Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Ninjas Play Ball

Today's Pink Ninjas prompt is "Play Ball!". 

These pics were taken the day all the kids got their t-shirts from this summer's basketball camp.  The Boy had such a great time.  We will definitely be doing the camp again next year. 

As I was making this I kept thinking I should want to embellish it more but in the end I decided it is fine the way it is.  The circles reinforce a ball theme and really, kids' basketball really isn't exactly a "bling-y" subject.

I also gave a nod toward the basketball theme by including netting on the layout.  I think this is from either the Thanksgiving turkey or the Easter ham, lol.

Be sure to check out what the other Ninjas made for the topic.  I LOVE to see everyone's individual takes on the themes because we all think so differently and have different subjects to scrap about. 

Tomorrow is The Boy's first day of school (first grade).  I'm excited but nervous for him.  He said he recognized a few kids in his new class at the open house from the playground but didn't really know any of them.  Last year he had a hard time making friends at the beginning of the year because he's so shy.  I'm hoping he's worked through that and he'll have a great initial experience.  It's all about how he perceives his first day that will color how he proceeds.  He's very "black and white".  Once he makes up his mind it's hard to convince him to try another path.  Keep your fingers crossed he has a super POSITIVE first day!!!!  Thanks!!!!


Oh, p.s. - "Diego" commented on one of my early preschool album posts asking how I've been practicing handwriting with The Boy.  I was unable to reply directly to her because her blogger profile wasn't available so if she's reading this now...I just bought some of the lined handwriting paper (you know, with the dashed line between the two solid lines?) and also just recently got an erasable white board with the same handwriting lines and I have him practice periodically (although not as often as I'd like).  I also try to encourage him to write down as much as possible.  As I said, I haven't done this as often as I'd wanted this summer so he still has a long way to go.  I'm hoping his new teacher will have them write a lot. 


Christina said...

i really like this lo!! the bright colors agains the white.. and the turkey net!!! that's soo rad!

Diana Fisher said...

Very cool page, love the white zig-zag stuff and the circles. And i like the way you are practicing handwriting. I am doing the same for Nate. He loves to practice! :)

Sweet Escape said...

this layout is awesome miss heidi!!!,,,i love the color circles against the white,,,and that netting stuff is rad!!!,,you are always so creative with materials!!,,love it!!

Jenn said...

Love the net! Great idea!

Jocelyn said...

This one is awesome...the netting is Perfect!!!!

Wishing you a great one!!! :-)

Antonia Krajicek said...

I love the "netting" on the page! What a great idea. I can't believe how early the kids go back to school here. Ick. But I guess it's probably worth it to have longer breaks when the weather is better.

Hope you're having a great week :)

Beth said...

great layout!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love this Heidi!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the netting and those circles! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)