{summer in snapshots} week one

Like I told you all last week, I will be taking part in the Starfish Blog’s linky party every Wednesday this summer for her Summer in Snapshots series.

So, here it goes…

Monday, June 13th: No photos…not even sure what we did that day, but since I didn’t even know about the Summer in Snapshots series I guess it’s OK!

Tuesday, June 14th:  We played outside most of the day, and had to take a quick trip to Urgent Care after baby girl got hit in the face with a shovel.

Wednesday, June 15th:  We went to Cook Park to take photos for Ryan’s Father’s Day gift.

Thursday, June 16th:  I didn’t take any photos…our babysitter came over and I ran errands to get ready for the weekend and playgroup.

Friday, June 17th:  We opened presents in the morning to celebrate my 36th birthday…

and enjoyed a morning at the park with our friends from Friday Playgroup.

While baby girl napped, I relaxed and watched the little guy wash his cars.

After dinner we had ice cream cake!

Saturday, June 18th:  Ryan and I had a date night…dinner and shopping!

Sunday, June 19th:  We celebrated Father’s Day as a family. Baby girl and I met the boys down at the river for some fishing!

I am so excited to take part in this series! This will make me be more deliberate with my blog posts, and be sure that we are taking photos as we cross things off of our own summer list! I will probably have more than one photo a day as I find it hard to just pick one when I take so many photos…hope you don’t mind!

Finally, Emily at Jones Design Company also linked up today…she has a great tutorial on how to make photo collages using Picasa. I’m going to have to give it a try!

home is…crossing things off of our summer list and having FUN!

poppa’s gift from the kids

I was thrilled with how the gift idea I had for the kids Poppa, a.k.a. my hubby or Ryan, turned out.

I used large paper mache letters that I found at JoAnn Fabrics, painted them with black paint, dressed the kids up, headed to the park with a wagon full of props in tow and came up with this.

Here are some outtakes from our photo session…

There are a lot of photos that I wanted to use, but they just didn’t work to spell out “POPPA”, I’ll have to come up with something fun for all for the other cute photos.

I also had multiple prints of the photos I did decide to use printed out. I am going to put some in an accordian type album for Ryan to take on the road with him when he travels for work…might have to use my new sewing machine for that project!

As for my own father’s gift…he will be visiting us in less than 2 weeks to spend 5 days at the Oregon Coast and we will treat him to a seafood lunch at Mo’s in Lincoln City!

home is…the joy of giving gifts to those that you love.

*linking with Today’s Creative Blog

Todays Creative Blog

and The Idea Room