12 things we love about you : a project

A few weeks ago Brian and I were talking and laughing about all of the crazy things our kids have been saying and doing lately. It seems that cabin fever hit us especially hard this year and to fight the boredom Sela and Graham have been bouncing off of the walls as they play intricate games involving pillow nests, baby chicken-dinosaurs, various forms of midwife/mama-to-be (Graham is always on the verge of giving birth, in case you are wondering), so many costume changes, and endless chattering.

I've been trying to record all of the hilarious things they do and say in my journal, but what I  really wanted  to do was find a way to pinpoint this exact moment in time. A time when Graham is talking more and more, Sela is growing and learning so quickly, and they are starting to really play together, to rely on each other for entertainment and friendship.

So I decided to put together a little book of sorts, full of recent photos and of things we love about them right now, including funny things they've done in the past few weeks or small moments we want to always remember. I asked the grandparents and Sela and Graham's little cousins what they loved most about them too, and I printed all of the sweet messages on 4x6 cards and loaded them into Noci albums in red from Kolo.

They turned out better than I could have hoped. I got a little teary as I read the small things our parents notice and love about our children, and I laughed out loud when I read the responses from their three year-old cousin, Abby. It's so sweet knowing that my children are cherished and loved by so many wonderful people, and I'm also glad to have a small reminder of this happy, crazy time in our lives tucked into these simple books.

Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day, friends! XO


(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

I bet all the little comments are great! I love the pics Rachel, you are looking professional.

Andrea said...

This is a brilliant idea! You make one amazing mama! And, i agree with the above, your photos are professional. I think you got your mom's talent!

Emily said...

Yay! Happy Valentines to you too Miss Rachel! These books are so adorable. I am sort of going back and forth on how to attempt something similar for Tyler--putting something (a book) together that contains all the tickets and metro cards to the plays and concerts and places we've been. I guess I'm trying to say a memory book... I dont even know anymore, it's almost 5PM on a Monday and I've been in front of this monitor for waaaay too long. Happy day dear! Kisses for your family xoxo