Sounds like you have everything well in hand Renee..... Going to 2 albums looks like the answer for dd's pages. I too switches to 3 ring binders, not only can you get a ton of pages in each, I don't have to worry about the 12x12 papers fitting.
Those first albums drove me nuts trying to get everything to fit properly, from adding pages to getting the true 12x12 to fit on a non 12x12 book. Did they every change those?? Are all albums true 12x12 now?
Your DD will be thrilled with her books!
Scrapbook Goal 2014 - 083/200, j 30, f 26, m 27, a 5