This week I included an insert with my layout that I made documenting our dinners for the week. You can read more about that here. On the back I included some bits and pieces that I had collected, receipts from the grocery store, movie tickets, my race tag from last week, and the programs from the Awana derby and Coda’s play.
Here is a look at the full layout.
Isn’t Finn so pretty. Gosh, we have pretty animals. I mean, seriously, for stray mutts, they sure are pretty.
I love that I get to remember this about Oliver forever. Maybe show it to his future wife. :)
I love that the boys can go over to the neighbors and play [or vice versa, they can come over and play at our house]. Here Holden was next door. I love that she sent me a text with a photo of them playing, she started project life this year too, so she must just know. Coda had a rewards assembly for being on honor roll AND having perfect attendance this past year. Pretty proud of that kid!
Have I mentioned how much I love eating at home now. We used to eat out so much before. But, lately, we really cook at home more and more. I cook a lot of different foods thanks to using eMeals
. And the boys have been eating way better. They eat fish, shrimp, tons of new vegetables. I’m loving it. Here we had fish and rice for dinner. Oliver was being a pain about eating the fish. So I took some nori (dried seaweed) and put rice and fish in sushi style and he loved it. He still says, “I like fish!” now. And every time we have rice with anything, he has to eat his dinner sushi style.
And here is the back of the insert. I just included lots of memorabilia that I wanted to keep for the week. I also made this cute little envelope with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch
to keep the food receipts from the week.
Wednesday (top left) was the big Awana derby race the boys get so excited about. Last year they belonged to a much much larger group and did not do so well. But this year, they both got SECOND! They were so excited. They both got trophies.
Thursday (bottom left) was Coda’s big performance in Jack and the Beanstalk. He did so awesome! He really did a great job of staying focused and projecting his voice. We may have found a future Oscar winner. And… his very best girl-friend, Aubrey came to see him. He lit up after the performance when he saw here. He ran off stage, right past YaYa (which is a HUGE deal, that boy always hugs his YaYa first) and right over to say hello to Aubrey. It’s the cutest crush ever. And I think it’s mutual, she equally lit up when he came over to her.
Friday (top right) we treated Coda to a night out. The three of us went to dinner at Outback and then we let him go to a Kids Nite Out at the rec center. He had been a couple times and LOVES it. We use it as a reward for good and mature behavior. And since he did so well in school and in his play and overall was a good kid, we thought it was a good time to let him go.
Saturday (bottom right) we had a little incident with the Awana trophies.
Holden got upset at Coda and threw Coda’s trophy out of anger. After sitting in his room to think abut it for 15 minutes, I knew he felt horrible. he apologized and offered to share his trophy with Coda. Coda was such a mature kit and told Holden it was OK and gave him a little note that said, “I <3 Holden.” I love to see these boys love and respect one another.
I love this journal card I made. A little different then my normal style, but that’s what I love about project life. I can go super simple or over the top all on one page.
Our new favorite date is a morning movie. The movies are dirt cheap before 11am. And who doesn’t love popcorn for breakfast. :) We saw Silver Linings Playbook. Such a great movie. LOVED IT!
Sometimes I don’t always have a photo for the stories that I want told. I had Zach use this UPDATE card to write about his thoughts on his upcoming trip to Afghanistan.