Sunshine Mixed with a Little Yarn/Sunday Sampler

It was a very damp, dreary, cold Easter Sunday…..outside.

But in my home we had a bit of sunshine on my table.

File_000 (14) (2)Potted hyacinths and jelly beans courtesy of my daughters.¬†Never fear, there are more jelly beans in the cabinet. Can’t spoil our dinner ūüėČ

Family¬†around the table brought us more warmth. I’m so¬†glad they tolerate cameras.

And for the ‘yarn’ part in the title, we have 4 more yo yo’s down …

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and 1 to go.

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Living Simply, Remaining Grateful on this Sunday Sampler of the week.


Hank / WordPress Photo Challenge


It’s Good Friday, I have the day off, and the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is Half-Light. With time on my hands I get out the ol’ banjo and pick this tune:

“I Saw The Light”
I wandered so aimless life filled with sin
I wouldn’t let my dear saviour in
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
Praise the Lord I saw the light.

I saw the light I saw the light
No more darkness no more night
Now I’m so happy no sorrow in sight
Praise the Lord I saw the light.

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Didn’t want my whole self photographed, but so you know it’s really me…

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John 1:5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Blessings to you this Easter weekend.


Under the Double Eagle

Hope you enjoy our Photographic moments of Easter Sunday 2014.

This is a post I have saved for the A to Z Challenge and finally decided it fits here since balloons go Up ūüôā IMG_2194.jpgaa

It was a busy party month at our home! There was St. Patrick’s Day and then Ben turned 2!! Ben’s birthday is my focus today.

We chose to do a Balloon theme. Our weekly topic was Weather and since ‘wind’ fills balloons, it seemed perfect.

Let me educate you just a tad bit…..

What can you learn from ‘play’ at a party in early childhood?

Language Development:  Speaking and communicating/Listening and Understanding(Giving and receiving directions during games)

Mathematics: Spatial Sense & Geometry(balloons come in many shapes)

Science: Expand knowledge of ‘how it works’ (keeping¬†balloon in the air and Not popping it. We lost 2 balloons that day.)

Music: Increase interest and enjoyment (How to help you feel good)

Movement: Express through movement/ Develop muscles

Social: Developing friendships/listening with comfort in accepting guidance from an adult

This is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak.

But the children don’t know they are learning smiley

Finding Ben beneath the parachute holding the balloons was our photographic challenge.IMG_2197.jpgaaNow you see him


Now you don’t!