Among my summer, and specifically my Canada Day weekend to dos, was a plan to purge all previously-intended-for-yard-sale stuff from our spare bedroom.
And I may have mentioned this plan to lovely friend A who has, shall we say, a fondness for cleaning.
And that may have resulted in a Wednesday-night, pre-Canada-Day, mega purge.
And, oh man, it felt so good.
Now that I’m back to work, my free time seems to be devoted to the sheer upkeep of the rest of my life — housework, keeping (somewhat) up with correspondence/social commitments, grocery shopping/cooking/packing lunches, and maximizing snuggle time with my boys.
Among the things gnawing at the back of my mind, besides having more time to read, opportunites for date nights with Husband, and keeping up el bloggo, is Jacob’s scrapbook.
I have one scrapbook filled (a couple dozen completed pages) — but I’m pretty sure he was wearing still wearing size 1 diapers in the last photos I included. He’s now in size 4s.
There are many uncharted months, and literally hundreds of photos, taunting me every time I open the door to our spare room and lay my eyes on the huge pile of paper craftings supplies that is gathering dust.
My friend H recently made an adorable photobook online for her son’s first birthday. It turned out so nicely, and she was able to do it all without getting scraps of paper all over the floor. I must also point out though, this is the same friend who has about 10 completely filled and beautiful scrapbooks of her son’s first year already completed.
Then I consider traditional photo albums … slide the photos in and bam, you’re done. I keep a log of milestones in a Google docs with dates, times, weights, lengths, etc. I could easily format little blurbs, print them, and include them in the slots among the photos. Not really as artisitic, I know, but much more time efficient, right?
Am I letting laziness take over? How do you or how do you plan to record your childs’ first year and beyond?