A quote and a kiss.

There are only two ways to live your life.

One is as though nothing is a miracle.

 The other is as though everything is a miracle.

–Albert Einstein–

Grocery Shopping

 

Before I had children grocery shopping was pretty painless; fairly enjoyable even.

 

 

Post kids, not so much. 

BUT…

when I see a face like this I am reminded that happiness can be found anywhere.

 

Taking photographs helps me to see my world differently.

It helps me to experiece life through THEIR eyes.   

Instead of being stressed out and frustrated

I can pause, click and see the world like my kids do.        

Sure, people look at me weird when

I have a toddler on my hip

and I’m taking a photograph of 

my daughter sprawled out on salt pellet bags.

But that’s okay.

Because what I see through them is

a rainbow of colors,

bright, smiling faces

and

isles & isles of joy.There is so much to 

explore

enjoy

and savor.

 

Maybe grocery shopping isn’t so bad after all.   

Earth Love

Favorite trash to treasure projects from the archives:

  1. Robby the Counting Robot {recycled spice tins}
  2. Mason’s Shape Box {recycled Playmobile toy container}
  3. Birthday Invite {recycled Altoid tin}
  4. Coin Counting Book {recycled paint chips}
  5. Photo Soup Cans {recycled soup cans}
  6. Birthday Countdown {recycled board game}
  7. Coin Bank {recycled coffee cups}

Birthday Time

 

 

 Someone pretty incredible is 40 years and 364 days old today!

 

 

 

 

Farkle & Fun Out Back

Enjoy the little things,

for one day you may look back

and realize they were the big things.

–Robert Brault–

Sacred moments

come in many different forms for me.

The simple act of hanging out with my kids is sacred.  Special. Wondrous. Joyful.  So much so that every time I look into their eyes…

 I feel God’s love surround me like a never-ending, warm embrace.  

 

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. 

–Thornton Wilder–

We are always in the presence of God.  There is never a non-sacred moment. 

Max Lucado–

{Theme of the Week} Oink Oink

[ Lunch Served on Piggy Platters ] 

 

We saw Charlotte’s Web on stage.  Here’s the sweet version of Wilbur, Charlotte and Templeton–

 

PIG STYLE DESSERT— served in a trough!  Brownie mix + H2O + mini finger foods = messy little piglets.   

 

Paper Pancakes! [ If You Give a Pig a Pancakeby Laura Numeroff ]  For kicks you can fill an old syrup bottle with glue and tempera paint… my kids loved drizzling the glue syrup onto their creations.  NOTE: Syrup dries dark so only add a touch of brown!  

 [ Pig Pizza ]

 

Pig Puff Puppet [ Pink Wiggly Pig, What Do You Wish For?by Marianned Richmond ] 

 

Here is our version of the classic Three Little Pigs TOUCH,  FEEL and PLAY board.

 

This was supposed to be a pig face sandwich… ummmm … ya,  not-so-much!

 

 

Pigging OUT on Art, Books and Treats—

 

This Piggy WORD Bank is made from a recycled soda bottle via HERE.  Feed this pig by learning a P WORD (see the mini word pigs above).    

I may dish out one last tiny dose pig fun by serving “pigs feet” for an afternoon snack. The REAL kind—just to see the look on their faces!!! hehehehhe…  Don’t worry– I won’t take a picture!  :):)  

ENJOY your day! 

Little Red Shoe

There is not one blade of grass,

there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.

John Calvin