And yet another Friday is upon us. Another fabulously spectacular Autumn day, clear and sunny, with an early morning briskness definitely happening. Love Autumn.
A few weeks ago I was scrolling through old photos and stumbled across a photo of eldest girl, Amaris, at her first ballet lesson in 2006. It was just after the lesson, and she was showing me what she learned. She was six. It certainly isn't a fab photo, and at the time I didn't scrap it cause it was so 'not great', however, now that I look back on it, and things have changed so much with her, it was hard to resist scrapping it as a reflective 'then and now' type page.
The second photo on the layout was taken last October, exactly three and a half years later. Even Amaris was amazed at the change in herself, and was laughing at how little she was. Here are two photos, that probably would otherwise have not been scrapped, so it was good to find a way to use both on a layout, and tell the story at the same time.
Here's the 'then & now' layout.
The second layout is also about daughter #1. She is a grungy kind of kid, and you would never know she was a little ballerina. She certainly isn't your typical little ballerina girl. Doesn't wear pink, certainly doesn't wear skirts or dresses, and only likes her ripped jeans - not her unripped ones.
She recently saved up her own money, and bought this hat. Apparently it is super cool, and I'm "so old that I don't know what's fashionable". I think it's super super UGLY but she adores it, and it hasn't been off her head since she bought it about two months ago. For the journaling, I gave her perspective on the hat (I got her to write why she liked it) and my perspective on the hat. I think it'll be a good memory for her to look back on what she was wearing at 10, and to remember the first clothing item that she purchased out of her own money (cause there was no way I was buying it!). There are a couple of typos in the journaling, but I'm okay with it. I'm embracing imperfection.
Thanks for stopping by - let me know you were here if you would be so kind, and I'll see you next week. Til then, Happy scrapping.