Honestly, there were moments when I didn't think it would happen. I fell behind. Like way behind. And it's not easy to catch up on when you fall behind. I could have left the gaps, but since it's a record of Liam's first year, I wanted to capture as much as I could recall.
I'm not going to share every page made for the past few months I caught up on, but here are some highlights:
Holiday beginnings, baby play dates, and morning cuddles in bed on the weekend. I think my favourite bit is the morning cuddles. I see this becoming a bit of a routine over the next years and I love it. Honestly, I think it represents everything I ever dreamed about when it came to motherhood on some level. Love, love, love it.
We went to the Slovenian St Nicholas lunch, the first of a annual tradition I'm sure. Liam was a star and of course, being a true Casar boy, proceeded to pull off (almost) St Nick's beard!
Just random holiday, every day details. Selfies and shopping, brunch. Every day life at the moment.
And of course, a few Christmas photos. I just love how Liam's Oca (grandpa) plays with him. And I think Liam does too!
One of the things that I wanted to add into the album but wasn't consistent with, was world events. Instead, I opted to create this page to document some of the biggest stories of the year:
I broke the stories down into regional, national, and worldwide. I'm sure I missed a ton of stories, but these were the big ones that caught my attention. Moving forward I think I might try to do this more often in my 2014 album (not sure if I want to try for weekly or monthly or ...). Because let's face it, as much as I love my kid, my husband and my cat.... I want future albums to contain more.
And yes, there will be another album. I discussed it with Paul because this year's album became quite a "chore" to catch up on. But we both feel like the scrapbook archive is important because it records his life and we're not doing baby albums. That said, I want to be doing the project a bit differently this year as I want it to include more of what is going on in the world too. This will make it more challenging but I think it's a good thing. I'm starting to feel baby brain rot setting it a bit so this will force me to pay more attention to world events again.
So here's to 2013. You were a busy crazy year! I'm looking forward to what scrapbooking 2014 will bring!