May 24, 2013
I am still so happy to be keeping up with this project. As I was taking these photos Meredith was looking through last year’s album. She came across a picture of herself wearing her favorite jacket and she pointed at it squealing, “my jacket!” (although it sounds more like “muh shackee!”). It was incredibly cute and made me so happy to be keeping these memories in a way that she can already appreciate.
These weeks I had a lot of photos. They included my day in the life plus Mother’s Day, and apparently I was picture happy during that time as well. I had to seriously edit which ones I included because I wanted to leave space for journaling. I thought about splitting it up into two spreads but didn’t want to get behind.
It was a normal week. There was a cold front. We went on our pizza outing, took a visit to a state park, went to a friend’s 30th birthday party, and I sung during the service for the first time in our new church. Starbucks had their frappuccino happy hour so I indulged quite a lot (and made gold). Meredith became interested in my makeup. I was reading The Accidental Tourist for book club.
I took a video of Meredith “reading” to herself. Best.
I kept the same format as last month for day in the life. I included my notes page in the binder as well but didn’t take photos of it this time.
Another fairly normal week with a crazy weekend. My parents got M. a new tricycle to keep at their house. She learned how to make coffee using the Keurig. We had pizza with my father-in-law one night. David won a bunch of money on a lottery scratch-off ticket. He had flowers sent to my work for Mother’s Day. The weekend included a baby shower for my friend Melody, a birthday party (with pony rides and carnival games!) for my friend Sara’s kids, and all kinds of family gatherings for Mother’s Day. I got my quilt laid out and finished the audiobook Abhorsen.
Took a video of Meredith riding the pony. She was way less excited than I was. :)
I said I took a bunch of extra photos these weeks, and most of them I just left out but there was one that I wanted to include but it just didn’t fit. So I adhered a tab to the top and slipped it in behind the journaling. Whenever I include a tab it will alert me that something is hiding there just waiting to be pulled out.
Tools used: Design A pocket pages, staz-on ink, Office Depot date stamp, EliseJoy stamps, Studio Calico exclusive Day by Day class stamps, Stampin’ Up heart, circle, & tag punch, Technique Tuesday Just Awesome tabs stamp, Sharpie pen, American Crafts slick writer, Fiskars paper trimmer, Fiskars corner rounder, Tombow adhesive