Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Evening out the injustice of the first born, one ornament at a time.

When unpacking our Christmas stuff the other night and decorating the tree, we couldn't help but notice there was an awful lot of Liam on display. Things he's made over the years, ornaments with his name on them, and lots and lots of pictures from his first Christmas.


It's no one's fault, really, just a law of the universe. Like gravity or a heavy rain after you finally wash your car. First born children just have a lot more swag than their siblings. Period. End of story.


Still. We felt like jerks every time Finn pulled a Liam ornament out of the box. "Look!" he'd say, genuinely excited. "It's more baby Liam!"


Fortunately he's a big fan of his brother (he carries around the little photo album - and calls it his "best friend book"). But still. No fair. So when Finn was at school the other day I whipped him up a little something. His very own best friend book with photos from his first Christmas.


How cute is that baby?! Killing me with that sweet grin...


I think he really liked it even though he immediately asked why there weren't more pictures of baby Liam (we should have named this kid Even Steven).


This isn't the first time I've made a project like this and it's really fun and easy. Take some photos you like, a little card stock, and maybe a bit of ribbon and you've got yourself a nice little ornament or picture book. I made one a few years ago for Grandmama and recently whipped one up for my cousin (I spelled her name in pictures of tree roots I found on a hike - it turned out really cute).



Almost every day Finn pulls his little photo book off the tree and unties the ribbon to look at his pictures. It makes my heart so happy to see both boys hanging out on our tree.

and under the tree...

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