and boys, even big ones, have a thing for water fights. i was safely inside while this was going down, but poked my head out to get a few pics of my drenched four before they came in. alex's shoes are still wet, 3 days later. his sandals fell apart while we were at adventureland and i'm having trouble finding him a new pair this late in the season. they all had fun, though, and sam went to sleep asking if we could have another water fight the next day.
our other end of the week fun was the parents vs kids soccer game at the bigs' soccer camp. somewhere in that chaos are matthew, alex and ben. apparently, if the parents win, the kids have to clean their room, and if the kids win, they get ice cream. well, it was a tie. we had ice cream for dinner and will be making them clean their room this week. =) neither of the boys had played soccer before - but ben was asking to play in the fall, so i figured a camp would be a good way to introduce them to the sport. ben's decided it's not for him - so i'm glad we discovered that in a week long camp and not in the first week of the season!
since i hadn't used my fuji in a while, i decided to pull it out to document the occasion. then i used a whole roll of film taking pics of them enjoying their ice cream. these are my 5 favorites. =) it had been a hot day and we'd had a fairly late lunch, so there really wasn't a more perfect dinner.
in all of the summer crazies, i've gotten behind on sharing some projects. i did a nature box project for fiskars - i love this project because it gives you an activity to keep your kids busy, AND a place to stash all the *stuff* they inevitably pick up while they're exploring outside.
when my friend may flaum asked me to do a layout for an article that she was writing for ella's july e-zine, i HAD to say yes. because i love may, and i love ella. and on top of that, i have scads of travel photos that i haven't gotten around to scrapping yet. i mixed studio calico's july kit with documentary - a perfect combination for a travel page. (ETA - if you click on the july e-zine link, you can see may's article and my page)and one more... i made this for the crate paper blog a few weeks back - it uses my favorite line from the last release, brook. totally loving their new lines - definitely has me regretting not applying for the design team. can't wait to see it in person in chicago.
ok, it's taken me all weekend to write this.. i'm thinking i'd better wrap it up so i can write about new adventures this week. ;) hope you all had a good weekend!