Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Birthday Bear

Aiden did get the Birthday Bear we signed him up for on the 19th. It was only a week or so late.

Here is the bear that he had at his desk for the day.

 Aiden chose a new book for the library

 and got a bookplate inside. He was also the first to check the new book out.

We all really enjoyed the book too!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

Last month, I took a break from some of the projects I wanted to finish to pull out the October Studio Calico kit I received and had not yet touch. I pulled some recent photos from 2012 and used Shimelle's sketch. 
scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com

I ended up only using a few pieces from the kit and scraps to make the strips. I also used my new tab punch. That made me very happy! 

Journaling reads: This year, we only got a quick trip to the pumpkin patch in but I'm glad we made it. We always have fun. We went one day after Aiden got home to pick up a pumpkin for a school project. The boys did pose for a couple pictures but we didn't have much time and they wanted to check out the different pumpkins and pick theirs out.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mini Albums

Another project finished from this post. These were gift albums that only needed a few final touches but it is now safe to share. This is a fold out mini album from Little Yellow Bicycle from a few years ago. It came on a double 12x12 that was folded and you just punch the album out. It had the embellishments included. I did one as a project somewhere and then saw them in the store on clearance so picked up 5 more. I hung onto them for several years (not exactly sure why) but then decided it was a great time to add fun pictures of the boys from Fall, Winter 2011 to make a nice gift for Grandparents and family (and one for myself, of course).

The middle flips open and I added a picture on the tag. These were quite easy and fun.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Birthday weekend

It's been a busy but fun weekend. Aiden only had a half day of school Friday so I wasn't able to eat lunch with him but did get donuts dropped off for his class treat.

After school we meet some friends at the playground and then got frozen yogurt. Very yummy! Aiden was excited to open his first gift.

At home after, Aiden opened more of his gifts. I think he liked them.
 That night, Aiden had a school dance that he wanted to attend. He ran around with his friends and had lots of fun.

 Saturday we went to the new Paleontology exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science. The boys just loved it! We then had a nice family dinner that evening.

Can't believe my baby is 6!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Preschool Layouts

In this post I listed projects that I needed to finish. I'm happy to say that I have been working on them and will be posting a few of the finished ones. Today is a look at where I am with number 5, Aiden's preschool layouts. These are the last 3 layouts for his 3's year. I'm waiting on a picture order to arrive so I can finish a divided page protector and be done with that year.

These have lots of inspiration from Shimelle and elsewhere. 
An update: I finally decided to do my School of Life album Project Life style! or something like that. 
Now were to put these?!

Do you have your own list of unfinished projects? making any progress?