11-20-2012

Preschool Yearbook

Somewhere on Pinterest I cam across someone who made a yearbook for her homeschooled children.

I thought this was a cool idea.

And then I saw someone who scanned all of their children’s art work and put it into a photobook.

I thought this was an awesome idea!

So I combine the two. And got to throw out eighty-one pieces of art work from Sydney’s preschool curriculum.

Yes, eighty-one!

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Was it a lot of work to scan in all those pictures? Yes!

Was it worth it? Oh, yes it was. I am so glad to toss out the originals and have a book where they are all saved, along with a bunch of pictures of her preschool days.

And she was so excited that she asked if she could help with the Kindergarten book, which I agreed to. She asks every day how it is coming, which of course there isn’t much to do every day, but she loves it none the less.

When the book arrived I brought it home to a very excited girl who couldn’t wait to look inside it. So Jordan and I cuddled with all three of our babies in our bed (California King, yeah, it’s awesome.) while looking over the pictures. Audrey announced that one of the puzzles that Sydney is doing in a picture is her hippo puzzle, and that she wanted to go to the M&M school too. Haha! Love that girl.

My favorite page is the very first, in which I have this:

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The very first time she ever wrote her name.

Memories worth keeping.

02-17-2009

Other Things

After doing more research on the classes I plan on taking between now and when I graduate from Clark, I realized that Clark doesn’t have many science classes during the summer quarter. And I REALLY don’t want to take two science classes at the same time, as I don’t do well in science as is. So my graduation date has been changed to December. Which is okay, I don’t have to kill myself to finish by August this way. And I won’t be taking too many classes during the summer quarter, which is great because Melissa is going to visit in July and I have to plan the birthday parties to Jordan and Sydney.

Speaking of Sydney, we have officially hit the terrible twos. This involves lots of screaming. And now she is refusing to eat anything that is remotely good for her. All she wants is goldfish crackers and cookies. And I am becoming more and more frustrated with her. This morning she woke up and asked for food. Okay, sure, no big deal. I get out the oatmeal and she screams, “NO!!!!” and throws herself on the floor, and continues to scream. I am not a morning person to begin with and I’ve been screamed at for about a week. So I picked her back up and put her back to bed. Told her she could get up when she was done screaming. She still won’t eat her oatmeal, so I guess it’s time to stalk up on gold fish and HEALTHY cookies. Maybe we should get really gross tasting cookies…or tell her something else is a cookie.

On a happy thought my scrapbook is almost done! For those of you who don’t know I started my scrapbook in September of 2007. I decided that it would start the year Jordan and I met; 2004. So for the past year and a half I have been going backwards 4 years. Which makes it very difficult to get pictures, because some of the pages I wanted to make I didn’t have the pictures for. Thankfully I have a great family who takes lots of pictures. 2004, 2007 & 2008 are all finished. 2005 only needs ONE PICTURE. My cousin’s graduation picture. The rest of the page is all set up, it’s just needing a picture. In 2006 I just need one more picture as well. Which Grandma Cornelison is sending me in the mail. My list has shrunk so much!!! It’ll be easier from here on out, as I won’t be begging people for pictures.

Also, Office Depot went out of business so Jordan and I went to their sale, and found their 4 inch binders on sale. So I bought one to put Sydney’s scrapbook in, hoping that will last until she is 3. That’s only 2 and a half more years worth of pages…it might hold it all…I can’t make cuts on the pictures…lol. Which makes me laugh because Jordan’s mother’s scrapbooks have like the first 8 years of their lives in one binder. That is until Brandi turned like 12…then it’s only got 3 years. Ah…digital cameras.

12-29-2008

Scrapbooking

I am FINALLY finished with 2004 for our Family Scrapbook! Yey! Go me!
Unfortunately I still must finish 2005, 2006, 2007, and (obviously) 2008.

BUT I’M CLOSER!!!

And I finished my Family Home Evening lesson for the group, now I just have to print it all off. But at least it’s finished. And as it’s 11, I will call that good.

Too many things are coming up so fast, our anniversary (January 1st) and moving (January 22nd) and I have yet to buy or pack. I’ve been sick and I hate being sick. And starting in 2009 I’ll need another scrapbook for our family. So I’d better hurry up and finish the pages for 05, 06, 07 and 08! I don’t want to be a whole book behind, lol.

And to add to my to-do list I think I might make a book for Jordan. Theresa Parr made a REALLY cute photo book for Dan for Christmas. It’s about him and Cyrus, it’s intitled “My Daddy is my Best Friend.” I think I might like to do something like that for Jordan, for his birthday (and Sydney’s!) It could be cute. But again, far away, pack now.

…very tired.

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