This was another week in which I had too many photos and had to really be mindful about what I wanted to include. It's also a week where there aren't enough photos of Mia or Mark. I guess that's what happens when I spend most of my time with two munchkins. Speaking of...they aren't napping very well lately and it's making it hard to get anything done. I think during this whole week they both napped two of the days. I spent quite a bit of time with Hollis who decided to not nap and spend most of his time devising ways to crawl out of his crib. He's not quite there yet, but he's able to balance on the railing of the crib with ninja-like skill.
The first half of the week documents my time with them. It's pretty straight-forward, but that's one thing I am really enjoying about this project. I don't have to make is complicated. Sometimes, all I can manage is the simple.
I did more journaling on the second half of the spread. I wrote about trying to be more active. My thoughts about how important date nights are on a folded journaling card. I answered the Smash prompt: The Kind of Parent I want to Be. Mark took the instagram of Naomi and me. I like that he is always on the lookout for pictures that I can put in the book too! He's helping me get more shots of myself.
Here are some close-ups:
My mom has said that she wants to see me be more present in the book. She suggested I think of ways to include my hopes and dreams and likes/dislikes. I agree with her, but also feel like I'm still figuring out some of that stuff, too. I'm so wrapped up in this role as Mommy, that I forget sometimes to really go deeper than surface things for myself. In many ways, I feel pretty lucky to be doing what I'm doing right now. I've been thinking a lot about, though, and know I could add more in.
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