Monday, July 13, 2015

summer break diary 2015: week #5

summer break diary 2015: week # 5
**My daughters are currently on summer break. Like last year and the year before, we are planning to do one, fun activity with them every day of their summer break. 

(See 2015's summer break activities so far hereSee 2014's summer break activities here and 2013's summer break activities here).

I will be documenting our various projects together and sharing them here on Mondays (typically) and possibly more detailed projects within the week. Read more about how this project got started here.**

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On Sunday (day 30) we had a slow day. It was just a normal cleaning-around-the-house kind of Sunday. In the evening, my girls demanded, "What was our fun activity?!" I said, "Oh... I owe you." Crikey!
On Monday (day 31) I took my girls to the library to return books and check out more books. We're living at the library these days and I like it. A little before sunset, Jesse took them to the park by our house and they scootered for a while. (2 fun activities in one day? My debt has been paid).
On Tuesday (day 32) my mom took my girls to the library (again!) for the summer reading program. Then they went back to her house, spent the afternoon and evening with grandma. They helped her cook dinner. Cooking classes are their favorite.
On Wednesday (day 33) Jesse took them to the park again right before sunset. They didn't stay long because it got chilly. He took them to the store, so Addy could spend tooth fairy money. ($7- woop! ;)
On Thursday (day 34) I heard the ice cream truck driving by as it has so many times this summer, and had the girls yell for the driver to stop this time. I don't usually let them (it's expensive! ha). They were thrilled.
On Friday (day 35) we invited friends over for dinner. We've become closer to these friends as most of our kids are so close in age. Evie (our 9 year old) has known their daughter, which is the same age, since Kindergarten. They are very good friends. Their oldest daughter is a year apart from our oldest, and they're also friends. Lani started middle school this past year and their daughter will be starting middle school this year. Addy and their youngest daughter are days apart (they'll be in the same Kindergarten class this coming year), and they are also friends. They live conveniently close, and happily, their parents are very nice, as well.
On Saturday (day 36) we went to an anniversary party for my brother-in-law's grandparents who have been married for 57 years. All of my girls enjoy getting dressed up- Lani is less thrilled about the process, but enjoys the end result. They were especially happy about the chocolate fountain set-up. ;)

These are my layouts for this week.
summer break diary 2015: week # 5
I had hung on to the "Cheerful Bee" paper for years. I love it. I am glad to be using it now and making my entire book have a cohesive look.
summer break diary 2015: week # 5
I went with a few embellishments this time. I worry that I'm not adding enough embellishments, but what's enough really??


Supplies and embellishments:
binder from Targetthese 4-pocket page protectorsProject Life grid cards; Heidi Grace "Cheerful Bee" paper and stamps (discontinued); black ink from Close To My Heart; Kellie Stamps' Days of the Week acrylic stamp set; roller date stamp from Joann's (very old!); Sn@p! sticker iconsPilot razor point black pen; file tab labels from The Dollar Tree

To note: some of my supplies and embellishments are old and likely retired and/or I don't remember where I got them from, but if I missed something, ask in the comments and I will do my best with figuring out the source. I respond to most comments and questions within the comments section.

Related: my summer 2015 book's set upmy 2014 summer bookweek #5 in 2014; week #5 in 2013.
summer break diary 2015: week # 5