First, I celebrated this weekend because I finally finished my 2011 album! It's done! I put all the supplies away that specifically go with that kit. I filled in any spaces that were empty. I'm DONE journaling. It feels like the year is finally complete! And it only took a month into the new year! HA! Even though there isn't a picture for EVERY single day (I'm missing about 50) this is the first project life that I consider complete. 2010 has the pictures in the album, but I only did about the first 8 months of journaling ... and there are a lot more than 50 missing pictures!
On a related note... my inspiration and determination for this year are stronger than ever! It will be a LOT easier to just keep up with it every week than to go back and fill in 5 months at the end of the year! It will be a lot easier to just take a picture every day than to go through and cut coordinating card stock into 4x6 and 3x4 cards to fill in blank spots!
Since I was doing about 5 months worth of journaling for my 2011 album I've got a question. When I'm writing the cards I found I was using "I" a lot. I think it will be pretty obvious that I was the one putting the album together, but should I be using my name/mommy in the journaling instead of "I"?
...also in my journaling, I noticed that I use an awful lot of exclamation marks!! :)
Last comment before we get on with the pictures. I would love to have my pages done and pictures of the layouts for Project Life Tuesday, but I don't get my pictures printed that fast. I usually print several weeks to a months worth of pictures at a time so that I don't have to pay shipping on 7-12 pictures every week. So even though I want to share my completed layouts, this is what works for me. This is what gets my pictures and words documented every week so that hopefully I don't get behind this year!
Now, the good stuff for this week...
Scoot was playing in the kitchen cabinet while I got her more juice and pulled a glass jar down on her little tiny pinky toe. That was the worst I've ever seen her in pain and it broke my heart that I couldn't make it better with a kiss.
Baby Roo is a surprise but I wanted to make him/her an appropriately colored blanket. So I made two. And a nice neutral yellow one. Scoot has a pink one and her special blanket is white. The yellow one is made exactly like Scoot's special white blanket so we'll see if Roo likes it as much as Scoot.
I made Scoot a strawberry smoothie to go with her cereal and banana breakfast. She sucked down that cup full of smoothie before I could even get to the table to eat my own breakfast. I'd say she liked it!
It was a beautiful day today so we played outside for most of the afternoon. Scoot is taking a break after wearing herself out playing a game that involved going up one side of the porch and down the other - repeat 358271638591 times.
Scoot and Daddy sit on the couch and read the paper together. As long as he gets to read the sports section first, Daddy doesn't mind what part Scoot reads and/or tears up. :)
The inside of the laundry basket became Scoot's little cave to hide in. She laid with her blanket, read a book, talked to her baby, talked on the phone, and even watched some TV from inside. It's the simple things!
We took Lollie and Pop out to dinner for Lollie's birthday. Scoot was a really good girl the whole time and loved sitting with Pop after we all finished eating. She even taught him to play the trumpet on a straw, which both of them thought was hilarious!
34 weeks with Baby Roo