OBSERVATIONS: This week is the week of Coleman. It would make sense. He turned 13 on the 30th. His last day of elementary school coincided with his birthday. That, and he had some fun times at the ball park with the Saint Paul Saints, including a special 20-plus year season ticket holder meet the players picnic. (Granted, Cole has only been around for 13 of those 20 seasons; Dan picks up the slack on the rest.)
Aidan hardly showed up in any photos. Maybe it's because she's been working 40 hours a week at her nanny job and she's just not here as much. I have a hunch she'll work her way back in soon enough.
Here are the pages for the week:
One thing that struck me this week was on Sunday morning, realizing that we now have kids that sleep until you wake them up. I know some of you out there are thinking, "Whaaaaat? What is THAT?"
That, my friends, is the passing of time.
Sigh. At least Cole still loves his Legos.
This week also features the annual Farm Party at my inlaws, held every August in Southern Minnesota. Each year my sisters-in-law and me try to get a foursome shot. We look pretty good here I'd say.
And this photo reminds me to raid Cole's media cards every now and then. He had this one tucked away and it might have never seen the light of day were it not for my snooping.
Note to self and others: raid your children's cameras. You never know what treasures you'll find!
Here's the weekly recap:
I'm really looking forward to putting together my post for next week, because I get to play with the new plastics from Amazon.com for Project Life.
Be sure to check back here tomorrow for a sweet Project Life giveaway related to said awesome new plastics.
And that is all I wrote for Week Thirty-One.
Kendra B says
I love Cole’s glasses!!!!!!
It gets even better with the sleeping thing. My 20 something’s leave for work the same time I do and I go crazy early. Granted only the youngest lives at home but it is satisfying to know that the next generation actually gets up and works at normal time!
Mrs. V says
I love the idea of the annual sisters photo – so fun!
Karen Lee says
Kids that sleep until you wake them? Oh yeah. My 15 year old son will sleep 12 to 14 hours a day in the summer. Too bad school starts in two weeks and that comes to an end.
Margy Eastman says
I am so enjoying your Project Life, Cathy. I’m too OCD to start something mid-year… but come January, I’m in.
Debbie S. says
Great idea to raid the kids’ cameras!!! Thanks!
So…I’ve been on vacation for the last two weeks….upstate NY and for the most part totally unplugged. There is TV so we had Olympic coverage! I sat down to scroll through and catch up on your posts this morning, only to find myself reading on and on and on and crying my eyes out over the playlist and other touching moments while relating to watching our children grow up.(we have 3…ages 15,13, & 8). I now have this overwhelming urge to get down and dirty with my photos and stash…that whole “let the house fall apart while I create” feeling!! Thanks for the motivation and the reminder that time rolls on, sometimes faster than we like!
OK, what the heck happened here?! Aidan is making cakes with some hunky guy and Cole filled out in less than a month?!!!! They’re not even my kids and those photos made me pause. Yikes. Gosh they’ve grown so fast.
Fingers crossed for good things coming from the Espresso Royale deal.
Deep breaths & hugs.
LOVE the pictures and journaling this week. They do grow up fast don’t they. In our house the kids are starting to stay up later then we do, makes me feel old. You are such a nice mom letting them sleep in. I rarely let mine sleep past 9 and this week I started waking them up early to get on track for SCHOOL TIME!!
What a sweet SISTERS picture, love this idea.
Thanks for sharing another fun week in your life with us!
I agree, raid your kids’ memory cards when you can for photo finds but, a fair warning…also be prepared for what you might see and figure out ahead of time how you’d deal with seeing something you’re not prepared for. Been there, done that.
Learn it. Know it. Live it. (name that movie) ;D
Great looking album, btw! Thanks for sharing.