Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend on parade

We are in the midst of some gorgeous weather. True, my garden could use some rain, but it's hard not to be excited as we're entering into the longest stretch of 80 degree weather we've had all year--just in time for fall!

This weekend our family went to a parade. Derick, Dominic and I watched, scoring a ton of candy from paraders.

Rowan was in the parade with his taekwondo group (sorry for the blurry photo).

Rally day at our church was awesome, and the boys were natty dressers.

(Don't ask me how many threats went into getting semi-normal happy faces almost looking at the camera. You can still see how much they want to stick their tongues out and wrestle each other.)

And in between mowing the lawn and other 80-degree things, I scrapped.

Here's a few layouts I did from Studio calico kits from July and August. The first one is a layout I did about meeting mystery author Laura Childs:

The next two are layouts I made with leftover photos from our trip to Como Zoo this summer. I made a layout for each boy's album. And the title is different because of course, I ran out of E's. Typical.

Anytime I get a kit, I figure out how many layouts I must make to get my money's worth. With the two zoo ones, I reached my goal. The mystery one means I am three layouts away from my goal.


CreativeChretin said...

I grew up with 3 brothers and now i'm married and have a son, so my LO's tend to be masculine. You have seriously inspired me to use what would normally be "feminine" items on my LO's. I love how you use butterflies and flowers. Keep up the good work!

alexandra s.m. said...

hehehe! I get a kick out of reading your notes! Great pages Jennifer and bravo to you for making a page for each of your boys!

AmyInKy said...

great layouts!

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

How do you calculate how many layouts makes a kit worth the money? I am struggling with this right now. I love my SC kits, but I don't think I am getting my money's worth out of them. How many kits do you subscribe to?