Even though I was terrible at taking quality photos during the shower, I happened to be smart enough to take a couple on my phone during the crafting phases. I don’t think I took completed photos of any of the stuff, but you can use your imagination. Right? Right.
Please be patient with me. I’ve been playing around with PicMonkey lately and I can’t seem to make my images appear polished. They are all still hovering around in the cheap, cheesy, and your photos are awful phase.
I don’t think you really need instruction on how to do this stuff. You’re not dumb. But I will give you a few tips and pointers. The flashcard garland was super cheap. I bought two packs of flashcards and a pack of colored paper clips at Dollar Tree. I created two very long strands of multiplication garland to hang around the house. I also did some first word “streamers.” Basically I just punched holes in all four corners of the card and the hung 5 vertically. If that makes sense. Sorry I didn’t take a picture of that.
This is one of those “bang for your buck” decorations. It cost
me $3 and was a huge hit and super cute. My thumb almost fell off during all of the hole punching, but it wasn’t too bad. And I chipped quite a bit of nail polish while stringing the paper clips through the holes, but I have plenty of nail polish.
I saw this one on Pinterest and it was so cute. Okay, here are my tips. Do not use a wide vase. The thinner the better. Flowers sit weird in wide vases. You probably know that because you are more domestic than I am, but I never ever ever buy flowers so this is news to me. So Alison saved the day by cutting off about 17 inches from the stems so they wouldn’t look ridiculous.
Also, you know how there is that metal piece that holds the eraser on? Well that end of the pencil is slightly wider than to other end. (Duh, you say.) Yeah, I knew it too, I just didn’t think it would make much of a difference. Well if you had a thin vase, it probably wouldn’t make much of a difference. But if you’re like me and use a jar from the dollar store that is as wide as a 10 gallon bucket, your vase is going to look pretty wonky halfway through.
On the cover: Thank you for being part of Micah’s shower. Now you have homework!
First page: Take your notebook home and each month of Micah’s first year, pray something new over him. We have included a short prayer and verse to guide you. Feel free to write new prayers on the extra pages!
And then the next 12 pages were short prayers and reference verses. I have no idea if people will do this. Hopefully they make it out of everyone’s car or purse and maybe on to their nightstand. But if at least one person commits to praying over Micah each month, then it was time well spent!
Oh, and because I’m extra crazy, I started each journal with a different prayer. So basically there are 12 journals and 12 months, so each month someone will be praying for a different area of his life.
I have included the list of prayers here in case you want to copy, or in case you want some guidance on what to pray over your own child. I found several sources of “prayers for babies” and compiled and edited them into a list I liked. And if I messed a verse up by typing the wrong chapter or verse, just please don’t tell me. It is in text so it is copy-pasteable and in image for it is pinable and printable.
I pray that Micah buy cialis will seek the Lord always.
I thank God for never leaving Micah.
I pray that Micah will always be kind, compassionate, and forgiving.
I pray that Micah will obey his parents and authority.
I pray that Micah will be full of courage!
I thank God for having amazing plans for Micah.
I pray that Micah will love others and be a good friend.
I pray that Micah will always trust God.
I thank God for instructing His angels to guard Micah.
I pray for Micah’s attitude and actions as a young man.
I pray that Micah will always know what love is.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
I pray that Micah chooses friends wisely.
That’s about it, y’all! I hope you like it. This theme could easily be used for a back to school party, a teacher appreciation day, a birthday party, whatever! How cute would it be to take your child’s teacher a pencil vase of flowers as a treat?! Hmm… maybe if I can locate some THIN VASES, I’ll do it!