“Mommy? …. I love you.” Dylan said to me randomly (as he often does) while he was putting on his pajamas. “I love you too, Kuya,” was my automatic reply.
Then I paused. I could almost hear something more behind the question. Like he was waiting for something. I turned around to face him.
“When do I love you, Dylan?” I asked. He hesitated. “Um, when I do good things?”
“Nope. I love you all the time. Even when I’m mad, and telling you the right things to do, I still love you. I love you all the time.” His eyes lit up in understanding.
“So when do I love you?” I asked him again.
Dylan smiled, a contented smile that all was right in his world. “All the time,” he answered.
I smiled back at him.
Isabella loves to randomly sing:
“Wain, wain, go away, come ‘gain other day,
Isa – bella wantet pway, wain wain go away.”
So. Freaking. Cute.
How do I bottle her up to remember these days always?
So, I’m super excited about this new form of memory keeping for me. I started digital scrapbooking in 2006, but have recently struggled in keeping up in my scrapbooking. I had been interested in Project Life, but thought it would be too overwhelming to try to document every day. Then one day, I started listening to podcasts on my commute, and was inspired by one of The Digi Show episodes. I realized I could adapt the Project Life system to whatever I wanted, and I soon took the plunge and bought an album, page protectors, and the Fifth & Frolic core kit. Pretty soon, I had two more core kits, a Studio Calico subscription, and a slew of Thickers and embellishments. I was hooked.
That was in April, and I decided to start documenting from the start of 2014. My first completed spread was from January 3rd, we spent the day snow tubing, and I knew that I needed a two-page spread to include all the fun pictures that I wanted to. I am taking more of an event-based approach, roughly divided by month, with a few spreads that are random photos within the month that I want to include. I love that I am now finally able to hold a physical copy of my digital pictures, and also get a chance to play with fun paper and embellishments.
So far I have a total of three completed spreads, with three more that are almost done. I am almost finished through April, and the rest of the spreads have the photos in, but I haven’t gotten started on the cards yet. More Project Life to come soon, when I get to photograph my other spreads!
Stayed home today to take Dylan to his doctor for his physical. Besides the routine stuff, Dylan had to have a PPD skin test done for TB since he is entering Kindergarten in the fall. He was about to cry when he found out that he would need to be stuck with a needle, but I reminded him he had done it before and it turned out ok. We took some deep breaths, and he calmed down. He asked if he could close his eyes, and I said of course. He closed his eyes, the nurse stuck the needle, and soon it was over. He didn’t cry during the procedure, my bravest boy. I mean, I know he has gone through more than just a needle stick with his tonsillectomy, but still. I asked him if it hurt, and he said it did, a little. The nurse had said to think of happy things, and he said he thought about Legos, using the iPhone and iPad, and the computer. He asked me what I thought about when I have to get a needle stick. I said, I think about him and Isabella.
Afterwards, we had a pizza lunch date at Pizza N Such, and had a walk around the Claremont Village before we headed home.
Highlights of the day: Starbucks with my sister, and grocery shopping with Dylan. This one was a horned melon, never seen that before.
Remember the old days, when I was three years old…?
Mom and I just looked at each other and laughed. You know, the old days, two whole years ago? I guess when you’re five, that’s almost half your lifetime.
Started mom’s birthday celebration early with blueberry cheesecake at PF Chang’s.
Cracked up at her fortune. Now that’s a fortune that is the least likely to ever happen.
Superheroes before breakfast on a Saturday morning.
Batman on the move!
Dinner out next to the giant horse.
It’s PF Changs!
And.. I’m back to blogging. I’ve missed the process of writing out my thoughts and sharing photos and other projects online. There is finally some space in my life again for my creative side to come out, and I’ve been catching up on photography, scrapbooking, and now my blogging side.
I started my blogging journey in 2000, on New Year’s Day no less. That was back in a time when you would say the word “blog” and all you would get back was a “Huh?” with a blank stare.