the other day, i pulled out elias' baby book and took a moment to update it. it had been many, many months since i had done this and when i finished i was SO happy that i did it. i want him to pull that book out one day and feel loved. i want him to know that i took time to write out my thoughts, his measurements + milestones myself, rather than type it and print it out for him. i want him to share it with his children one day and laugh at how different their world is compared to what his was a child.
our world today is so digital and as much as i love the accessibility and ease of it, there's something about it that all makes me a little sad. writing with an actual pen seems to be a lost art, printing out photographs just doesn't seem to happen anymore. i don't have much saved from my childhood, but what i do have, i treasure. especially the photographs and anything with my mother's handwriting on it. to think of my children's lives all being on tiny little plastic cards that you access with a computer just bums me out. i want them to have mementos, photos, handwritten notes, cards, etc... does that make sense?
so when milestone baby sent me these darling activity cards, i was ecstatic. they were just one more thing to treasure and use as a documentation of my little boy's life. the activity cards set, is a series of 30 cards with various "first time activities". for example: my first trip to the zoo, my first boat ride, my first camping trip, etc. the cards are sturdy and beautifully illustrated. you can label each set of cards to who they belong too (which i love!) and each card provides a space for you to document the date each activity was completed.
i went through each card and filled in all the ones we have done with elias and realized there are so many things we haven't done with him yet. like going to the zoo! we haven't gone to the zoo yet, can you believe it? so now we're planning a visit sometime when the hot weather breaks and i can't wait. he's at such a great age for the zoo and loves animals, so i know he's going to love it.
if you're looking for more ways to document your little one's life + adventures, check out milestone baby. they're the original baby cards, so they have other sets to choose from, all in which are equally as darling and precious as these.
what are some of your favorite ways to document your children's life?
until next time,
r + d + e