Friday, June 22, 2012

::Family Time Friday::

~Birthday Letters~

When my almost 5 year old daughter was about to turn one, I decided that I wanted to write her a letter every year on her birthday. I wanted all the letters to be together in a book, because my plan is to give her this book on her 18th birthday. She doesn't know about this book, and I've loved writing in it for the past 4 years. Her 5th birthday is coming up and I again get to write about what an amazing little girl she really is. I've loved doing this, because it helps me to remember what funny things she does, what she likes, what she says and it will be such a fun thing for her to keep and have her children read when she is older. I found a cheap, but cute journal at Wal-Mart and just starting writing on her birthdays. I even have some entries in there from her half birthday's just to keep up a little better throughout the year. 

I recently found on Pinterest, a fun birthday questionnaire where you ask your kids the same questions every year to see how they change their answers, so I think I might need to add this fun thing into her book. I found the questionnaire from Reaves, party of four. Go check it out, some seriously fun questions and good ideas on how to make your own book if you just want to do the questions every year! Some of the questions include:
1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your favorite toy?
3.What is your favorite outfit?
4. What is your favorite TV show?
5. What is your favorite song?

There are 20 questions in all, and I think it would be so fun to see how their answers change with every year. Here is a sample page from Nicole's book, it looks super cute, don't you think? Thanks for the fun questions and ideas Nicole!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Sarah Jane! I'm glad you like it too. It's such a fun project! I tried the annual letter thing and completely failed. Your journal will be a well-loved and cherished keepsake. :) Thanks for sharing and linking back to me!