Perhaps your family is like mine.
I have two small children (ages 3 and 21 months) and one on the way. I work from home, so I have the special privilege of sharing meals with them, watching them play, and witnessing the funny things they say and do.
For example, my youngest was attempting to count in Spanish (Thank you, Dora the Explorer). It went something like this, “Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, mango, strawberry…” Cinco and mango are basically twins, right?
And if you’re like me, you burst into a fit of giggles and pick up the phone and call your husband. Jack is away at work (A lot! Six days a week!), so when one of these sweet little moments happen and he’s not here, I shoot him a text or call him to keep him in the know. He appreciates it, and while I know he loves his job and loves working to support his little family, I think I have a slight advantage when it comes to seeing the little things that happen each day.
I thought it would be fun to put together a photo book. A year in review, if you will. I mixed up the layouts a bit. Some pictures from a weekend trip to the beach…
I added a little story to remind him of the small details that sometimes slip through the cracks. It was his 30th birthday weekend, he broke his foot a few days before, but we still made a trip to the beach. (In case you were wondering, crutches are wildly ineffective in the sand.)
I also wanted to include some of the day-to-day fun that sometimes I’m only privy to, so I created a few pages with some snippets of our summer. A trip to the farm, trying on new dresses, a first ballet class, going out for Italian ice…
I picked out a pretty simple layout, because I really wanted the colors in the pictures to stand out. And there it is. A sweet photo book that he can keep in his desk, show to his coworkers, and flip through to see an entire year of his little girls growing up. Bueno!