookies in the a.m. is better than nata…  This morning’s breakfast was a drip of OJ…
Frustrations…. I know, I know, he won’t starve, but a Mom’s gotta try, right?

What recipe did I use, you might be wondering….It’s super easy, just look on the back of the quick oats box.  I do use recipes from the web or cookbooks quite often too, but many times the back of the box is even easier 😉

Santa Hat for you or a friend?

20131202-211922.jpgThis holiday music got me in a festive spirit today 🙂 After cookie making found some Christmas hats and dressed up my 6 yr old’s stuffed animals. I truly think everyone looks better in a Santa hat, stuffed animals included.  🙂 Pics in this post are all iPhone taken and edited with Pixlormatic.  It’s a fun ap with loads of filters and frames!   Kiwi the dino & Eore’s photo turned out a little dark, but you get the gist.  Go get a Santa hat, put it on yourself or someone hanging with you.  Guaranteed to lift your holiday spirit!

20131202-211905.jpgElf Woes

So it’s only December 2nd and OOPS I already forgot to move our elf, Christopher Robins, last night….EEK!

About the Elf’s last nameSanta sent him to our house last year with a book telling us his name is Christopher Pop-in-Kins and apparently he had a name change this year. Littlest insisted Robins is his last name now. Same name as the boy from Winnie -the-Pooh. Hmmm interesting and Funny 🙂

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