The fast approach of Liam's birthday reminds me that I must hang up his "Baby's Second Year" calendar. I purchased a set of first and second year calendars when both my boys were born. When Henry turned two, I had a charming record of his milestones along with twenty four special photos to save as a keepsake. I knew that one day Henry would enjoy seeing his babyhood carefully documented.
The only problem was there were no third year calendars on the market. I had gotten into the habit of recording all the fun things Henry did on the date he did them. I was used to noting his growth and development with tiny, but readable, notes. As the second year spaces were coming to the end, I was also preparing to welcome Henry's brother with his very own baby's year calendar. How could I possibly let Henry know he was still special, his third year achievements just as important?
Here's my solution. It's a small "scrapbooking calendar" with room for a seasonal photo each month. I found mine at the dollar store (don't tell Henry). It worked out so well that I plan to continue this method of keeping track of their accomplishments. Both boys have their calendars hanging just off the family room, a location that comes in handy for recording the milestones, meltdowns and mayhem.