We started this a few years ago as a great way to talk about how we "grow up." Gess always seemed to talk about growing up as if it happens once and then suddenly you can do something. "When I grow up I will drive." I didn't think she understood that it is a process that is continually happening. This book is a really fun way to show that progress.
When we started the book we went back through old photos and chose one favorite from each year to put in the book. Now at the end of the year we go look for a fun experience or simply funny photo that will represent what Gess was like that year. While we want it to show her size we also want it to show her interests or her attitude and things like that.
For this year we chose a silly photo of her wearing her daddy's coat. She does want to grow up and be like her dad!
So she cut the photo to allow it fit and glued it in her book. Then she added the stickers with the year on it.
I compiled all the pictures to show what we have so far. My Gess is getting bigger!