And Then They Were Three!

A little poem to mark the occasion of the girls’ third birthday — how quickly three years go by! And Then They Were Three! We travelled the highways and byways to be there, Just missing the forecast snowfall in the air. Then the party day dawned, roads covered in snow. Would friends travel there; the guests…

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Creative Crafting with Children

I strongly believe that the creative spirit dwells deep within each person. Some people feel their creativity dwells so deeply within them that it doesn’t surface at all! Yet, even the least ‘crafty’ person is rewarded by creating something new from an assortment of materials. Sometimes all it takes is a helping hand from a…

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Through the Eyes of a Child

The household goods were packed up, all the toys in boxes. Cartons and crates were being loaded into trucks and vans. Motion and commotion all around. Moving day. What was it like through the eyes of a child? I watched my new little friend skipping about, happy and carefree. It was all a grand adventure,…

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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Summer as an adult: working, shopping, cooking, cleaning, driving, scheduling, planning, worrying, paying, gardening, mowing, pruning, canning. Summer as a child: playing, digging, swimming, snorkelling, laughing, eating, running, singing.   I remember those childhood lazy days of summer, though some of the memories are hazy. I especially remember the catchy tune of Nat King Cole’s…

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“Turn Around” and Dress-up Heels

When my toddler granddaughters’ birthday gifts included dress-up heels, I was caught emotionally off guard. I alternated between: “They’re still babies!” and, “They’re growing up!!” As I looked at this photo after all the festivities were over, of my daughter holding her daughter’s hand as she took some tentative steps in her dress-up heels, I…

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Knit Socks

Have you ever noticed that children are in perpetual motion? They just don’t stop, do they? That can be a challenge for this photo-loving grandma. On this day, the little guy was wearing the beautiful hand knit socks he’d received for Christmas from his great-grandma. That gave me an idea. “How would you like to…

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Step it up

One rainy day my daughter decided to go to the local recreation complex with the little ones for some toddler play/gym time. From the vehicle to the door of the building was a direct line. Did the girls want to go in a direct line? Of course not! Seen through the eyes of a two…

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Hand in Hand

This photo warms my heart. A golden Thanksgiving weekend walk in the park, Hubby aka Papa, hand in hand with our twin toddler grand-daughters. Strong hands reach down to grip chubby baby hands. Their trust in their Papa as they walk the unfamiliar path. He won’t let them stumble or fall, even though there are…

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