After spending several months gathering images from every source I could think of I designed a “Mommy Book” for each of the kids. Inside is every single picture of each child with Margaret from the time she was pregnant until the very last images taken at the hospital. They are laid out chronologically and tell a wonderful story of a loving and happy mother-child bond. I purposefully left out any text, with the intent that each person who reads with them will be able to fill in pieces of the story. As they get older, more details will be relevant to share as well.
The copy they are looking at with Ben in this first image is one of the paperback versions that will be kept at Phoebe and Chuck’s home. The following two shots are of the final, hardback versions. These books are kept on a special shelf with their other photo books and they are allowed to pull these out any time they like. So far, lots of happy storytelling sessions and memories have been shared 🙂