Now you would think that someone who calls themselves "Katie the Scrapbook Lady" would have pictures of her kids for every milestone. Shouldn't I be one of those people that has a picture of their kids as babies every month on their monthly "birthday" for the first year? How about the classic first day of school picture on the front porch? Or maybe the photo next to the growth chart each year? (oops, I don't even have a growth chart!)
I'm sorry to say that I didn't take a ton of pictures of my kids when they were babies. I had a cheapo film camera and I guess I was too overwhelmed half of the time to be thinking about marking all the milestones. Oh well, that's all in the past, and even though I'm great about taking pictures now, I don't always remember to get the kind of shots that I'm talking about in this post. I'm pretty sure there is someone else out there who can relate.
As I was sorting through photos recently, I did find this cute one of my son. There was no date on it, but I'm quite sure I remember taking it when he was 1 month old because I remember thinking about that when I took them. Isn't that strange that I can still remember taking this photo almost 16 years ago? I remember being so happy that he was alert and looking at his crib mobile so I could take his picture.
You might be thinking that he looks awfully big for a 1 month old. He was! He was 10.5 pounds when he was born and he never lost any weight in the first few weeks like many babies do. I'm sure he was 11 or 12 pounds here. The nurses called him "Brutus" in the nursery.
As seen on The Daily Digi
Holly Designs Carefree kit from The Digi Files 7 (Sept. 09)
(I will probably add some journaling to this layout later on, but for now I want to do a few more pages to decide how to tell his story.)
I'm not much of a mini-album kind of scrapper, but I do think it would be neat to have an album of milestones. Perhaps a book with a monthly photo of your baby so you can see them grow, or a school picture album with the yearly portrait. I like the idea of an album that has a page about each house you have lived in, or each job you have worked at.
While I love scrapbooks that document the everyday events in life, I also see a great need for marking the milestones. If you could document a few big milestones for an album, what would you include? Are there important milestones you wish you were capturing?
Just some questions to think about today as you take a minute to ponder how you want to showcase your memories.