Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Project Life Week 19

It's been one of those weeks.  I had my spread completed, photographed, and ready to blog.  Then last minute I decided to rework and reorganize 75% of it.  Why oh why must I complicate things for myself?  Anyway, I am much happier with it now.  It must have been worth it.
Left Side:

Super fun and delightful title card using one of my favorite new papers from Doodlebug, my all time favorite scrapbook company.  You can see the reverse side of it in last week's PL, it's the yellow floral.  The little purple text box came from a cut apart sheet.  Even the sweet little alpha is by them...all picked up on a recent splurge at Archivers...I ♥ Archivers :)

What I love about Project Life as opposed to a 365 photo album is how you fill up your pockets by the week, skipping a day or two if you want.  That is the real reason PL is soooo working for me this year.  Most of this half is taken up with Sunday and some sweet pictures of a lazy day around the house. 
LB's 9 month well baby appointment was on Tuesday and I fully intended to take a picture of him with the doctor.  I even packed my camera, it's just the memory card I forgot.  Oops.  I like recording his growth stats in PL so a bit of journaling on a Simple Stories card, stamping, and punched stars - one for each month, make up for the lack of photo.

Speaking of missing photos, the empty spot is for a picture of the iron on tote bags we worked on that week.  I didn't have time to run up and get the photos I developed before blogging this.  I'll have to add it in a day or two.  In the meantime, you can see the bags in this post.

Part 1 of Mother's Day was on Saturday, lunch out and some fun just the four of us.  ER wanted to give me the card she made at school and gifts and not wait until the next day when the Grandmas were over.  Which worked for me, or we'd have had way too many inserts.  I like how they're broken up into two weeks.

The "card" was on a giant piece of folded construction paper.  Luckily for me, for once ER went easy on the glue stick.  I was able to peel each piece off the base and put them into inserts.  It was so sweet reading how each kindergartner finished the sentence Mothers....mine said, "Cuddle with me in bed," awe ♥ {Shown in top photo}

Inside she finished a graphic organizer with all the things her Mommy does.  Her pictures are labeled... putting me to bed, watering the garden, empties the dishwasher, and crafts with me.  I agree with most of them, but had a laugh over the watering...watering?!  Ah, I think that should be forgets to water the garden, there's a reason why every summer the plants all end up shriveled up and brown!

The last part of the card is a picture of me, can't you tell?  See the black hair?  Totally me ☺  Wonder what's up with my feet?  Maybe she's remembering how swollen they were last summer when I was big and still pregnant, LOL!
Behind that is a fish picture from art class she is extremely proud of.  It was specifically drawn for a school fund raiser for which you could order your picture printed onto various things.  She was so excited she kept telling me about it for weeks before the forms actually came home.  We got her an overpriced magnet and key chain, both worth it to see her face light up when they came.  I also ordered a tile trivet.  I collect them from the various places we've lived at.  I didn't have one from MI yet and told her it will always remind me how we lived in MI when she entered school.  I have to say, I do love seeing it over my stove. 

If you're still with me, the last insert is of some more drawings of fish with mermaids and stars.  It took her a long time to figure out how to make stars and now that she finally has, they are everywhere!  In a burst of genius, I got the idea to use some Ariel rub-ons directly on the page protector.  Worked great and ER loves it, since she drew Ariel and her daughter Melody on the other side of the paper.  I used some Martha Stewart labels cut down to fit over less important parts of the picture, to add my thoughts on top of the protector too. 
Right Side:

Quite photo heavy, I was probably feeling some guilt for missing the photo op at the doctor's office and carried it everywhere for the rest of the week.  We had Daisies, which I planned and wanted to make sure I documented.  Then LB started "real" finger foods, at doctor's suggestion we began with bananas and cheese.  He seemed to like them but had a hard time picking up the smaller bits.  Thursday we watched a neighbor before school.  The kids played so nicely and must have worked up an appetite.  ER ate TWO hot dogs for lunch!!!  That was a shock to me, normally I'm forcing food down her throat so she's not starving all afternoon.
The entire bottom half of the page is devoted to my Mother's Day outing...hey it's my PL and if I want to, I'm gonna ☺  Love that picture with my little nuggets ♥  So cool to see the same nose on all three faces.  If you don't know, I'm adopted.  Until I had my own kiddos I had never seen bits and pieces of my own features reflected in anyone else.  It makes my heart so happy to see glimpses of myself in them.  The other photos are all of our meal at PF Changs.  I'm a creature of habit.  I usually end up getting the exact same meal each time we go, it was worth of commemorating.  It's a delicious meal every time.

Linking up at The Mom Creative.


6 Friends Said:

Angela said...

So inspired to get my butt in gear on this! I haven't started one yet but I NEED to! Before the girls turn 18 anyway!!!

The Wallace Family said...

Your week looks great! So bright and colorful I love that!

Nirupama said...

What a colorful and happy week. Love all the food cards :)

Jules said...

Great week! Looking at these pages has made me happy - and hungry!

School Sparks Renee said...

It's fun to see what you've been up to! Thanks for sharing! Renee

Jenny said...

These are great, I love that you included artwork!

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