The week started off very full - a family birthday party, appointments, loads of errands - but is ending on a slower note which is fine with me.
Our time at home has been lovely. I've really enjoyed listening to the girls playing together; they make up the most intricate games and play at them for hours. We've read stories, baked, watched Tinkerbell movies, done crafts...and just enjoyed being together.
But there was one thing this week that made me so very happy and proud that I actually jumped for joy. What happened you ask? Well, quite unexpectedly and totally unannounced, both girls came into the kitchen to show me the scrapbook pages that they had made. That's right, they both made scrapbook pages!
Their pages were complete with photos, patterned paper, embellishments, and, in the case of my oldest daughter Bridget, journalling. What was even better was that they used these terms - patterned paper, embellishments, journalling - when they were talking to me about their creations.
My two little girls have definitely been watching and listening as I work on and talk about my scrapbooking.
I have successfully inspired my next generation of scrapbookers and I could not be happier or prouder.
Bridget told me that her page is called "Snow". She added a foam snowflake and some pom-poms as embellishments. Her journalling reads "I love snow. I love snow. Snow is pretty. I love snow. Snow is nice. I love snow."
Claire used a pom-pom and several Tinkerbell stickers as embellishments. She also added some coloring to her page.
Both girls were incredibly excited to show me their work and were so proud of their creations.
I am so happy to see my girls interested in scrapbooking at such a young age. It has always been a wish of mine that they enjoy creating as much as I do...and it certainly looks like we are on that path. Hooray!