Every month I download nearly 300 pictures and save them under the month/year. Twice a year I sit down and organize 6 months worth of pictures into a photobook. I used to scrapbook: I bought pretty albums, delicate papers, fancy adhesive tape, ordered matte prints, and spent days that turned into weeks creating the kid's books. Now, I spend one night per child and order photobooks through http://www.shutterfly.com/ where I can pick different layouts and provide captions. They are beautiful and so painless to create (Hello there shutterfly... you should be paying me for this). I save the 6 months of photos onto a CD and tape it to the back cover.
Know what? Even Heidi Klum, on Oprah, released that she too creates shutterfly books. She probably got some free photobooks from her shout out. (Hello, shutterfly!)
I guess great minds really do think alike. Heehee. I heart Heidi Klum.
"Mama, are these a gift for someone? Can we keep these or are these a gift?" Jay takes a break from looking at his album. "Can, I? Can I keep this?" My poor kids rarely ever get gifts outside of their birthdays and Christmas.
The kiddos spent the afternoon looking at their individual photobooks. They love to look back at their memories. Flipping through each one of the one hundred pages, they point and smile and talk about their memories. They don't have to thank me when they are grown. They have thanked me today.
More so, I have another item crossed off of my "To Do" list. One less thing to do tomorrow. 6 months worth of pictures are organized. JOY!