After Twiggy turned a year old, I made her a 365 Day Scrapbook. Every day I took a photo of her or something of importance for the day. I journaled about the day's events.
The scrapbook defintely was a labor of love. In the first few weeks, I was so excited to snap the picture, jot down my thoughts, and upload the photos to be printed. Well, as months went on...I began to struggle. At one point I had 3 months worth of pictures on my digital camera and the only journaling I had done was on slips of paper in my purse. I finally finished the book, and I am so thankful I did. Twiggy loves her book. It is amazing to see the changes in her from day to day, week to week, and month to month. I think the age from 1-2 years is fascinating! This is the time when kids learn something new every day!
Almost as soon as the word was out that I was expecting Z, my coworkers made me promise that I would make him a 365 Day Scrapbook, too. I vowed that I would start one after his first birthday.
Next Thursday is Z's first birthday...and this time I'm ready to tackle this scrapbook! I think preparation may be the key!
Today I cut out all my journaling cards.
I cut out and made tags for my Weekly Header cards.
I assembled all the supplies into a notecard box, so I can keep it in my nightstand. Check up on me...but my intentions are to journal each night. At the end of the week, I want to upload the photos to a file on my computer. And the end of the month, I WILL get the photos printed!
My intentions are good...but even if I do get behind...I promise Z will have a 365 Day Scrapbook!