Last summer, my husband and I asked our oldest grandchild (who was 3.11 years old) to join us for our vacation week. We had several ideas for things we wanted to do together, but the teacher in me wanted to do more. I created an invitation in the form of a book. Inside the cover was a story which included family photos, a stick puppet, and a handwritten note and a list of everything to pack. The last few pages were left blank so photos and souvenirs could be added at the end of our adventures. As a teacher, my hope was the book would be a book he could “read” over and over again retelling the story. My hope as a grandparent was the book would become a “keeper” for years to come to remember this special time with his Granddad and Me.