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Foto Friday: Green Art

Happy Foto Friday!

I’m participating again this week in Candid Carrie’s Friday Foto Finish Fiesta (check here for other snap happy participants). A fellow blogger and aspiring children’s author, Tara Lazar, announced a children’sart contest and thus this weeks photos.

The Earth's Garden.

The Earth's Garden.

Kids Walking to School

Kids Walking to School

Green Art: Tara’s recent blog post is promoting Carin Berger‘s new book OK Go, a picture book about making greener choices. She’s running a contest for kids under 10 with the prize being a copy of OK Go. My daughter jumped at the chance to cut and paste. She sat at the table for 4 hours over 2 days working on her art. And even though her brother isn’t much of a art person, he wouldn’t allow himself to be outdone by his older sister (thus his street scape image). While the kids worked on these projects, depicting ‘green’ practices, we talked about other ways we could help save the Earth. If you have a child under 10, get out your scissors and paper and let them work on their own ‘green’ collage art. You can read more about the contest here, which closes May 12.

Foto Friday: My little tattoo artist

Happy Foto Friday

I can’t believe how fast the week has flown by, but I’m not complaining. Friday is upon us again and with it comes Foto Friday. Once again I’m participating in Candid Carrie’s Friday Foto Finish Fiesta. Click over to her blog to check out other snap-happy people or maybe join in.

A future tattoo artist?

A future tattoo artist?

 

My Little Tattoo Artist:I remember being a kids and knowing what I was going to be when I grew up. A librarian. A firefighter. An artist. Okay, so my career choices changed daily, sometimes hourly. My own kids are no different. My oldest daughter right now wants to be a mom, a teacher and a writer/illustrator of kids books (hmm, wonder where that influence has come from). My son, he wants to be a super hero, a robot, a transformer – a good one not a bad one. My youngest daughter has aspirations of being either a nudist or a tattoo artist or maybe a nude tattoo artist (why limit herself). The nude thing I think is just a stage, just like her extreme dressing stage. As for the tattoo artist in her, ever since she could hold a pen she’s been fascinated with the marks it makes on her body. Not her clothes, her body. She’ll pull her socks off and draw on her foot and then put her sock back on. Lately we’ve been able to convince her to express her artist side on paper. But every once in awhile, with pen in hand, I can see the wheels spinning in her head. All I know with all the practice she’s been getting at a young age, if she does decide to be a tattoo artist, she’ll be a damn good one.

 

Foto Friday: That first photo

Happy Foto Friday. I’m participating in Candid Carrie’s Friday Foto Finish Fiesta again this week (check out her blog for other snap happy people). Since my daughter’s seventh birthday is tomorrow, I thought this a fitting photo.

My oldest daughter's very first photo

My oldest daughter's very first photo

First Photo:It may not be the best photo. Heck, it’s not very clear (even if it wasn’t a picture of a Polaroid it wouldn’t be any clearer). But this photo is one of my favourites. This is the very first photo taken of my daughter after she was born. My husband took it in the NICU while I was in recovery. I didn’t get to see my daughter first hand for at least 24hrs so this photo stayed by me (you can read more about that experience if you wish). It’s hard to believe that this little squished, blurry being is turning seven tomorrow. Wow, time goes quickly. I hate to think how quick the rest of the time will fly.

Foto Friday: Peek-a-boo

It’s another Foto Friday. I’m participating again in Candid Carrie’s Friday Foto Finish Fiesta (check her site for other photos). As this is the Easter weekend, I wanted to find something in keeping. And in our house, Easter is brought to life by our kids.

peek-a-boo
peek-a-boo

Reading with Elmo: This book is one of my son’s favourites. When he was younger (he’s two in this picture) he loved to sit in his room reading this book. Then one day he discovered that he could look through Elmo’s eyes. He would take his book and peek at you: while he was sitting in his room, while watching me make dinner, even while walking around the house. He liked to pretend he was Elmo and see the world through Elmo’s eyes. Now my youngest daughter has inherited the book and even without direction from her older brother, she too has discovered a world through Elmo’s eyes. I think seeing the world through my kid’s eyes must be like seeing it through Elmo’s.

From my family to yours, have a joyeous Easter.

Foto Friday – Glow Stick

Happy Foto Friday

Another Foto Friday has arrived. Check out Candid Carrie’s Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta for other snap happy people.

Can you see me now?

Can you see me now?

Glow Stick:Glow sticks always make me think of holidays, specifically celebrating Canada Day. This picture is no different. My sister and her family live in the country about 3hrs north of the Big City. We’ve recently been visiting to celebrate Canada Day with them so the cousins can hang out together. No Canada Celebrate would be complete without fireworks. And since fireworks happen at night, you know what that means…GLOW STICKS. How else would kids entertain themselves while they wait for their dads to set off fireworks (hopefully without catching on fire themselves). My youngest daughter’s glow stick was still a lite when we drove home that night. I loved the eerie glow it gave off around her face while she played with it.

Foto Friday – I love my mixing bowls

Happy Foto Friday!

I seem to take so many pictures of my kids, stuff we do as a family, my kids, things laying around the house, my kids, anything I find outside, and oh, did I mention my kids.

I wanted to devote a day of the week to post one of my pictures. I guess I’m not as original as I thought. Check out Candid Carrie’s Friday Foto Fiesta for other mom’s with the same idea.

mmmmmm...mixing bowls

mmmmmm...mixing bowls

Mixing Bowls.My hubby bought these for me. Now before you get all down on him, I’m actually quite happy. I love these bowls. I’m not a very good cook, but somehow using these bowls transports me into Martha Stewart’s kitchen as a guest chef (In my mind of course. They don’t have any teleportation properties that I’m aware of. Though I’ve never tried that….). Anyway, when I’m not using them, their vibrant colours look great sitting on my counter by the big window. Hmmm, I feel like baking….