My little boy did his first little laughs a couple of days ago. We've had squeals for a few weeks now, but not a proper laugh like this. Apparently gargling with water is hilarious. Who knew?!
Be warned - this laughter is highly infectious!
The February kit from Sarah's Cards features the 'Love Nest' range from Glitz Designs. This kit is packed full of gorgeous papers and fab embellishments from some of my favourite manufacturers including stickers from Crate and brads from Dear Lizzy at American Crafts. This month's kit is amazing for both masculine and feminine pages - I love it! Have you checked out what is coming up in the next few months? Some amazing paper ranges hot off the press from CHA, I can't wait!
Here's a little peek at what is coming your way in February's kit.
A picture from our first wedding anniversary this time - I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the large (enormous!) pile of Benjamin pics that I grabbed an older me & him photo instead. My first attempt at misting and I LOVE it, I'm converted! I tend not to use plain cardstock anymore, but a little misting and it's all jazzed up :)
I sometimes feel like I have far too many projects on the go, but I've started another one despite that! This is a cross stitch for Benjamin's wall - in it's final form it will be a Noah's Ark, but so far it's just a lion lol! Hopefully this will be finished quicker than the quilt I started last January *embarrassed* so please pester me for progress pics - that will be a good incentive for me to get it done!
I've managed to find quite a bit of time to scrap over the last week or so, since little B has finally settled into a better routine and has a nice long nap at lunchtime - perfect for a little crafty time!
Inspired by all the beautiful wedding layouts I've seen recently I dug out some of our wedding photos (over 2 1/2 years ago now eek!) and made this page about changing my surname. The journalling describes how I love being part of a 'Mr & Mrs' team, and how I have to spell my surname since no-one can work it out when you say it!
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!