Updates and a Craft

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since my last post.  Life sure has flown by the last four weeks.  Our little family has been on two different big vacations in that time and between getting ready for the first, and then unpacking and repacking for the second, I haven’t quite found the time to sit down and write about it all.  The good news is I’ve got some great posts coming with stories from our trips and tips for traveling with a toddler.  I’m also hard at work crafting and prepping for Miss G’s 2nd birthday coming up in a few weeks so stay tuned for pics from that as well.

Today I thought I’d share a post that I wrote in between travels but never had time to post.  It’s based on the Father’s Day craft I did with Gianna for her grandpas.  I know Father’s Day was a month ago, but the craft can be changed to fit any holiday or birthday and is super easy and affordable.

Father’s Day Craft –

Grandpas don’t necessarily need a foo-foo hand painted gift for Father’s Day but since we did something special and homemade for Mother’s Day I wanted to do something sweet for Father’s Day too.  Last year for my husband I did a 3 photo frame with pictures of Gianna holding up the letters that spell DAD and wanted to try and make it work for the grandpas this year.


G calls my dad Papa and my father-in-law Papu (this started when grandpa didn’t quite come out right).  Convinientley those names are both 4 letters and when spelled out fit nicely in the 4 photo frame I found at Wal-Mart for $5.00.  I was searching for the perfect Father’s Day craft supplies the Tuesday before Father’s Day so I didn’t have a lot of time on my hands to go from store to store.  I started to panic when I couldn’t find the nice wood letters like I used for Todd’s frame last year but on a final sweep of the craft isle I found some foam blue letters that worked just fine, not to mention they were only 97 cents each.

Now getting the perfect shot of an almost 2 year old holding a letter at an angle that you can tell which letter it is, and smiling or at least looking in the general direction of the camera was no easy task.  But in one 30 minute evening photo session in the front yard we got some useable shots (and some hilarious out takes) to create a fun, meaningful Father’s Day gift for both her grandpas.

Finished product….

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And the out takes……..

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Stay tuned for some grate upcoming posts with travel details, yummy summer recipes, and of course pics form my girl’s 2nd birthday!

One response to “Updates and a Craft

  1. Cathy Huff

    What a great gift idea! You are one creative momma lady! I miss Gianna’s beautiful face after seeing it every day for a week! Miss you all too. Had such a fun time while you all were in Bloomington. Looking forward to your future blogs. Hugs and kisses to all! Cathy

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