Monday, January 24, 2011

Project Life Tuesday 1.17.11 - 1.23.11

Project Life Week 3! I am so excited about this whole thing!
*So far I'm caught up on all my pictures and journaling for this year!
*Project Life is reminding me to get my camera out daily and take pictures of any and everything. Some days it is really hard to pick which picture to highlight from the day! I love the habit that I'm getting into of having my camera everywhere I go AND remembering to use it!
*I'm trying extra hard to make sure that I have pictures with me IN them. I want Scoot to have proof that I was around when she's looking back on these books in 10, 2o, or 30 years! I'm not just the one behind the camera. Who cares that I haven't lost the baby weight or that my hair wasn't perfect?!
*These pictures are of our real life - there's clutter! and dust! and sometimes we wear pjs ALL day!
I'm linking up with Jessica over at The Mom Creative for her Project Life Tuesday fun. Come see how a bunch of other folks are using their Project Life kits and be inspired!

Monday January 17, 2011
Scoot pulled herself up on this box of diapers that we just had cluttering up our living room after Lollie and Pop very generously gave them to us yesterday. This time she stayed upright long enough to pose for a photo shoot. Thank goodness for Martin Luther King Jr. day and my day off so that I could be home to see her milestones!
Tuesday January 18, 2011
Scoot was having a rough night *staying* asleep. Daddy has the right stuff though! Stretched out on Daddy's chest with her blanket and she was out for a couple more hours. Daddy got in a nice little nap too!
Wednesday January 19, 2011
Mommy was checking facebook when Scoot decided to get in on some of the action! It's crazy to think how far technology has come since I was her age and I can't even imagine where it will go by the time she is a grown up! This picture will probably be laughable by the time she's ready for college, just like 3.5in floppy disks are now!
Thursday January 20, 2011
A 50's housewife? Nope, no heels or apron here. Just getting some chores done before we went out to eat with friends and Lollie came over to stay with Scoot.
Friday January 21, 2011
In an effort to not eat out as often I put a monthly menu on the fridge. It's also been a fantastic tool to help Aaron help me. He can see what's for dinner and get it started or even make the whole thing while I'm otherwise engaged with a certain nursing baby!
Saturday January 22, 2011
We found this Leap Frog table at a consignment shop for $18. It's in perfect condition. Aaron says it's not a deal unless we know how much we saved. He checked Walmart and Target to find out they are asking $49.99 for it new. And check out those standing skills!
Sunday January 23, 2011
We are only eating out if we have a gift card or our parents call us for a grandbaby fix. Coxie called for her fix tonight and we were thrilled to get a nice dinner at Smokey Bones. Scoot was fantastic while we ate and very social after we finished. She especially loved eating her shoes! Aaron and Grandaddy were just glad that the football games were on all the TVs.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Project Life Tuesday 1/10/11-1/16

It's Tuesday again and time to share my pictures for the past week. I already love that this is helping me keep up with my pictures AND journaling each week. And one week at a time is SOOO much easier than a month at a time!

I'm going to keep myself accountable by linking up with Jessica over at The Mom Creative. Be sure to visit and see what some other folks have been up to this week.

I have a hard time picking just one picture from each day. Especially with Scoot on the scene now, I usually have at LEAST one picture of her and then possibly something else. I've decided that to help me use more of the pictures I'm taking I will have one for each day and then have one spread of "Monthly Leftovers." Maybe at the end of the month I'll share my Monthly Leftover spread.

Monday January 10, 2011
I big-puffy-heart LOVE Scoot's little tiny feet! She LOVES to stand up all the time now, so I get this view quite often. This girl also will NOT keep socks on her cold little toes. I feel so bad for her purple piggies, but she takes off everything that covers her feet except if she has a sleep sack on. This girl will even pull her feet out of footie jammies by putting her foot through the space between the snaps! Even as a tiny baby she would fight her legs out of her swaddle before she went to sleep. Looks like we are destined to have cold feet around here.
Tuesday January 11, 2011
We've had the coldest winter I can remember in a long time. The snow has been frequent and heavy, but luckily we haven't had too much ice. When I got in the car to leave work and checked my mirror before backing up these icicles caught my eye. The ice makes the trees look so pretty, but I'm glad no limbs have fallen on any power lines around my house and that it's not on the roads so far.
Wednesday January 12, 2011
My Project Life Kit for 2011 finally came in the mail!! I've been stalking the delivery guy for several days just waiting for it! Aaron does think I'm slightly nuts for wanting a picture of me with the box, but it's just part of the whole process!
Thursday January 13, 2011
While changing Scoot's diaper tonight I notices that she had a light rash on her tummy. It's nowhere else, not spreading, and not bothering her. Not sure if it was something she ate, crawling in a 2 piece outfit with her tummy right on the rug (as opposed to wearing a tucked-in onsie), or a new shirt she wore today.
Friday January 14, 2011
An unexpected package on the front steps today was a Christmas present for Scoot from Papa Frog and Annie. She loves unwrapping gifts... and sometimes chewing on the paper. She got an adorable outfit! And how appropriate that she is wearing a froggie outfit to open a present from Papa Frog! Perfect!
Saturday January 15, 2011
Scoot is enjoying the box that her gift from Papa Frog came in. It's always more fun to play with boxes, bags, cords and shoes than the box full of toys! And check out the drool on the chin. This girl can slobber with the best of 'em!
Sunday January 16, 2011
Scoot is 7 months old today!! Where did my baby go? She pulled herself up to standing today, but I was too slow with the camera to catch it. Here she is instead, headed for the cords to Daddy's game. Just checking to see how much longer she had to get to those cords before somebody scoops her up and redirects her to the mountain of toys just behind her.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Project Life Round 2

In 2010 I attempted to take a picture every day! I just finished putting all my pictures in my Project Life album and I'm proud to say that I only missed about 20 days for the whole year. I'm pretty proud of myself!! Now if only I had kept up with the journaling... I'd be done with 2010. But my journaling is only complete through the end of April. Ooooopps! My hand will be sore by the time I'm done with all that writing!

I love the end result (even with most of the journaling missing so far) that I'm doing it again for 2011. And this time my goal is to stay on top of the journaling. Every day is a stretch, but once a week is completely doable.

To keep me accountable (and to spice up my neglected blog a little) I'm going to post my weekly photos and journaling on Tuesday. I'll be joining Jessica at The Mom Creative who sponsors Project Life Tuesday. Follow along and take a peek into my day-to-day life.

Monday - January 3, 2011
It's amazing to see how much Scoot has grown when I compare this picture to her "first bath" picture. I love the way she's just relaxing in the warm sudsy water.

Tuesday - January 4, 2011
We've made a resolution to eat out less in 2011. Aaron is chef for the night and waiter too!

Wednesday - January 5, 2011
Scoot was up a lot last night. Aaron got up for the 3:30 fuss and very soon discovered a HAZMAT diaper situation. They both stayed up until 5 when I got up to shower and then they zonked back out.

Thursday - January 6, 2011
I finally got the rest of my 2010 pictures printed and I'm ready to put them in my 2010 Project Life album. Now I need to get busy on the journaling!

Friday - January 7, 2010
Scoot loves the dogs! She crawls over to check them out and always talks to them when we get home or after she wakes up from a nap. Can't believe Aaron got a picture with 2 dogs and a baby looking at him! woohoo!

Saturday - January 8, 2011
Scoot tries solid food for the first time!! We decided to go with green beans for the first meal. She seemed to like them. No yucky faces and none spit out!
Sunday - January 9, 2011
Scoot has mastered crawling and is now climbing *into* her toy box to get whatever she wants out. She's also learned that if she takes it ALL out she can switch between toys without missing any play time.
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