Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Great Gift Idea for Dads {Not-so-wordy Wednesday}



Father’s Day was three days ago, and you’re probably thinking that this post would have been more useful long before today. Yeah, you’re right, and I’m sorry about that, but my Hubs actually reads this blog and posting about it before Father’s Day would’ve given away the surprise. So just bookmark this page for next year.

I shamelessly stole this idea from my (recently wedded) friend, Robin, whom I think found the idea on Pinterest (from where all ideas are shamelessly stolen). Seriously, what did we do before Pinterest?

I took pictures of Quinn holding letters to spell out “DAD” and put them in a frame with slots for three 4x6 photos.

The final product looks like this. How. Freaking. Adorable. Is this?



This would also work with the letters M-O-M. (Hint, hint, dads). 

Here are the three images a little bigger so you can see the full extent of my son’s adorableness.





Not sure how I managed to get Q to put his face through the middle of the letter “D,” but I’m so glad he did. Even though he’s not really smiling in that photo, I had to use it.

Honestly, how hard is it to get a toddler to hold onto a letter, sit still, and smile? Really f**king hard, apparently. * Here are some outtakes from our backyard photo shoot.










Now the frame is sitting on Hubs’ desk at work (I think). It’s no $40M jet, but he really liked it. (Thanks for showing me up again, Beyoncé.)


*You know, I’m not sure why I sometimes spell out the swear words with all their letters and sometimes I put asterisks in there instead. I think I say “fuck” just as often as I say “f**k.” Hmmm, maybe it depends on my mood or snark level at the moment. I’d explore this question further, but this is supposed to be Not-So-Wordy, so I guess we’ll never know.




8 comments:

  1. Great idea!!! I will definitely have to steal that idea. In fact, this has given me an idea to go beyond too! I'll post when it's done.

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    1. Great! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Let me know when you post it, and I'll be sure to check it out. Have fun!

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  2. Love this idea and may use it with my three next time... one of each holding a letter!!! Love the pic of Quinn sticking his feet through the D!

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    1. Ooh, how cute would that be with three kids! Great idea!

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  3. This is soooo cute - I am stealing this and doing it for next year. We live in the Netherlands, and Ron is Dutch so we will spell out PAPA - By then, we will have three kids and maybe we can get the dog in on the action too. :)

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    1. Aw, "PAPA" would be so sweet. I'd love to see how you get the dog to hold on to a letter. :) Cute!

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  4. So cute! Great idea. I think I can figure out a way to use it next year :)

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    1. Great! I hope you post a picture when you do!

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