Today I started Alexa's Lifebook...FINALLY! I must admit that this has been something I have wanted to accomplish for a long time but it just overwhelmed me. I wanted to make sure it was done right, I was afraid it would make me sad and Alexa sad, I wasn't sure where to start, etc... I told myself all these things which blocked me from actually starting. So I decided to do two versions and take some pressure off myself. I am currently doing a version for Alexa that will be age appropriate and kid friendly. After this one is finished I will do the "nice" one in a 12x12 scrapbook album. So far I have two pages done and I must say that once I got started it is now much easier and I am enjoying the process. I am using a template which our social worker/adoption expert actually wrote and that has helped me a whole bunch. Again, making it simple for Alexa and really just sticking to the basics is much easier than starting with the big fancy version I has thought I would initially do.
This photo is from this morning when I got everything out on the dining room table and had not yet started. I would love to hear from anyone who has completed theirs and has any tips. I can't wait to have it done and share it with Alexa. I think I am going to involve her in the process too and have her draw some pictures for the book as well. I will let you know how it is coming along as the book unfolds! : )