With Spring just around the corner, why not do a Winter summary page? ... You know, for 2010/2011. I can't be too current when I scrapbook! It is fun to look back and see how much the kids have grown and changed though, all the while still doing some of the same favorite activities.
If you want to see a little more detail, jump on over to the My Mind's Eye Blog. I have my "Anatomy of a Double Page Layout" Series up! I hope you enjoy it; it takes a lot of time and energy to write those babies up ;)
I am still plugging away on my 2012 album. I have all the pictures in their place, and I am just writing up some journaling as I have time. Here is what my "in-progress" part of my album looks like...
Which is nice, because you can still flip through and see all the memories. I absolutely LOVE this project! The best part?
Definitely when I see this happen. After taking my latest pictures of my layouts, I had it sitting on my table. This little guy came over to check out what I was up to, which led to this. It is pretty cool to watch him look through our memories and see him pointing out different events. Just listing to his re-cap is pretty awesome. Well worth the time I put into this project!
Then, this happens...
I hear a "OH!" Then, he dashes up stairs only to come down with some new friends. This is something he had done quite a bit this past summer/fall. It's a big mamma bear and baby bear that Bumpa got him for Christmas last year. Yep, he saw a picture I had taken and decided it looked like fun again :)
Here are a few more weeks I wanted to share...
Awe... Summer fun. Lots of pool time, cool treats, summer reading, friends, and family.
Dinosaurs, trips with friends, pool, soccer, sand, seeding grass, and cars after an evening bath.
And yes, this is the page he saw when he got that awesome idea!
Look at that summer tan. Gotta love those tan lines from his swim trunks!
This one L.O.V.E.S. his mac 'n' cheese. Yes, three helpings later, he was done. The kid eats more than me. AND he gets it everywhere. Yes, it is all over his hair... on the top too. Good thing we just took a bath. UGH.
And the things he thinks are just so cool... well, he is different for sure. He started a pile of cars next to Maggie. Everytime he would add a new car to the mound, he would get excited and pull his hands to his face... very similar to his 'OH! Hands down by his side with his fingers going crazy' thing. He is pretty interesting to watch somedays. Very interesting indeed.
It is hard to believe this is what he turned into. We are pretty lucky to have this guy in our lives. One happy little boy with the fluffiest hair, for sure!
He loved his balloons too! What's a birthday celebration without balloons? So, we blew a few up of course. Elsie and Sam had a blast playing with them.
After a little playtime, we opened up some presents! Big sister helped out a lot. She even loved to play with them. Sam is a good share-er..
And a shot of the party guests before we dive into cake... literally for Sam.
Sam couldn't wait to dive into his cake. Even for a quick shot with his big cake, he had to have a taste. I guess this just might have been a slight indication of how he was going to be with his very own cake.
Having a little nibble of little brown bear...
And a little more...
This stuff is pretty good...
Really really good...
So good that Sam even had to put it on head. He didn't take long at all to demolish that poor little brown bear. I think he likes Gram DiDi's cake. Only a little bit made it on to the ground. He ate quite a bit of it. YIKES!
So, here is the complete aftermath. He totally had fun with it. I also have a video that I can add once I have the time.
Has been changing so much! One week ago, he discovered that he could now stand up all by himself. It was just too much fun watching his face once he figured out what he had done. Then, he couldn't stop trying ... over and over again. He would boost his little diaper butt up for a couple of seconds in a baby squat, and then ever so cautiously straightened those chubber knees out. He was just so excited. The funny thing is that he was only a foot away from me, so he could have easily climbed up on me to stand, but he didn't. It was while we were playing in the backyard.
Here he is yesterday showing off is skills.
And then there is this silly smile that is no longer toothless! Last Friday, a small little white thing on his bottom gum started to make an appearace. A couple of days later, another white thing appeared next to it. They both have been trying to make more of a showing, but so far, they are still itty bitty. By the way, this is one of Sam's favorite pastimes. He opens up all of my little drawers and pulls out everything he can get his hot little hands on. Silly boy!