23 February 2009

Family Things

Since Bella was born, I've kept a little family notebook--jotting down anything interesting that happens or something funny Bella does. I tried a few different formats--calendar with day boxes, appointment calendar, plain notebook... and am just tickled with this one for 2009, found on Etsy.

My family journal

My family journal

I am going to order a bunch more for years to come.

I note down big stuff, like trips, and little stuff, like how Bella yelled for daddy in her sleep last Thursday and he went tearing in there. And basic good-to-know stuff, like when we got the new furnace and when I got an oil change or started seeds.

It seems like a good way to end the day, selecting the best memory to write down.

I don't expect these books to live on as family heirlooms. In fact, my mom just chucked a bunch of this type of journal kept by her mom (and I don't blame her--that's a lot of data!). But for now they are one of my little treasures.

Speaking of things that WON'T be chucked, ever, here is a little cape I made for Bella to wear when she visits the baby.

Superhero Cape

"B" is for Bella, and embroidered around it says "Super Big Sister."

Superhero Cape: Detail

I have it packed in my hospital bag to give her when she comes for a visit. I can't wait to see if she will be excited to wear it!

4 comments:

  1. Love the journals, an awesome way to remember things. I'm in love with the super cape for bella visiting Peanut. What a fantastic idea!
    Margaret

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  2. The cape is so cute! And you're right -- those notebooks are great.

    So are you at home now until the big day? I'm very confused by your posting/emailing schedule of late. :)

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  3. Fabulous!!!! The cape is awesome and I can't wait to see pix of her wearing it! She'll be so proud!

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  4. I'm so glad you guys think the cape is a cute idea! I am hoping she'll like it.

    I am still going to work part-time, as usual. But sometimes I sneak in a quick post from there--I figure it all evens out with the work I do from home!

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