Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ay-men!

I've been trying to think of a way to pray with Cub and so far my ideas have been few and far between. Sure, I can hold him and say a prayer at bedtime and such, but I wanted a tangible way for him to begin to know who we were praying for. I had heard of a prayer book before, using pictures and simple words, and I was reminded again of it this week. So, Cub and I loaded up and headed to Hobby Lobby for supplies. After some sticking and trimming, I think our little project for the day turned out quite nicely.

Of course, I say "our project" loosely. He sat and watched me while I did everything. And he giggled. And raised his arms over his head to show me he was SO BIG! Also known as THROW IT IN THE PAN! when we play patty cake.

Anyway. When I finished, I sat on the floor with him and we opened the book. And it was AWESOME to see how his face lit up with each picture. He recognized each one and giggled and pointed. It was so cool! I know this book is going to go through the ringer and I'm seriously considering wrapping each page in packaging tape, but for now, it's a go!

(The cover!)

(The First Page!)

(Parents!)

(Extended Family! Grandparents on both sides! Uncles! Aunt! Cousins!)

(Friends!)

This was so fun to make and I know we'll treasure it as he grows older. Yay for fun projects on cold, rainy, autumn days!!

10 comments:

  1. I'm in the process of getting all the pictures to make Audrey one of these, too! I think this was one "good" idea from the crazy lady...I definitely won't be trying all of her suggestions! :)

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  2. Such a great idea! I love it!

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  3. Fabulous idea! And might I say that your mother-in-law is a gorgeous grandmother?

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  4. Well this is presh! What a great way to strengthen his prayer life at an early age.

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  5. Great idea. I'm going to make one!

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  6. I love it! What a fabulous idea...I think I'll do one for Grace!

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  7. What a great idea! When I have some kiddos I'm definitely going to have to do that. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Kathryn

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  8. I love this and I am going to have to do it, also! Thanks for sharing! And...have I seen that pic of Brevin before? I love his smile in it! Could you e-mail it to me, please? Thanks!!

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