Posted by: Darcel | January 31, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Snow flakes

The girls have asked since Christmas “when is it going to snow?” Sadly, my reply was always the same. “It doesn’t snow here.”
It started snowing last night here in southern VA, and didn’t stop until later in the afternoon.

We were all so excited! We just had to go out and play in it.
It’s not a shadow like others you’ve seen, but the best I could do outdoors with no sun.


I thought the footprints looked like shadows in the snow.

For more shadows, visit Hey Harriet

Posted by: Darcel | January 30, 2010

Snow play

Can you believe it snowed here in southern VA? They kept saying it would, but I said I wouldn’t believe it until I saw it.
I’ve said that we miss the snow, and wouldn’t ya know, we get a bit of snow!






Posted by: Darcel | January 29, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: The Moon

When we took this picture, the sun was still out behind us. Nakiah wondered how the moon and sun could be out at the same time.


For more skies, visit the Skywatch blog

Posted by: Darcel | January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Quality Time

Late night game session with daddy.


Posted by: Darcel | January 26, 2010

I heart faces: Texture

A new theme to take part in 🙂

I’ve wanted to work on my photography skills for a while, maybe this will help.

This weeks theme is texture. I found this lovely blog through Life with Kaishon. Also a lovely blog you must check out.

Here is my first picture. Enjoy!


Fore more beautiful faces, visit I heart faces

Posted by: Darcel | January 25, 2010

Book Sharing Monday: Dr Seuss’s ABC

For some reason the computer won’t read my camera. I’ll add pics later.

Our choice for this week is Dr. Seuss’s ABC. The girls LOVE this book. Nakiah got it back when she was 2.5 and she’s loved it ever since. They read it to each other quite often. It’s been read every single night for the past three weeks!

We love Dr Seuss around here, but you probably already know that.


“Big Q….little q

What begins with Q?

The quick queen of Quincy and her quacking quacker-oo”


For more book sharing, please visit Alex at Serendipity

Posted by: Darcel | January 25, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: self portrait

I couldn’t resist taking a shadow shot of myself. If you look closely, you can see my baby bump 🙂




For more Shadows or to join in, please visit Hey Harriet

I thought I published this, but here it was this morning, still sitting in my draft folder. Oops!

Posted by: Darcel | January 23, 2010

Girl Time!

I suppose it could be girl time most of the time here. Today seemed like a real girly kind of day.

I fixed pancakes, eggs and grits for breakfast. After that grabbed a blanket and curled up on the couch together. I had one girl on each side of me.
First we watched Chicken Little, next was Cinderella, and then Little Einsteins. In the mix of the movie watching we had popsicles, ice cream with choc syrup, chicken nuggets, cranberry juice and water, but not all at the same time 🙂

Later the girls took their strollers and went off to the store. They were grocery shopping for me. How sweet!

More computer games, and more cuddling on the couch with several books.
It was a peaceful Saturday with my girls. Gotta love that!

Posted by: Darcel | January 22, 2010

Conscious Friday: Enjoy The Moments

These are a few of the great moments we had today.
I’ve tried to do a better job of savoring the good moments we have throughout our day.

I keep thinking of our life as a series of moments. They pass by so quickly. I have mental images of ones I wasn’t able to capture on film, and moments like these that I am fortunate enough to capture.

Ava decided that she needed to check on the baby. She pulled her heartbeat out of her Dr. bag, placed it on my belly, and listened to the baby.

I think it’s adorable that she calls a stethoscope a heartbeat. Too cute!

She went to check on her stuffed puppy after she was done with me.

Nakiah built what she calls ‘Sunshine City’ and Ava said she was making lots of big I’s and H’s.

Getting down and dirty making play doh.

Sculpting the play doh


Nakiah’s drawing of a Ritz Cracker.

Checking out Amazing Animals on Nat Geo Kids.

Some of the favorites were the Elephants, Penguins, Rhino’s, Bison, Puffins, Zebra, Clown Fish, Cheetahs, Brown Bear, and the Can Toad.
I think we’ll venture back there tomorrow and check out more animals.

What moments have you enjoyed today?

Conscious Friday is hosted by Se’Lah over at the Necessary Room.

You can also join in her gift of jewels project. We’re going to spread peace & love all over the world! Sign up by Jan 30th.

Posted by: Darcel | January 22, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Sunset



For more beautiful skies or to join in, please visit the Skywatch blog.

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