I haven't done anything in the way of a baby book or journal. I do have photo books made every year, and I did capture some of the big milestones (crawling, walking...) that way, but I am amazed at how much I already don't remember. To that end, I thought I'd put a post out here to capture some of the words and phrases that A currently says. At least I'll have it here.
My sister and her family keep a quote book - just a simple notebook where they write down the funny things that they all say. It is hilarious to go back and read them. A couple other ideas I love and plan to put into action: This one - having a jar to capture some of the funny things that A says. (I think this is an easier version of the journal concept for when he's little.) And this one - blank notecards featuring some of the funniest quotes. Wouldn't you love to receive one of these?
Here are just a few of A's current words that leap to mind...
spaghetti sauce = "scobetty sauce"
freckle = "inkle" ("not freckle, Mommy...inkle")
dirty diaper = "stinky stinky diaper"
lawn mower = "lawn mowmow"
helicopter = "hopcopter"