Ok, so I’ll admit that I’ve been away from my blog for toooo long (how did almost 3 years pass by?!). We’ve been busy though — Liz finished grad school in December 2013 and started a full-time job the next month. I thought THAT was an adjustment being home by myself all day, but then the REAL adjustment came in October 2014 when Liz and Tom had a baby! I wasn’t too sure about little Everett at first, but fast forward almost two years and we’re the best of buds (at least when he’s eating and dropping food all over the floor for me to snatch up). Liz and Tom are finally getting some sleep, so I thought “what better time to start showing off everything they’ve been up to”?!
Starting with the sweetest little pregnancy announcement… Or maybe not an announcement so much as an adorable way to tell future grandparents, aunts, and uncles that a baby’s on the way. It all started with this book “Press Here” by Hervé Tullet.
You open up the book and there are these sweet little circles all over the place.
Then the next page just has a single circle that says “ready?”.
Liz thought it would be so cute to give one of these books to her parents, Tom’s parents, and her sister to let them know that they were expecting a baby. So on the next page, right after “ready?”, she glued on a message that said “You’re going to be a Grandma”, “You’re going to be Grandparents”, or “You’re going to be the best Aunt”. Can you believe how adorable?!
Liz and Tom thought they turned out perfect. It was a bit tedious cutting out and gluing each of the letters, but well worth it in the end. If you want to make your own, we ended up using the Budmo Jiggler font (72 pt. for “You’re going to be” and the encircled “a”, 36 pt. for the encircled “the”, and 110 pt. for “grandma” and “best aunt”). It would be even easier if you just wrote right in the book instead — but Liz loved the look of the font and how it fit with all the circles in the book.
The best part was that Liz and Tom secretly taped each of the family members opening the books (that were given under the guise of early Valentine’s Day gifts that they just had to read right then and there!) — the reactions were priceless and all of the close family members have a wonderful keepsake of their first grandson/nephew!!