Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project Life: Week 2 & 3

My new photo printer was delivered this week and I am so excited! I know it will help me keep on top of Project Life and it will be cheaper for me than having photos printed elsewhere. Here is what I got:

I chose this guy for a few reasons. First, it's a Canon. I have a Canon point and shoot and a Canon DSLR so I knew it would be compatible. It reads USB and various sizes of SD cards, including my mom's older model Canon. It prints in multiple sizes and can print multiple photos on one sheet. I can also print with regular paper in case something comes up- although I'm planning to use this strictly for photo printing. It has five individual ink cartridges so I only have to replace one when it runs out. It is wireless so I can also send images to it from my laptop or other device. I am very happy with it so far!

Weeks 2 and 3 were a breeze to put together now that I can print photos at home. Here's a peek:

Week 2 found us making Legos (surprise) and following our oldest around to various events. He had a winter concert at his school on Thursday and then a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday (I included the invitation). I was downloading our weekly photos and found several that he had taken by himself. I used an American Crafts 6x12 page protector and let him decorate the title "If You Give a Kid a Camera." I included 5 of the photos he took- two on the front and there are three on the back:

I love the self-portraits! He's a ham. On this side I saved a photo we got from Chuck E. Cheese and one of my boys up at midnight since they both couldn't sleep. The last one is of my infant crying- in my journaling I said it was because he was sad that it was my last week of maternity leave. ;)

Here's Week 3:

This week I went back to work so I have a photo of my classroom and the kiddos. Watching a show on the computer, a photo of all my boys together, a picture that my oldest traced and colored. The two smaller photos I printed side by side on 4x6 photo paper and cut them to fit the protector. I will definitely be doing more of that! Both of those small photos have the items that we have been waiting for in the mail- my printer and T's Lego motorcycle that he bought with his own money. He was also Super Student at PreK for the second time this year- we had to go out for a special dinner to celebrate. I only have one more thing to add- the winners of today's football games on the "Superbowl" card.

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