About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Archive: February, 2017

    Indiana Trip August 2016

    Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

    I was trying to pick favorites for August of last year when I realized I had too many from our trip to see family.

    So I decided to share them in a separate post instead.

    This was the first time the girls met some family members.


    At my parents house.

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    On a walk on the Vandalia Trail.

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    It’s always nice when your walk leads you to treats.

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    The boys were at church with my parents.

    It is an hour away and the girls would have had to get up early and deal with a lot of new people at a new place so we decided to not go.

    The walk was good for them.

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    We visited the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.


    We also went to the state fair while there!


    And celebrated this boys birthday.

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    With Aunt Dee


    Three cool girls on a walk.



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    Lots of swimming!

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    Helping Grandpa

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    Being held by Aunt Elisabeth

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    I was going to put the pics from Nick’s parents in the same post but there were too many pics!!!

    I will share those tomorrow.

    Our Study of Birds and Audubon ~Homeschool

    Friday, February 24th, 2017

    I am still working on how to tie lessons together for the girls and boys.

    The boys do 5th grade work and the girls are in 1st grade but need a very simplified version.

    So it has not been until recently that I have really been trying to include them in the history or science that the boys are studying.


    Birds seemed like a perfect subject for them all to learn though.

    For one of the boys studies the past couple weeks they were learning about John Audubon and birds.

     I give the girls a science shelf for their independent learning and made it all about birds.

    Here are some of the things I included:

    Bird Bingo(one of my favorite educational games)

    Bird Guides like Birds of Oklahoma

    The Magic School Bus Flies the Nest

    Backyard Birds Toob (I had them try to find the matching bird on the Backyard Birds of North America guide)

    Bird Flash Cards


    Owl Puke the Book

    We also finally refilled our bird feeder and would identify the birds that came.


    I got a pbs documentary on Audubon called John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature from the library and was having the kids all watch in the vehicle.

    I had no clue that Audubon killed the birds he drew!

    He posed them by sticking wires through them!

    I asked my oldest if they were showing that and he said “yep.”

    My kids eyes were huge.


    We did not finish the documentary.


    My youngest boy(9) loves learning about animals and is like a walking encyclopedia about them so he really liked reading about birds for school.

    He also told me that Audubon met Daniel Boone!

    I love it when our studies intersect like that.

    Just another benefit of learning History, Science, and Literature via timeline.

    Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier was such a pretty looking picture book.

    I don’t get to read many of these books anymore since my boys are independent readers.

    We also got John Audubon Young Naturalist but I forgot to take a picture of it.


    Bird Watching


    I really liked tying their studies together!

    Now I just need to figure out how to make the science shelf fun and interesting for the next study.


    I have a feeling it will not be as pretty as birds.

    Favorites from July 2016 ~Adoption

    Monday, February 20th, 2017

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    After seeing a neighbourhood parade, they wanted to do one.

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    If you are wondering why there are more pics of little bit, partly because she is next to me often, partly because I have already shared pics of her older brothers, and partly because the twins were working on problems they had throughout the day.

    Emotions are hard for children to work through.

    They are getting better at it though.

    They were still in limbo during this time.

    That is a hard place for kids to be.

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    After a rough day Nick told me to take this half pint and go.

    Even a sassy toddler can be a nice break sometimes 😉

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