What makes me very happy about this album is that I worked while it was happening and finished at the beginning of September.
I wish I was always organised like that, it is much more fun when the events are fresh in my mind.
At the beginning of the summer I asked the children to list a few things they wanted to do. While probably they would'nt be able to do everything, at least we could try to do a few of the things they wanted - I also said to keep it realistic. Still, they wanted a pet and my daughter wanted to spend €50 in Claire's. I said no to the first one and told my daughter that unless she had a plan on how to earn that amount of money, it wasn't going to happen! :-)
The mini album recorded a few of the things we wanted to do, plus a few unplanned things. I wanted to make my children aware of how lucky they are, and also how many things we did in the two months of summer holidays.
I started off with a landscape format sketch pad, which I first trimmed, then disassembled. I used the Silhouette to cut the cover, and some extra pages in patterned paper.
Here are some of the pages.
I was initially concerned I wouldn't have enough things to fill the pages - I had planned a double page per event. As it turned out, I had to down because the album was getting too bulky.
Ice cream is a must:
By then, the pages were getting too bulk, so I put 4 events in a double page. Notice the bottom left photos. I put the kids to clean the house. They did complain, but not too much ;-)