… I thought it best to get his baby book done.
And you know those long, flat Rubbermaid containers? The kind you store gift wrap or sweaters in under the bed? I had one of those FULL of baby memorabilia. Everything from receipts for hospital meals to extra passport photos taken at two weeks old for our trip to South Africa.
I had visions of having to buy a second album to fit it all in. “You wanna see my kid’s baby book? Oh … take a seat. Here … oof! And here … oof! Well, let’s put that second volume on the floor then. We’ll take a break for dinner in between the two.”
Actually, it ended up being not quite that bad. I managed to get it all in the one album, and have it look nice without being cluttered and overdone. Not a big fan of the over-the-top scrapbooky look. You know what I mean. One cropped photo and about three tons of layered paper, ribbon and swirly doodads on each page. Wanted to avoid that.
At first I was daunted at the prospect of getting the whole book done because our weeks don’t allow much time for big projects like this. But I decided that I’d start with baby steps (groan) and just get a little done each evening. Lo and behold it only took a week or two of evenings in front of whatever movie or series we were watching and it was done. That and I made an effort not to sweat the small details or expect it to be perfect.
So. A few notes before I send you to take a look. There is something up with our camera. The focus is whacked and even though I had the camera balanced on a sturdy pile of books, the pics are still fuzzy. And then our home computer died and we’re in the process of rebuilding it … so no PhotoShop to make things better.
That said, in this case, I’d rather share dodgy pics than none at all. Because I’m pretty pleased with how the album turned out, and I thought you’d all like to share in our son’s supreme cuteness as a babe.
Enjoy … here is the set on Flickr!