Nico started T-Ball this week and it reminded me that I still hadn't touched his soccer pictures from this past Fall. I wanted to tell the funny stories from his first time participating on a sports team. I've never been a big fan of sports, so I was surprised at how into it I got. Patrick was the coach, so I felt a certain responsibility to the team I guess. There I found myself week after week, snacks in hand, rooting for the team, screaming like a woman when my son actually made a goal and keeping score (even though we're not supposed to). I spread all of my pictures out and realized that there were no real "stellar" shots that I was in love with. Most weeks I forgot to take pictures or I was so into the game, that I didn't take enough shots.
I did however, get enough pictures to show Nico's personality on the field. His bossiness, his tenacity and his lack of fear. He wasn't afraid, but every time he went head to head with a child who was clearly a foot taller and double his weight, I cringed. Nico reminded me of a chihuahua trying to run with the big dogs.
I love these mediocre shots and wanted to use them all. That's where the idea of the grid came from. I went all the way across the two pages and then decided to plant the huge blue star on the side as a bold splash of color and form. It's simple, clean and to the point.
I am off for a scrappy weekend down the shore with my girls. I should have plenty of scrappy goodness to share when I get back.
Until the next post..