January 19 - January 25, 2014:
Around here, Week 4 flew by! Dean had quite a bit going on at school with a big project due for the 100th Day of School. In true Dean Style, he went completely over the top with this one. The assignment was simply to collect 100 of something and display it on a posterboard. I tried to convince him to do 100 Lego pieces, but he was having none of that. "Too boring". He's been really, really into all things Space since he could talk, so of course, it would be Space related. He decided to list his 100 Favorite "Space Objects", and he had to put them in order from smallest to largest. And then he decided nobody would know what any of them were, so he needed to label them (moon, planet, dwarf planet, star, nebula, etc). I helped him cut out the red letters using my Silhouette, but he did the rest of it all on his own. I've never even heard of most of the things on his list other than the planets in our own Solar System plus a few of the other stars and nebula just because of listening to Dean talk over the years. It was a lot of work for a 7-yr-old, but he did a great job! (it was really hard for me not to step in and try to get him to line up those sticker labels a little better or to try to get him to make his columns a little straighter, but I stepped back and let him do it himself and he did great! And he was so, so proud of himself!!). The other big news of the week was that a HUGE North Swell arrived in Hawaii on Wednesday with giant waves - it was expected to bring the biggest waves we've had in about 15 years. Waves on Maui's north shore were predicted to be around 40 ft with one famous surf spot, Pe'ahi (also known as "Jaws"), getting hammered with waves up to 80 ft!! So my friend Jayci, Dean and I braved the absolutely insane traffic along with just about everyone else on Maui and headed out to the North Shore Wednesday afternoon to check out the waves. Our timing wasn't great, it was super windy, and the waves weren't that big yet (about 25 ft). It took us almost 2 hours to drive to Ho'okipa, which would normally take about 20 minutes, because of the traffic backed up in both directions with people trying to get out to Jaws. We decided not to keep going to Jaws. I wanted Dean to see the waves (the biggest in his lifetime), but I wanted to get home before dark!
This is one of the first times I've consistently used product from the Honey Kit throughout my layout. I have a love / hate relationship with Honey. I love the simple, clean designs of some of the cards (like the ones I used this week), but I don't like a lot of the other, more cutesy cards. But the colors are great and I do like the way this week turned out! I used another of Emily Merritt's Big Number Week Cards No. 2 to mark my week and added in a few bits and pieces from Studio Calico. But it was mostly Honey Core Kit this week. That "Remember This" stamp on the bottom left photo is an old one from Evalicious. It doesn't look like they carry it any more, but I just noticed they have a ton of great new stuff that just released, including these Hello 2014 Misc V1 Puffy Stickers that I've got my eye on.
And that's it for Week 4! I just finished up my Week 5 layout so will be back in a day or 2 to share that as well. Thanks for stopping by!
I will be sharing a link to this post on The Mom Creative blog.
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