I hope everyone has been enjoying these final weeks of summer.
We have had a great summer, which included two new members being added to our family! No, not me!! Four boys is where I am stopping!
NO WE WILL NOT BE TRYING FOR A GIRL!!
I had two new nephews born within a couple months of each other. Second best thing to being a mom is being an Auntie! Wouldn’t you agree?
When I was pregnant with my youngest, a very dear friend of mine put together wonderful little baskets for my older boys and they loved them! I decided to make a similar gift for my older nieces and nephew so they wouldn’t feel left out when their baby brothers received a bunch of gifts at the shower that I was going to be attending.
Instead of a basket, I decided to use cloth tote bags that I purchased from Joann’s. I also purchased two iron-on transfers that said “Big Brother” and “Big Sister”. I knew that my nieces and nephew already had the T-shirts that said, “Big Brother”/”Big Sister”, so I didn’t add those, but wouldn’t it be a great idea?
For my two nieces, I made journals from composition books. I created the covers with a digital scrapbook kit and glued them on. I also made photo albums to match. I got lip glosses, nail polishes and some other little fun goodies and added them into the bag.
For my nephew, I got him a collection of Cars’ goodies with a book about “Big Brothers”. I added a disposable camera so he can take his own pictures of his new baby brother and a photo album to put them into (see main picture at the beginning of this post).
There is SO MUCH you can do with these Big Brother/Big Sister gift bags. After I attended the showers (my nieces and nephew LOVED their gifts), I came across a book called, The Big Sibling Book: Babies First Year According To ME . This book would have been perfect for my gift bags!
Have you given any Big Brother/Big Sister gifts?
If so, I would love to hear about them.
Have a great week everyone!
Thanks Mandy for having me.