Thursday, March 04, 2010

Park Buddy

Park Buddy
Originally uploaded by mawkinberd
I'm getting so close! For a while, it seemed like I would *never* finish Joe's first year album. Now, I've finished 9 and 10 months old with one page each, and 11 months old looks to be the same deal. After that, I have the 1st birthday, the party, and the wrap-up. I see the light! Now, I get to work on making the video out of the pages, picking out music, burning to dvd... lol. Perhaps I was a bit too ambitious with this project. Then again, you only get to live your first year once! Besides, Joe deserves it. :)

I also have to go back and fix some pages. I started this album when I first started doing digiscrapping, so there are some pages that are so different in quality from the other pages as to make them look like they don't belong. Yeah, my pride is talking here. lol Luckily, it's really only about ten pages, and I only really have to do some embellishment work on most of them. I can handle that.

Joe is doing better today, but he has definitely wanted to be snuggly. I *love* being snuggly with Joe, but I worry when he wants to be with Mommy so much that no one else will do. I have a hard time letting go of him, so I have to watch myself to attempt to keep from holding on too hard. I always make a point to honor when he wants to be let go unless there is a compelling reason not to, like his safety. But it sure is hard to let him go when he's sick. Mommy needs to calm down and let it be. But Mommy doesn't necessarily want to. :D

I think that almost everyone that reads my blog right now is involved, but for anyone who isn't and enjoys digiscrapping, I highly recommend attending the celebrations at MLAS. The birthday stuff right now is really awesome, and everyone is very good to each other. Having taken part in various online groups on different occasions, I can only think of one other time where I was so impressed with the atmosphere of caring, compassion, and friendship that is being fostered there by its owners, designers, and active participants. (Can you tell I love MLAS? LOL!) So come visit!

Ok, gotta get back to it. Hope everyone has a wonderful afternoon!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I bet Joe will treasure his first year album. I've only been scrapping for about a year and when I made the albums of my kid's childhoods, I had to scan old pictures. I was lucky if there were enough good ones to make them each an album that had one page per year of their lives.
Thank God for digital cameras.
I will have many more pages in my grandchildren's albums.
I'm glad Joe is feeling better. When I read that he had a fever, I was remembering how I use to like it when my kids were sick and they would be quiet and cuddly. I thought that would sound kind of stupid, because of course I didn't want them to be sick, but sometimes it just feels good to be needed and cuddled.
I can tell you are a great mother, keep up the good work!