When Macho turned one I sat down and wrote him a letter. I recapped his first year - discussed milestones he'd reached (standing, feeding himself, etc) - what was happening in the dynamics of our family - and the dynamics of the world at large. It's a traditon I've kept up ever since. (A WHOPPING 4 years now... he he he. I'm all about commitment :)).
And when the H.B (I'm now referring to the little missus as Honey Badger - some of your out there might know what I mean.... she just "don't care" and "does whatever she wants")... turned one - I started the same tradition for her too.
Which brings us to the next installment.... Macho's 4 year Letter. Basically the format was the same - with one exception this year. This time, I added a personal interview portion to the letter. I asked him some questions... Favorite Color, Movie, Toy, Holiday, Friend.... etc. and took note of his answers.
My two favorites were.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to bake cookies. :)
Ahem - Cake Boss. MMM kay.
Q: What is your least favorite part about preschool?
A: We are not allowed to kiss.
Hmmmmm. Lover boy. Mamma best keep a keen eye on you. ;)
I have a few prints ordered from the lab that I intend to put inside the envelope when they come back. Snapshots of him RIGHT NOW... and one of he and HB and myself right now. This has been a consistent inclusion in all of the other letters... so I had to keep that part up too.
Finally - one of the most fun parts for me is decorating the envelope for him. I'm trying to keep them age-appropriate each year... which should be a fun thing to see evolve.
On another note... It has been MONTHS since I picked up some patterned paper and my adhesive - so I felt a little out of touch and experienced a bit of creative blockage... It's hard to just pick up and "BE CREATIVE" sometimes.
But dang - it felt good just to sit down and make something.
Here are a few shots...
Have an awesome weekend! We are taking the kids to Six Flags tonight!!! Woo hoo!