This was a full and busy week and I definitely kept it simple in order to not fall behind. We had our dearest friends in town from San Francisco most of the week and Mark ended up coming down with the same upper respiratory infection that has been making the rounds. We had the end of second grade for Mia & a lot of outdoor activities to keep the twins happy too. It's easy to forget in the dead of winter that these warmer days mean setting aside indoor hobbies for parks, backyard fun, riding bikes, and any other sun chasing events. To keep up I've been trying to do a little bit here and there and then it doesn't feel so hard to complete on Saturday night or Sunday morning. This week I blended the Seafoam & Midnight kits.
I tried to mirror some of the same looks on both sides (diagonal stripes). I went with the blue theme set by the date card but added in pops of other colors elsewhere. I'm kinda a one trick pony when it comes to colors. I lean towards the oranges, blues, and natural shades most of all.
Here's the full week:
Sometimes you just have to take silly self portraits--especially if the twins are hamming it up. This heart card is from the Midnight kit and I added some letter stickers to it. The background paper is from the previous week. I like try to use what's already there rather than use up too many cards.
Last Sunday I went to see Gatsby. I was quite impressed and loved the costumes and vibrant cinematography. I couldn't find the actual ticket anywhere, but had snapped an instagram photo of it and so I printed it out & attached it with some washi tape.
Mia's field day was this week and I got there just in time to see her get to dunk her head in water. It was a hot day and so this made the rest of the events more bearable for her.
The Today is Good card from the Seafoam kit was perfect for this photo!
Our first iris of the season bloomed this week and I got some really good news about a part time job. I've been wanting to get into a library position for a long time and when this job opened up at Mia's school, we decided it would work to try to get it. I volunteered in the library this year & so got to know the librarian and her system. It all clicked and I'm so excited to start in August!
Mia's recital was early in the week and I am so proud of how much she's learned in such a short time. I love that Mark got a great photo of her at the piano. I used a Midnight journaling card (cut down) to cover the woman in front of us and help keep the focus on her.
Mia's favorite part of field day was the tug of war. She planted her self right between a group of boys and pulled with all her might. They didn't win, but after they got to try to go against the middle school "helpers."
This week was the last week of school and I snapped a photo of Mia, even though she was kind of grumpy about it. When I looked back to the first day of school, I noticed she was wearing almost the same outfit. She claims to have remembered and planned it. I created the collage in the app Picframe and then saved it to my camera roll. I printed it as a 3x3 and saved a white border when trimming it down.
This journaling card is from Studio Calico (found at Hobby Lobby).
Mark's birthday was this week and we kept it pretty low key since he wasn't feeling 100% and we had our good friends Kate & Sean in town. I did make him Green Tea ice cream and a batch of cinnamon for the rest of us. Hollis helped me "mix" the ice cream.
For some reason the color on the pic of Kate & Sean is awful. I promise they aren't normally so red-faced. This was a last minute trip for them and a short visit, but we are always so happy to have them here. The house always feels a little too quiet and lonely when they leave.
We've been giving the twins a lot of opportunity to ride their strider bikes. Hollis is getting really good at balancing and coasting. On this day we took them to the park and they rode around the street hockey arena. I couldn't help but snap photos as they rode around me.
The "Happiness Is..." card is another one from the Midnight kit. I love that this kit has a lot of perfect and simple journaling cards in it!
One afternoon we took a long bike ride and then stopped at the creek to play. The twins went right in and weren't afraid at all to get wet. I snapped photos on the sidelines and made sure they didn't go too deep and kept their clothes on.
The journaling card is from Echo Park (also found at Hobby Lobby) and I added some stickers and rub-ons to mimic the movement of the water.
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