Don't you just love this? I came across the idea HERE on Brown Paper Packages (pretty much my favorite blog ever!) and then the ABC part on another blog post of hers. I kind of combined them. All you will need to make this project is:
Plastic Name Badge Holders
Keychain with strechy wristband OR Metal Binder ring
Scissors or paper cutter
Double sided tape
Color printer for small picture printer
I made one for Aiden's friend Logan for his 2nd Birthday. I also made one for Aiden. He will get it in his Christmas stocking... :) I think its a perfect little idea to help them with their ABCs and they see pictures of familiar things. I couldnt find the binder rings to hold the "pages" together so I grabbed the Keychain. I think this might actually work better. Now he can wear it on his wrist or we can clip it to his stroller or carseat so he can look at it on the go. The plastic pages are perfect for little kids- easy to wash off and you dont have to worry about them ripping the pages.
Long Sleeved Blue Shirt from WalMart & a little fabric paint
Homemade owls out of scrap fabric. Could do the buttons for eyes on all but I just did them on the big one. Would have needed to use smaller buttons on the little ones but don't trust my button sewing ability to not be a choking hazard in the end. :( These will be party favors and decorations. For the babies I stuffed a few with plastic sacks for crinkly sound. The older kids will get soundless stuffed owls.
I'll post more as I decorate and will be sure to upload pics of the cake and Birthday boy!
We went to a nearby town which has a lovely display lane of decorated Christmas trees. Christmas music is playing while you walk through and admire the scenes set up and decorated in different themes. Aiden enjoyed the moving stuffed animals and looking at all the pretty lights.
We've had to keep Samson's kennel in Aiden's room, since Samson needs to be confined when we leave the house. He is only ever in his cage when we are gone and we had no place else to keep it up. Aiden has decided its a fun play spot though. :)