This is the sign with Baby Rhett's feet and handprints when he was 3 days old. The plan is to put all our kids' prints on as babies, each baby a different color so we know who's who. Then it will have their name and birthday in the color to clarify.
When I first made the board, Rhett said: "Well I hope you can fit 40 little prints on there." I replied: "I doubt we'll have 10 kids so I don't think I need to worry about it." I guess we'll see and we can squish...if we need to.
This is just a little clip for the binky so it won't fall on the ground if he spits it out. I know a lot of people like them beaded, but the beads get stuck in his double chin, and the ribbon is softer for the chubba baby.
This project is more for the idea than the skill involved to actually make it...
We've been keeping a journal for our son. The entries are in the form of letters to him. We started it long before we were pregnant. It's been a fun way to document his development and the landmarks in his life, and for him to know how excited we were when we found out we were pregnant, that he was a boy, that he was born, etc. I think it will a great thing for him later in life to look back and read.
It's just a .99 memo notebook. I used Mod Podge to glue photos and paper on the cover and seal it to protect them for long term use. In the inside cover I attached a large envelope to hold certain documents I didn't want glued/taped on a page. On the inside back cover is a little story of his birth with his footprints.
I hope this will a source to write down funny things little kids say, a place that can be a little sloppy in entries to have the info all together, unlike a scrapbook that should look nice and organized...plus I don't scrapbook. I also like the fact the entries are in our handwriting for him to have also. Also, I hope to keep this up throughout their childhood and so if I stay motivated, there will be a couple volumes as we fill up notebooks with funny stories, notes, and expressions of our love for our kids.
My good friend wanted this sign
from a speach by President Gordon B. Hinkley. He mentioned in his 60+ years of marriage, he can't remember one fight with his wife. He continued to say these four attributes are what made their marriage so strong and happy. Love, encouragement, appreciation, and respect. My friend is hanging this in her bedroom so she and her husband will always have the reminder. I thought it was a really good idea.
Just a few more family signs and a 6"x8" block with the baby's hand and feet prints for a shelf in his room.