Ada’s sketchbook, age two. She has a bunch of these and we have a stack of blank ones upstairs, waiting to be filled. I love watching the progression of drawing and writing as she gets older. One is filled with stickers and the beginnings of words and one is fat with glued-in papers. I am excited for the days when she writes down her own stories and thoughts in the pages. A blank book and some markers is my idea of the perfect birthday gift for a child.