Today, we attended a wild event at our local library that was advertised as a chance to meet one of Santa's elves and an actual reindeer. And indeed we did get to meet and pet a reindeer. But first, the very funny elf—this guy was so great at working a crowd of mostly toddlers and preschoolers I was totally in awe—brought out a menagerie of other creatures ranging from bullfrogs to Madagascar hissing cockroaches to snow bunnies to an owl. The room was rumbling with the squeals and screams of the Sesame Street crowd. It was electric, ecstatic Christmas joy.
But I must admit, when he walked into the room with the reindeer (while having the whole room sing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), I actually gasped. I had a similar reaction last summer when I saw fireflies for the first time. It was that moment when something you have only seen pictures of is suddenly living, breathing and moving right in front of you. It's magic.
In that instant, I was 7-years-old, just like my daughter.
Jaw agape. Full of wow.
And now, looking at my layout, I'm a little saddened that the design is serene and subdued.
I love the design, but I don't think it correctly communicates how wild and crazy the actual event was.
After I finished Day 9, however, I went back and revised the color of the stars and bolded text from Day 8. This is one of the reasons I love working digitally. I often don't get it right on my first attempt. Changing it digitally is pretty painless. The blue worked on Day 8 worked, but the gold-tan works so much better, especially now that Day 9 is complete. I'm truly please with the way these two pages look together.