Monday, January 7, 2013

Good Night Chicago Book - Complete!

How was your weekend? Mia caught whatever's been going around and has a fever and runny nose. To rest up, today was full of cuddling and reading books, including this one...
Love this full bleed cover! What city's skyline beats Chicago's?! {photo taken from the Shedd Aquarium patio} 

I was soooo excited to give Mia {and Doug} this Christmas present!

After 2.5 years, our very own version of the Good Night Chicago children's book is complete! Since Mia was a baby and my sister in law gifted us the Good Night Chicago book, it was my goal to explore our city and take pictures of her at each landmark to recreate her board book. Surprisingly, we actually made it to all the spots mentioned in the book before Mia turned 3!

I made my wedding guest book with blurb.com and used it again to customize this keepsake photo book for my daughter.

It melted my heart today when Mia told me she wanted to read it again because she loves it. I may only have her first year of photos in an album (2 years behind, eek!), but at least I can cross this project off my list! I hope she cherishes this book even when she's older.

Click here to catch up on all the pictures from our DIY book.

6 comments:

Jenn AJennuineLife said...

Beautiful! What a great concept and something you all will treasure forever.

Vanessa said...

This is so sweet!

Agatha said...

I've been wanting to turn some of my traveling blog posts/photos into a book, but couldn't find a website I liked to do it. Will try Blurb!

PandaBelle said...

This is super cute! I love it! Congrats on completing the book ... and you're right, there no other skyline quite like Chicago's!!!

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

what a super cute idea!!! I may need to do one of these!!

Liz G. said...

I love this!