I'm really excited to share this week because it's when my baby turned one year old! I had so much fun combining both the Little Boy paper and digital collection (digital papers + elements) by Echo Park Paper Co. to make the party invitation and decorations. I made sure I saved some of the paper goodies to make my coordinating Project Life insert and love how it all turned out.
On this page are some photos I took at the kid's yearly doctor check up. Since ER was born on the 21st and LB on the 29th I combine the two and just go once. Digital Clementine journaling cards were used to add the major details.
I'm going to flip flop where LB's and ER's cards are and move hers up and his down. Then ER's info will be next to the picture she drew for the doctor at the appointment. She wrote her name on, which I had to clone out for posting, and I love the itty bitty baby LB on it. So cute! I'll have to make reprints so for now I'm leaving it as is.
Anyway, I've yet to share pictures from the actual party but you can get a glimpse of the banner (created digitally), photo mat (cut out of paper sheet), welcome sign (digital), guest sign in board (digital), centerpiece lollipops (paper), dip sticks, and sandwich wheels we made for LB's transportation themed birthday.
Everything turned out great, it was better than expected. I even impressed myself :) I really must take the time to edit the pictures and share the party. As you can see it was really convenient being able to use a mix of the digital and paper supplies so I could really customize the party.
I had some trouble with the two vertical pictures slipping so I stapled them in place and then used a paper strip to cover them up. The 29 on the brown circle is the date. I used my Cricut to cut out table scatter out of several sheets of patterned paper from the collection and saved a bunch when we were done. I turned two into a tab, stapling them to the top right photo. The All Boy sticker covers up the staple in the front.
I didn't have a lot of captions and birthday pictures are pretty self explanatory so I opted to use the little alpha letters from one of the collection's sticker sheets directly on top of the page protector. With so much going on, all the color and the patterns, I like how the color blocked letters still stand out.
It was a nice day and the kids brought their water guns and had fun chasing each other around. I wasn't sure about sharing the pictures of the kids in their bathing suits so that's why I just took out most of that one. The edited picture at the top is of my God brother's son who shares my son's first name. So we call them B1 & B2. They are close in age and I hope they grow up friends, it will be nice for them to have company at the various gatherings throughout the year.
4 in 1 Radio Flyer trike out for a spin around the neighborhood, the end of the library's summer reading program, and running errands with ER on the weekend round out the week.
Fast forward to real life now, this is our last week of summer break. We go back next Tuesday and my little girl will be a first grader. I'm so upset our summer is over :( I'm in denial she's off to school all day long. I'm already sad she'll be away for so long and we won't have as much time to do our little projects, sing our songs, dance around the house...so if you hear loud crying next week...that will probably be me.
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