Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mother's Day Pages

I try my very berry best to stay on top of digi scrapbooking so it doesnt swallow me up whole where I feel I can never catch up. Actually, that's exactly how i feel about the "Laundry Monster"-im actually scared of him and will do laundry more than necessary in fear of being eaten alive by him, i call him names, he taunts me and I talk back to him like he's real telling him he won't swallow me. He's mean and he's scary. Now I just need to do that with my mop.


but i digress

Anywhooo, here's the mother's day page for Lily's 3rd year book or family book. Not sure how to swing the whole scrapbook projects with 2 kids. (still feels funny to say "2 kids") Do I still do individual books for each child or merge into a family book once he/she is here? Obviously, the kids will be doing most of the same activities/holidays together and taking pictures together so how do I delineate? I could have individual pages for each child for milestones within the family book or should I do 2 separate books. To say I've debated this in my mind 100 times would not be counting enough. Any advice out there how to scrapbook for 2 kiddos?

I seriously can NOT believe that I'll be holding TWO little ones next year on Mother's Day!!! I never thought I'd even have one baby in my life and to be expecting #2 is just totally surreal!


and a belly picture for the Mother's Day page since I'm his/her mother already just yet to have met :)



We went to see my mom's house on the east coast for mother's day and to help Molly move into her temporary house until they close on their dream house so it was part-work-part-play. Being 20 weeks pg and not being able to lift anything over 5 lbs (no one in my family would let me even come close to helping) I got to play with the kiddos which was the easiest move I've ever done. Lily thought so too.
(there she is doing that foot 1/2 way up move that I lurve)


and Grandma got a new hammock just for the kids and boy was it a total hit...


and this is what I came home to see after running out with the girls for a jaunt....


now I really want speech bubbles above both of their heads...

seeing them interact is the best mother's day present ever...




sometimes I think Lily thinks gma is her momma bc arms instantly go out to her and even we the parents get trumped by gma! when we left for the weekend, lily was crying hard in the car signing more ferociously, batting her hands together saying "mo-gma-mo-gma-mo-gma" over and over. it was so sad and sweet at the same time as we drove off...


I'm actually not the jolly green giant, but I am taller than my mom and sister while standing on a hill so I look like I'm 10 feet tall in this picture and you can see a sweet ole' bumpity-bump for baby #2!! I'm so thankful to have these people in my life who love me for me and are the greatest role models. We missed Jen and the fam like crazy, but they had to stay back for Katie's dance recital that we all HATED to miss!! :(



a weekend that splashed more love into my love cup than possible where i left filling full and ready to tackle the week.... and the laundry monster. :)

life is good.

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

The hammock is totally cool! I want one!
You look fantastic. Can't wait to hear the news of your ultrasound next week...

Kelle said...

Lainey's standing next to me saying "lily, lily, lily." Love the new pages and the little growing belly...and the pics of David with Lily in the hammock. Precious. Can't wait to celebrate knowing a little more about Baby #2! And, oh...next Mother's Day! TWO babies!! It will be beautiful!

jen said...

that is one adorable baby bump!
advice (which coming from me is probably not appreciated ... because none of my kids have baby books - seriously. i suck ... but i have plans that when they all move out of my house and i can finally be a stay at home mom ... i will make them all their baby books. thank god for digital cameras. with date stamps.)
anyhoo. onto the unappreciated advice ... i would have different books for each child. because ... someday ... they aren't going to live together and you'll want to celebrate just that child's accomplishments ... and they will want to have THEIR book ... maybe?)

you look beautiful! (and yippee! for the school year almost being over ... how many days left??)

Julie Frizzi said...

amazing pictures, Kelly!!! What beautiful woman inside and out!

Andreza said...

I think you should do one book for each kid.
Of course, in it will be some things from the brother/sister.
But i think when they grew up, they'll want to see what happened with they.
Lily's brother or sister will be jealous.

Jennifer said...

I love the pic of you and lily on the lake...PRECIOUS!!!

David and lily in the swings??? no words for how much i love.

i missed being there that weekend too...next mother's day we will all be together...

plus one. :)

love you!!!
xoxo
jc

Mary said...

Those pics of David and Lily having a little conversation about the wonders of life are absolutely priceless!!!! Love them so much!

That was such a special weekend, even tho we worked hard, just working together felt right. Just missed Jen and Jamie and kids.

I am so lucky to have the most beautiful, wonderful daughters who have turned out to be the best Moms possible. I celebrate their Motherhood. My pride knows no boundaries.
Mom

Joanna Jackson said...

Kelly,
I haven't visited your site in a very long time. I do apologize but my life has been just a little crazy (lol!). I am SO happy to see that you have another blessing on the way. Congratulations to you and I wish you the BEST of luck. You have a beautiful family and an even more beautiful heart.

Joanna :)

Anna Ruth said...

That lake picture with Lily and her daddy is so sweet. Warm wishes to you and the new little one growing inside you.

Tisha said...

I think the big question is - do you think you will have time to do keep up with 2 books. Because you dont want your books to become stressful or take time away from the kids or quality time with David. Once you decide that I think you go with what you have time for.

I think (once I get caught up) I'm going to shoot for a 1 yr+ (Sept '09 - Dec '10) book for Lucas and then start together annual books.
Jonah's 2/3 yr book will be longer (June '09-Dec. '10). OR I could have the books end Aug/Sept '10 and start Sept '10 and do the school year thru summer. Hmmmm I kind of like the school year idea...

Tisha said...

and more importantly - Lily should wear pig tails every day! adorable!

Leah said...

Oh my goodness, the pictures of David and Lily by the lake... so adorable! Those deserve a frame for sure! Miss you and hope you're feeling well! Hope to her the gender news soon! xoxo

Heidi said...

oh. i love this post. between the bump and lily signing for your mom, and david and lily chatting it up hammock style...i am about in tears over here!

i can't wait to meet that little one. can not wait!!!

scrappy pages...beautiful!

i do a family book now. pages about p and b and pages with both of them and i put them into one bppk (okay, one folder). i will print off two books when i am done.

xoxox