Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Simple Stories and Bella BLVD , for the title block that I thought worked well together. Next to it is are the kids snuggling after ER was bouncing LB on her lap and making him laugh. The second row has two photo collages, one for each kid.
The first one is of LB in his co-sleeper, inside of our walk in closet. He's been there a few weeks now because once he could stand up inside of the co-sleeper, he'd get up and stand by the side, crying until someone came and picked him up every.single.time he woke up during the night. We had been used to him sleeping through the night so it was rough when no one was getting a good night's sleep anymore. Glad we decided on this compromise. Now he's close by, the walk in closet is quite spacious with it's own heat vent and even a window. The downside is he pulls my clothes off their hangers every night and each nap. I will be so glad when the basement is finished, the office moves down there, and he gets into his own bedroom.
The second collage is made up of three not so great pictures that together tell the story of how ER loves to dance along when we watch our DVR'd episodes of Dancing with the Stars. I love to watch her enthusiasm.
ER was very excited to see Merida make her ice debut, and we were happily surprised to also get to see Rapunzel from Tangled for the first time too. It was a very nice show with four Disney princesses featured. I loved the aerial show put on by Ariel as she transformed from mermaid to maiden.
You can read my review of the Disney on Ice Presents Rockin' Ever After, here. I encourage you to go when the show hits your town. Be sure to look for a discount code, bloggers in your area often have one to share with readers. They'll usually save you substantial amounts on great seats!
I love the pumpkin sweater I picked up for LB last fall on clearance at Janie & Jack. I've been hoping to get a good fall color photo opportunity and grabbed this one when I noticed how vibrant my mom's bushes were.
The Harvent Lane collection from Simple Stories was perfect to help me put together a quick layout.
Before we went over to my mom's and dad's we all went to the zoo's fall festival. We've gone several times and usually do the kid's activities where they paint a pumpkin, have games, and run through the hay maze. So it was a surprise to hear from ER that she'd rather just see the animals. I guess she's gotten too big for kid's area, since the stuff never changes from year to year. LB was too young to mind so we spent the time visiting our favorite exhibits.
Becky Higgins' would come up with more page protector designs that combine both photo orientations. There really isn't a good place for the journaling cards in this type of design so maybe that's one reason why she hasn't come out with one, so for now I used these. The title circle has been put right on top of the page protector.
Sharing this on Jessica's blog, The Mom Creative.