Last week was a full week and I decided early on to try to do more than write on my photos with my trusty paint pens. Well, I didn't do much more, but I'm pretty happy with how this week's spread turned out. I'm beginning to realize that one book won't be enough for the whole year, but I'm looking forward to ordering different page protectors----playing with the layouts that way.
Side one has pictures of the kids playing dress-up, our date day at The Firefly Market, outside pool time, and two naughty babies that got into the spices and dumped them out on the kitchen floor when I went to the bathroom.
Here's a close-up:
On Saturday we celebrated Mia's 7th birthday early with a party at Chuck E. Cheese. She had a blast and even said later, "It was just like I dreamed it would be." She got to go in the ticket blaster and pose with Chuck E. Cheese. I created an insert just for her party and decided to put all pictures of Mia on the first side. The quality wasn't great on some of them so I changed them to black & white.
I took a ton of pictures at the party, but decided to only include our family and cousins in the book. This side has some of the other partygoers. Naomi was obsessed with Chuck E. and followed him around all over. Hollis, on the other hand, was totally afraid. When Chuck E. came out he went to the furthest booth he could. He did love all the rides though!
On side two I included more pictures of our outside play time, including the pool. Since it's been warmer there has also been a lot of naked play time and practicing with wearing undies. I was able to get photos of them playing in their undies. Mark took Mia to his work for take your child to work day and sent me an iPhone photo. She loved it and asked me later, "Mom, do you know what data is?" I also took a screen capture of a text I sent to my sister about the book I am reading, Let's Pretend This Never Happened. It makes me laugh out loud when I'm reading it.
This was my favorite picture of the week. After some outside play time I took off their diapers and put on their undies. They ran around and tried on Mia's shoes and Mark's hats. Naomi found sunglasses and I got them to pose before they ran off again. They reminded me of miniature Beastie Boys. The journaling card was a free download from Miss Tiina. I sewed some fabric down and added a chipboard arrow that I covered with velvet paper.
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