September 10, 2012

Life at Home :: The Creativity Project

Have you all met Becky at Life with Kaishon?  If you haven’t yet, you need to.  Becky is perhaps the most encouraging presence on the whole of the internets.  She sprinkles her lovely & kind-spirited fairy dust comments wherever she goes.  And her blog is FULL of love for her friends and family and kids in her neighborhood.  Becky is part of a blog circle called The Creativity Project that posts a new theme/challenge each month.  This month their theme is one that’s close to my heart:  life at home. 

I can’t believe our summer has come to a close and school has commenced.  Summer was good this year.  ‘Twas slow-paced.  A few day outings.  A quickie trip to WA.  And a whole lot of time at home, filled with Legos, K’nex, puzzles, books, varmints, projects, Olympics viewing, and each other.  Here are the lingering snippets of our life at home this summer …

Cookies were cooked.IMG_6351life at home 6IMG_6341Books were read.IMG_4800IMG_4801Olympics were watched. Robots were built. Poptarts were consumed.  Legos were rampantly out and about DAILY.  Myst mysteries were solved.life at home 1A visitor came to stay for 10 days.IMG_4679This is where he spent most of his time.  IMG_4774IMG_4685Puzzles were put together (nearly 10,000 pieces in all).life at home 14IMG_4965Crumbs were cleaned up.  Every. last. one.life at home 9IMG_6374A reptile was caught.  And a habitat was built.life at home 15IMG_6430There was gaming, food prep, friends, filming, & yard work.life at home 2And bbq-ing.  Lot of bbq-ing.  And lots of messes (sigh).life at home 3Windows were washed.life at home 4Leftover (from the school year) science labs were sprinkled all over the house.  All summer.  (double sigh).  And finally completed on the very last day in which they were due.life at home 5Paper airplanes were built.  And took flight.life at home 7life at home 8life at home 10There might have been a pillow fort or two.life at home 11And Mindstorm creations.life at home 12life at home 13
Yay for summer.  And slow days.  And time to play.  Now it’s time to hit the books!!

To see The Creativity Project in action, click on thru to Becky’s blog

17 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Susan! When this theme was announced I knew right away that you just had to be our guest! You are so good at documenting life. You have taught me so much. I am thankful for that. I laughed about the projects getting finished on the very last day of summer. Love the doggy visitor. Love the books. Love the life that is present in your home.
Life and love.
Perfection!
Thank you for joining us. We are honored to have you.

Marvett Smith said...

Your images are wonderful! I love seeing a glimpse of life at your house! Thank you so much for sharing!

Tracy P. said...

How fun is that! So many treasures here...going outside to shoot into the kitchen (filing that idea!), window washing photos (so cool!), watching over the shoulder of dude watching bikini volleyball girls (giggled at that), and also knowing who likes to be photographed under what circumstances and to what extent (and also where tidiness belongs on the priority list). I LOVE your respect for your dudes.

Adrienne said...

I love how you remember to capture the everyday stuff. I have really very little to remind us of the summer. This post makes me want to do better--and not wait until next summer to start, either!

Buckeroomama said...

I absolutely enjoyed reading and looking through your pics. I love how you document every day 'moments.' Each ordinary moment is special. I love that. :)

Rebekah said...

SK, I love this! I really need to get my camera out more often and keep it out to use to capture the bits and pieces of our life.

Scarlett said...

Love these beautiful captures of your beautiful family & that doggy visitor is so darn cute! thank you for sharing your photos :)

Katherine said...

your amazing this photos are stunning Becky is right you capture every aspect of life at my house.

Tracey said...

Oh how you make me want to be a part of your life! :)

Andrea said...

First off - Your boys are so cute. I just want to hug 'em! Max would so just follow them around all over.
But more to the point - I love these photo. Love seeing glimpses into your life. :) Your visitor was cute. And that puzzle looks CRAZY (and I come from a puzzling family!). And I want to see more of your cute dog on your blog and IG. ;)
Looks like a fun fun summer. It sure went by fast.

gossphotography said...

What a wonderful life and home. Loved looking through all of these, great light and so much life happening..great memories to be treasured for sure !!

Sharon said...

Susan I am so thrilled you joined in on this month's theme! I love the moments you have documented here...the stories.. the images.... just beautiful!

Amy said...

Thank you for inviting us all into your home--I did so enjoy my visit!

mindy said...

lovely, lovely post! thanks for a glimpse into your 'beautiful life'!!

photowannabe said...

I'm visiting from Life with Kaishon, Becky's blog.
This is a delightful glimpse into your home life theme.
You have had an amazing summer and your kids are so lucky to have experienced it.

Pink Ronnie said...

I see your life is full of boys too! Aren't they the best? So much love, laughter and fun in these photos of yours. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Ronnie xo

Shauna_Rae said...

Love this glimpse into your summer. I so enjoy your photography!