Okay this will be the last birthday post I promise(at least for a while : )
Another tradition I wanted to start this year was creating birthday memory bags for L. Each draw string bag is supposed to have a number on it and represent one year of L's life.
In L's first year bag I put in the outfit she wore home from the hospital and her baby booties. Each bag also contains a picture book of that year and a letter to L talking about what she accomplished that year, her height and weight, her favorite foods and her friends etc.
Next year I will include a tape measure in the box and she can compare her different sizes and weights each year.
Here she is trying to put on her very first pair of shoes!
I think I saw this idea on the Internet somewhere but I really can't remember where. All I know is I think it's a wonderful thing for L to look forward to each birthday and another way to take the emphasis off of presents.