I finally finished the interview books for Mia and Xander!!! Longtime readers might remember when I made an interview book for Kate. If not, check out this (super old) blog post where I did a tutorial. 🙂
Well, now that the time is nearing for my
tiny baby big girl to start school I realized that I needed to get my tush in gear and make ones for the twins! Amazingly enough I was able to get all of the supplies, though I may have paid a bit of a premium for a few of them. Whoops.
I also realize that I never came back and updated the old post once I actually used the book so here you go. 🙂 I’m using Kate’s book for the photos since I actually have it up to date and the twins’ books are still blank. I take Kate’s picture on the first day of school every year. At first I thought that I would take it in front of our door so you could see her growth over the years with the door knob as a reference point, but I quickly realized that our poo brown HOA mandated door color is not an attractive backdrop for photos so I switched to our front porch.
Of course, then we came to the last day of school. We were filling out the interview book on the eve of the last day of school and RaptorDad just assumed that I was taking pics on the porch with the chalkboard for the last day of school. Which seemed like a great idea to me! But then, where to put the pics… I decided to make use of the backsides of the cardstock and added a velum pocket for the annual report card. This is also where I put her class photo. I actually take a picture of the picture (don’t worry, I pay for the 8×10) and resize it to 4×6 so it fits in the book. (I covered it up because I don’t like to post pics of other people’s kids online without permission, but you get the idea.)
I love seeing how her answers change every year! And I love having a sample of her handwriting. <3
And since the whole books is already put together, it’s easy to keep up with. 🙂 Sometimes there’s a delay in printing the pics because I don’t want to pay shipping for one 8×8 photo, but the actual interview portion only takes a few minutes and is always fun to do the night before right after dinner. Side note: apparently 8 is the new 13. yikes!
This is actually one of my favorite memory projects because it’s so easy! It’s a fair bit of work and expense upfront, but now that is’s done, it’s done. 🙂 Well, except for the idea I recently had for the cover page, but I’ve got to convince RaptorDad to put his mad photoshop skills to use for that. lol.