If you've made it this far, awesome. If you stopped earlier, awesome - I bet you captured some photos and words that can be made into something that's just as meaningful ( make an album, add to Project Life®, do some traditional layouts). Do the best you can with what you have.
Again, thank you for being a part of this journey this week.
Here's a look at our Friday using the prompt "the story of this photo:"
The story of this photo | I have a bad habit currently of reaching for my phone first thing. I'd like to change that habit. Maybe next week.
The story of this photo | Coloring before breakfast. And I love when she has her hair in a pony tail.
The story of this photo | I told them to go outside after a morning that included a lot of me getting frustrated at the messes they had left in most rooms around the house and and challenges getting them all picked up. They got it done. Anna is really in a play and drop and on-to-the-next phase. It's not my favorite.
The story of this photo | After kids and messes and clean ups and food and coffee and getting Aaron & the kids out the door and and and. Finally sitting down at my desk for some design work (and quiet).
The story of this photo | My single tomato plant that's a volunteer from last year (means I didn't plant it this year, rather it sprouted from a decomposed plant from last year). My friend Ali told me I should cut off the branches that aren't producing to help the green ones that are growing to ripen quicker. Might embark on that project tomorrow.
The story of this photo | Taking care of business.
The story of this photo | Anna was playing Jenga on the floor in my office near Katie's side of the table. Katie took this shot. The Jenga pieces are all over the floor in this same spot as I type up my words for the day.
The story of this photo | Exactly where he's supposed to be. He loves, loves, loves this basket. He got in their the first day we brought him home and it's definitely become his space.
The story of this photo | Laundry on the counter. Fridge open. Drying dishes on the other counter.
The story of this photo | Not a single complaint about leftover cold pizza. Pineapple for her. Cantaloupe for him. Pepperoni for me.
The story of this photo | An afternoon break for BoxTrolls and lounging on the couch. Simon's feet are almost as big as mine.
The story of this photo | Anna was sitting next to me on the couch playing games on the iPad. I asked her if we could take a photo together and she was willing. Love. It was about 3pm and she was still in her PJ's. Thank you summer.
The story of this photo | A light afternoon workload meant that Katie got to go home early so Anna kept me company while I worked on a few things in the afternoon.
The story of this photo | We stopped for dinner at one of our local favorites ( Cafe Yumm - Anna had a small Yumm bowl and Simon had a chicken skewer & a quesadilla and I had soup) and Simon humored me with this shot while Anna was in the bathroom. Around here we would notice that he is not wearing his usual hat (a white Nike hat that he wears all the time that is "the" hat). His level of flexibility has increased so much over the last few years - definitely something to celebrate.
The story of this photo | Our friend Kim invited us out to her family's farm for an evening of water gun battles and smores. We made a quick stop at Target on the way for some water guns and ended up getting Simon another pair of swim trunks and another swim shirt because I didn't think it all the way through that he was not going to love getting his regular clothes wet (at least I thought about it before we got to the farm). Anna, no problem. Simon, big problem.
The story of this photo | Kim had set up buckets with water and hoses and the kids loved it. Anna got soaked. Simon played for maybe 15 minutes and then retired to a chair. These kinds of activities can be hard for him - the chaos, getting squirted by random people, lack of control, etc. I totally get it.
The story of this photo | Anna, on the other hand, was totally into it.
The story of this photo | She might have met her match in this one.
The story of this photo | Yeah, I'm not sure where he gets that face. Love you Simon. My friend Kim grabbed my camera and took this shot of Simon and me. Love friends that get it. Love friends that invite us. Love friends who take an interest in getting to know Simon.
LOVE YOU BECAUSE MINI CLASS
Want to make an album that documents the reasons you love someone in particular or a group of people? Check out my new Mini Class that walks you through the steps of creating a 6x8 album: Love You Because (now available with immediate access). Workshop includes a 50-minute step by step video that walks you through the process of making the album, a 15-minute presentation that includes a focus on the reason why and an overview, a full color PDF handout with a how-to and images of my album, a printable set, message board and gallery for sharing your work. There is a bundle option available as well if you are wanting to take all three of my mini-classes - details on that are here.
SHARE A LINK TO YOUR BLOG
I'd love to have you share a link to your FRIDAY words and photos below. Please link directly to your post vs. a general blog link. In addition you're invited to come over to the free Week In The Life™ Community Gallery & Message Board.