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I Am Special Activity

Last year, I did a really fun activity with my kids. They loved it then and they really loved it again this year. So, I just had to share!!

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In the big open space, they draw a picture of themselves. They need to see what makes them special like the color of their hair, skin, eyes, and so on. Of course, they’re little ones, so they’re far from perfect, but they sure are fun!!

There’s also an area to put stickers down with their name on them or glue letters down. There’s also a blank line for them to write their names. On the side, there’s a cute poem about being unique. Finally, on the side, they can also put their fingerprint under the magnifying glass. Why??  Because each of us has a fingerprint that is unique to only us!!  To do this part, we just used an ink pad.

If you’re interested in this activity page, just click to….

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Here are some photos my kids in action with this page this year.  You’ll notice that I forgot my stickers at home, so we made due and used letter beads!!

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If you use this page, please leave a comment and let me know if your kids enjoyed it as much as mine did!!

 

 

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Macro Monday: Turtle Yawn

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This shot for Macro Monday and I Heart Macro is brand new!!   Hubby has a turtle that he rescued and this time of the year, he collects live food for the turtle to eat so that he stays up on his hunting skills.  I took this shot after the turtle had a nice full belly and was tired.  He let out a big yawn and stuck his tongue out at me!!

Here’s my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro…..

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Macro Monday: Dandelion Seeds

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This shot for Macro Monday and I Heart Macro is a brand new one!!  I was out walking the yard trying to find things to get up close and personal with.  I ended up with some good photos.  I love playing!!  For this week’s Macro Monday and I Heart Macro, I ended up choosing one of a dandelion that’s gone to seed.  While I was trying to photograph it, some of the seeds blew away.  I didn’t capture them, but I did get the partial head of the dandelion!!

Here’s my Macro Monday and I Heart Macro…..

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Foto Finish: Animals

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It’s once again time for Foto Finish!!  I’m happy that today’s theme is one that I can work with.  Always very glad that Barbara has the “optional” theme for us to work with because I always struggle to find the right photos so share.

Today’s photo is my hubby’s turtle.  This was taken last Spring before the grass turned green.  That’s not a problem this year with all the rain we’ve had!!  Anyway, when we’re outside, hubby generally brings the turtle out to stretch his legs and walk around our yard.

Here’s my “animals”…..

I hope that you enjoy my Foto Finish!! If you do, please check out this week’s Foto Finish participants for more great photography!!

On a side note, I have 2 posts that should be posted.  For one of them, I scheduled it and I messed it up again, so I just need to adjust it and post it.  The other, I didn’t quite finish and was too tired to mess with it.  I’ll post both of them tomorrow (later today), but the’ll show up by date, so you’ll have to scroll down to view them.

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Macro Monday: Moth on Leaf at Night

I haven’t participated in Macro Monday in so long.  It really feels good to be posting my photos and being active in the meme’s again!!

For this Macro Monday, I chose a photo that I took last summer.  It’s a month on a leaf and I tried different distances and lights.  I ended up liking it the best with the dark background.  This was taken when the sun hadn’t quite set yet and the light highlighted the moth, but showed nothing behind it. 

I hope that you like this shot as much as I do!!  Click to enlarge….

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Foto Finish: Growing

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I’m so excited because I’m actually joining in Foto Finish today!!  It’s been forever since I’ve been able to do this.  I’m still not feeling great, but I’m happy for a chance to show off a photo that I’ve taken!!

Today’s optional theme is “growing”.  I figured this was a great one for me to jump on.  It could be interpreted so many ways.  I’m going with plants though….flowers to be specific!!  This is one that I took last year from my flower garden.  It’s one of my favorites with the dark background and the color of the flowers.

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Foto Finish: Buffalo

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The subject of today’s Foto Finish is “things with 4 legs”.  I’m always excited when I can share photos of our 4-legged family.  Yes, my plan was to go with the dogs or even the turtle.  But today, I’m going a different direction.

Because of the wildfire that’s burning at the Wildlife Refuge, I wanted to share the buffalo that I shot while we were out there the other day.  This guy was moving away from the flames and to the almost dry pond.  I have a true fascination with the buffalo and longhorns.  I’d love to go out there more than we do.  I was so sad watching him move and seeing all that land burn.  All the water is almost dry because we’ve gone so long without rain and it’s been unseasonably HOT!!

Here’s my Foto Finish (click to enlarge)….

Walking toward me along the road

Walking right toward me....and past me

At the pond drinking with a friend across resting

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Painted Sky

 

This photo was taken last Wednesday after we came out of a meeting and church and found that it’d rained a little bit.  On the way home, we watched the most amazing sunset and I just kept saying that I wished that I had my camera.  Fortunately, I made it home on time to catch this final glimpse as the sun was setting behind the trees and down into the horizon.

This is my painted sky…..

Isn’t it just breathtaking!?!?  I love the colors and I felt like I was watching God paint a picture right before my eyes as I watched this sunset in fascination!!

If you’d like to participate in either of the photo memes that I’ve done today, just click the buttons above to join in!!

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Foto Finish: Things That Are Hot

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Today, the theme for Foto Finish is “things that are hot”.  This instantly lead me to think of this hot OK sun that we’ve had this summer.  We’re over 40+ days now of 100+ degree days.  Then, I realized that was just too easy!!

I’ve decided to go with a photo of my pico de gallo.  I made my own homemade for the first time a few weeks ago.  I’d always bought it and was happy with that.  I decided it was time to branch out on my own!!  It turned out so delicious.  I’m determined to keep some in the refrigerator at all times because it makes such a tasty addition to so many dishes.

So why have I gone with this as my “things that are hot”??  Well, if you’ve ever tasted pico, you know that it can be mighty hot.  If you leave the seeds in the jalapenos, it can definitely set your mouth on fire!!

Here’s my Foto Finish  (click to enlarge)….

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P.S. If you’re interested in the recipe for my pico de gallo, just go here.

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Come Play With Me


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For more Wordless Wednesday, visit the home of Wordless Wednesday or go to 5 Minutes for Mom to join in the meme.  To join in on Outdoor Wednesday, visit A Southern Dreamer.


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Things That Fly

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Today, I have a 2-fer!!  I’m participating in Foto Finish and Camera Critters.  The theme for this week’s Foto Finish is “things that fly”.

I absolutely love feeding the birds.  We don’t get a large variety in our backyard, mostly 2 varieties of sparrows.  However, we have had a Cardinal couple that has visited for months now and I love them!!  We also get Pigeons and Morning Doves.  A couple weeks ago, we were visited by a Bluejay and I’ve already shared a photo of him.

Much to my happiness, while my parents were visiting us last weekend, a Hawk started to appear.  It seems to be making a home nearby.  In the photo that I chose, you can see some straw or twigs in its mouth.  I haven’t seen it at all this week, but I keep watching.  I have to believe that it’ll be back!!

Here’s my Foto Finish and Camera Critters (click to enlarge)….

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That’s My World: Across the Lake

This is my first post for joining in the photography meme, That’s My World.  I’m looking forward to participating in this one more often, as time permits.  I think that I often miss the opportunity to take photos of my area and this will be a great opportunity to get out there and shoot some photos!!

For my first That’s My World, I chose a shot looking across one of the lakes at the Wildlife Refuge very close to where I live.  Here’s my photo (click to enlarge)…..

If you’d like to participate or look at other photos, just go to That’s My World to link up or just view the world!!



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