A little while back, I saw this cute idea here and knew my boys would enjoy it too. Wanting to come up with some "big brother" gifts, but not wanting to spend a lot, I thought it would be the perfect time to make some up.
I did one for each boy and added the crayons to the other side because they always use their crayon holders and combined, this would be good for church and other places to keep them occupied.
I know they will get a kick out of them being from their baby sister when she comes home!
I have done this before, and was going to skip this time, but decided to go with it anyway. It really doesn't take too long, and its nice to give to doctors, nurses and visitors when your precious bundle arrives :)
All you need for this is:
scrap fabric (I used pink flannel)
candy of choice
Just wrap up candy in flannel, tie closed with tulle. Then print out tags and decorate and tie on with the embroidery floss.
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Last year, we surprised the boys with a play kitchen and I had wanted to make them each an apron at the time. Well, time ran out and it just didn't happen. Fast forward to this year and I thought it would be nice for them to each have a set because they help me so much in the kitchen already. I always offer to share my aprons but they (especially Jackson) throw a fit because they are too girly.
I used fabric I already had here and this project ended up costing me nothing!
(I did the apron design myself, but I got the hat tutorial here) I really think they are going to love them!
Where did November disappear to? That's ok, it was kind of a difficult month. So was October.
Time to focus on you, December. This month, the final month of 2009, will be better.
Hard to believe that this month we will complete our family and meet our sweet baby girl. Everything in her room is ready, set, go! The boys can not wait! The date is set, and we will definitely have a 2009 baby. I am full term December 14th, but we dont expect her to be here until December 29th. (Looks like we will be ringing in 2010 via hospital lodging.)
The house is decorated, "Jesus' birthday songs" are playing (according to my smart boy), Christmas cards are sent, the gifts are very slowly appearing under the tree (I am a little slow at shopping this year and sadly will not be making many handmade gifts) but we continue to focus on what the true meaning of the season is. The greatest gift given to us. How easy it can be to forget this!
Welcome, December. Make yourself at home and stay awhile.