Friday, December 27, 2013

Project 52, Week 52

Project 52, Week 52
Theme: Twinkling Lights
When you take an egg carton,
cut out each "holder",
add some silver glitter,
a silver bell and a light blue ribbon,
you get a sparkling ornament.
When the sunlight hits is just right,
you get a twinkling of lights against the wall.
Such a magical effect from such a humble beginning.
Linking up to Maaret for our last week of this year!
Thanks to all who joined us and followed us each week!
It's been a fun year!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Project 52, Week 51

Project 52, Week 51
Theme: Cold
I almost screwed up on this one, thinking our theme was different.
I guess the pictures I took will work for the theme of cold.
My 2nd grader was able to take home the class snake for Winter Break.
He was one of three students who brought back a signed permission slip from home
and who earned the chance for their name to be entered into the snake sitting drawing.
I still can't believe I signed the form and his name got drawn.
We went to his classroom on Thursday after school to get a crash coarse on snake sitting.
It should be pretty easy.
The teacher told us the snake seeks warmth so it burrows under these wood shavings.
If you hold it, it crawls towards the nearest heat source (which is usually a body)
so it doesn't get cold.
(There. I used cold. A bit of a stretch but I did it. :) )
I don't think it will be coming out of it's cage much.
I'm paranoid of it getting loose and getting lost in our house.

I couldn't resist adding this picture of him putting water in the snake's dish.
He's been taking this responsibility very seriously.
Linking up to Maaret.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Project 52, Week 50

Project 52, Week 50
Theme: Tradition
The picture this week is of an "accidental" tradition and
not one that was necessarily started on purpose.
For the past 11 years, we've put the same star on the top of our Christmas tree.
It's not one that I totally love and I think I bought it
because it was the only one left in the store that year.
I keep meaning to buy a new one but still haven't gotten around to it.
In the meantime, it goes back on the tree and is crooked half the time.
For the past 8 or so years, our oldest son's wooden drum ornament
has hung on one of the branches right under the star.
He was given the ornament from his Godparents when he was 2
and has always wanted it hung way up high so the other kids can't touch it.
Linking up to Maaret.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Project 52, Week 49

Project 52, Week 49
Theme: Intangibles
I had to look up what exactly the word "intangible" meant.
Here is what said:
lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen
I ended up taking a picture of a light bulb because an idea
starts out as an intangible thing.
Once the idea is put into a physical form or carried out in some manner,
it then become tangible.
I'm sure Ms. Maaret, the school teacher will correct me if I'm wrong.
(Even if I am wrong, at least I got a picture taken that is close enough to the theme. :) )