The big word of the day for Sunday's Week in the Life (WITL) was Birthday! Newborn birthday and Bruce's birthday. It was a BIG day for me all around.
I'm so glad it happened to fall in this project period so I could document it.
First of my 7th nephew was born today. Lucas. He also happens to be my godson as well. He was the sweetest little bundle of joy.
Naturally I had to use a picture of him and me for my first page.
Here's my weekday layout with the sizings that I used.
Second spread was all about Lucas and family. Seeing as that was one of the biggest highlights of the day. It came first in the Sunday portion of WITL.
I knew I wanted to convert my color pictures of Lucas to black and white. Baby pictures seem to come more alive in black and white. At least that's what I think. Newborns can be really pink, red, have blotches...all that unpleasant stuff from being birthed that just doesn't look good in color pictures. :)
Moving on...I know babies are cute. I should have added another spread just of babies but this wasn't just about the little guy it was about the whole day. :)
So next up is Bruce's birthday and food. Those two go together like bees and honey. pb and j. white and rice. LOL anyway.
I woke up and immediately wanted to give him the gift that I had been tirelessly working on for weeks. His birthday hunting quilt. I called it "I got you in my sights" because I designed it to look like a hunting scope complete with cammo fabric as well as deer and even a blaze orange border. I also added, because he LOVES IT, flannel backing.
On each picture I added some fun phrases that I created in word and cut out of cardstock. I liked doing that. It was a fun way to add a little something to each picture.
The last spread was fun to make too.
I ended up watching Jacob for awhile because Kim just had a kid and Thomas needed to get some sleep. He'd been up all night during labor. So I took my turn at taking care of Jacob.
I couldn't decide which pictures I wanted to put. There were so many. I don't often get the chance to watch him so I took A LOT. I ended up going with a couple of my favorites.
This one was definitely a favorite. He actually stood still for about a second and smiled nicely for me. This doesn't happen often. Usually I'm chasing him around ("chase me auntie jen, chase me!" or he's trying to avoid the camera.
This one was another favorite. I got out the sidewalk chalk for him and he just LOVED it. He was so serious about it and I loved the way he holds his chalk. Full finger grasp.
His favorite part of the chalk was when I had him lay down on the ground and drew an outline of his body. Then he got to fill in all the major parts like eyes, ears, hair, nose, shoes, etc.
Lastly this one. Baby bath time. He's definitely mischievous. He loves to splash and get you wet. I know this so I come prepared. Usually about 3 or 4 towels to minimize the damage.
Last layout of the day was this one. Some photobooth pics of me and Bruce. I don't usually take a lot of pictures of Bruce. He just isn't into it that much but I talked him into these because they were silly and fun. Kind of like us.
and that's it for Sunday folks. It was so epic. I loved it. So glad I got it down into this project.
My last page of the album was kind of quick summary of what went on...in graphics format.
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