I just love the carefree choices the girls make, they don't stress if it matches. Just choose and go with it. I brought several items that the girls could use to embellish their journals and it seemed the bling was the most popular. Who knew? They were introduced to mod podge, painting canvas with acrylic paints, drilling with a hand held drill, using a 3 ring hole punch and putting it together with binder rings.
As you can see they did a great job and I just love the bright colors and the way they designed their covers.
Next up was to create some journaling pages, they knew right away that they were going to Pinterest for quotes. Well this little Julia just loved those quotes and she was entertaining us with all the funny ones she could find. Then if that wasn't enough she called her parents and entertained them to. Oh the fun you can have with Pinterest and a couple girls. I was also amazed that the girls stuck with this to the end, I have envisioned they would get bored before the job was done. We worked for 5 hours. Oh and Sophia woke up and she kept coming around to see what we were doing.
Here is a page that Julia did, I think it is beautiful. She choose some papers to collage, glued them on with mod podge and then highlighted with acrylic paint. Actually all three girls used the same technique. Julia used the quote "Be Thankful for This Day". I was truly thankful for time to spend with the girls, doing what I love and seeing the joy in their eyes as they shared it with me.
This is Gina's beautiful page. She had found the button earlier and after she choose her papers she then knew what she was going to do with her button. Good choice it matches perfectly. I love Gina's inspirational quote "Believe in Yourself, a Little More". I also love her heart.
I feel really bad I did not get a picture of the page that Charlie did for Sophia. I will have to try to remember to get it sometime when I am back down there. It is also beautiful and she put a wonderful quote on it for Sophia.
The girls had swimming after school so we quickly did up our homework and had something to eat then it was out the door for them. Sophia and I just chilled.
When ever I stay over night the girls love to tell stories just before bed, its one of our highlights. We each take turns telling a silly story, just off the top of our heads and its quite entertaining.
The next day, Tuesday, was much the same up and out the door for the bus, then therapist and school for Sophia. I was leaving for home by 1:00 so I would not see the girls after school today. Bev, the nurse would be back and then when her daughter got off work at 5:00 P.M., they were taking all three girls out for dinner and to Kraynacks to see Bunny Lane. We seen this a few years ago and its pretty amazing. The store has quite a few displays done up very elaborately for Easter. Jill and I are taking her kids down Sunday before Sophia's party, I will try to remember to get pictures. On the way home I decided to treat myself to a stop at Pat Catan's for a little shopping. I found some exciting things for use in my journaling and also for my fairy gardens this spring. I made it home by 5:00 P.M. just in time to collect my stuff for Wonder kids and make it to the church by 6:00 P.M. The original thought was I could leave Rob's by 1:00 P.M. and make it home in time for a little nap before heading back out, but the shopping temptation was to big. Hey its a two hour trip for me to go to this store, so I felt justified. :)
That was my 3 days in the life of Gina, Julia and Sophia. Gotta love it.
till next time.....