Motherhood Moments

November 12, 2013

My not-so-little lady has been doing the most sweetest little things ever. Not sure where she's learnt each of these new tricks but it is the best surprise when she does them. Just the other day we were rolling around on the floor kicking our feet high up in the air (she gets a kick out of this *no pun intended*) when she rolled over to me, put her little arm around my body and kissed me right on the lips. My heart literally stopped beating and died a little!

Just two days ago on a Sunday, Scarlet took her first 10-20 unassisted steps and boy did we cheer her on! You can see just how excited and proud she was of herself that when she finally falls on her bum, she claps herself a good job and giggles in excitement. Is it possible to contain all these wonder-filled moments and keep them forever in a jar? If I could, I would. 

This got me thinking though about how our family should preserve all our memories. How would we ever remember them if we never document them? Johan and I are both big on journals. We go through a few every year and we have a full record of the time we've had together (10 years) - from the first day we met, to dating, our fights, to planning a wedding and having Scarlet in our lives, and I just love flicking through those pages and reading about the emotions and little details we might've forgotten if we hadn't written them down. 

So now that we have Scarlet and she is pulling cute little tricks here and there, it got me thinking that I should probably start putting together a family memory book of some sort. I always think that once all our kids are older and we're somewhat still young-ish, it'd be so nice to have photos, thoughts and letters for our babies to read through and for us to reminisce on. So far, I've been really inspired by Ronnie's Project Life series. I love the idea of documenting your family life each week and I feel like this is a good way to remind myself to appreciate and treasure the little moments we have with each other (especially when I've had a crazy rough tantrum-y exhausting week with Miss 1).

(Via Pink Ronnie. Isn't this just GORGEOUS?)

What do you all do? Do you print photos out and write on the back of them? Or perhaps document your family life (or life in general) through photos? 


10 comments:

  1. I always just buy A4 sized blank leather books and fill them up with print out of photos/maps and write all over it. It's a bit of a mess but well, I suppose that describe my family quite well hahaha! I love this idea of Project Life though - so neat!

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    1. Messy handwritten notebooks are the best Meagan! No such thing as messy ;) x

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  2. Special little memories definitely need to be kept! I think scrapbooking is a great way of doing it but personally for me, I struggle to find the time so I've resorted to Blurb books :) Their program is so easy to use and all you need to do is upload it & they do the rest!

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  3. I hv kept journals from my world travels, with notes, drawings & clippings, but none from home! I wld love to start one with bub on the way, hv been keeping my eyes open for one, but had no luck. wld love any suggestions.

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    1. Definitely start one for bub - start writing in it now and maybe post bump photos to go along with it. I regret not doing those bump photos every month!! If you want a really really good photo book, check out Blurb - you can plug your photos, design the layout etc and they print it out in book form for you. Great quality!! You can even type in diary excerpts etc in there!

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  4. Share your blurb book Nia x

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    1. I'm going to finish another 2 and then will show them off ;)

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  5. Hey! Just found your blog. It's lovely.
    I'm friends with your sister in law Sarinah. :)

    I'd love to be a journaller but barely find time to update the old blog. I don't know how Ronnie does it!

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    1. Hi Rin! I think I may have met you (very briefly) awhile back at the Pattos! :) I know what you mean - blogging takes up a LOT of time and some days you just don't have any time (or you can't be bothered) to do it. Your blog is so sweet by the way - so lovingly written and I love that you've captured your journey with your babies (who are equally as sweet!) x

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