Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Little Hands

Their little tiny hand print...that's what I want to remember.

I like to capture as much of a special moment as I can. It all started with Kaitlyn. She was my first and every milestone that she hit was BIG. Landon was coming soon after her first birthday and I felt like she was getting too old too fast. Her hands and feet were so tiny. I loved them. They were so soft, compact...I just wanted to bite them...find a way to preserve them forever, or at least try. So, on her first birthday I got a little tin to make a mold of her hand. It was a huge pain and took a few tries, distractions, and my Mom and I to hold her still, but I am so glad that I did it. And what I started with the first, continued on with the rest.

With Collin turning one, the last hand mold was made. A bit sad. The last one year old hand I will ever place into a mold. Another thing to add to his memory box.

Anyone else do anything special like this to preserve a 1st birthday memory?

4 things to add:

Sharon said...

That is a great idea. My best friends twins will be celebrating their first birthdays in a couple weeks. I think that would make a great gift. Where did you get the tin?

Beth said...

I got them all at walmart for seven something a piece. That would be a really special gift.

Peaceful Chaoz said...

That is really special!

We didn't do anything like this but my mom did do the kids feet as stepping stones so I love walking up my steps and seeing their little toes!!

Bonnie said...

Yes! I did this with Destiney when she was four months old....and a zillion prints with ink. I only did ink prints with Casen. I'm a writer too, I write every little thing down and I save clips of hair. I don't want to forget anything because they do grow so fast.