Almost every year we go apple picking. At the orchard they have a huge apple holding a ruler that says "how tall this fall?" I try and remember to take a photo of each child in front of it to see how much taller they have gotten. Its really fun to go back into the previous years scrapbook and compare pictures.
This layout is also based on a layout that I saw in Scrapbooks ETC. I liked the way that they did the title. This was from Alex's 6Th birthday party. He had 17 of his closest friends at the party. It was a blast. On the LO the blue block was made into a pocket so that I could add a few of the cards that his friends gave to him. I really like this one!!
This was an easy layout to make. I used a 12x12 transparency. These things are wonderful. All of my accents were on the page. I put my photos under the transparency so that the printed image could lay over my picture. I also added bling to look like ornaments and stars. The title was done to look like more ornaments and they actually swing on the page. I am very happy with how this came out. It was the first time I ever used a 12x12 transparency.
Ok...so I know that these pictures are old, but they have to get scrapped RIGHT?? SO these are from Alex's preschool graduation ceremony in May of 2009. He was so little then. I can't believe that in less than a year Alex can now read and write. He enjoys school so much!!
After we moved into the new house last March we were greeted by some snow. Not that it's unusual for the Chicago land area to have snow in March, but I could have done without it. It was a heavy snow that weighed down the trees. Thank goodness it only lasted a day!
When we asked Alex what he wanted to be for Halloween he said " Mommy, I want to be a pizza man." An odd request because I was expecting him to say that he wanted to be a pirate again. It was a great idea, so we went with it. I went to Michaels and bought a blue shirt and a black hat and some puffy paint. After I made the clothes we went to Domino's to get a pizza box. Rob glued a dowel rod to the bottom for a handle...and there you go an easy costume that only cost about 7 dollars to make. Alex was the hit of the neighborhood. Everyone loved his costume. We took Alex to the neighborhood Halloween party at the school and he won a contest for most original costume.