I remember in May worrying that I wouldn’t be able to fill the days this summer. Having three kids five and under at home with me all day, every day was daunting. But much to my surprise and delight, we have had the BEST summer together. It’s true when they say the days are long but the years are short. The days this summer have felt long on occasion…but they have flown by. I know in a few short weeks Hudson will be heading to kindergarten and Sadie will be off to pre-school. And I’ll have time alone with just Belle. I’m sure we won’t know what to do with ourselves.
We’ve been savoring every last drop of summer and our care-free days together. We’ve slept in until 7:30 (unheard of in our house!), enjoyed a popsicle or two every day, played and played outside, splashed in the little pool, and played with friends. We haven’t had a big vacation together (because let’s be real, it isn’t a vacation when you have little children), so we’ve just been enjoying the summer at home. We all love being at home…and that makes my heart happy.
These are the days I never want to forget. Our easy mornings of relaxing, playing, and just enjoying the fun together. I keep reminding myself it won’t always be like this: so hard, yet so fun. Right now my kids want so much of my attention. They want to play with ME, snuggle with ME, and eat a popsicle with ME. Some day they’ll want to be with their friends instead. And although it’s hard when they all want me at the same time, it’s pretty great too.
One of my goals for the summer was to get our photos off my phone and in to an album. We’ve all been there right? With a camera roll of 4,000 photos (guilty) and approximately 12,000 on my computer. Just taking up space and not being enjoyed. Yes…..I really have that many photos. My kids LOVE looking at printed photos and photo books, so it was about time I actually got this project DONE.
I still have a long ways to go, but thanks to Snapfish we have our summer memories thus far printed in to hardcover 8×11 photo books. The kids were SO surprised when I showed them the books I made of our May and June adventures. I love having this summer keepsake in our hands! They love pointing out the photos and re-living the memories. Since they just happened, they can still remember the days and what we did.
And Belle just loves pointing out who is in each photo. “Hudsey!” “Sissy!” “Mommy!” And still says “Baby!” when she sees herself.
As you all know, with three kids at home with me I’m always short on time. Thankfully Snapfish has made making these photo books so easy and painless. I made both of them after the kids went to bed and it was so easy and fun. They offer fun design templates, fonts, and layouts. I like to choose the most simple design with a white background and I LOVE how they turned out.
It feels so good to finally get those photos off my phone and in to a hardcover photo book! I simply uploaded my photos, and plugged them in to Snapfish’s design templates for their photo books. It was very user friendly and fun!
Right now my readers can save 40% site wide on Snapfish with code: SUMMERFUN40.
Now is the perfect time to create fun photo gifts that will capture the fun you had this summer while on vacation, hosting a party, or just having fun with loved ones.
Have you made a photo book yet? I promise you they are fun and easy…and if you just start small, like I did, you’ll finish in no time at all. It feels so good to have this project completed for the summer so far and I’m already planning our next book!
This post was sponsored with Snapfish, but all opinions are my own.