Monday, December 17, 2012

Me & Mom

For the first year of his life we were honored to help raise him alongside my daughter, Kass.  I am not saying it was easy or that our life wasn't hectic or that there weren't days that I was thankful not to have my own toddler while in my 40's.  I am saying that we got to share some really precious moments that not all grandparents have the honor of having.  

Since they lived with us, I have tons of fabulous pictures of Chase and Kass. I take deep pleasure in creating the scrapbook pages will go into their album.  

There are only a few of the pages I have created for their album that have journaling written by me.  Those few pages are from my perspective and meant to be seen that way. Most of the pages for that album are void of journaling, although there is a space for it.  This empty space is meant to give Kass the opportunity to tell their story, because they have a story.  A story that doesn't always include me.  It has taken Scott & I awhile to come to terms with that and to be able to let her be a Mom in her own right. She is a darn good Mom, too!

The fun photos in "Me & Mom" were taken last Easter at my sister's house.  It was Chase's first Easter and he had a grand time being the center of attention.  Doesn't he looking super cute whispering into Kass' ear?  Just like he had something funny to say even though he didn't talk then.

Cardstock ~ Core'dinations
Patterned paper, buttons, tickets ~ October Afternoon
Tags ~ Elle's Studio
Alphas ~ American Crafts

As I proof read this post I realized that I should use this post as journaling for my own scrapbook.


wendipooh13 said...

ahhhh such a sweet page!!!!! sooo wonderful and what a great idea to make pages for her!! It was great having my parents soooo close by when I recently had our lil one, they really got to see her grow!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee the photos, the colors and loving the row of tickets!!

Connie Mercer said...

lucky you:0:) The page is gorgeous and I'm sure they will love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Those photos are so great! Love the detail of those fab buttons!! Beautiful page! xo Evie

~jan said...

What a wonderful layout - love these sweet photos and the triumphs and struggles of having a toddler in the house! :)