Like a lot of families, we don't get to see our extended family often enough. For Sweet Husband and I it's not a big deal--we typically talk to our mamas once a week, at least--but in "Kid-time" the months between visits seem like quite awhile.
But ever since the Kid has been old enough to look at things, he's enjoyed pointing to the pictures in our stairway and making us tell him who the people in the pictures are. So, a few weeks ago, I put together this book so he could keep all his people in one place.
I printed off pictures of all his grandparents, aunts and uncles, plus Cutie Niece (the Kid's only first cousin, to date), Moe, and Etta the Chicken. Then I took them to our local copy shop and laminated them. I rounded the corners to make the pages less dangerous, punched a hole in the top corner of each picture, and then put a binder ring through them all to make a "book".
The book has become the Kid's favorite entertainment on the ride home from school each day. Right when we get in the car, he asks for a specific person--sometimes Moe, often Cutie Niece or Sweet Sister--and I flip it to that page. It's so sweet to hear him babble off the names, and I think it helps him remember "his people" between visits.