In the May issue of Real Simple magazine, there was a great article about the Mom Book. The book has been made by her kids over time. A couple times through the year they make a new “entry” in it and give it to her as a gift, like at Mother’s Day, Christmas and her birthday. Some of the entries are written, some have hand drawn pictures or hand prints, but each captures the child at that moment in time.
I thought this was a great idea; a good way to capture memories as they grow. I gave Jim the article and he organized the first entries into my Mom Book. (I still need to get the book, but I have the first pages for it.)
Jack has started writing notes, spelling phonetically (this is for another post), but it is so cute what he decides to say. In class they have been writing a sentence, then drawing a picture about it, so he has had practice doing this. For his stuff he drew a picture of us camping and another one of us working on the patio.
Will’s skills aren’t quite as advanced, so we are lucky that he didn’t eat the pen. His next entries I am sure will start to show his artistic talents.
I love my new book and can’t wait for the next entries.