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: August, 2017

    5 Weeks on 1 Week off

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

    We started year round school this year so we have been doing school all summer.

    5 weeks of school, 1 week off.


    Last week was our week off so I planned some experiments for the week.

    We don’t have a lot of time for fun things like this during our regular school week so I like to do them on our week off.


    This is fluffy slime.

    -Shaving Cream

    -Craft Glue

    -Food Coloring

    -Liquid Starch

    I got the idea from this post but did not have some of the ingredients so I winged it.

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    The next day we did an oil and water experiment from this site.

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    I still had some Alka Setlzer tablets from our lava lamp experiment we had done.

    So when they were done adding the colorful drops of water to their oil they made lava lamps.


    I used coconut oil since I had a lot on hand and it is nice and clear.

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    I like anything that extends a craft or experiment so I am glad we could add on to it!

    We usually do field trips, games, experiments, or vacation on our weeks off.

    I would prefer to do nothing but that goes downhill quickly with 5 kids.

    Do you plan things for your downtime?

    USS Batfish Living History Day! ~Muskogee War Memorial Park

    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017


    We went to the Living History Day at the USS Batfish for my oldest.

    It was his birthday Monday so we wanted to be sure and do something he liked that weekend.


    He loves learning about battles and especially the World War 1 &2 so this was perfect.

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    The boys liked spotting pictures of themselves from previous trips.

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    He was pretty excited about the big guns.

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    All the volunteers our so great with kids!

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    Little bit did not appreciate the engine room sounds they had going.


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    One happy birthday boy.

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    Last Fall at the Zoo with Friends ~Tulsa Zoo

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

    The closer we got to our adoption date last year, the more I did not like editing photos that I could not share.

    So a lot of photos were forgotten.

    Including these photos I took when on a trip to the zoo with friends last fall.

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    Toddlers interacting is so funny.

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    Oh good, she likes us.

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    As a mom and photographer, I always try to get pics of my mom friends with their kids.

    We don’t get in enough shots.

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     I am thankful for flexible friends during this journey.