I recently joined a blog circle with some very talented photographers I’ve met through a series of classes.  The idea is to post five photos on the 5th of the month from what we’ve been working on in the month before.  I take a photograph or two – or sometimes more – everyday for fun, to learn, or just to document our daily life.  Some days are less exciting than others but when I go to look back at the photos from that day I always see something extraordinary in those routines, play times, meal times and bedtimes.  We are big into celebrations in our house.   Valentine’s Day is no exception even though kids don’t really celebrate it here in Australia.  I grew up with the typical American Valentine’s Day party at school and the excitement of trading those little cards and getting lots of chocolate.  While I can’t pass down the tradition of a class party to my kids, I can give a them a reason to celebrate family, love and February. This year we did a mini countdown calendar and here are a few captures from February.

An early morning princess asks to make Valentine’s cupcakes


What would Valentine’s Day be without a little primping?


Craft time.  Paint…it always seems like a good idea.


 Decorating together… on the floor because that’s where the best light is in the afternoon


A Valentine’s bath… perfect way to end our February days


Please continue along the circle to see a glimpse of what my talented photographer friend Sharyn has been working on in the past month on her blog 

  • Awe very sweet photos of a special day <3ReplyCancel


      Thank you Melissa! So glad to be in the circle with you :)ReplyCancel

  • […] got lost anywhere along the circle, here are this month’s links:  Heather, Lori, Sarah, Allison, Sharyn, Melissa. Happy […]ReplyCancel

  • Allison!I love this! My favorite is the picture of the kids “primping” So cute!ReplyCancel


      Thanks Heather! I am so glad you put this circle together!ReplyCancel

  • As you probably now know, here in Australia we don’t really get into Valentines Day. But I always love seeing how my American friends celebrate it. And, being an american in australia, it’s even sweeter to see. You little girl looks so darling dressed up as a princess. Plus, it’s so lovely to see YOU in the frame as well. Looking forward to next month’s post. xxReplyCancel

  • Lori

    These are great, Allison! I like the primping one too! And LOVE the red in the first couple of images.ReplyCancel

  • These are wonderful, such bight vibrant colours :) your kids are so cute, love the one of your daughter showing your son how to pucker up for the lipstick, so very cute!ReplyCancel

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