Here's my latest layouts this week. The first one, "1234" is from a Ashley Wren Sistv class I'm taking. Those are my hand-prints. Of course I had to add the lines of my hands (for the gypsy lover in me) and then the lyrics to Feist's 1234 song. For those of you who don't know the words to the song, she leaves out numbers 7 and 8 - I do have those fingers, don't worry...
"hoop" is from the hoola hooping dance class my girlfriends and I took a few weeks ago.
This one was also for Ashley Wren's SisTv class. We had to use a receipt in a layout. Here's mine from Barnes and Noble.
Then this one was supposed to be like a middle school collage, cutting out words that went with the picture. Fast and easy, but fun to peruse through the magazines like we did in 8th grade. Rather therapeutic, really.
I have 2 others I'm working on from the class this weekend, too.
When we weren't inside this week, we were outdoors (shocking, if you're not indoors, you're out? Hummmmm???). It hasn't been as humid this week and we're loving it! We went hiking up in Fort Washington State Park one day (not too far from us really) (and only to to find a tick in Ava's head a day later, followed by Lyme Disease paranoia once the site of the bite became super inflamed...oh, east coast and the ticks here...joy...let me tell you, asking a 4 year old to get a blood test, not fun...) and to our lovely Beachcombers Swim Club a few times as well. I love sitting under the big oak trees there, reading. Summer seems like it's the only time I can get a few books in. This last month (not including August of course) I read The Mermaid Chair (excellent), Garden Spells (excellent) and the Sugar Queen (also very good). Today I'm reading Midwives and after Law of Similars.
I recommend all you nature lovers to check out this website, The Children and Nature Network has some really great information about clubs that are forming all over to get families out into nature, hiking, exploring, unstructured playtime (I'm a HUGE believer in unstructured play!) Hooked on Nature is another good one for information regarding getting kids outside into forests and wild areas. Just wear some tick repellent (stinkin' east coast ticks...) Oh, and Ava's test came back negative, thank goodness! Whew!