Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Travel Journal

My friend Jaime suggested that I make Ella a little brag book of memories from her upcoming American Girl Store visit in New York City. Her daughter still cherishes her book from 2 years ago. Today I read about creating a travel journal before you go on vacation & I thought "well, I don't have 400 other things to do before I go, why don't I add this to my list." Then I thought it would be fun for Ella to participate in creating her book. She came with me to the store & choose a red, white & blue theme. It's hard not to control the project so that it will look like what I envision. But, I'm working hard to let her create this memory book. I bought a chipboard album from Paper Salon & tonight she painted the cover (and several pages in the process) and some chipboard stars.
She's having a hard time understanding that we can't put pictures into the book because we haven't gone to the store yet. She really wants to take this to New York so that she can work on the book with Selena and Nicole (our cousins). I'll have to try to pack some materials so that that they can contribute to her book as well.
Sounds like Nick & Hogan fell asleep in front of the TV again - time to get everyone to bed.

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