Saturday, December 17, 2011

Baby's first Christmas

  Like I have mentioned before, this is our little guy's first Christmas. 

Everything is a little bit more exciting this Christmas, even though realistically, Gavin really doesn't understand what's going on around him.

  We've already cut down and decorated our Christmas tree.

Every year we buy an ornament to add to our little collection. This year I wanted to make an ornament for Gavin's first Christmas. 

 I saw an ornament that had a little hand print on it that I thought would be perfect (found here). I jumped into the car and went to my closest Dollarama for the ornament. 

I found a box of three for $1.25. I figured three would be good just in case it didn't work the first time. Good thing I did.

  The original blogger had made the hand print with clear embossing ink, but I didn't have any of that, so I used blue acrylic paint that I had in my craft room. 

These pictures were from our first try putting his hand print onto the ornament...

 Gavin kept curling his fingers so it just looked like a blob of paint.

So about three or four tries later (thankfully the paint washed nicely off the ornament so we could keep trying), we were satisfied with this: 

 In the years to come, it will be nice to look at this ornament and say, "I can't believe he was this small!" 

  Even now, I look at pictures of him from the first few months and can't believe how small he was...

...Oh how quickly they grow.

 *Sniff. Yes, this ornament will be very precious to me. :) 


  1. That is a *great* idea. Another one I like (and since you have extras...) is writing down special events from the year on an ornament like that to hang too.


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