I know it's a little late, but I finally have a minute to sit down for a little Father's Day recap! I wanted to share some gift ideas. These can be used for any special event really - birthdays, Christmas, etc. They aren't just for Father's Day!
When Carson was just about a month old, I started one of our first traditions. (I love traditions!) I bought these wooden letters and snapped some photos for a Father's Day gift. I put the photos in a 3-slot frame and they get replaced each year with a newer version. Nick loves seeing how the photos turn out and it's fun (and super hectic) being the photographer. I can only imagine what our photo session will be like next year when Mason is 1 and Carson is 3. Oh boy!
|Father's Day 2012 (Carson: 1 month)|
|Father's Day 2013 (Carson: 13 months)|
|Father's Day 2014 (Mason 2 months, Carson 25 months)|
Next I made a craft with each of the boys. I browsed Pinterest for some inspiration (obviously) and found some cute ideas. Carson loves wearing Daddy's shoes. He'll put them on, laugh, and say "too big!" When I saw this idea I knew it was perfect for him.
Here's a close-up of the poem in case you want to copy! I just traced one of Nick's shoes and put Carson's foot print inside. Then we did a little photo shoot of Carson wearing Daddy's shoes. Nick thought it was adorable!
For Mason I needed something simple and something with a foot print. He still has his hands clenched shut a lot of the time so hand prints are pretty much out of the question! I found this cute bee foot print idea and made it go along with Father's Day:
We also made a grandpa craft this year. My dad loves fishing so I thought this was perfect for him! I envisioned it turning out a little cuter, but I think you can still tell that it's a fishing pole with a fish. Maybe?
I also got Nick a couple small gifts I knew he would enjoy. Here are some links in case you need husband gift ideas!