#SOL16: March Challenge 27 – Joyful







Mommy pushes me on the swing . . .







Sliding down with daddy

Walking up with daddy


At the park


With my grandson . . .

And his family . . .

Precious moments!


Using my #OLW Joy, I wanted to capture our fun at the park last night. What a treat to have family fun time at the park where his mom used to play. Visiting family memories and creating new ones.  Nothing as precious as the infectious laughter of my grandson . . . 10 1/2 months old!

I knew I needed verbs as he is all about action and all about “I can do it myself”. And then I played with the spacing. That was the most fun part of today’s writing. . . how I wanted the words to look as they went across the page.


What joyful moments are you capturing?

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12 responses

  1. Fran, I think you captured the joy of the small moment with your family at the park through the verbs you chose and the repetition of those words. As always, I enjoy reading about your process! The laughter of your grandson – I will take that with me. Have a wonderful holiday!

    1. Thanks, Lynne. He’s truly a treasure! ❤

  2. I love this poem and how creatively you used the space!!! My joyful moment for today was the sunrise service at the local park. I’m blogging about it tomorrow. A perfect way to begin Easter!

    1. Glad you also found JOY today!

  3. Joy just pours out of this piece, Fran. How can anyone not smile while reading this?

    1. So many ways to treasure special moments!

  4. The words were swinging along with the grandson. Enjoy these moments! Happy Easter!

    1. Thanks! So much joy in every day!

  5. I think you captured it perfectly! Hopefully you took pictures. This would be beautiful mounted next to some of those pictures

    1. There may be a book for this weekend!!!

  6. I’ll be showing THIS poem to my 3rd graders!! We have a 2 week poetry unit and as I read the poem, I love how you had my eyes move all over the page, just as your grandson moved!! So fun. Definitely JOY!

    1. Thanks, Sally. Can’t wait to hear how it works out for your kiddos!

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