Time, slow down puh-lease!

Caroline turned 20 months old yesterday. In just 10 short weeks (give or take a little!), she is going to be a big sister, Baby Boy will be here, and we will have two babies under the age of 2! Do you ever feel like you are moving in slow motion but the world around you is moving at warp speed?! Because right now, I do!

In hopes of slowing down time a dot, or at least taking time to savor each milestone, I thought I would share the few ways we have kept track of Caroline's milestones over the past 20 months...

Caroline has a baby book, but way before milestones were noted in said baby book, they were written in a note in my iPhone. I always seem to have my phone on me and it's a reeeeeeeeally easy way to quickly record such things as the first time Caroline sat up on her own or the first time she signed "more." 

Every so often, I get the itch to scrapbook so I decided to make a scrapbook of Caroline's first year. OMG! If I knew how much Caroline was going to love looking at all of the "babies" in the "Caroline book," I would have made this scrapbook a whole lot sooner! It is adorable to see her flip through the pages and identify family members. My favorite part of going through the scrapbook with her is when we get to this pic from her 1st birthday party...

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Caroline has determined that this baby needs a HUG! So she gives this baby a "hug" every time we see it. 

While Pinterest-ing, I saw an idea to paint a canvas with the handprints of each family member. We currently have this canvas hanging in our kitchen from 2013 and we'll be making another one by the end of 2014 with the addition of Baby Boy's handprint...

 Clockwise, starting in the top left...Greg, Emmet, me, and Caroline

Clockwise, starting in the top left...Greg, Emmet, me, and Caroline

My most favorite way to track time in Caroline's first year was to take monthly pictures in her Caroline chair. At first, the monthly "photo shoots" averaged about 50 pictures per month with various props and position changes. As Caroline inched closer to the one year mark, I was lucky to get just a few pictures each month of her sitting/standing still in her chair! These pics are framed in Caroline's room and boy, do these pictures make my heart happy every time I look at them...

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Thanks for swinging by, sweet readers!