Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2009 Owen Time Capsule

Last year we started a new tradition: The Owen Time Capsule.

Each family member got 3 squares of paper for the project. One paper was for drawing a picture (of themselves, if possible). Another paper was for answering questions. The questions were:
1. What was your favorite Christmas present?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is your favorite desert?
5. What is your favorite toy?
6. What is your favorite thing to do (besides video games)?
The final paper was a wild card. Each person could do whatever they wanted with that paper.

The kids were really excited when I pulled out the 2008 Time Capsule. Seth and I took turns reading last year's answers.

Everyone was excited about the 2009 Time Capsule.

This year we let Elisabeth color the numbers.

We carefully decided on the answers to the questions (we used the same ones as last year).

We worked really hard drawing the pictures.

Elisabeth tried to trace her hand.

Daddy and Elisabeth did a 2nd hand tracing.

David and Jonathan were excited about each other's pictures.

Momma and Daddy took time to complete their papers (unlike last year when we never got around to it).

The whole family enjoyed putting together the Owen 2009 Time Capsule.

It is being "buried" with our Christmas gifts. We will open it New Year's Eve or Day of 2011.


Anonymous said...

Great idea. What are you doing with all of your papers from last year? Did they go back in the capsule or did you have some special way to save them?

Jane Anne said...

They aren't going back in the time capsule (that's only going to contain that year's papers). I will have a special way to save them. I just haven't come up with it yet. :)

leigh ann said...

What an awesome idea! I absolutely love this and must implement immediately! :)

Liz said...

what a cute idea!!!! i love it and will totally do this next year!

Shirley Casey said...

What a cute idea! I just might have to use this one. :O) I can't believe how big the kids are all getting! Elisabeth is a little girl now, not a baby!