So a wonderful blogger asked me how do I scrapbook? She meant how do I create my albums for my monsters aka children! As I was replying to her
I realized that this is actually quite a long answer. The way that I handle the monster’s albums has a lot to do with the fact that they are 10 years apart. I often wonder what was I thinking and then I realize I wasn’t and that it was all God’s doing to bless me with another beautiful, amazing and complicated child! If this is your first time reading my blog please know that when I call my children monster’s I do it with love. They actually have several nicknames but I think I will save that for another post.
I seem to have gotten off the path here so let me get myself back on track…..
Monster #1 has scrapbooks completed from birth to the age of five. These books are all about him and only him as he was the only monster that I had at the time. I was young and just learning how to scrapbook so the books are not at all a representation of what I can do now (that was a little tooting of my own horn right there). I first learned about scrapbooking when my son was 3 years old and for that reason his 3-year-old album was his first album that I ever did. Then I worked my way back. The albums are not perfect but they were made with love and he still likes to go back and look at his old albums 🙂 So I must have done something right!
Monster #2 has one completed scrapbook at this time. This is the first album that I did for her and it is her baby album that includes everything from birth to age 1. I just completed this album in May of 2012. Yup your reading that right, this year. It was only 4 years later. I know, I’m late but I had a lot of stuff going on and when that happens you tend to get away from doing what you love. I have also started her birthday album which so far includes her 1st and 2nd birthday celebrations. This album will also include any pictures from extracurricular activities that she participates in such as dance and soccer so far. She is only 4!
From the years of 2009 and on I will complete a family album and each child’s birthday album will be added to. 2004 to 2008 will be years that I will have to get scrapped and these albums will be mostly of monster #1 because that is the only monster that I had at the time. I am still in the process of organizing all these years into my memory manager software so it will be some time before these albums are completed.
So to recap:
- Each child has their own baby book.
- I will complete a family album every year.
- Each child will have their own birthday book (includes their birthday celebration and any extracurricular activities that they participate in throughout the year).
I would love to hear the different ways you scrapbook so please leave me a comment. Thanks
P.S. Here is a link to the lovely blogger that started the creation of this wonderful post: http://almostneverclever.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/on-redoing-pages/