Welcome to round two of Alphabitty Moments! I created this carnival as a way to record the little things my kids do. The special ocassions get enough attention in photographs, blog posts, and storytelling. These keepsake book pages are meant to take a closer look at the ordinary and every day moments of childhood. Some day we will look back on all the little things and realize they were really the big things.
For more information on the roots of Alphabitty Moments click here. As far as participating, it's pretty simple: Each week (usually Thursdays) post a word that begins with the letter of the week and a corresponding photograph. (creating scrapbook pages is optional. I used Blurb.com for the last book, but would like to try mixbook.com in the future. Their software looks so easy to use and the backgrounds are stunning!
Need more inspiration? This link will take you through all my posts from our previous trip through the alphabet.
Silly me was uploading pictures for a post about all the coloring that was going on in our house lately when it hit me. A is for Artwork! As usual I hadn't thought ahead to what I was going to do for my pages this week. (If you are ever stumped simply scroll through your photo archives and you'll be surprised at what might inspire you!)
Up until a week ago there wasn't a coloring book to be had in BearCountry. We've always given the kids construction paper and crayons and let them go to town. (They are also big fans of watercolors.) I was amazed to see the time and effort Julia (who won't turn three for another month) put into her coloring. Talk about a work of art! She's colored a bunch more since this first one, but this is by far my favorite.
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Sam colors at least five times faster than his sister so it's a good thing we splurged on the $7 coloring book or we would have run out of pages after one day. He also drew his first people this past week. (see top photo) The bottom picture is of our dog Conor.
They are simple stick figures, but they represent creativity and imagination. What I remember most about those first couple of days when the kids colored from morning until night was how quiet it was in the house (no fighting!) and the joy on their faces when they watched me hang their pictures on our front door for everyone to see.
Now it's YOUR turn! Add a link to your own Alphabitty Moments post and you'll be entered to win an alphabet themed prize from yours truly. (I'm not going to pick a specific prize out until the winner has been selected. I want to be able to offer a prize that is letter specific to your family.) For fun this week you are eligible for a second entry in the drawing if you tweet about Alphabitty Moments. (Please add a hashtag like this #AlphabittyMoments so I can add your extra entry.) Good luck and thanks in advance for playing along!