Posted 28th May, 2008 inby Andrea
Almost 5 years ago, my sister in law Janel asked me to make her new baby's first year scrapbook. Normally, I'd say no way, but since she's as ultra-organized as I am, I knew it would work out just fine. She kept a monthly calendar and jotted down little notes about Tucker as he grew and changed throughout the year. Then we included the calendars in the scrapbook.
I thought the idea was so fantasic, I used the same concept for Ayla's First Year album. The calendar journaling has become a habit, and even now, I keep a daily calendar of stuff she says and things she does each day. It's a great way to remember all those little things. Thanks Janel for a great idea that's easy to keep up!
I just use a table-based calendar that I made in Microsoft Word and type my notes in each day. Yes, sometimes I forget...but my blog helps me fill in the gaps! This morning I realized I was two and a half weeks behind, so I spent about 30 minutes filling in. But now I'm caught up again. Feels good.