On February 7, 2011 we welcomed our son, Samuel, and have been captivated by his huge brown eyes and gorgeous smile ever since. We celebrated many firsts – first successful diaper change (where we didn’t end up getting sprayed), first bath, first smile, first laugh, first roll, first time eating solids, and first clap. We clap at everything – who knew that even the littlest things deserve a clap! Samuel is almost eleven months old and is pulling himself up, cruising along the furniture, and loves to get into Autumn’s scrapbooking stuff. Samuel is an energetic, spunky, cute, adorable, strong, happy, funny little man – we love seeing his personality emerging. He is also very observant – studies everything with intense curiosity before taking any action. We think we may have a scientist or mathematician in the making!
We are excited for 2012! We are excited to celebrate more firsts — first steps, first birthday, first ice cream sundae at Leatherby’s, first taste of whole milk — and have more family adventures.
Hello Project Life 2012. I am excited to continue documenting our daily lives and celebrate the small (normal, and mundane) moments that will be awesome to look back on years from now.
Project Life 2011 continues to be a work in progress for me — I have three volumes. Yes, that’s correct. THREE We R Memory Keepers binder albums worth of photos, notes, and tidbits of our everyday lives. I have some holes to fill in but am so glad I took a year worth of photos of our little family.
Project Life has been a great place to store bits of papers that would otherwise go into a file folder and drawer.
Project Life has been a great place to store gas receipts (for the entire year — so cool to see it fluctuate over the course of the year), student artwork, and party invites.
Project Life has been a great way to document Samuel’s first year of life.
I am thrilled to be doing Project Life again this year.
Hello 2012 resolutions.
I am keeping the list short this year. Sticking with five main goals.
- Simplify. Reduce the clutter. Seriously.
- Read more. (Started Hunger Games last night.)
- Move more. Eat less. (This includes signing up for Sac Fit, running a marathon and completing a triathlon).
- Learn the ins and outs of my camera. Play with light.
- Be the best mom and partner that I can be (and still do the things I love).