What a week here in the Northeast. I was sitting with my co-workers at 2 pm on Tuesday afternoon - just about to eat lunch - when the table started shaking, then rolling and the chandelier over us started swinging. It was the weirdest feeling ever. We knew right away we were having an earthquake. The rolling was so strong that I was actually a little sea sick for the rest of the day (mind you, it doesn't take much to make me sea sick) Now we are preparing for Hurricane Irene which is due here sometime on Sunday.
So unpredictable, but so far all paths are pointing to a hit for New Jersey. I haven't been in a major hurricane since I was in grade school. I live closer to the bay and ocean now - areas only a few blocks away have mandatory evacuations so I'm getting a little concerned. We've got one more day to figure out it we stay or go. Today we prepped the backyard and put away all the pool stuff - not before enjoying a beautiful, warm sunny afternoon. I have a feeling we won't be seeing the sun around here again until Monday.
Now I thought I'd share a little project from my daughter. The back story: I feel so guilty leaving them home while I go to work. It won't be so bad once school starts but right now I feel like I've ruined what's left of their summer. In an effort to keep them both busy the other day (which happened to be Tuesday, aka 'Earthquake Day'), I set them up at the kitchen table with a great big stack of assorted (purged) scrapbooking supplies, adhesive, a digital camera and a quick tutorial on how to print photos right from the SD card. I asked them to make me a a scrapbook about what they did all day. And they did! Well, she did. He's just not into crafts...and that's ok. But my girl ran with it. Here are a few of the pages she put together. I was quite impressed with her crafty ingenuity!
Here's page 1 - she bound here 'book' with a metal ring through punched holes. She actually took a photo of the computer screen showing her virtual fairy on Pixie Hollow online - then paired it up with a photo of herself:
This is my favorite - she took this candid photo of my hubby working in his office and even journaled - I love the everything about this:
Here the clever crafty girl ran out of "Y"s, so she made one out of a lowercase "L" and a small "V":
What really amazes me is how both of them mastered the photography/printing process so quickly. I'm so glad I asked them to do this!
I will definitely have some crafty time on my hands this weekend and will post more in the next few days. Now I need to get to sleep, as it's been a crazy long week and I've got to get up at 6 tomorrow to go food shopping! It's awful but I still need bread and milk.