Rice & Beans

Another black and white post. I just love it. 🙂

Forget the barbies. Forget the trains. Forget the princesses and the dressing up.

All these two really need are rice and beans.

A parenting lesson I have learned. Less IS more.

Honestly, they have played with this non-stop since I opened the lids and said, “have at it.”

Why did I not do this sooner?

My fear of messes. I have let it go. It’s just rice. It’s just beans.

Their little imaginations are soaring. They are serving foods of all sorts, building towers, pools for their dolls and digging for treasures.

Here are some other things we’ve been doing lately.

Charlotte has been more interested in coloring and doing “big girl” activities lately. How cute is she holding her little crayon?

“Was sat?” (What’s that?)

Reading is one of her favorite things to do. It is a routine. We start our day with it. We read together every morning while I drink my coffee. Starting with “We’re going on a Bear Hunt.”

Cameron is showing a huge and I mean HUGE (and very new) interest in letters. She knows the sounds, upper case and lower, and loves to trace them and draw them herself. She is starting to sound out simple words with help. I can’t wait to see what this year brings us. I hope that all of our reading guides them into being book lovers.

Cameron loves to bake. Brownies are her fave. She’s a great help. She’s learning how to crack eggs, stir and is perfecting the taste testing.

Dancing is a big deal for our almost 4 year old girl.

She takes it very seriously. She is starting ballet lessons next week. She is SO excited.

(And so am I.)

This is Charlotte’s version of ballet.

And jumping.

That’s serious air for a not even two year old, right?

TV break. Holding hands. Gosh I love these kids. More than I ever imagined. Every day is a new adventure.


  1. dibble August 27, 2013

    Wonderful pictures !! As always, thanks for sharing.

    B&W Photography has always been a favorite of mine. I don’t know why, just something about it. I also enjoy playing with Sepia tones as well. Especially when the boys are dressed up in pants and little sports jackets . . . . feels like I’m looking at picture from long long ago.

    It’s nice that you are capturing all these moments in their lives. They grow up so fast . . . it’ll be nice to look through them all to jog your memories on the happiness they’ve given over the years. 🙂

  2. Becca August 27, 2013

    Thanks Todd! Yes I love those old vintage looking photos too. I feel like black and white adds a certain emotion that color doesn’t. Maybe it’s the simplicity of them. It allows you to just focus on what’s happening in that moment. I don’t know but I love it and I love the challenge of trying to develop my own style. Before I began editing my photos, I never knew there was anything more to B&W than just simply converting it with the click of a button. Thanks for your sweet comments. Miss y’all.

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