Project Life 2012 :: Weeks 8 & 11-14
Project Life is awesome.
Even with holes here and there, it is still so dang awesome.
I love using it to document our daily life with Samuel. Each entry is written to him — so that when he has his own kids (or when he’s old and gray), he can look back and see and read about all the wonderful adventures he had with us. I include it all — the good, the funny, the ugly (thank goodness there isn’t much of that) and the embarrassing moments.
He was a good helper for a moment — a very short moment — this afternoon.
He was really interested in looking at photos of his Uncle Hung.
Here’s a look at our week 8 (Feb 19-25).
Fun week around here. I hit my head on a ceramic bird feeder while trying to photograph an active toddler at a birthday party. Ha! — I had to laugh because the only person who got hurt at a one-year old party was me — the grown, yet clumsy photographer.
Samuel loved riding his roller coaster car — yes, the boy has a roller coaster.
And the best part of work was me shrink wrapping a student — see the evidence above.
Visited my mother for her birthday. Samuel had the best time with his Uncle. There were a lot of photos that I wanted to include from our visit with my mom so I inserted a page protector with 2.5×3.5 pockets for smaller photos.
Samuel received a new hand-knit sweater from my sister. I included 2.5×3.5 photos from the photo shoot to the back side of the page protector. I love flipping through the book and seeing all of her hand-knits for him over the course of the year.
This was a huge week for me in running. I ran 12 miles — haven’t ran that much in two years!
I made the decision to print my photos from home this year. It is a bit more costly but I love having the immediate access to the hardcopy of the photo.
There are days when I want to add more than just one photo for the day. I have started resizing the photos so I can get 3-6 photos on a 4×6 piece of photo paper.
It is kinda cool to see what my workday is like compared to my evenings with Samuel.
Week 11 :: March 11 – 17, 2012
The week after two major events — organizing a successful Math and Science Night and running my first half marathon after having Samuel. I spent most of the week in bed. Exhaustion took over and I was not the best mom that week.
Ran my personal best half marathon.
I love adding bits of his artwork. This is his first attempt at using a crayon. Gotta love the firsts.
Week 12 :: March 18 – 24, 3012
This was one of those weeks where I just wanted to get the photos in and the journaling cards done. I find myself writing a lot of little stories about the little man. Lots of words and photos here.
Week 12 :: March 25 – 31, 2012 (Spirit Week)
Spirit Week = FUN week for me at school. I usually have way more fun with it than the kids — but this time, many of my students got into it too. It was a competition among the “homeroom” classes so the kids got a little competitive. Above, you can see us decked out in black for “Black Out Day” and sporting our socks for Crazy Socks Day.
Ummm … that’s me in the polk-a-dot dress and yellow shoes as Minnie Mouse. I found the dress at a local thrift store, spray painted black pumps (also picked up at a thrift store) and borrowed ears from a friend.
And that’s me in the yellow bumble-bee looking outfit — it was “yellow/gold” day for teachers. I was referred to as Ms. Bumblebee by my students.
At the end of the week, I received the award for “Most Spirited 8th Grade Teacher” and “Best Dressed 8th Grade Teacher.” Pretty damn proud of my trophies — which are both displayed on my desk.
Week 14 :: April 1 – 7, 2012 (Spring Break)
Spent the first part of our break in San Francisco with my brother and mother. Samuel loved SF — especially the beach and the busy streets (he loves cars), and his uncle.
I inserted an additional sheet protector (Becky Higgins, Design D) here to include more photos of Samuel’s first trip to San Francisco. I cut 1/3 of it off because I like my inserts to be smaller than my weekly pages.
During this week, somebody also turned 14 months. I decided to add another insert to include my favorite photos of him and a bit of journaling about his growth.
We had one of the best Spring Breaks ever.
I have started printing more 3×4 photos for the 4×6 slots to give me more room for journaling (see above). Plus, it gives me some room for creative mini-layouts. You’ll see more of this in Week 15 (which I hope to get up on the blog sometime on Sunday).
Thanks again for visiting.