Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Document January 2011

So, it's the 1st of February today (um, where did January go??) and I'm already up to date with Doumenting 2011! I've finished my January pages - I did the majority of these a few days ago, and just left a gap in the mini pages in case anything amazing happened in the last few days of January. It didn't.

Anyway, first up is one of my feature pages - I do two feature pages a month rather than one feature page and an envelope page since I'm pretty useless at collecting stuff and would end up with an empty envelope most months. This page is about Benjamin's first swim - we went last weekend and took him to a local private hire pool so that we had it to ourselves, and it's lovely & warm and clean, just far nicer than the public pool. Of course the added bonus of doing that was that we could take pictures yay! He seemed to really enjoy it and was kicking about like crazy by the end, although he looks a bit nervous in the pics!


 My second feature page for the month is a photo I took of B on his 3 month birthday, and lots of journalling about all the things he's doing and his favourites at the moment. Things like starting to put everything in his mouth, and loving 'The Grand Old Duke of York'!


For my mini pages this year I've chosen to use page protectors divided into 9 small squares - idea totally stolen from Laura! I've used just photos from my phone (awesome apps Instagram and Hipstamatic)  - since they are already square it's super duper easy just to print them off (I actually got them printed at Photobox - I collaged 4 together and got an 8x8 print), add a few details and done!



This month we saw the first signs of spring, took lots of photos of the little man, went to mum & baby cinema, started going to a music group, welcomed the new year, went on our first couple's date without B (to see Harry Potter - finally, and it was awesome!), went for walks, were amused by Mungo's sleeping places, and loved that Benjamin learnt to play with his toys.


Don't expect this level of punctuality for the rest of the year!

7 comments:

Laura said...

Beautiful pages!! Really impressed that you have January done already! I like the idea of doing two feature pages though, might steal that idea!

Scraptastic Mel x said...

Fab pages! I especially love the swimming one.

Rachael said...

Gorgeous Jen, absolutely love the page of Benjamin at 3 months all that journalling is fab!

Katie said...

Love your January pages. I'm going to have a go at documenting 2011 too (I missed 2010). Haven't got my hands on my multiple pocket pages yet but that's no reason to put off starting...will pick my photos for printing this week I think!

Jenna Upson said...

Some beautiful pages! Well done for working so quickly. x

suebaru said...

Love your 2011 pages, I'm doing it this year as I missed last year!

Jenny said...

Stunning pages Jen, I've started mine but must try and finish them before February is over! x x