kids wearing coffee filter hats
Sunday Snap: Imagination

 Coffee filters have many uses.
All you need is a little imagination.
And a little brother to share them with.

This photo wasn’t taken yesterday – our angels are 10 and 12 now.

“That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.” ~ Walt Disney

Jumping the Waves

Photo first published here: Sunshine, Surf and Sand

I’m away, so comments are closed. Have a lovely Sunday! – JKP

Sunday Snap: Play*

*Sunday Snap is a brand new feature on my blog, starting today. Drop by every Sunday to see which favourite photo I’ve chosen to highlight. 🙂


The Weekly Photo Challenge over at the Daily Post gives me the opportunity to share these snaps from a few years back.

Our little grand-girl is trying to persuade her poppy to come “inside” her outdoor playhouse. Let’s see if she succeeds.

“Come on in, Poppy, it’s fun!”
“See me, Nanny?”
“Do you think I can fit in there too?” asks Pop. “Looks pretty small…”
“Give it a try,” says Nan.
"You're right! Plenty of room for both of us (sort of)."
“You’re right!  Plenty of room for both of us (sort of) .”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Sunshine, Surf and Sand

Is there anything that captures the carefree magic of summer more than spending warm days playing at the beach? When the kids came to visit this week, they happily took advantage of the many delights the seaside has to offer. 115 142 143


Our little girl made a new friend :)
Our little girl makes a new friend 🙂

Building sand castles, catching hermit crabs in their little shells – and releasing them again – jumping over frothy waves and off of sand dunes, letting their dog run free, all this and more made for a memorable summer holiday.


Nico loved his newfound freedom
Nico loves his newfound freedom
One, two, three, go!
One, two, three, go!
My beautiful girl
My beautiful girl

Nico probably had the best vacation a dog ever had. The freedom to explore the coastline, running after beach birds that couldn’t be caught, he was a joy to watch as he galloped across the sand in wide circles around us.

Playing fetch!
Playing fetch!

Our little girl played with her new friend from Ontario every chance she got, as if they had always known each other. When the time came to say goodbye, she cried, but they exchanged addresses and made plans to become pen pals until they could see each other again. 🙂

The day they left, our little boy said he wished he lived here because he didn’t have a “backyard beach” at home.

Come back for more fun any time you want, precious boy.
Come back for more fun any time you want, precious children.

Travel Theme: Play
Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus