Hi everyone! It's Aliza here today to talk about some ideas for scrapbook pages, namely, documenting transitions. There are lots of big, noticeable transitions that you are probably already documenting in your childrens' lives; the beginning and (more recently) the end of the school year; learning to ride a two-wheeler; learning to drive. The list goes on and on. Often these transitions are events for which we have our cameras at the ready.
But, often there are slight changes in our children's attitude, personality, and interests that let us know that they are getting bigger, and older, and turning into full fledged people. As a parent, it's fun and exciting to see these changes happening, but they are a little harder to capture on film. But a scrapbook page is the perfect place to get it down.
My husband and I occassionally commented between ourselves that our older son was turning into a funny and confident , dare I say, young man. When a few teachers and family friends made the same observation, I decided to write it down. I think I had the story in my head for a while until I found the pictures that I needed to tell it.
My younger son is twelve, which I guess makes him officially a tween. Sometimes I see traces of a teenage attitude peeking out, and other times he is still innocent and playful in the way he always has been.
I love that scrapbooking gives us a place to capture these ephemeral moments, awkward and messy though they may be, before they are gone.
The fact that we get to capture these moments with deliciously fun, large, script word stickers is just icing on the cake.