keeping the boys artwork

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My boys love to create by drawing, painting, making and building.


I have photos of over 200+ pieces of art work created from 2012-2014 from both my boys. I started taking photos at the end of each school year so I could recycle the large quantity of artwork (who has space to keep every wonderful creation?!)


With 2014 year finished I had just over 100 individual pieces of art piled up from both the boys (image above) just waiting to be photographed.

Recently a friend had created a photo book for her daughters time at preschool and I loved how simple the book was and it was an easy way to keep the memories without the huge pile of art sitting around.

I uploaded all the images I had to snapfish and created a 30cm x 30cm hardcover photo book.


It was so easy to use (I think it helps that I use snapfish for printing all my Project Life photos) and with so many options for page layouts and colours I just went for simple 4 images per page and white. I ended up with 44 pages, a little bit more expensive than the original 20 pages price but I didn't really want to split it into 2 books or not use images we had.

I could have taken the time to do photo collages and save multiple images as one image to save on printing but I like that each square is one creation from the boys. 

The front cover was a recent image of the boys (thanks to Picmonkey)


It took a week for the photo book to arrive and I was super impressed at the print quality!



I now have a new very unique and awesome coffee table book.




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family time

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It was so nice to get away as a family (and even better to be home again) 
6 days and 5 night camping- tents, gas cooker, boiling water, walking to the toilet type of camping.


We had such awesome weather at the Lake


We took many many many photos


The boys loved their wet suits


I loved their enthusiasm washing up the dishes


we enjoyed late Christmas presents


We took time out, no phones or internet and LOTS of reading


the boys were in the water every chance they could get


we never left home without lego


I loved the temp being around 30 at breakfast


Mr B saved the day fetching the kayak when the boys dropped the oars 


We live in such a beautiful country!



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More Giraffe spotting

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We have continued our Giraffe Spotting around the city. I think we have seen a grand total 30 so far!



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construction city

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Its been great getting back into the city.

I have never seen so many road cones, temporary fences or cranes! Its been great to see progress and construction of real buildings. While driving in the city requires much patience with detours, cones and changes to roading it was nice to observe it all.


I took the boys on the Tram. A lovely friend suggested it (having a the boys ride free sure is handy).





I am very appreciative that the boys both enjoy the city, enjoy being in the city, walking among the chaos and change.


I am also very thankful we have good memories of the city and can talk about their vague memories and what was.


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