The baby turned one this summer and we had a poolside celebration while visiting family. (The next weekend we had a big camping-themed bash in Great Falls that I posted about here.)
Fresh peaches, peach beer and sea creature cupcakes:
Grilled supper poolside:
Happy birthday, dear baby!
We blinked and he is one...
Here are the boys' baby books. I wanted something tangible (with texture too) and while I give out yearbook style photo books as gifts, I wanted a traditional photo album for myself. These European leather, archival-quality albums are about $20 and can hold 300 4X6 photos.
I got the idea from my wedding album that I put together. Wedding photographers charge $1000+ for a leather album. I realized that I could just buy the album and photo mats and put it together myself for a small fraction of the price. (I bought my Renaissance album and mats from a wholesaler but it was ten years ago and I can't recall details...)
Here is our wedding album. I love the way it smells and feels too.
I also got this smaller (5X7 size) album for the purpose of holding our favorite family photos from over the years. I only have a handful in there so far.
The albums I use as baby books have old school slip-in plastic sleeves and a margin for writing notes.
Also, if you are in an overly sentimental hoarding mood, you can paste things inside the book like the first haircut certificate and a few locks of baby hair...
Now on to actually finishing the assembly of his baby book....
We're a pair of lawyers (me, looking for a creative outlet and my husband, who likes working with his hands) with two little boys, a beagle and an old house with an unruly yard. We blog about our projects, food, and travel.
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