So far I have shared with you how we announced to everyone our pregnancy, and our monthly pictures. I love the way our big sister and big brother kits turned out and I just HAD to share them with you!
|finished kits with all of the goodies inside!|
I started with a template in Photoshop and made labels for their kits. I decided to go with the paint can shaped containers; I love them because they are fun but can be easily decorated and store lots of goodies!
Peanut’s was blue and red because they are his favorite colors and Pumpkin’s was light and dark purple! I love how they turned out!
Inside the cans, I included their big brother and big sister t-shirts ,a candy bar with a welcome baby wrapper ribbons to announce that they were big brothers and sisters (and also go great in their baby books/scrapbooks), we had party poppers to celebrate Baby Bean’s birth, bubbles to blow, balloons to play with. I included two books about being a big brother or sister, and a note from me.
When the kiddos came to the hospital to meet Bean for the first time, they came into the room and it was just me, inside a box were blue colored balloons, to reveal the sex of the baby, in the bottom (which you cannot see in the video) is a banner that has Bean’s proper name on it, this was used to announce his arrival to friends and family, it also looked awesome when we took a picture for in Bean’s room.
Another one of our family traditions is to create family t-shirts for each new arrival. When Peanut was born, I had a t-shirt that said “New baby Peanut (it actually had his proper name on it), when Pumpkin was born, Peanut and Pumpkin had shirts that said, I am Peanut’s baby sister, Pumpkin and Peanut’s said “I am Pumpkin’s big brother Peanut.” I allowed Peanut to pick out the colors and the patterns to help him with his new sister’s arrival. Mine was a matching t shirt that said, my heart belongs to Peanut and Pumpkin.
You can see those below.
With Bean’s arrival, I still wanted to do our family t-shirts but I had to make sure that I came up with a design that allowed for the not discovering the sex until the baby was born.
I decided to create shirts that said Big Brother and Big Sister and their names. It seemed kind of plain, so I started thinking about post marks (don’t ask me why, maybe because we travel so much) and created two circles and the established year in the middle. I love the way they turned out, I had them made and once again incorporated their favorite colors. Finally I had one created for Mr. and me, following the same pattern except instead of having our names it said Mama and Dad. On the back of our t-shirts, because we joked we were starting a baseball team; we did our birth year (the last two digits) to look like a jersey number and our first names! I love the way the shirts turned out and the kids loved wearing them around the hospital.
I cannot wait to share our other traditions with you!