FAQ: What do your spiral bound photobooks look like?

In the past I offered something called a session album as part of a couple of my packages.  I found the description must not be very clear because most of my clients asked me what exactly that was.  So I’ve decided to rename the product. I think Spiral Bound Photobook is a bit more accurate.  It features front and back custom designed sturdy covers.  These books are absolutely adorable and perfect for toting around in your purse and sharing with others.  They make fantastic gifts as well! I feature the 5×7 version in my packages but they also come in 4×6, 5×5, and 8×10.

Since a picture is worth a 1,000 words I thought you’d appreciate a visual of exactly what I am talking about.  I created this album for one of my recent clients.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out.  Of course, I did have a gorgeous model gracing the pages.


Homeschool Day at the Museum!

Three weeks later and we’re still homeschooling! No I haven’t been driven crazy, nor have I run screaming from my home while pulling my hair out in chunks.  Oh I’m just kidding.  In all seriousness we’ve had a fantastic start to the new school year.  We all have our favorite parts of the day.  I enjoy snuggling on the couch with my crew while reading a classic children’s book.  So far we’ve done short studies on China and France.  Noah truly enjoys the art lessons.  He has learned new drawing techniques and explored new art mediums.  Ezra loves the computer most of all and asks for it immediately after breakfast every day.  I think everyone is thriving on the structure and routine.  They get pretty mad when I refuse to break out the books on Sundays.  Too much!

Tuesday was homeschool day at the Children’s Museum in West Hartford.  We are blessed to have a membership so we go fairly often.  It is a favorite hangout for my small crew.  Ezra enjoys the flight simulator, Noah enjoys… well… I’d say just about everything.  This week the museum hosted a day just for homeschoolers.  Families could register ahead of time for various classes that were offered by some very knowledgeable and skilled instructors.  It was a fantastic day of learning and mingling with other homeschool families.

The highlight of the day must have been the bobcat.  It is ALL Noah has talked about since.  Other than that the big deal was his class on bugs.  Mommy wasn’t aware that parents weren’t allowed to stay in the room during class.  This isn’t a common practice for homeschool classes.  After all, homeschool parents are homeschooling their children for a reason.   But apparently past parents made too much of a ruckus so they aren’t invited any more.  Noah is the kind of kid who likes to know what is going to happen and isn’t fond of surprises.  Well, Mommy leaving was a surprise.  I played it off as really cool and what a big boy and I hit the road… err… the hallway – where I waited for most of the 45 minutes.  He later told me that he was really sad I had to leave but he decided to be brave.  He had his friend Ella for company so I’m sure that helped.  In the end, he was totally proud of himself and so was I!

It really was a great day!  Next week we’ll be heading to an apple orchard!  I’m sure there will be plenty of photos to share!