Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ten on Thursday

1.  This was the best gift Heather could have given Helayna this week!  She recorded herself reading 2 stories for Helayna and we downloaded them onto my computer.  She loves to watch Mommy reading her stories.  I think she just about has Chicka Chicka Boom Boom memorized!

This is a great idea for any moms that are leaving little ones for a few days.  They love seeing Mom and hearing her talk directly to them.  

2.  The sandbox was well used today!

3.  My sister and I are joining 27,000 photographers worldwide on Saturday and going on a Photo Walk.  This project is the brain child of Scott Kelby, a noted photographer and author.  We are walking with a group in Edmonton(one of 3), starting at the Muttart Conservatory.  I'll show you what we find to frame in our viewfinders.  

And - you should consider signing up to join a walk in your area!  There's still time and with 915 locations worldwide, I know there's one in your community!!  All photographers (from an amateur with a point and shoot camera to pros) are welcome to join!

4.  Check out this week's project, Nature's Beauty,  at Her Space My Space His Space.  I am really looking forward to doing this but I think it will be next week for me.  I think this is a great way to capture your garden and yard - and would make a wonderful mini-book scrapbook project.  

5.  I have 17 tomatoes on my potted Early Girl plant!  It's blooming away so I think it will get some more fruit.  This is really the first time I've grown a tomato and I am very excited to see these guys ripen.  

6.  Helayna wasn't very interested in swimming in the lake today.  I think she was surprised there was no swimming pool.  Maybe another time.  

7.  Counting berries and moving them from dish to dish can keep a little girl occupied for a very long time!

8.  Peonies - roses - poppies - pansies - petunias - so much goodness blooming these days!

9.  "Dear Jesus.
Thank you for sand -
Thank you for sun -
Thank you for food.
- Helayna's prayer at lunchtime today - there's not too much more a little girl could want on a summer day, is there?!!

10.  There's a whole lot of playing going on around here today - pushing dolls in the stroller, putting money in the cash register, cuddling Amanda and Lucy, reading books and talking to pretend friends.  There isn't a moment to lose!  

(She goes faster than I can get the camera focussed!!)


  1. Thank you so much for posting these photos. It's been so good to see what she is up to every day. I miss her so much but am so glad she is having fun and taken care of. Thank you!

  2. What a fun week with Helayna, and I love that Heather made a video of herself reading books. Remind me to do that when I leave Samuel with you in the future.
    It's been so fun having her and Silas here, and knowing that Helayna is having such a good time with Gramma and Grampa.

  3. Photowalk sounds fabulous!!! Crystal, there is NOTHING like the taste of a homegrown tomato!!! I wait all year to eat tomatoes from my garden for a few weeks. Enjoy your Early Girl, it's a good tomato, although I have not tried her in a pot.