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).