Still loving Project Life! I’m getting slightly quicker at it every week, which is quite a relief because in the beginning, it can be feel quite overwhelming. I would like to be completely transparent and reveal now that my incentive for completing this blog post is a handful of Maltesers which I’m allowing myself to consume at the end of this. So let’s do this:
The left hand page for Week 16. It was a rainy sort of week, so we were indoors a lot hence quite a few snapshots of the boys doing their ‘thing.’ I just love the shots of Pete on our red retro phone. It’s disconnected but the boys love pretending to make calls on it. Here, Pete was on the phone with Nan. Also included on this page are some gorgeous garden flowers from one our parishioners (first photo above).
Still loving the typesetting for the introductory photo. This photo is of the boys looking through an old photo album filled with photos of Rick and myself before they were around. I had fun asking them “Where’s daddy?” and “Where’s mummy?” and they had fun getting all the answers right!
There is a kookaburra that likes to visit our garden. It sits on the back fence, then swoops down into the grass to feed on some unsuspecting worm. We’ve grown quite fond of this garden friend of ours. Jamie especially will point and squeal delightfully whenever he spots the kookaburra. Anyway, this photo of the boys in their high chairs all looking out the window is a common scene in our household. I simply put the words ‘Kookaburra watching’ on top in white text with a yellow background to help it stand out.
I’ve been using the same muted aqua colour to typeset the heading for the ‘this week’ card. I’d thought initially that I would vary the colour from week to week, but I quite like the consistency it lends throughout the album. The photo on the right was one of my favourites from the week: the boys doing colouring in at the coffee table in the lounge room – it’s a larger table than the kids’ one in the family room, which means more room to spread! I don’t know if you can tell, but Pete looks so serious and focused in the photo. Love it!
You might remember this photo from this blog post. I thought I’d highlight one of the boys’ meals rather than our meals for a change. I quite like the effect of it – kind of makes the spread feel more fun and upbeat – and will continue do this now and again.
The right hand page! That’s right, we’re zipping through this tonight as I’m anxious to get to bed earlier than usual (if you must know, I plan on getting up to exercise – but don’t hold me to that). Most of the photos on this page are from our short trip to Chatswood Concourse one late morning. I have such fond memories of that particular outing: there was an Asian bakery nearby so I was able to stock up on yummy butter buns for everyone; there was a cafe at the Concourse so Rick and I were well topped up with caffeine; there was a small grass area so the boys were able to run around; there was a lovely (clean) ledge surrounding the grass area so we were able to sit and eat our buns; and there was even a secret rooftop garden at the top of some steep stairs!
Two of my favourite photos from the outing! Pete looked SO happy eating his yummy bun, whilst Angus had brought along our old underwater camera and was having a ball ‘snapping’ away. Here he is on the stairs, holding up the camera to his face and telling me to say ‘Cheese!’ I added a sentence of text to Pete’s photo and the words Say ‘Cheese,’ mummy! to the photos of Angus with a dotted line in between.
This was quite a special moment during the week when Pete built this tower all by himself, without me even knowing. I’d been busy with Jamie just a couple of feet away, turned around, and was bowled over by that he’d placed four wooden blocks, on top of each other, all of them upstanding! I’m quite sure I’d never seen him do something like that before. The text in the white space reads: ‘Slowly but steadily’ (Pete on Tuesday). (I have no idea why there is a small circle on top of Pete’s head, but it is too late at night to Photoshop!) (Plus I want those Maltesers.)
Another insert, this time using this blog post about dad’s birthday. I chose my favourite snap as the main image and typeset the post title on top in the Rockwell Light font, in white. On the other side of the insert, I created a 3×3 collage with the rest of the Instagram shots from the evening and let the rest of text overflow onto the space underneath.
And that’s Week 16 done and dusted. Now for those Maltesers.
You can read my other Project Life posts here.
p.s. Okay guys, I’ve just realised that the circle above Pete’s head also appears on some of the other images. Clearly, it is a rogue dot. Namely, a graphic oversight on the part of the designer – that would be me. In the interest of letting go of perfectionist tendencies, I’m going to turn a blind eye and not bother to edit the images.
p.p.s. Plus, I really want those Maltesers. Goodnight, friends!
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