Theme: Beach

If you aren’t a regular reader of my blog, then you might not know that I’ve been preparing for my daughter’s mermaid party all week. So I’ve got mermaids on the brain!! When I saw this photo of my niece from last summer, of course had to use it as my Beach entry!! My kids wouldn’t let me create sand art from them, luckily my sweet niece did:-)

If you want to see photos from the mermaid party, they’re online now! It turned out so cute, the girls (and big brothers) had lots of fun.

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I LOVE sand castles! If I could pick between going to a fancy art museum or a sand castle making contest… the sand would win hands down! ha. What’s the best sand art you’ve seen or created?

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  1. What a great capture! I love the way she’s posing for the shot too. I can’t imagine my kids ever having the patience to sit still for something like this.

  2. well, how awesome is that! and your niece makes the perfect mermaid – lol! i’m going to go check out the party pictures now, also :O) thanks for sharing them!

  3. This is such an awesome photo, and a super neat idea! I think I’ll be giving it a try next time we hit the beach : )
    Jeremi

  4. love it. she’s a doll.
    my favorite sand art are the day to day things that the kids make up while playing …
    mmm… a birthday cake …
    or
    a princess’ castle that consists of an upside downed bucket of sand.
    although the huge sand castles are pretty neat too.

  5. I’m going to the beach tomorrow for the rest of the week and I really hope I get to do something like this for my 3yr old.. you know, if she sits still. doubt it. πŸ™‚ Great shot.

  6. This is so fun! I love sand castles and yet haven’t made any in years….. Thanks for starting this site and the opportunity to share!

  7. How Darling is that!…Sometimes neices and nephew are the BEST…Darn offspring anyway!…can’t wait to see the party pictures…:)

  8. Hi Amy,
    I am new to iheartfaces and just wanted to say what great work you guys are doing! I just found your group on Facebook and what I have seen and read so far looks great!
    Your photograph is very cute! I love sand castles and other sand constructions… unfortunately, my kids did not inherit my love! So, no sand castle photos from me…
    I like how your niece is trying to strike up a pose even though she is stuck in the sand!

  9. Great shot. My girls love turning themselves into sand mermaids. My boy? He prefers if we turn him into a shark. Have a fun party!

  10. Cute photo! I hope your mermaid party went well. Can’t stop thinking about those hanging beds! They are now on my never ending “must-have” list. πŸ™‚

  11. Cute image. Good work with the angle and her arms. I’ve taken sand sculpture images before and it can be hard to show dimension and have it come out looking at all interesting as it did in person. Nice work! You know she will remember it forever, too.

  12. Oh my goodness Amy! This is so cute : ). You are such a great artist…even with sand! I can’t wait to hear more about the party. Kaishon loves mermaids. Of course I could never have a mermaid party for him, but I still want to check it out. Maybe I will have a girl someday!

  13. Pffffft. I have tried all afternoon to get the button to post. I’ve downloaded the pic, uploaded it, and added the link back in. I’ve practically stood on my head, reciting the Declaration of Independence backwards and I STILL can’t get it to show up. It does show up in visual mode, but not on the post itself. So. It’s up to you. I can post it on my blogger blog, or I can post it in my new one with the regular link within the post. You call it. I’ll abide by what you say. (quivering lower lip.. big pouty face… one tiny tear trickling down from the corner of the eye…) LOL… :<)

  14. OMG – this totally reminds me of a story from our vacation that I forgot to tell you about. lol!

    Making mermaids out of sand is so much fun. Super cute!

    ~Angie
    Your iHeartFaces “Partner In Crime”

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  15. What a great picture! SHe’s workin’ it for all she’s worth! I love sand art, too; I never realized how incredibly creative folks can be til we went to the Lighthouse. Each retreat, there has been at least one family that totally rocks the sand art theme. There have been dragons, and ladies (one of them posted a pic on their blog of a lady they did elsewhere, and they used seaweed in a .. um.. *private* area. It was totally hilarious!). That’s just not my medium, although I like to take pictures of them! Can’t wait to see all of the cool pics that will be posted this week; you KNOW it’s gonna be over the top!

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