This desire to give Colin the gift of travel through his childhood and my love of pictures and scrapbooking have started my newest project: his own travel album.
I can't tell you where I have visited my entire life. We have pictures from family vacations, but I don't think they are organized too well and I am sure I don't know where they all are. I do scrapbook vacations now, but those are for me. Colin doesn't get those until I die...and even then, what boy wants a scrapbook??
For every city/state/country Colin visits throughout his life I plan on taking my favorite picture from that visit and putting it in an album for him. On the photo I will put where he visited and on the back I will write the date, his age, and any special place he went (like the San Diego Zoo). If he goes to a place more than once, he will have a picture in there for every time he went. If possible, I would like to get some kind of landmark in the photo...so he knows he was really there.
This idea also comes from the fact that we like to cruise and you don't ever get your passport stamped when you cruise. So he won't have those stamps to prove he was there...just these photos in some cases.
I found a simple travel photo album at Target that looks boyish - it is orange with blue and green writing and stamps on it. It holds 104 photos, so he has got some traveling to do!
Here is what I have so far for his album:
Now he will always know where he has been and how old he was when he went. No second guessing if he went to visit a random state at the age of 2 - since he can't remember!
**Colin also had his 6 month appointment yesterday and weighed in at 19lbs 4oz and 27.5 inches long. Grow baby grow!**