I love how this black and white layout works so well with most of the colors in these two pages, especially Dakota's thick, beautiful black, gray and white coat, as well as some of the winter wear and sleds used during the sledding part! On the left page and the lower right page, I dry embossed some swirls/flourishes to help carry out the snowy weather theme.
The 3 layouts above documented the long and fun packed day of Wesley's sledding birthday party. Yes, Dakota enjoyed it as well!
I love to document how Wesley & I (and yes, Dakota too) spend our summers together. On weekends, Wesley has a lot of what I used to call "Daddy dates", and now refer to as "Guy time". Michael works a lot of hours, especially spring through summer, including 5-6 hours on Saturdays, because it is his busy season at work. Once he gets home on Saturday, if the weather is right, they usually take off to the State Park or other local spot for MAJOR bike rides (which I can't do lol), fly kites next to Lake Michigan, etc. Therefore, I have several "me and my dad" and "me and my mom" mini albums. These 12" pages will have to go into a different album.