The first layout is at a place in town where the kids love to play in the water during the summer months. There are a couple of places where we live that are, what we call, "The Splash Pads". I don't know who came up with this term but it fits the two places well. One is downtown and one is in an outdoor mall. It is basically an area that is filled with spouts that come out of the ground and shoot water up into the air. During the summer, it is the place to be!!! It is a great place to let the kids run and play in the water and basically have a blast! I got this layout idea off of Google Images of all places. If you go to http://www.images.google.com/ and search scrapbook layouts, a million come up...just browsing through them will get your juices flowing. I needed a layout that would fit several small pics and using the photo strips was great for these pictures!
The second layout is made up of a few pictures I took in the backyard of our son playing in the blowup pool! He LOVED it! I took many pictures that summer of him having a blast in the backyard playing in the water. He loves the water! He usually takes a few minutes to decide to actually get in, but after that, he is good to go! Anyway...hope you enjoy the layouts. The layout of this page literally just came to me. I had it all laid out before I stuck it down and when I actually put adhesive on everything and laid it down...it turned out totally different than it was originally laid out! It was such a better layout! Crazy, I know, but I am sure something similar has happened to all of us! These layouts were fast and easy to put together! Remember, my motto...It doesn't have to be hard or time consuming, it just has to be homemade!