I used a Hallmark scrapbook calendar for Ikaika and, as a result, made a pretty rockin' scrapbook of his first year. Then Hallmark stopped making those amazing calendars (jerks).
For a long time I've felt guilty about not having a scrapbook for Koa. I kept up with a baby book, which, according to my mom-of-multiple-children friends, is still an accomplishment. But, you know, he needs a scrapbook too. Otherwise, when they are older, they will use this as evidence that I favored one over the other.
Recently, my mom sent me a scrapbook kit in the mail (from Goodwill, no doubt). I'm pumped. I'm motivated! Rather than let it sit around my house for a year or two, I have decided to slap this thing together ASAP. You know, before the baby-years fade from my memory.
This seems like a perfect time for making a Koa scrapbook. Its a way to celebrate the past and put it behind me so I can make this transition into full toddlerhood without too much nostalgia or sentimentality.