Tuesday, July 10, 2007

WFMW: Keeping Distant Relatives Near

I've mentioned before how DaHubby's family is mostly local while my family ranges from 2-3 hours away. And, while I have two half-sisters who are 18, in my mom's eye, I'm still an only child and the Vikings are her only grandbabies! Having the Vikings realize that they have a whole 'nother side of the family is important to her and to me as well.

Well, I mentioned
here how we have turned one whole side of our fridge into a 40-picture photo gallery of faces we want the VIkings to be familar with.

Another idea struck me over the last few months as my mom has started a habit of sending postcards to the Vikings whether she's on vacation or just of local landmarks near her. Add those to additional cards my mom sends plus pictures I think the Vikings will like and I ended up with this over Pojke's changing table...

And, this on the wall next to Flicka's bed....

I've been using the new Post-It "sticky" photo paper for the pictures and just masking tape (for now - NOT DaHubby's first choice! LOL) for the cards and postcards. It's been working fine but the first picture came loose in Flicka's room before bed tonight less than 2 weeks after I put it up.

Other than that small wrinkle, the Vikings have been thrilled! Pojke is (mostly) still during diaper changes and the pics encourage him to "talk" about what he sees. Flicka enjoys listing all the things she has hanging onher wall each night before bed.

Happy babies; happy momma! Works for me! LOL Go to Shannon's site today for more WFMW ideas.


UntrainedEye said...

this is me: testing, testing an email problem

Stephanie said...

That is a cute idea! I should put some up by Ruby's changing table. Thanks! :)

Peach said...

Such a great idea. Stay tuned for some other ideas come at you from my direction in the next few months . . . that's all I'm sayin' . . . for now.