Now that the girls have made it thru their first week of school, I am hoping to get back into some sort of routine and *hopefully* post on a regular basis. This week I am linking up at The Mom Creative.
We did a little bit of moving things around after we painted and in doing that I wanted to take pictures of some of my cameras. A good portion of them were ones that my dad had. He was also into photography. He told me several years before he passed away that they would all go to me when he was gone. I think he knew how much I would appreciate them.
About this time the girls and I are getting back into the routine of walking up to school and back everyday to get our legs ready (we walk home from school every day). When we do that, we sometimes check in to see if the teachers need any help getting the classroom ready. This particular day, the teacher (my oldest’s first grade teacher and now my youngest) gave the girls cute journals that she had extras of. My oldest loves to write and my youngest is getting there. We were all so proud to see her write in it before we left the school. She made it her diary and wrote “Today are are helping first grade teachers at school”. I ended up photographing it and printing it as a 3×4 to be my journaling for that day.
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Again this week I tried to pick a “color scheme” to work with (week 33 was just to add red). The week card was the plum colored one from the Cobalt kit and I love that color with a teal/turquoise so I pulled some 6×6 squares out of a pattern I will not likely use in my regular pages and incorporated that. I also had some dsigner “bling” from Basic Grey (Big Lots find for 50 cents each) and decided to use that as well:
I pulled out my summer stamps from Ali Edwards to stamp a filler card. I only used the portion that I thought went with the page. I also wanted the pattern of the teal paper to show, so I split a journaling card in half for the 2 sections that had journaling.
This Thursday was also “Meet the Teacher Night” where you also take up all your school supplies. The girls and I spent the day decorating their binders for school. I started doing this with Natalie for her first grade binder. Besides the fact that I am a scrapper and the binders are a blank canvas, I also thought it would give her a good conversation starter with all the new to her kids in her class that year. Now it is just as much part of our back to school list as picking up the supplies. Both girls picked out their own paper at Archiver’s and designed how they wanted the front to look. We took pictures of them with their finished works of art and then them with their teachers.
It was important to me to get the girls perspectives on the night in their own handwriting. I also had this cute photo of Syd that didn’t fit anywhere else. She sat at her desk (in kinder they share tables) all night and didn’t want to leave, even when the principal came over the loud speaker to announce the end of the evening 🙂
And I leave you with my favorite photo of the week. What better way to spend your last (week)day of summer vacation than lounging in the blow up pool in the backyard with drinks and snacks right on hand? 🙂
It feels silly writing this (because who DOESN’T?) but I would love to read any comments you might have. Thanks for looking and I can’t wait to see what everyone else has done! And hopefully by next week I will be back on track.