Fun Summer Day

beach n sandbucket quote for TT


Even if kids can’t really accomplish it, they always think they will build a sand castle. Apparently the grandbabykins is trying to build one that appears to have a pond or an eventual moat around it. hahahaha The photo brought to mind all the things kids probably imagine as they play in the sand.

Sharing with Texture Tuesday. I added my pb_smokeygrunge texture, and then the kk_cosmo from Kim Klassen. Plus, then I added a few things that weren’t in the original picture, and I took the people out.

Original is below.


Thanks for stopping by, and commenting. Love comments so then I can return the visit. Happy Thursday since I’m a bit late. 🙂


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Sunshine Rays

Sunshine Rays from coffee w TT texture


Used the new Mellow Yellow Action from The Coffee Shop Blog to create the rays of sunshine effect, and then applied Kim Klassen’s kk-2203.

Sharing with Texture Tuesday

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Took the grandbabykins to play at a local park, and the condition was that after he played, we could take a walk. When we did walk, we found this little stream so he was thrilled with it. Of course he wanted to throw rocks in so I let him do a few, but then told him there were enough rocks in it already. Finally, he agreed and we finished our walk. I thought I’d see more flowers or nature to photograph, but this was pretty much it that day.



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My baby brought her baby after school on the last day and into the garage they went to break out her old bike and one that he has at my house and off they went for a bike ride in the sunny warm afternoon. While they were gone, her hubby cooked out for us. What a nice surprise.

Grandbabykins proudly announced he passed to second grade and received two awards. 

~smiles ‘n giggles~



Bubble Fun

Springtime Bubble Fun


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I like raw out of the camera mostly. Grandbabykins was playing with bubbles since it is starting to turn warm and there was just enough wind that it blew the bubbles for him without even having to wave the bubble wand. Enjoy!! and as always, love when you leave a comment on here to say hi!!

Happy Spring and Easter,




Finding Treasures

A little boy’s rock, marble and string

How wonderful are these playthings?
The marvel that they see
as they scout for treasures.

A rock for the pocket
A string for imaginery fishing
And a marble ~ well,
the beauty of it is enough ~

The beauty that you see through a little one’s eyes
Is gift alone.

Treasure each moment
See as children see ~
Their excitement
Their joy
Their pain

They’re small, little ones to protect and to mold into amazing grownups.

©copyright Peabea (all rights reserved January 2012)

Inhibitions and Innocence

Innocence Definition

• The state, quality, or virtue of being innocent, as:
a. Freedom from sin, moral wrong, or guilt through lack of knowledge of evil.
b. Guiltlessness of a specific legal crime or offense.
c. Freedom from guile, cunning, or deceit; simplicity or artlessness.
d. Lack of worldliness or sophistication; naiveté.
e. Lack of knowledge or understanding; ignorance.
f. Freedom from harmfulness; inoffensiveness.

When we are born we are so fresh and new that it is amazing. We have no shame, no remorse, no prejudices, no hatred…simply we have nothing in our hearts, it seems, except love. We love and we love to be loved.

The proof of this as they say is in the pudding. Just be around any small child to know that they are trusting and innocent, and they love unconditionally and they adore knowing they are loved.

They do crave a lot of attention to prove that they are loved as much as the love they are willing to give. It is amazing.

I babysit my grandson, and when visiting his preschool class recently, it was very apparent of how all children exhibit these traits. They were so fun to watch as they interacted with each other and the teacher. For the most part, they followed the rules because that is another trait of children, they like structure. They may fight it, and display the opposite, but I think to them structure means that we care about them.

They were learning their first letters of the alphabet, and singing songs. Each child had brought something that started with the letter “B”, and when asked to come up front to share what toy or item they brought that started with the letter “B”, they did so willingly. Some were bashful, but each child proudly told about their item with no inhibition. They simply are amazing little people.

The teacher had some hand-me-down Halloween costumes so they could have dress up time. They were delighted, and each child tried on many different outfits as they also played. One child even brought me over a hat to wear, and then an outfit that he wanted me to wear, but there was no way I could even begin to fit into that small super hero outfit. LOL

Children interact with each other without judging or the fear of being judged by the other children. A simple hi and what’s your name and off they run playing is usually the norm that you find on any playground.

scribbled by peabea 1-7-2011

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