My son, when in the 4th grade, had to write a paragraph what his goals were for his life. He said he wants to be a cowboy, ride bulls and be a police officer on a motocycle. I wanted his young dreams to be remembered in conjunction with his accomplishments in his life and that is the creation behind this layout.
I included a kindergarden photo of him on a pony, the paragraph he wrote and lyrics to a song he loved at the time of making the layout. A little older, he spent a summer on a farm with the hourses, then he started getting into bull riding, but then when he got accepted into the Police Academy, he had to stop that. He is now a Police Officer. Not on a cycle yet, but in his plans!
*******The goal and the dream.....accomplished******
And also look at the layout - simple, quick, easy and inexpensive. A quick strip border and matted photos and journal blocks. That's it, but this is one of my most favorite memory layouts as well as my son's. We remember it so vividly and marvel that he carried through another 10 years to met his goal in life from the 4th grade!
What are your children's goals and dream? Scrap them well - don't forget them. I am a grand mother, so take my word for it - - You will treasure these memories as much as the person they are about. Just saying them is one thing, but seeing them in print/photos - just make them so much more precious and rememorable