busy with bedtimes & birthdays


Yes, you read it right :)  We are busy over here with bedtimes & birthdays!!  After just finishing up celebrating Ryan's birthday at the end of December, we were on to my father's and then Nicholas'.  December & January are busy months for us!!  My plan was to move Nicholas into the bed the week after his birthday. Yes, I know, he's turning three, and in a crib.  Not to mention he fit the crib end to end.  But he never tried to get out & he liked it & all mommies know how much easier it is when the kiddos are confined to a crib :) Less worrying about rolling out, or getting stuck in the crack between the wall and the bed, or running around in the middle of the night :)  Unfortunately, Ryan put our plans in fast forward as somehow he managed to break the front of the crib Saturday morning.  Nicholas' crib had a small front portion that folded down when taking kiddos out and then pulled up & clicked shut on either side with latches when putting kiddos in.  Don't ask me how, but he not only broke one of the latches, but also a chunk of wood came off - BOYS!!!  Anyways, we spent the day safety-proofing the room for any late night wanderings and getting the bed ready.  This little man LOVED it & did so awesome - YAY!!

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The next day we celebrated his birthday - Mickey Mouse style!!

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And of course a birthday of my boys wouldn't be complete without some lego building :)

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Amidst all the celebrations, I have tried to squeeze in some scrappy time :)  Finally I was able to get my Project Life cover page done.  I recently purchased the Cocoa Daisy Day in the Life January kit and used it to start my album.  I loved the mix of colors against the black & white pics.  Unfortunately as I was looking through my photos, I realized the ONLY family pic I had was from Halloween - totally sad!!  And we are not even all looking the same direction :)  Classic!!  Anyways - I still used it, along with 2 of my favorite pics of the boys.  I kept it pretty simple - which by the way is my goal for the year with Project Life.  I didn't stress about non-rounded and rounded corners.  My favorite card is the yellow one.  I added some hand-stitching and those gorgeous October Afternoon script alphas!!!  A little bit of tone on tone action :)

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I shared a sneak peek of this layout last week - but here's the full reveal!!  This is my first layout with the January Noel Mignon Fresh Start kit.  For details you can head over to the blog post HERE :)

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I will be posting this Thursday at Noel Mignon on my Project Life organization and tips so be sure to stop on by :)