Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Layout | My Little Food Fanatic

This week at Child's Play Challenges it's a game inspiration- Sorry!  We didn't own this game when I was a kid, nor do we now, but I remember loving to play it when I went to a friend's house, and I hope we eventually add it to our family collection. 

I used the gameboard as inspiration for a layout about Ian's love of food. The pictures were snapped July-September 2009. My favorite picture is the one of him standing in front of the pantry- he had asked for a snack, I said no, and for the first time, he opened the pantry himself and grabbed a box of cereal.  It was so adorable and shocking I couldn't be mad :) 

I used a light green background that reminded me of background on the game board.  The yellow squares are reminiscent of those that lead to the home space.  And the arrows are all around the game board, showing which direction to go. 

Head on over to CPC and check out the other layouts, and share your own layout inspired by Sorry!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wonder "Fall"

It's that time of year again when the kids (and adults) get to play in the leaves.  I can tell the trees are growing year to year because the pile keeps getting larger, and it takes more and more lawn bags to haul them all away (in our city, you can put yard waste in special collection bags and they are picked up and composted).  The kids are growing every year, too.  Ian was a great help this year with the leaves.  The pile was too deep, though, for Annaliese to get in and out of on her own without help.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Layout | You, Me, and my Toys

This week, the inspiration at Child's Play Challenges is the classic xylophone. That toy is near and dear to my heart. For all I know, the fact I played the xylophone through high school and into college could be directly linked to the colorful, metal one I received for Christmas when I turned one.

Even more neat, I think, is the fact my children get to play with the same exact xylophone I did as a  kid (only 30 years later for Annaliese).  While looking for those pictures, I also found some with the kids playing with the little people house and barn I did as a kid. The layout then became telling the story of how awesome it is my kids play with the same toys I did, and how I hope to keep some of their toys for their kids to play with.