This is somewhat normal for us...late...lol!
My daughter, using Shutterfly, created one of those personalized books of my grandson. It's a monthly pictorial of his first year, and is just the best late Christmas gift I could get since I've only been able to go visit them once (1100 miles away!) to see and cuddle and snuggle that little angel. There are lots of pictures, not a lot of words. I wish I could show some pictures, but my daughter and son-in-law don't want my grandson's picture out on the internet and I respect their wishes. But I will say, he has the cutest dimples in his cheeks, deep brown eyes and not a whole lot of hair yet but it's more than when he was born :)
We both (my daughter & I) now have Kinect for our Wii gaming systems, so we could have a visual conversation that way and I could watch my grandson, but we haven't done it yet. Nick has to help me on this end, and timing has to be right on her end. We don't have a computer in the house with camera. I once enjoyed all the technologies, but it seems in recent years, they've come at me too fast to keep up with my slowing brain!