This past year, my middle child turned 5 and it was quite the event. Not because we had some huge party but just because, to him, it seemed to mean a lot. Months beforehand he would talk about turning five, how close he was to turning five, etc. He told us he wanted us to hide and surprise him when he came downstairs on his birthday. A lot of thought and conversations were had about him turning 5.
Then his birthday came and he was so proud to be 5...making sure to tell everyone (repeatedly). We did surprise him after dinner by telling him to clean up his room and then come downstairs. We turned off the lights and yelled surprise when he came down. He loved it! I'm not sure why 5 is such a special year for him...maybe because he was born on the 5th, or because 5 seems to be more a 'big kid' age. Whatever the case, it is special to him and it is special to watch his excitement and pride about being 5 so I definitely wanted to make sure to document it.
When I saw Bo Bunny's current challenge to use the word LUCKY on a layout, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to scrapbook my boy and his lucky no. 5!
I don't know if I was feeling St. Patrick's Day or just coordinating with the color of my son's sweatshirt, but I do love all the green and how it really pops off the white. I used products from Bo Bunny's Double Dot, Peacock Lane, and new Surprise collections for this layout. (The card stock is Bazzill, alphabet stickers are American Crafts, and I added Doodlebug glitter on the die cut present.)
I went really clean and graphic with this layout. At first I was going to do a 1 page 12x12 layout but I really wanted to include the professional photo of my son and it just didn't go with the evening birthday photos. So I decided to switch to a double page 8.5 x 11 layout so that I could highlight/separate the professional photo and I think it worked well. I even love the look of the title page by itself...but it just doesn't tell enough of the story alone.
I am also entering this layout into Chic Tags Sunday Challenge because it inspired me to use stars!
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