Happy Friday everyone! Today's post is a little different and I must apologize if this post bores you to tears. I was talking with someone the other day about card making and she's a scrapbooker. She asked me if I scrapbooked and I said "no, but if scrapbooking had been poplular when my kids were little they would have had awesome scrapbooks!" And that's true, I really think I would have gotten into it. However I am not about to go back through my old photos and make scrapbooks for them now! Watch out if I ever have grandchildren though! LOL!
Anyway, we talked a bit more and then I remembered some books I had made for my kids when they were little and they are kind of like scrapbooks so I dug them out to show her. She told me I should share them on my blog, and I almost didn't but then I thought why the heck not? There are some of you out there who have kids (or grandkids) now who might really enjoy books like this!
So, first a little background and then pictures! I made these books for each of my daughters when they were about two years old. I made them with family photos and wrote a "story" as if my child were talking about a day in their life. I used plastic canvas and yarn for the book covers, file folders from work for the pages, and hand wrote the words. I had the pages laminated (a friend who worked at an elementary school had access to a laminater and did it for me) to keep dirty fingers from messing them up. These books were not stored away to be looked at occasionally. They sat on the book shelf with all the other books my kids loved to have read to them!
Here are the covers (Ashley's book is on the left and Chesney's book on the right)
Going in birth order, here are the pages of Ashley's book
It won't hurt my feelings if you've had enough and leave now, but here is Chesney's book
I put their names on the spine of the books
The pages were numbered to help them count when we read. Really this was a fun thing to make with them and they both enjoyed reading their own stories. I know it's not the kind of thing I usually share, but I hope you've enjoyed it and if you didn't get a few ideas maybe you at least got a laugh at my hair back then!
I truly hope you enjoy your day and thanks for looking!