Our girls LOVE to hear about things they did as babies and toddlers! They laugh and giggle when they hear about something they said and did back then. All of their 8 and 6 years have been captured with digital cameras.
Their first year and our story of how we became a family is in a book for each them to read and look at time and time again.
Last night both girls got their books out. We sat around and looked through them together. Each book starts off the same with a bit about me and my husband and our life together and why we wanted to be a Mommy & Daddy.
The books go on to illustrate each of our meetings in the beginning of our family’s story with their birth mothers while they were not yet born. We have pictures of each woman pregnant with them.
The books go on in pictures with captions to follow their first year including the day we went to family court and legally became a family. At the time I made these books I also made copies for their birth mothers to have as well.
Our girls keep these in their room and from time to time I will find it in their bed as they’ve looked through it on their own time. And like last night we will all sit together and talk about our family and laugh at their babyisms!
Pictures really tell us a story, and put together in these books it tells their stories.