In session three I'll show you how I record memorable information about the children as well as how we store and organize our photos.
I love baby books and have one for each of the kids.
They are such a fun way to log information that you may not remember as years go by.
As the youngest of 4, my baby book is lacking some detail so I am a stickler for making sure each of my kids has a fully filled out book.
|When Jake chopped Sofi's hair off.|
|Cate's hospital crib tag.|
I also keep a journal for each child. Periodically I write a note to tell them how much I enjoy their unique personalities or to record a fun story or even to jot down how they say certain words.
Photos are a challenge especially with four kids. I have chosen to give them each a set of albums.
When I develop pictures I order multiples of group shots and then I sort them amongst the albums. If a pic is of only one child I put it in that person's album. I order extras of my favourites for me. When the kids are grown and leave home, they will take their own set of albums with them.
And so to ensure that I do not end up picture-less one day, I also have my own albums where I keep my very favourites. As well, the photos that I display in my home end up in the favourites album after they've been replaced with updated shots.