Cabin Fever????

Not us! We are so thankful for the mild January we’ve been having allowing us to get out and explore, hope you’re not feeling to boxed in where you live.
The sun is shining , the birds are out and the flowers are blooming.
I wonder if we should tell them it’s winter?

Nope, it’s toooooo pretty here!

These are all in our backyard right now!!!!

January Favorite Photo


I love her photo challenges it gives me a chance to put the focus on my kids, most of the  time I’m really, really tired after a long day photographing, editing and posting and the last thing I think of is taking fun pix of my kids. So thanks Paper Mama for reminding me to capture those special moments!

This weeks challenge: Favorite photo of January!
The challenge: All my photo challenges should be based around your children (pets are always welcome). Please share your favorite photo of January!
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and only a couple more days to enter my Lego bracelet giveaway! HERE. Thanks!

I paint there for I am

…….. learning!

and really, really messy and super hungry!
Sometimes I wonder if I should let them back in the house especially on those days they’re covered in mud, paint or marshmallow and most of the time I do after a good hosing down then bundling up in some warm towels and new change of clothes followed by an awesome snack of homemade cookies I was baking while I watch the Peas created their masterpieces in the backyard from the kitchen window.
If you haven’t checked out the beautiful artwork by artist/blogger Alisa Burke  she’s fabulous! and creates incredible sketches with watercolor and sharpies, thanks for the inspiration!

Year of the Dragon Fun!

Stream and Luna made awesome masks on Friday to wear to the Children of the World Adoption and Relief Agency’s annual Chinese New Year parade here in Fairhope.  The agency helps to find new homes here in the States for children all around the globe. I love seeing their smiling faces, the hugs and excitement and the Peas enjoyed catching the beads, candy and fortune cookies. 
It’s just so much more than a parade it’s a celebration of love for the kids and their families.
To follow up on learning about the Chinese New Year we learned about prehistoric dragons, reptiles and birds and found a few more really great crafts online to decorate our school room.
We found this great printable HERE and dragon crafts over at the Crafty Crow HERE.
And a neat food craft at the Almost Unschoolers blog HERE.
Happy New Year!

Photo Challenge: Feet

The Paper Mama has another great photo challenge:
This weeks challenge: Feet
The challenge: All my photo challenges should be based around your children (pets are always welcome). There should be some feet in there somewhere….

 40 little piggies – Orange Beach, Alabama 2011

I love little feet! 
And I especially love them laying on the beach when it’s hot outside and they’re covered in white sticky sand!