Tag: Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Close up

As I sit here dusting off my blog and preparing to get things moving again here, I’m keeping it simple for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Close ups.

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It might not be the closest of ups and it might just look like a sad little dandelion resting in a Winnie the Pooh glass but to me it means everything. Little B is the happiest camper now that spring/summer has finally arrived. He wants to spend every waking minute outside playing. There aren’t enough hours in each day to fill the adventures and projects this little guy wants to complete. And it’s because I know this and at the exact minute when he came inside the house clutching one slightly bedraggled dandelion in his fist and presented it to me, that will treasure it forever. He’s three. He doesn’t know about Dandelion Fuzz. He only knows that this pretty yellow flower caught his eye and he wanted brighten someones day and share it with someone he loves. And he did.

Hope your day is filled with sunshine!

-Kat

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Heads or Facial Features

This week the topic is Heads or Facial Features (human or animal) for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

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Peek a boo
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Sleepy pup
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A little sweetness (from my archives)

And a little tongue in cheek, compliments of Ari-

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Hope your week is going well!

-Kat

 

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Double Letters

My contribution to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Double Letters is an odd assortment- inside, outside, food and a toy.

Sir Topham Hatt (aka The Fat Controller)
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Pumpkin Seeds

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I hope your day is filled with sunshine!

-Kat

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Structure

After an unexpected absence, I’m making a second attempt to return to my blog. Five weeks ago, I felt perfectly fine. Okay, maybe a little tired, but otherwise healthy and good. 24 hours later, while on the phone with my friend, I began coughing. Right before the first cough- that was the last time I felt good. I had a few false starts over the past month but I finally feel like I’m turning a corner and on the road to recovery- yay!

There’s so much I have to say. (I’ve written some amazing posts in my head…) I’m hoping to get it all written but until then, I’m starting off slowly, yet again. I can’t think of a better place to begin than Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Structure. 

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Have a great day! I hope you are staying healthy!!

-Kat

Silence of a Different Kind

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Three years ago, Beej came into the world and changed my life forever. I had become a young grandma when my oldest son married someone who already had a child, CJ. so I was familiar with the fun of grandparenting a child who was already potty trained, out of a crib, off a bottle….an independent child.

And then Beej was born and everything changed. Due to circumstances beyond our control (handy phrase, isn’t it?) Beej and I found ourselves spending major stretches of time together and we created a bond that went deeper than that doting grandma who bounces the baby on her knee, then smiles as she hands him off to his parents at the first sign of tears.

Spending so much time with first an infant, then a toddler and now and emerging preschooler does not make for much silence around our house. The result was me and Beej creating our own kind of silence. Maybe it wasn’t the complete quiet where the only sound you can hear is the refrigerator running or a siren blaring faintly in the distance but it is a silence all the same.

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Beej was born a lover of books, a future master reader. We share this passion and I know for a fact that I have read more books to him than I could have possibly read to all three of my children combined.

 

 

 

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When we aren’t reading, Beej is playing. A lot. His imagination seems to be never ending and I never know what he’s going to think of next. He doesn’t need a screen or even another person to entertain him. He’s happy in his own little make believe world where he assigns roles to anyone who happens to be passing by. I have been Percy to his Thomas, Lightning to his Cruze, and Stacy Jones to his Tanya.

 

 

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Most of my days might not be filled with your “typical” silence but I’ve learned to savor the times Beej and I spend together. Whether the silence is accented with the sound of me reading as pages turn or Beej’s little voice narrating an elaborate scenario, often peppered with whatever song he deems appropriate, this silence is a precious time. It really is an unexpected blessing that never fails to fill me with joy. This grandparenting gig might have come sooner than I anticipated but boy, is it worth it!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Have a great day!

-Kat