On Going Outside

Originally published Jan 2010 – the large swarth of the US covered in snow got me thinking about this post. We’re enjoying our own snow with mini-snowmen and copious amounts of cocoa. Want to know my thoughts on outdoor play? I consider it an absolute necessity for all children (and adults!) I read a great article recently about “Nature Deficit Disorder” and couldn’t agree more … Continue reading On Going Outside

Future Photographer?

Aunt Nikki and Uncle Matt gifted Claire a digital camera for her birthday and she couldn’t love it more! We’ve been teaching her some photography techniques, first – get low and try to shoot at your subject’s eye level. The tummy wriggle is especially effective when trying to creep next to the grandparent’s elusive kitties. Review your images, but keep in mind the LCD screen … Continue reading Future Photographer?

Merry Christmas!

I sure hope your family had a wonderful Christmas, we celebrated with a big family gathering, lots of delicious food and much laughter. Watching Claire just enthralled by all the magic of Christmas was the best gift of all. And snow?! Well we certainly got that. Our first storm of the season, and what a storm it was. Our family left late on Christmas day … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Yee-Haw! Biker Claire!

Claire got an early birthday gift from Mommy and Daddy! Check out her new ride – a two wheeled speed machine. Claire loves gliding down hills at the park (both paved and unpaved) and is remarkably fast on her new balance bike. Claire’s feet are up so much now, she’s really getting the hang of balancing and we’ll skip training wheels altogether when she outgrows … Continue reading Yee-Haw! Biker Claire!