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My Luke has been in Kindergarten for six weeks already ( hello, crazy!) and it’s about time for me to catch up with his album. I’ve been so excited to work with him, getting his memories down on paper and preserved and I feel like I’ve finally had time this week to breathe and get it done.
For Luke’s album, I took him to Michael’s and let him pick any Becky Higgins album that he wanted. He chose this album from the Vintage Travel edition because he’s super into all forms of transportation. The album alone speaks volumes about Luke’s interests.
Because I organize my family albums by event and not by week, I haven’t really used the dividers before now. I love that the dividers come with pre-printed labels complete with grades, months, and all kinds of other helpful categories.
For Luke’s first day of school pictures, I used the collection from 30 Handmade Days. After the pictures were finished, I kept the sign and used it as the first page in his Kindergarten album. Dual purpose makes this momma happy.
Here’s what you see when you turn the page. Luke loved me asking him all of the questions. Daddy didn’t quite get that there a specific amount of questions and decided to add some of his own. The OCD parts of me had a really tough time with this.
Luke and I made the joint decision to use the Childhood Mini Kit – Wellington Edition as the base for his album.
Luke was so proud to get to write his own name in pen. It’s the little things here people and in case you can’t exactly decipher with that says, it says Luke Waltemeyer Kindergarten. I really wanted to make sure that I had a good handwriting sample for him from before he started the year.
Another part of his album that was important to me to be included was a self-portrait. I love being able to look back on how he views himself. I gave him a blank grid card and free reign and this is what he created. Want to know what all of the extra stuff is? The L, M, R, and D represent Luke, Mommy, Reagan, and Daddy. In the bottom right corner, he drew a caterpillar. The zig zags represent lightning bolts and he has a drink by his feet with a silly straw to his mouth.
Pretty stinkin’ creative, if I do say so myself.
One key thing that I wanted to make sure I included in his album: Luke’s perspective. Every now and then, I’ll sit him down after school and have him recant his day and write down his words.
The Jade core kit makes a perfect pairing with the Wellington Childhood Mini Kit.
Can you see the difference in his handwriting already? Maybe it’s because I was an early elementary school teacher, but I’m amazed at the growth in just a few short weeks.
Remember how I told you about the date stamps a few weeks back? I’m really in love and kind of obsessed with using them for everything now.
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