Erik and I have a two sweet nephews. Unfortunately, we live states away from the little guys. The elder is nearly two. We took him to the zoo and played all day during our visit. He is soo much fun! My sister-in-law's sister lives out of state too. This week when I got home I went on Shutterfly and made him a picture book of his family! I had it sent directly to his house, so I can't show you a pic when it is finished. Each page has a pic of a different family member and their name: "Grandma T, Uncle Erik, Mommy..." Hopefully it'll help him recognize everybody.
Just thought I'd share the idea. I'm guessing I'm not the only aunt with little ones outta state. :)