I am so thankful we were able to make the drive to Maryland to visit Elizabeth and get to meet our newest grandson, Noah within his first month of life. We did nothing while we visited except be together and it was wonderful!
Seeing albums of a baby's first year spurred me on to finally get an album started for at least one of my grandchild's (since I've missed the first year of my other three) therefore, Elizabeth (and Noah eventually) will reap the benefit.
For the 1st year photo book for Elizabeth of Noah I am using an older Ali Edwards template set that I picked up when she was selling at Designer Digitals. My plan is to create pages that 1) I'll print 8 x 8 individual photos to put into an album for myself and, 2) I'll compile all of the photos (of pages) and once I have Noah's 1st year I'll create and gift a hardbound book for Elizabeth. Her part of this project is 1) taking lots of pictures throughout the month and, 2) keeping track of what happens during the month.
Above is the 1st month's opening pages. I'm hoping to at the very least be able to create another double page of photos. Each of the opening pages will be similar with the month, journaling of 'all about Noah' for the month, and a favorite photo.
The front page (and maybe the cover of Elizabeth's book) will have a 12 photo collection of Noah as he progresses in age. Elizabeth purchased these darling little iron-on 'monthly' ties so she could take a picture on the 1st of each month (Noah was born September 1). Each month I'll include one of those photos onto this page and probably include them spattered withing that months set of pages too.
This is a loooong process and heavily relying on Elizabeth to take pictures and keep track of Noah happenings and successes. But looking forward to it also.