Awhile back I described our system for storing photos that we take of the kid and the house. We use these Kolo square albums (I usually purchase in bulk from Paper Source in Chicago, or get them here locally at ArtMart) and I like how simple they are and how they look on a shelf. We keep the grandmothers updated with black ones that hold 200 photos each – I think they are on their third or fourth one now, and E has a series of colored ones that sit in the cubby in her wardrobes. The striped one holds photos of each birthday party, and matches all the other colored albums. Rebuilding our computer last week first prompted a massive backup of all of our photos and spurred me into action on getting the latest ones ordered for printing online. I stay fairly regular at ordering the grandparents’ photos, but am not as good at actually sitting down and ordering our own. But E’s been so interested in revisiting her infancy as we wait for the new baby, so I had a little added incentive. Nine hundred photos later (thank goodness for bulk pricing!) I’m nearly done with putting them in the albums. (The stacked ones were complete, the others are the ones I’ve been working on.) I add a few extra filler sheets to each album so they hold around 240 each, and we’re getting quite close to a full row of them. And now, with another kid on the way, we’re destined to be overrun by Kolo around here. It does make for a good sitting time activity with my feet propped up, and it’s nice to have them done before the massive photo taking begins again.