Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You Capture - Spring

This is the first time I'm linking up to I Should Be Folding Laundry that many of my friends, including Jon, have followed and link up to weekly for a long time.   Each week she hosts a meme called You Capture with a weekly theme and your "assignment" is to capture a picture to fit the theme.  Jon encouraged me to get in on it as I'm learning more about using our new camera!  It's proving to be a fun adventure for me - learning to snap good pictures and edit them afterward (if you have any tips or pointers, please share them!  I'm eager to learn!).

This week's theme is Spring.

As I've said before, Spring has not fully arrived in my neck of the woods.  Matter of fact we had snow (and lots of it) only last week,  temperatures have barely touched 50 degrees, and there's almost no green to be seen.

So my first You Capture was proving to be a little tough.  Fortunately, my mom and dad came to the rescue when we received a great big package yesterday. 

As they do every year, they filled a box FULL of Easter goodies.   There were marshmallows, chocolate bunnies, candy, and fun Easter decor as well as a few spring clothes and the more favorited by my kids - spring pajamas (thank you so much, Mom and Dad!)!  The box was very excitedly and eagerly opened and as soon as the pajamas were pulled out and in sight, the kids were already changing out of their clothes to jump into their new pajamas!

And more importantly with Easter approaching, I've been trying to be more aware of the meaning of the days leading up to the day of the resurrection .  I've purposed now and in past years to celebrate the days leading up to Easter with meaningful, fun activities with my kiddos.  I want to instill in them the fun of Easter, but also the truth of day, as well.  The meaning of Easter is full of hope and renewal and life; and a beautiful picture of Spring to me.  
Yesterday, we created an Easter Tree. 

Since there are no green blades of grass, or fresh buds on trees, or flowers or leaves to capture Spring, here was our current version of spring this week!

New Spring Pajamas

Easter Tree



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5 comments:

ToadMama said...

Very cute kid pics. I Love your Easter tree.

Regina Lynn said...

Aw, spring PJs- what a fun, fun thing!

Heart n Soul said...

Yes the Easter tree is a very cute idea....nice to meet you via "You capture'.

Stacey @ Heres to Life said...

Great pics! I love the Easter tree!

Bindi said...

Easter PJs are perfectly Spring! Great pictures.

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