I'm a year late completing this project having only just printed off photographs and taken these to the copy shop for binding but I wanted to share my children's 2010 summer journals. Last year, thanks to some inspiration by friends with older offspring, I forced gently motivated my children to write/draw a little something during the summer holidays about what they had done each week as a kind of keepsake. To complete the journals I simply added some tickets, swimming certificates, photographs etc with a bit of glue tape. Despite their relatively low tech assembly, I am excited by the end result, in a kind of dorky "wish I had done this when I was young" way. I love that they are able to see how far they have progressed in their handwriting and drawing abilities too - here's hoping that it provides them some motivation for this year as I will definitely insist suggest that they repeat the exercise.
Highlights include the tooth fairy forgetting to come (turns out that even she gets a day off on Canada Day) and my son's pride in his swimming prowess!