Monday, April 30, 2012

project life– april 2012

so, this is what the month of april (minus the 29th and 30th) look like in the binder. as always, the way I do things is evolving. part of me loves that flexibility, another part (the compulsive part) is completely annoyed by it because it’s not the same all the way through the year… oh well, hopefully I’ll live!

week 14: nothing too super shocking or unusual. I have 1 8x10 collage of extra pics from the week, and on the back side of that, I have the class newsletter that mentions that layla was the student of the week.009010

week 15: this was a busy, photo-happy week. sunday was easter, so I have a whole 8x10 collage dedicated to that day. on the back of that are 2 weekly vocab tests of shane’s on which he got 100%. then we have an 8x10 collage of pics from the long day we spent at marymoor, and on the back of that I have a 5x7 of the week’s extra pics and a 5x7 collage of layla practicing monkey bar technique on our backyard dome climber.011012013

week 16: and this is where stuff gets weird. I discovered instagram this week and went a little nuts. I also have decided to be a little less anal with the whole 1 pic + 1 journaling card EVERY day. there are a couple of reasons for this – some pictures are self-explanatory, and I always have some vertical pics that I want to include, and I’m also really getting burned out on the big collages. they’re just not doing it for me lately. so, I have made good use of the journaling cards that I did use, often including more than one picture’s journaling on a card, with liberal use of the nifty arrow stickers. I also found these awesome pocket pages that have 20 2x2 openings that are perfect for instagram pics. I collaged 6 on a 4x6 print and then cropped them into individual squares. awesome.014015

week 17: this week I decided to keep a running ‘log’ or diary of what went on during the week. I had seen several different ways of doing this from others and I really liked the idea. what I didn’t like, is that all of those were typed up and I am just super compulsive about the hand written stuff. this is why I will probably never switch completely to digital scrapbooking. so I decided to just write a little something each day on a sheet of notebook paper and included that. I’m not sure yet that I love it, and I’m having a definite dilemma over whether I want that sheet in the front of the instagram page, or in back. and I’m totally aware that I’m spending entirely too much time and mental energy obsessing about that! ;)016017018

that’s it for april. I’ll include the last 2 days in my may post because it’s more concise that way.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

are you thinking what I’m thinking?

I just had the following, completely random and out of the blue, exchange with my daughter.

her: mom, are you thinking what I’m thinking?

me: uh, I don’t know. what are you thinking?

her: I was just thinking that if we took some really thick white paper that was cut in a square… and we painted ginger’s toenails… and we didn’t make her wait til they were dry… and we put her by the really thick white paper that was cut like a square… she could scratch on the paper and she could be an art dog!!!

me: wow. that is definitely NOT what I was thinking.

week 17 in pictures

oh, what a week!

sick. all. week.

everybody. somebody. anybody (exept dave).

sunday it was shane, micah and i.

monday, it was shane, micah, layla, and i.

tuesday, shane was better.

wednesday, micah was better.

thursday, I was worse!

friday, I thought layla was going to be better, but really wasn’t.

saturday was the best day all week, and even that wasn’t so spectacular!

sunday: micah slept most of the day in my bed. he got up a grand total of 3 times, all of which were trips to the bathroom and then directly back into bed. poor kid.Picasa53

monday: layla went to school in the morning and I took the boys to the doctor. that afternoon, I got a call from layla’s teacher that she had fallen asleep in class and wasn’t feeling well. I went and got her, and everyone spent the afternoon passed out.Picasa56

tuesday: more sleeping sick people. toby always keeps the sick person company. it’s so sweet.003

wednesday: I attempted to be productive. got two boxes packed of kitchen stuff, but was sneezing so much and felt so awful I had to quit. the dishes are still all stacked up on the counter, waiting to be packed.Picasa64

thursday: worst day for me. I woke up feeling like my head was going to explode. still sneezing my brains out and coughing my lungs out. dave stayed home from work that day to manage things. my voice couldn’t even last through reading stories, so he filled in and read layla her chapter of little house on the prairie.114

friday: shane, walking home from the bus, french horn in hand.117

saturday: dave was mowing the lawn and had to move the climber. micah wanted to “help”… 118

and then there is the instagram entourage:


I have my 2x2 photo pocket pages all ready to go! can’t wait to stick them all in.

and next week, I hope my week is severely lacking in pictures of sleeping, sick children!


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