picaboo to make photo books (I try to make an annual photo book, but I'm a few years behind), so I decided to use it again to make her book. I took photos of all her pictures, typed up the story (the "teacher me" was fighting the "mommy me" to fix up a few things, but the mommy me won out, and except for fixing a few spelling mistakes, I left the story exactly how she wrote it), and added some Christmas scrapbook paper and embellishments to fancy it up (it ended up being just under 20 pages - including the "About the Author" page). I ordered it the second I finished it, but was so afraid I wouldn't get it before Christmas (even with expedited shipping, it wasn't due to arrive until December 26th). BUT ... it came yesterday! YAY!!! I brought it to my school today to share with the staff and my class, and it was a hit! I'm so excited - I know this will be such a special gift for Elizabeth (and such a treasured memento for myself) ... and now my little eight-year old can truly say she is a published author - LOVE it!!! And the best part - she has absolutely no idea.
Happy Thursday!!! (just one more (full) day until holidays!!!)