Here is our life in instagram pics from here lately. Enjoy.
|playing peek-a-boo with her changing pad cover. diaper changes are a work-out these days with her squirmy little body!|
|what NOT sleeping in looks like. no matter what time she goes to bed. same wake-up time every morning. this is also Adeline showing off her "Ohhh" face she does quite often.|
|tags. remotes. mommy's phone. whatever it is...the best toys to her, aren't even toys. Lord bless her little imaginative heart. love it!|
|she could watch her puppy, Boone, for.ev.er. he loves her because she's got tasty toes to lick.|
|super-mom strikes again. homemade, edible finger paint.|
|our little doll baby. she is the cutest. there I said it!|
|and her little 5.5 month old heart enjoying that finger paint. mommy's little artist! so proud.|
I've been dealing with some Mommy guilt too, that I need to get out. It's the guilt that I'm not preserving our memories/life as best as I can. I'm not taking enough pictures. Or I'm not printing pictures often enough. Or I'm not being as organized as I want to be. Not getting photo books printed as often as I would want. You get the drift. I even have a "memory keeping" board on Pinterest. I'm a memory-hoarder. For sure.
I know it's all irrational. And so silly. I'm praying that God will calm my heart and help me to be content...to quit worrying so much. As Mom, I feel like memory-preserver is another role that I am in charge of. I gladly take on that role, but I want to be rational about it. Adeline and our future kiddos (and future grandkiddos, Lord-willing) aren't going to know the difference if I am a bit unorganized about it, or I don't print a book for every occasion. I know this full well. I just need to get over it. Justin constantly praises me and thanks me for the way I preserve our family memories. That right there needs to be enough. Okay, whew, got it off my chest.
So a way that I have decided to organize our memories a bit more is through instagram. I have been wanting to get organized to do a project for each year of our lives where it catches a glimpse into our days. Random, little moments...because those are often the most treasured. So here is my plan...praying, praying I can stick with it. It's easy. So I should be able to.
My "a day in the life" project plans:
-Take an instragram photo a day using those photo-a-day calendars you see on instagram or on the web.
-Download them to a folder in the computer. (I have an instragram folder, inside that folder a folder for each year, and then inside the year a folder for each month. I also have a "a day in the life" folder in each month to keep those separate as well as the rest of the other photos I've taken from that month into that folder.)
-Create a collage of each month using photovisi.
-Print and/or create a book of the entire year of collages into a photobook.
So there you have it. Easy enough for me. Not too time-consuming. Organized. Takes the pressure off. And enjoyable (which shouldn't that be the most important part?)