One of the really fun things about participating in a photo contest is that you start to see the world around you in slightly more detail. For example, this week's theme is "Reflections" and I've known about it for a while I so I catch myself noticing every time my kids stand anywhere near a reflective surface: My sunglasses, a mirror, or slide, a playground "bubble", a tea kettle. Sometimes, I even arrange it so it's no coincidence that we decided to make hot chocolate with our shiny teapot yesterday and I had the camera handy.
We love chocolate in almost any form around here and I make hot chocolate extra special (and creamy!) by using half boiling water and half warm milk. Gwenny was mixing the warm milk with the Swiss Miss powder while we waited for the pot to boil. Maddy's not so keen on hot chocolate but she loves marshmallows and will snack on them straight out of the bag (that's my girl!).
I had so much fun on this week's theme and I'm sorry I'm only allowed to post one photo here. I picked the one I liked the best but there were so many others that I'd love to share so go take a look at our "Reflections" flickr photo album and tell me if you think I picked the best one.
Note: I've added photos to that album since this post originally was published.