Thursday, May 01, 2008

Scrapbooking Flunk-out

I think it was Erma Bombeck who said that her oldest child was the center of hundreds of photos, with every "first" documented in the baby book, while later children had their birth and graduation photos on the same roll of film. Hardly anyone uses film anymore, but I still worry about the sentiment. Will the micro dude get neglected?

In the scrapbook department, it shouldn't be too hard to keep up, since I only managed to get seven pages done for Q. Yep, a total of seven pages for the child's entire lifespan. While I was intrigued by Kristen and Liz's Cool Mom Picks presentation on Pixtorie, the service that makes the whole darn scrapbook for you, I think I'll be satisfied if I manage just to print out our latest pictures and get them into a labeled box.

Let's take a look at my one and only scrapbook, just for kicks:

Page 1: Birth announcement. Haven't had those printed up yet, but we'll definitely have them made.

Page 2: Photos of the nursery. Um, I have one photo of the nursery, but we don't have the window valence or sealife mobile installed yet, so more photos will have to wait.

Page 3: Photos of the baby shower and preggo state. No baby shower this time, but we do have a nice shot of Q "hugging" his in-utero brother.

Page 4: Footprints and bassinet card from the hospital, first day photo. Got all of those.

Page 5: Pictures with all grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Still working on that, but it took several months to collect them last time.

Page 6: Casual family images. No problem. We've got better cameras now, and I'm in the habit of capturing photos daily.

Page 7: This is where it all went wrong. Halloween picture and Christmas picture on the same page.

Pages 8 – 30: Blank. I decided that blogging was the way to go instead.

If any of you are avid scrappers, I have some extra pages I can share.


Mayberry said...

I fell so far behind on even printing out my digital pics that my mom had to step in. I handed over a pile of CDs a few months ago and am awaiting delivery of photo albums. Yay for grandmas!!

Karianna said...

I make photo collages that I put in photo albums to approximate scrapbooks, but I've gotten behind (about a year's worth) because everyone I know sees the photos I put up on Flickr...

Mamacita Tina said...

I'm a scrapper wanna-be. I do my best to print out the most current photos, but typically am 3 months behind. I just quickly put them into photo albums.

kittenpie said...

Well, since I never managed ANY scrapping for pumpkinpie yet... this one won't feel neglected! Instead, I have photos filed by date, roughly, and a box of stuff. So I'll just buy another box and I'm set, right?