So yesterday I was visiting my parents with Keira with the intention of finally starting to work on her scrapbook. I needed to borrow some scrap-booking tools my mother had in the closet of my old room so while looking for these I came across MY baby book and found a couple gems I wanted to share.
The first is my fathers birthday horoscope from 1982, incidentally I was born at the end of April 1982. How neat is that? I wouldn’t put it up there with anything along the lines of the prophecies of Jesus’ birth or anything but its pretty cool!
The second thing I found was this star I made at some point during my childhood. Yes, I remember wanting to be a ballerina for the longest time. My parents even got me this ballerina play kit which came with a pink tutu, leg warmers, sweat band, wrist bands and a plie bar which my dad attached to the same closet door marked with our heights. I think my strongest childhood memories are of pretending to be a ballerina in that pretty pink costume doing my own version of ballet. Unfortunately I never took a single dance class in my life and so I remain at best extremely uncoordinated and clumsy when it comes to “ballet”.
Finding these things reminded me how important it is to keep some items like these for Keira as she grows. I’ll probably keep only some of the more poignant memories as is and scan the rest or take pictures and save them all to a CD for the sake of organization. I can only imagine the mess of keeping years and years worth of arts and crafts!
It also looks like I might have my own sweet little Ballerina in my hands!
Do you have any special keepsakes like these saved?
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Elizabeth is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 little girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys photography, getting creative in the kitchen, taking on DIY projects and crafting.