Mad Libbing Life with a Baby

20 05 2009


Good gravy!” gasped New Daddy. It was 2nd breakfasts and baby was awake for the 150th time today. New Mommy had been hungrily de-linting sweaters, but rushed to check on New Baby. “No, no,” said New Daddy, who had been relaxing by bird watching. “I’m always flushed to help with the baby. I’ll go.” New Mommy was green, since this was only the 2nd time that New Daddy had offered to help. In fact, New Daddy was more inclined to snack on spaghetti, while sitting on the coffee table watching MASH. New Mommy knew that she should mightily accept, because New Daddy might not offer again!


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Baby says thank you!

28 01 2009

My friend had this great idea from her friend to make little “care packages” to give to her OB, L&D nurse and other people who helped her during her stay in the hospital while giving birth. I guess it’s along the lines of handing out cigars to everyone around when the kid pops out, but a little more thoughtful. My friend says the staff really appreciated it, especially the “grumpy” nurse who she almost didn’t give one to.

Following her lead, I came up with a simple item to hand out to special people. Still, it was easy enough that my toddler could help and we could make extras. It could also be a good party favor for a baby shower if you match the insert card to the party invitations/theme.

The hardest part is deciding what treat to use and then making sure the bags will fit the treat without looking overstuffed or empty. I used single serving packages of Land o’ Lakes Hot Chocolate for three reasons: 1. I like them, so hopefully others will too, 2. They fit nicely behind a standard-sized thank you card, 3. I had a box in the cupboard already!

For me, the best part was that I had all the craft materials in my stash and I had found packages of thank you cards from a resale shop (less than 3 cents a card!).
Here’s Bean showing off the finished gifts. Directions are below…


Thank you cards
Ribbon to match
Clear Candy Bags (found in the candy making aisle of any craft store)
Something to fill bags with (Hot Chocolate packages, candy, etc)

Using a paper cutter, trim the front off the thank you cards to fit inside the bag. (Optional–add a little handwritten note to the back of the card) Slide the card into the gussets on the candy bags. Fill bags with treats and tie closed with ribbon. You’re done!