Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Homemade Book: What Was Life Like When Mommy was Pregnant with Me?

One thing I really enjoyed about the time I've been pregnant with this little one is all of the walks M and I have been able to take around the ranch. Many times I took my camera and photographed all of the spring flowers that popped up around here.

Once we returned home I researched the wildflowers on the internet to find out their names. I decided that it might be fun for little G to have a book about "her flowers"- the ones I saw while she was "blossoming" inside of me.

Along with a picture of each kind of flower I have written the name and also sketched a little picture that might help her remember it. (for example, for Queen Anne's Lace I have sketched a simple picture of a queen)

It occurs to me that there could be lots of other possible themes for making keepsake books for children about what life was like when their mommy was pregnant with them. Any fun ideas?


Jeremiah and Stephenie said...

So glad that you are still "around!" I have missed your great ideas. I love this one.

sarah in the woods said...

Pets, weather, trips? What a sweet idea.

Elise said...

That is a "beauty full" idea.

I have seen different sort of time capsule ideas whereby you keep records of events from the time.

Can M draw a picture of mummy and the new baby? Is it possible to record any of M's thoughts about becoming a big sister?


Heather said...

Wow-I did this too, for my little girl during her first summer! I titled it "Flowers of K's First Summer," and I pressed the flowers we'd picked on our walks together, then wrote the names of the flowers on them.

It's fun we had a similar idea. :)