Imagination + creativity = magic

My 5 year old son (Owen) absolutely loves Lego. Ever since he turned 2 and was gifted his first Duplo set he has been a big fan. He started playing with Lego (or little Lego as we call it) around age 4.

We rarely go a day without some kind of Lego play. I particularly love it when he makes his own creations or his own “Lego sets” as he calls them. It’s awesome to see his imagination come to life in all kinds of forms and scenarios.

I thought it would be fun to take his builds and edit them. I had such a great time editing this image, more so because I couldn’t wait to show the boys the end result! Here Owen and Carson are off on a magical adventure with a wolf for a steed.

If I can carve out enough time I am hoping to post more of Owen’s creations soon 😀

Happy page turning x

©️ Lisa Moralee McLardy

To all the Mary Poppins fans: I totally get it!

I remember watching Mary Poppins as a child but I don’t remember rewatching it so the details have always been a bit of a blur.

I think I preferred pure animation, opposed to live-action animated films. And I much preferred rewatching Alice in Wonderland as much as possible (I can literally recite the script!)

I am pretty fascinated by Walt Disney and enjoy reading biographies and watching documentaries about his life. I have watched Saving Mr Banks a few times and after a recent watch I felt inspired to read Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers. I reserved a copy at our local library and after a weeks wait I started to turn the pages of this beloved story. And the pages they did turn. In fact I couldn’t put it down.

Each of the twelve chapters left me wanting more. More magic, more adventure, more of Mary Poppins. Thank goodness there are more books in the series (there are eight in total), as I felt very sad when a Mary Poppins “pops out” with the West Wind.

As the newest Marry Poppins fan I am in search of all of her adventures. Additionally I am looking forward to watching the classic Disney version of Mary Poppins, in live-action animation of course.

If you haven’t already, I recommend turning the pages of this magical book.

Title: Mary Poppins

Author: P.L. Travers

Illustrator: Mary Shepard

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc

Happy page turning x

©️ Lisa Moralee McLardy

Daydream in full swing

Daydreams and reality

Are toying with me

The chores to tick

The lists to make

The bulbs to replace

All are calling loudly

Impossible to ignore

Yet easy to resist

For a dreamer of the day

Drifting to and fro

Before you know

My daydream is here

In full swing

Worlds of forever

Tales locked in chests

Wonderment, eccentricity

All things whimsical

Are dreaming with me

They listen for a while

Without agenda or trepidation

They calm the waters

They inspire

They get carried away

They wonder

A while comes to a close for the day

For reality is reality

And the bulbs won’t change themselves

To and fro slows to a stop

It’s daydream’s time for zzz

©️ Lisa Moralee McLardy