I filled a composition book with reflections about their habits and personalities. It's amazing how their adult dispositions are so much like their baby temperaments.
Moving ahead 25 years ... since the day my first grandchild was born three months ago, I've been encouraging my daughter to occasionally take some time out of her busy days to write a little about Liam, too. And to encourage her, I created an altered composition book.
The image on the front of the book is my mom and me, age 4, in the driveway of our North Plainfield, NJ home. We were on the way to church, a typical Sunday morning when someone decided to take a photo. Just a way to keep the generations connected.
And here is my grandson in a beautiful, hand-knit sweater. My friend's aunt is incredibly talented and creates knitted pieces on commission. She made this for me just before Liam was born. Isn't it fabulous?
One final thing. I've been using an app called Photo 365 to upload a picture of Liam each day since he was born. I wish I'd done this with my own children - but I would never have remembered to do so. Once a month I'm printing out a page with all the photos from that month one a single sheet. So glad for the digital phones and apps we have now!