Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Sweet Sophia on St. Patricks day.
Sophia wanted her hair in pony tail's for the first time and she was just so cute! This is my first month using my new Christmas camera and learning the manual mode. Click It Up A Notch has been so helpful in this process, so I'm linking up with Courtney for her monthly photo challenge...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Join me on Thursdays to see what I've picked up while out treasure hunting.
Abraham always zeros in on the books and usually has a stack to sort through. He picked up Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, and Modern American Humor edited by Bennett Cerf. I added to our collection of Lemony Snicket,The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate events #5). Now we only need #3 for the complete set.
The kids love two sections: toys and books. Abigail was overjoyed to find a groovy girl tent and sleeping bag. Ethan scored a brand new battleship game. He and his dad played as soon as they got home.
I have an ongoing wish list that I keep my eye out for:
Vintage! especially kids clothing and toys
Crafting materials: buttons, thread, fabric
Finding quilts, vintage dresses, and yes a clip board made for a perfect outing.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Today has been full of surprises!
I just won this amazing camera bag!
the Safari SHUTTER|bag
from a give-away at Click it up a Notch
I've been dreaming of this bag since Courtney posted her give-away. This is such a blessing and I'm so very grateful!
|a little surprise picnic breakfast for the family|
|Banana Crumble Muffins introduced to us by Andi|
|Abigail was delighted and said, "Mom you're awesome!" (made me smile head to toe)|
|Vanilla yogurt with a frozen blueberry|
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
|a little bird caught their attention|
|Abigail full of joy|
|Ethan peeking through the trees|
|... and Sophia copying her brother|
|Abraham being very supportive while I tried out backlighting|
|Abbey "Potter" with her broom stick and wand|
|building a fort|
|baby (21 weeks and 6 days) and me with little Sophia hands|
We love to take a picnic to Tyron Creek State Park and enjoy the beauty found within the trails. With the sun shinning we left our haven of our home and found rest and life in nature. We packed tissues for those little runny noses, cough drops for my sore throat, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apples and oranges, baby carrots, peanut butter cookies (which caused a few laughs...that's a lot of peanut butter mom!), water, my camera, and a baby pack (which Abraham carried empty as Sophia preferred my arms).
Abraham and I believe that out of our love for each other, our home is built, and into our love the kids are welcomed. And so it is in our love for nature that our children find delight. The beauty of a flower captures my eye. Sophia crouches down next to me to see. Abraham hears a bird and Ethan points the Steller's Jay out to his sisters. And we see and know how great is the maker of all that we see and hear.
When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee; How great Thou art!
How great Thou art! Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
|Trillium ovatum flower|
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Commentary: things that make me think of Abraham: his Record book, a photo album I gave him, L for LOVE, books, all in black and red...his favorite color scheme
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
|Commentary: Luke and Kelli...I love the way he is looking at his Mamma|