Tuesday, April 01, 2008

This is me Journal



I try to be aware of my middle child, Olive — they say middle children tend to get less attention. Yesterday she was having a bad day, so I pulled out a new journal I have been meaning to give her. She loved it. Could barely put it down. Wanted to work on it the rest of day and would have slept with it if the thought had crossed her mind.

It's called the This Is Me Journal and it was developed by a mom and intended to make a record of one year of your child's life. It combines drawing, writing and simple scrapbooking. Designed for 3-8 year olds — Olive is 6 and could work on it completely self-directed.

My favorite page is the hair page (the one Olive is working on in the photo above). It has space for your child to draw 4 different hairdos: when I wake up, after it gets brushed, when it's fancy and in my dreams. Perfect!

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Blogger Janika said...

What a great idea! I love these journals. Oh, and I might add that Olive has quite a knack at drawing hair! Love the fancy "do"!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 1:34:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous shelby said...

How cute! I had a similar book when I was 7 -- my father just found it a few months ago. It is just about the funniest thing I have ever seen! Apparently I really like to rollerskate -- I wrote and drew about it on every page.
The best part, on the page that asked "What you will always remember about this year" I said "Christine [my sister] is mean. I will never forget" Oh, the things kids say.....

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 2:18:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous stephanie said...

what's the hair of olive's dreams??! the suspense is killing me.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 2:27:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous brandy said...

Oh my girls would love, love these. And what a great way to pry inside those little minds!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 2:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Yankee Girl said...

I love this as a gift idea for my nieces! Thanks

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 2:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Maren said...

I love this! Thanks for introducing me to it!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 3:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger jen said...

Oh, what a cool gift idea for a girl of this age! WoHoo, now I know what to get my niece for her birthday!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 3:08:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Joslyn said...

i just love this. so a great idea. olive's bun picture is awesome.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 3:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Chloe said...

These journal are just the greatest thing. We have one for our son and I can't say enough good things about it. Also makes a great gift...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 3:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger i'm kelly said...

these journals are great! and they make wonderful gifts... everyone seems to love 'em!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 7:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger heather said...

What a great book!!

And, on behalf of middle children everyone, let me thank you for giving her a little special attention!

I always felt like as a middle child I got all the bad parts of being an older child, all the bad parts of being a younger child, and none of the good of either! But it looks like Olive is finding some good in it after all!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 2:14:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Kage said...

WE LOVE OUR THIS IS ME JOURNAL!!!! Why haven't you clicked on the link and bought one yet? Get OVER there before it's too late!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 1:11:00 AM EDT  
Blogger kelly said...

And she's quite the artist, too!

Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 10:40:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jessica said...

I love that you have a daughter named Olive. My great grandma's name was Olive, and if I have another daughter Olive is her name.

I love it! And I love your blog.
How you do it all...??

Friday, April 4, 2008 at 4:35:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

Oh my, what a great journal! One of my twin daughters would flip over this! Thanks for the link - I'll have to go check it out! Great website btw!

Friday, April 4, 2008 at 2:13:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Sashwhy said...

How cute! I love it! I'm glad that she liked it ;)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 9:12:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Kristen said...

What a neat journal! My middle daughter would love this too, I bet.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 10:58:00 PM EST  

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