Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Bo Bo makes a new toy!

I ordered prints of quite a few photos awhile back when I was being creative making/buying toys for Liam. One suggestion was to make a photo album that was just for him, so he could see every day things he does in a photo and also to teach him names of our family members pictured in the album.

I have quite a few photos of Daddy (as I am the only photographer that lives here), two of me, one of each of the grandparents, one of his cousin, a couple of his uncles and two of Jesus. I also included photos of the cats, the front of our home and other toys he plays with.

When showing him the album for the first time this morning, he attempted to say Jesus, puzzles and grandpa. I can't replicate the Jesus and puzzles, but "graw graw" for grandpa was very clear. I was so impressed!

I think the cutest reaction this morning was his longing for "da da" when he recognized him so many times in the album. He started to whine for "da da" which was very sweet. He realized that he missed Daddy very much. (So we of course gave him a call at work.)

I took this photo of my boys after we got home from work yesterday. ~Liam sharing his sightings (and snacks) with Daddy~ Liam LOVES to climb the chair and perch at the window for long periods of time. I think it's sweet that Ian takes the time to savor what Liam thinks is fascinating (you know, barking dogs and an empty street with the occasional cat crossing).


8 comments:

Jamie said...

Great idea Bo Bo :)
I have been meaning to make a photo album because I have a photo collage on the wall with most of the family and Avery LOVES to look at it. So, thanks for the inspiration to actually make the album!
Avery also likes to sit in the front window and watch nothing. Except when a car goes by she yells "Cah!". Aren't they so funny at this age?

Katie said...

Beautiful picture, Gina! My kids loved photo albums of themselves and the things they adore. They still reach for the little album from the boys' birth and bring it to me so we can snuggle in bed and read it.

Jen said...

I also make photo albums for Megan. They are great to take to church. I also heard of an idea where you make duplicates and laminate them. You put velcro on the picture and cut out the duplicate so it can match with the picture on the album. I don't really know if that made sense or not, but I think I'm going to give it a try.

Angel Baby said...

"(you know, barking dogs and an empty street with the occasional cat crossing)"

Kids are so funny! Annabelle likes to watch the empty swimming pool and the occasional sleeping cat outside our front window. If she's lucky some ducks from the rec department might be visiting and swimming around!

I love that picture too... how you can see the big house across the street and Liam's profile.

utmommy said...

I have not been able to comment for the last little bit, so I'm glad I finally can.

Cute photo. I love to see dads interacting with their kids.

Slackermommy said...

My little one loves looking out the window also. I wish I could live in the moment like that.

Grandma-Dixie said...

Ahhhh day dreams.... the best.I can not wait to see Liam and day dream out the window with him....

Stepherz said...

Sooo sweet! What a great idea. You are an awesome momma, Gina!