Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Scrapbooking

Lately, the idea of digital or online scrapbooking is beginning to appeal to me more and more. In the past, when I perused my monthly Creating Keepsakes scrapbooking magazine, I would snub my nose at the 'digital age' section providing tips & tricks for scrapbooking digitally. I was a true blue scrapbooker with real supplies and plenty of time. These days, I still have the supplies but I don't have the time! I have a 1 year old and while I would love to scrapbook these hundreds of pictures I have of my precious boy, I just don't have the time. So, now I'm more open minded because it seems like I could scrapbook with a computer a lot faster than I could if I were sitting at my crafting table pulling all the elements together by hand. I could be wrong but that's what I've been wondering about. All that being said, a friend of ours used SmileBox to create an online scrapbook of their baby and it was really cute. I was curious so I downloaded it and I've had it on my desktop for months, today I messed around with it for the first time. The program has premade scrapbooks and pages already created and you just drop in the pictures. And apparently you can blog your work! So here it is, it's a 4 page online scrapbook with music...
Click to play Saturday
Create your own scrapbook - Powered by Smilebox
Make a scrapbook - it's easy!

My comments about it...not bad and while this was certainly quick to do (took about 15 mins) The level of creativity was very limited. The designs are premade and the only sweat your break is by deciding which pictures to drop in. For someone who has VERY little time, this works! But I'll keep investigating...I know there are alot of options regarding digital scrapbooking and I think I'll pay attention to those digital age articles in my magazine now!!

A Babie's Giggle

It is my humble opinion that a babies giggle is just about the cutest sound ever heard. Another humble opinion of mine is that Nathan's giggle is one of the best. Greg was changing out the diaper pail and discovered that snapping the trash bag open was surprisingly really funny to Nathan, so with that discovery we were able to capture Nathan's giggling on video. You be the judge...one of the best babies giggles' you've ever heard?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Cruising

I bought a toy that supports Nathan as he walks, this is a very brief video (6 seconds) of him walking with his new toy!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

First Haircut Today

Since I was taking Nathan to get his 1 year pictures made he really needed his haircut, it had grown past his ears and past his neck. Greg and I both had to jump in while Nathan squirmed around non-stop in his chair.
Here are some of the pictures from his sitting today.

Friday, February 15, 2008

New Found Family

This has been such an special week! I met my Aunt, my Cousin, her Husband and their Daughter, my second cousin. My Aunt is my mother's older sister and my cousin is her daughter. They live in Seoul, Korea and this was my first time meeting anyone on my mother's side of the family. It was so wonderful! On Thursday, I took them sightseeing in Downtown Dallas and then had them to my house for dinner. We took so many pictures, but these were a few of my favorites. (Below: My Aunt, my Cousin (her daughter), my cousin's husband, their daughter, my mom and me)