Saturday, July 30, 2011

Starting early on holiday gifts - Last year's "When I grow up I want to be..." photo book

I am so excited to see July ending soon!  In Arizona we have incredibly hot summers and this month is usually spent indoors.  Temperatures start to get better in late August.  By September we are normally spending everyday outside loving our state. 

With July coming to end I'm realizing how close we are getting to the holidays.  Each year I plan to start earlier with my homemade gifts.  Last year I didn't do such a great job getting an early start.  This year I hope to do better.  That means I better start making our holiday gifts tomorrow!  With that in mind I want to share my favorite gift we gave our parents last year.  This is one of those gifts that should have been started earlier than December!  I went through all the online albums of photos I had taken of my daughter last year and saved every picture of her doing something silly.   I uploaded the photos to Snapfish and turned them into a funny "when I grow up I want to be..." book.  Our family loved the gift and I'm sure this is something that will continue to make us smile as my daughter grows.

a fireman..., an alligator wrestler...,
a turtle..., a swimsuit model...,

a bicyclist..., a mariachi band leader...,

a chef..., an artist...,

a food critic..., a queen...,

a cheerleader..., a fairy princess...,

Snow White..., an architect...,

Little Miss Muffet..., a soccer player...,

a doctor..., a computer programmer...,

a farmer..., a stuntman...,

a pirate..., a maid...,

a dog walker..., a bus driver...,

The Hulk..., a dinosaur tamer...,

an astronaut..., a basketball player...,

a professional mooner..., a marine biologist...,

You didn't really think I would post a
picture of my daughter's naked little
butt mooning everyone...
The picture was incredibly cute and probably my favorite in this book!

a race car driver..., a pianist...,

a puppeteer..., a photographer...,

a whale trainer..., a gardener...,

definitely famous!

Go and get started flipping through your photo albums!

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Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...

what a great idea!! this year i'm going to make all my family homemade gifts and i think this will defiently be one of them, thanks xxx

KendasCrafts said...

great idea! i think I'll definitely be using this as inspiration for my presents this year. Thanks for the neat idea!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh! This is sooo stinkin adorable.. and I love, love, love the mustache and the mariachi band! Such a great idea!.. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Jenni said...

Love it! Awesome idea! Great way to scrapbook pictures that don't really have an event theme.