one year in one book


When Lotus was born, I had several ideas about what her baby book should look like, what info it would contain, and how I would ever begin to choose which photos to include.

And it wasn't until this week that I finally tackled this project.

Every month for a year, I took a black and white photo of Lo with a calendar page (I used the 2nd day of each month, because her b-day was on the 2nd.) And I wrote a few notes each month to document the many changes, developments and funny stories that can be so quickly forgotten. (Seriously, as I was typing up my notes, I couldn't believe how much everything had changed since she was a newborn and am so thankful I wrote down the little stuff.)

So here's the whole thing...










I kept it sort of simple because the photos and the notes are the best part. I think if CZ saw this, she would be proud of me. This project is up for the challenge at The Creative Type this week. Be sure to check out the rest later today and play along. Sometimes, challenges like this get you motivated to make something you have been wanting to do for a long time. And I say go for it!

16 comments:

  1. This made me say "ahhh" out loud! So flippin cute!

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  2. This is sooo great! I love it!
    Definitely a treasure!!!

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  3. that is such a wonderful idea, i'm definitely keeping that in mind for that day (far, far away) when i have kids of my own. thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a treasure, Jen. L will adore these memories that you've documented for her...and as always, such a kewl idea.

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  5. You are freakin' brilliant!! I love this so much!!!

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  6. Oh this awesome:) Jen. CZ would be so proud. So e-mailing her right now!!!

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  7. Wow, this is amazing, and it's nice you did it all at once so the look is consistent and quite cool :) And yes it's true that things are easily forgotten, write it all down!

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  8. This is AMAZING! Your baby is so lucky to have this forever!

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  9. wow.
    what a cool 1st year scrapbook.
    you hit it outta the ballpark!

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  10. okay, did I not know your babe is named Lotus-how freakin' beautiful!!! I love that album- that's so cool! She'll love it so much one day!

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  11. Perfect. I love this book... and totally cute too!

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  12. oh my yay! this is AWESOME!

    *dang.. i wish i would've done that with my kiddos! :D*

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  13. this mini is brilliant!! :) loves

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  14. What a great way to document her first year. Could you be any more creative Jen!!!!????? hehehe

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  15. This is such a great idea! I love it! I'm forcing my sister to do this, since I don't have kids and she just had a new human.

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