If you knew me you'd know I'm super sentimental and keep just about everything I consider special...from certain restaurant receipts to birthday cards....I guess I'm a bit of a hoarder so to speak, but since I don't like that word I prefer to call myself someone who is big on preserving memories :) ('hoarder' makes me think of the crazy people with the messy homes on the TLC show) I'm certainly not anything like that but you'd be surprised at some of the items I held on to. I really just enjoy looking back at those things...it brings all kinds of joy to my heart...the other day I stumbled across a drawing my niece who is now almost 10 drew me when she was 4...it left me with a smile for the rest of the day
With that said, I wanted Sienna to have a box full of special things to make her smile on her 18th birthday. So I've been working on a time capsule memory box for her and though I was emotional putting it together I'm just about done and wanted to share the contents.
newspaper from the day she was born
positive pregnancy test & her very first picture
girly magazines from Feb & March, so she can look back at the fashion trends from the time she was born. They are still unopened in the foil
First Birthday party dress & candle....it still has some of her cake on it :)
Hospital gown, hats, blanket & first headband
special birthday cards
1st piece of jewelry Daddy bought her
1st baby item we bought after finding out we were expecting.
...spit up stains and all :)
Birth -1 month
1st birthday party
a pic of her parents at their High School prom :)
I think she will get a kick out of this as she'll be our age then when she opens this
1st and favorite toy as an infant
"a year of sunshine"
monthly photos birth to 12 months
First shoes she walked in
as soon as she started walking we jet to Target to get her comfortable shoes...since she was only 11 months old and had tiny feet still it was hard to find sturdy walking shoes, these did the trick.
First cloth diaper...look how tiny!
Things not pictured:
bottle of 2012 champagne that will age for 18 years and will be enjoyed by the 3 of us on the day she gets to open this.
a letter I wrote her on her 1st birthday
birth announcement & birthday party invite
some of the handmade party decorations
her belly button stump...yeah yeah I know it may be gross to some, but didn't I tell you I keep everything?
Even though it now looks like its gone through a world war, I will also be putting her beloved baby doll in there whenever she chooses to be done with it. The box will be sealed and put in a moisture resistant container to assure there is no damage to any of the items.