Monday, September 14, 2015

Grandparent's Day Gift

I don't know what I would do without my parents. They are such a blessing to Jack and I. Friday night I went through my pins and found an idea for something I wanted to put together for my parents to celebrate Grandparent's Day.

Here is the inspiration:
  Great Photo Gifts for Father's Day or any birthday. Men are the hardest to shop for but I don't know a dad who doesn't love pictures of their kids!:

-Cardboard chalk boards (3 pack) I actually found them on sale for 50 cents (crazy, I know!). They had been purchased for awhile and were just the perfect thing when this project came along.
-White paint pen (had on hand)
-frame (bought at Walmart for just under $10)
-photo paper (had on hand from another little project I have going on)
-red paint (all we had was cranberry around but it worked)
-cute kids
-pregnant belly (provided by my sister)

Taking the pictures was the hardest thing in the world! We got the boys to finally sit down and then they started fighting over who got to hold the sign. We would get them situated and one of them would look down, or get up, or throw the sign, or whine, or run off. Not an easy task at all. Finally I had my sister to situate them, give them both a sign, and then right before I started snapping like a crazy paparazzi she would grab the sign we didn't need from one of them. Whoever got their sign taken away would flip out and we would start all over. Fun times people! We took the belly picture last. My poor sister had to stand outside with her shirt up so she wouldn't ruin the masterpiece I created on her stomach. 

For the stomach picture I really wanted the boys on either side kissing her stomach. It was not going to happen. At this point she grabbed their hands, I started making some crazy sound to get their attention and I started snapping. 

By the end of our maybe 10 minute photo session I had over 30 pictures and thankfully had at least one of each shot that was decent enough. 

I hope my parents really appreciate the effort it took to make this happen. 


  1. How adorable! I keep seeing chalkboards everywhere on blogs but haven't noticed them in stores. Where do you get them?

  2. That is amazing!! I can just imagine their smiles upon seeing that beautiful work of art!! I love it!

  3. That is amazing!! I can just imagine their smiles upon seeing that beautiful work of art!! I love it!

  4. That turned out wonderfully, despite the craziness that it took to get the pictures taken! Hope the grandparents like it.

  5. That is SO cute!! I love it! I can only imagine the chaos surrounding the photo shoot, getting kids to sit still is never an easy task...but it'll be a great story to tell in the future!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!


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