I don’t know if you know this, I’m a mum. But I’m not a mum who thought to do foot and hand prints for my newborn. Or press his precious feet and hands into plaster. I was more like “quick! Google to see if this is normal!” or I was busy taking 47 photos of him sleeping that look exactly the same as the 32 I took of him sleeping the day before.
So, with the guilt that comes from not having tiny hands or fingers to look back on or to measure his comparatively large hands against, I decided to do a little something. I wanted it to be something I can keep adding to going forward but most importantly, something that I can retroactively create (to make it look like I started this on purpose when he was a newborn).
With my extensive past experience in scrapbooking that ranges from Haute Couture outfits I love to an amazing collection of Spice Girl articles, pictures and stickers, I landed on a Milestone Scrapbook for my son.*
The idea is I do one page per major milestone: Birthday, Christmas, Easter. You know, only the days with the super cute photo-ops.
I liked the Milestone Scrapbook because just like the foot/hand prints it’s great for comparing past and present. Already I can see adorable growth from his first Christmas to his third.
It is not at all labour intensive, which also appeals to me as a mum. I went through my phone and printed out photos I had taken on each occasion, cut them out, arranged them and stuck them down. Easy, and cute, as pie!
Kirby in Dreamland
*Please see below my a small excerpt from my pride and joy (the Spice Girls scrapbook, not the kid one)