Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday

Compliments of Shannon over at Rocks in my Dryer. :-)

One small way that we keep the grandparents up-to-date with the grandkids is through pictures. When my first (N1) was born we emailed pictures, printed pictures off to mail, and so on and so on. It was overwhelming to keep the out-of-town relatives up to date, and all of my husband's family is far away. So, I started Today's Pic. Every day (or almost every day), we email one picture out to all the grandparents, aunts, cousins, and a few of my friends that have requested to be on our "list." They get an email of one or both of the girls, and most definiately are they not always the posed professional shots. But, it keeps Grandma in the loop on N1's first time licking the cake beaters after I've mixed up a cake, and we can share N2's first time in the high chair ... which she wasn't particularly happy about by the way. They love it, and I definitely get emails when days go by and I've not sent a picture! It works for me. :-)


  1. Perfect! Don't cha just love technology! My mother-in-law has a fear of computers--won't get one. So I purchased a digital photo printer so I can send her a snapshot whenever the spirit hits me! Used to be--by the time I took the photos in to be developed the kids had long since grown out of the photos! So a digital printer by my computer works!


  2. I do this all the time for my sister who has no children of her own and loves to spoil mine! LOL

  3. That's a great idea, and being a long distance auntie myself, I may have to demand that my mom and sister do that for me. Because my nephew doesn't like to talk on the phone!!

  4. I've started doing that this summer with my step-kids mother. She appreciates it very much and gets to see how her kids are spending their summer...

  5. What a lucky family! I love that idea. Both my parents and inlaws are out of town, and they do appreciate it when we actually send them pictures - either by email or mail, since it's not very often. Thanks for the great tip!


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