But through February I was doing ok. I couldn't post my pages because I wasn't telling anyone I was pregnant, and some of the items on the page made it pretty obvious. I only got behind in March when my really crappy mood swings hit.
So here are my 4 weeks of February. (Click on the photos to see a bigger version.)
In the first week, we had T's baked milk challenge (which she passed!), our Valentine's Day cookie decorating and cardmaking adventures, and a trip to Marymoor on an unexpectedly sunny and dry day. The photo of T and TJ looking off into the distance is one of my favorites. This is the first time I used my new typewriter to do the date heading card (top left).
|Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2012|
The second week of February was a lot of me and T hanging out - at the park with her favorite "Rumble Slide", at Redmond Town Center where we bought her first regular 24-piece jigsaw puzzle, making blueberry muffins with milk and butter, and of course, finding out I was pregnant.
|Feb 6 - 12, 2012|
Week 3 highlights included taking the 545 bus downtown to see one of the kid's concerts at Benaroya Hall - T found the bus ride more exciting than the show, I think! We also got a very yummy waffle at Sweet Iron after the show. We met T's friend H and his family at a park, and started her Spanish classes.
|Feb 13-19, 2012|
And finally, in week 4 we all had a really fun trip to the Seattle Aquarium that T still talks about now. She was brave enough to touch the starfish and posed obligingly for photos with the giant octopus (after all, it was Octopus Week!). But her favorite was the circular jellyfish tank with the rotating current and the color-changing lights. She also got a haircut and we made lime cupcakes that weren't too good, honestly. But we ate them anyway.
|Feb 20-26, 2012|
I was afraid that Project Life might be one of those things that sounded really cool until I started working on it, but after completing around 12 weeks of it, I'm still really enjoying it. I think the key is to not let myself get too far behind, but also not to stress about it if I do.
I can use my blog, my calendar and my email to figure out what we did in a particular week, in addition to whatever pictures I happened to take that week on our camera and on my phone.
Currently, I'm done through the end of March. I just sent a huge batch of photos to be printed at Target that covers Week 1 of our Ireland vacation, as well as this past week. I am trying to do the current week while catching up on previous ones so I'm not perpetually behind.
I've got most of the supplies I need in one box in the kitchen, so I can work on these pages while T is playing, or working on her own art projects. She likes us "crafting together, mama!". She's not a big fan of me working on the computer to edit photos, though, so I save that for night-time after she's in bed. I think she associates us working on laptops with her not getting our attention. She's right, of course!
So whaddya think? Is Project Life something you'd consider doing? They have a digital version as well so you can build all your layouts online (I think) and you can get the whole thing printed as a photobook. If I didn't love all the paper and supplies so much, I'd totally do that.