Take 12 on the 12th

So, this is fun to try,  I can’t take credit for it, I read about it in the Jan/Feb issue of Simple Scrapbooks magazine. Take pictures on the 12th of each month–to capture your everyday stuff and do a layout with 12 of the pictures (one 4 x 6 surrounded by eleven 2 x 2 prints), then use list style journaling on the opposite page.   That’s it, you have your whole year in 12 layouts!  Of course, I will do more than this but I like the idea of capturing the everyday things that go on (like Ezra’s obsession with putting small objects in containers, Tobin’s love of wearing other people’s shoes, and Mari’s first real pony tail).  These would likely be lost in the hustle & bustle of every day and it will be fun to look back and see what each of them was doing throughout the year.  The pictures are a sample and yes I took way more than 12 pictures:) 

Here’s a recap of our day: we went to our Bible study in the frigid cold, had lunch with the Andrews, Mari went to school, Ez did not take a nap, Tobin’s was too short, had snacks, had dinner, read some books, had a tickle fest, Legos & tools were the “toys of the day” (I’ll have to write about this in a future post), played catch, did some jumping off the fireplace hearth (yes, I’m ok with this–you have to give them someplace to jump safely), I went to the rec center to ride the bike (Kelly put the boys to bed), Kelly went to hit golf balls at the dome (I put Mari to bed).  That’s about it:)

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Two pages complete

The kids are sleeping and Kelly is at a church meeting so had some time to complete 2 pages, so thought i would share.  Both are from pictures taken last fall. Thank my mother-in-law Sandy for the idea to create a kite for the page, since the pictures didn’t show it. 

My Fabulous Boys     Kite Flying Fun

Now for some “mom” stuff.  We had chinese for dinner tonight which our kids surprisingly all like, we prefer to go to the restaurant as it makes quite a mess, but tonight we brought it home, so here’s a tip:  rice cleans up off the floor much, much easier the next day!

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