Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Live Family "Library" From Afar

Blythe turns 2 in just a few weeks.  Blythe lives far to far away for my liking.  I miss that little nugget.  Every.  Day.  We don't get to see her nearly enough, but I want her to remember she's loved by us as she's creating memories, even if we aren't 'there'....this was as close as I could get.  My friend Carrilee's sister did something like this for her and her kids a few Christmas' ago, and I loved it.  She videod each family member doing their 'thing.'  C-Lee's dad is a pastor, so he took them on a tour of the church, Grandma taught them how to bake cookies, Aunt Trina taught them her favorite bible study songs.  She put all the videos on tape so the family, in particular, the kids can watch them whenever they are missing them from afar.  I decided to put together a 'library' for Blythe from her family from afar who doesn't get to read her bedtime stories.  I asked all the family here to choose a book for her, and then I told them I'd be stopping by to record each person using my flip camera. 
 My mom chose Guess How Much I Love You-the sweetest book ever. 
 My Aunt (Blythe's Nana) read Brown Bear, Brown Bear
 I forced asked everyone to write in the books.  I picked I Like Me.
 I took the flip camera and transfered all the videos to a DVD so she can watch these, with her books on the TV or computer.  I also attached a tag.  Haley shared a tutorial for making luggage tag using tags she grabbed at Walmart for under 2 bucks (for 12) and just inserting scrapbook paper.  I've been a little obsessed with these lately. 
 I used freezer paper and my cricut to dab Blythe's name to a book bag using this technique to store the family library and cd. 

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7 comments:

Deb said...

what a cute idea...I did one of the hallmark recordable books for little britches for Christmas...but your idea is better...

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is such a fabulous idea. I love that she gets the books, the DVD, AND a personal written message. Really fantastic.

Lori said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful idea.

tt.scraps said...

Such a fabulous idea!!! I love little nutbrown hare! :)
I will respond to your email as soon as I get reception on my work phone....I'm on a camping field trip right now and reception on my phones is really bad.

MeMee B said...

Fabulous idea! Great not only for those living far away but, for the older generation to do for the much younger generation to have.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Christy-

Great idea for all the kids we love who live too far...

Going to be featuring this idea at Creative Juice this week!

:)

**AngieA said...

So glad I found your very creative blog what a great gift! Oh, and BTW my DD's name is Blythe too don't hear that name ever around here.