Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Baby Book, Part 2
Most of you know by now I'm pretty nutty when it comes to photography, albums and of course, the blog. Add a little known secret to that list....my baby books are completely up to date and filled with all sorts of extra notes, knick names, Halloween costumes each year, special gifts, etc.
I know. I'm crazy. One day this insanity will all pay off. I'm sure of it!
When Carter passed 5 years old and his baby book pages were falling out of the seams due to so much writing and wear & tear, I wondered where I would document his grade school years. It felt weird to write in Jack's book and leave Carter's sitting there...after so many years of attention....untouched and lonely. So, my mom found the book pictured above and I've cherished it since then. Click here to find it on-line.
It's the perfect companion to K-8th grade. Each school year has an envelope for storing special papers, report cards, artwork, awards, sports photos, notes home from the teacher, etc. The envelopes themselves include a place for the child to sign his name each year, a place to glue on a school photo, and several options for entering information pertinent to the child's grade and age (favorite subject, goals, pets' names, teachers and more). It's not nearly as thorough as a baby book and seems like just enough for a grade school child. Carter and I sit together a few times each year to fill it out and he enjoys it as much as me. Check it out!
And, yes, I know I have to stop at the 8th grade. (unless, of course, you find something suitable....let me know!)