Saturday, January 29, 2011

Homecoming Countdown

My husband and I are getting ready to leave for a four night stay in the Bahamas!!  It has been a really cold winter here and we're counting down the hours until we've got our "toes in the water, (butt) in the sand" as the Zac Brown Band would say (er..sing)!!  As a matter of fact I should be packing right now and not blogging, but that's neither here nor there! I just wanted to share this quick project with you all before we left.

My in-laws will be watching our son while we're in the islands (Yes, this is a real runny nose to wipe, no diapers to change, no getting up with the sun......ahhhhhh!!  Don't get me wrong, I love my little guy, but it is nice to be able to escape for a few days just the two of us and have some grown up time.)  To countdown the days until mommy & daddy come home, I've assembled little goodie bags (one for each day) for him to open while we're gone.

Using my Silhouette I cut out five rounded rectangles (3"x6") from white cardstock and the numbers 0-4 out of different patterned/colored scrapbook paper.  I folded the rectangles in half, creating a card, and glued the numbers to the front.

Inside I wrote ".....more day(s) until we come back!"  With the exception of the zero card and inside it I wrote "We'll see you very soon!  Love, Mommy & Daddy"

I searched through the dollar bin at Target as well as the Dollar Tree to find five small gifts to put inside each bag.  Nothing crazy, just your run of the mill coloring book & crayons, bubbles, book, etc....

I put each surprise in a bag, added some tissue paper & tied each card to a bag with some scrap ribbon.  Now my little guy will have a little something fun to open each day that we're gone!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea!! I'm sure he'll love it. Have fun on your trip. I'm wishing we could go on a trip now too.