Here are three photos of my kids and I camping, years ago. I would help pitch the tent, and write a few notes, then cut up some carrots, and write a few more notes. I didn't know what kind of a camping story it would turn out to be, but it eventually became the book Camping.
At one point in Camping when I'm writing about how much stuff you have to squeeze into your car, I say "Car packed, car stacked." This one gives you an idea of what I meant...
One of the inspirations behind Twilight Fairies was the fact that all three of my kids have their birthdays in the summer...that was a lot of parties! We never had fairies at them - that I know of! - but here is one of Bianca's, in August. (I seem to be taking a nap in one, I know. All that cooking must have made me tired.)