This is the Yearly Milestones:I like to use this in a few different ways. One way is as a whole family recap. I just fill in the main things that we did during that month such as vacation to Utah, new baby being born, camping trips, weekend trips, etc. Then, I also have one for each child, for each year. I print them up at the beginning of the year. Then, I can just jot a quick note in as it happens. Some examples would be of the child getting a new tooth or losing one. For baby's this is a great way of filling in all of those "Firsts" milestones like rolling over, crawling, and walking. As my kids get older I am writing things like sleepover at Friend's house, Soccer, Art Lessons, Student of the Month, etc. I really love this as it's such a quick and easy way to have these things documented.
This is my "Who Am I" update.
I try to fill these out every couple of months. The Daily Routines section can be used for any misc or extra information that you want to have documented. One of my kids had her tonsils and adenoids out. I told about that information, in this section.
Both of these templates I actually have as excell worksheets. I do fill them into the computer and not by hand. Though, my Grandmother's version was done by hand and I kind of prefer seeing the handwriting as opposed to just a computer generated thing. However, as a handwritten thing, I just didn't get to it. So the ease of the computer helps me to actually stay on top of this!
I then keep all of these papers together in a 3 ring binder. So quick and easy, and I LOVE it!
Anjeanette jumping in here. I LOVE to look through my end of year re-caps that Grandma always had us do. I love to look at my handwriting and laugh. Thanks for the reminder Rebecca. My kids weren't old enough to ask these things before. Now is the perfect time to start them on this.