Special Delivery

There are few things Gracen loves more than getting mail, even if it’s just flyers and junk.  So imagine her excitement when we arrived home to this heavy cardboard tube and I told her it was for her…

IMG 8656Ya, she was beyond thrilled.

IMG 8658She let me hold it just long enough to slice the label that was holding it together, and then carefully went about opening her mystery package, not knowing that it was going to be filled with goodies she (and her Papa) had helped me choose and personalize online.

IMG 8660The first thing she found was this beautiful growth chart, personalized with her first and middle names, and printed with gorgeous babushka dolls.  She loved it so much that she was doing a nervous-sounding giggle in between little shrieks and stomps. And I’m so glad she did.  Being half Ukranian, I’ve always loved babushka dolls too.  My Baba had several in her house while I was growing up and I always thought they were very special.  Later, when my Dad went to work in Russia when I was a teenager, he brought me back two of the largest, most beautiful matryoshka dolls I’ve ever seen, and I still have them to this day (note to self: they need to be dug out of safe keeping and displayed in Miss G’s room asap).

IMG 8662Also inside the package were a ton of gorgeous personalized labels.  What I hadn’t thought of in advance, unfortunately, was the fact that Grae would think that they were just stickers and immediately want to stick them in her notebook (obviously – com’on Mama!) I explained that these were special stickers… Ones meant for lunch containers, drink bottles, and clothes – not just paper, and she seemed to be semi-okay with that.  

IMG 8672I quickly tucked the labels away and asked if she wanted to help me hang her growth chart up – luckily, she was sold. She was a great little measuring tape/pencil-tack passer and in no time, we had her new growth chart hung.

IMG 8674Once hung, it was time to measure her… 86.5 centimetres – meaning that if the whole ‘measure at age 2 and multiply by 2′ theory turns out to be true, she’ll be taller than her 5’ 4” Mama. Yay for that!

IMG 8675Here’s a closer look at Grae’s labels.  Aren’t the woodland creatures and the muted colours paired with red adorable?  These are iron on clothing labels that are washing machine and dryer safe! 

IMG 8677And these little babushka doll ones are stick on name labels that are dishwasher and microwave safe, but can be put on almost anything.  

In the next couple of weeks, Grae and I will be putting all of these new goodies to the test and seeing how they hold up when paired with a very busy toddler.  We’ll be sure to share our findings with all of you soon!

All items are from Stuck On You.

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5 thoughts on “Special Delivery

  1. How old is Gracen? This is such a good idea, and immediately, I thought of my niece and nephew. But my nephew is turning 4, and I feel like he’s a little too old now? What do you think?

    • jkossowan says:

      I don’t think 4 is too old at all! They have lots of really cool designs that would suit a “big boy” room (dinosaurs, ‘big city’, bugs, robots, stars & stripes, etc.) and ours is much taller than I am, so there’s still LOTS of time for him to use it. I say go for it. It would make a beautiful, personalized gift, plus, it’ll end up being an amazing keepsake one day. 🙂

    • jkossowan says:

      Oops! Forgot to answer your other question – Gracen will be 2 in just 2 days. *sigh*

  2. Nat Nanton says:

    I love that growth chart! It doesn’t ruin the walls and it’s pretty. I’m going to order one!
    And to “the second serving”, in my opinion 4 is not too old at all! That’s just what I think. 🙂

    • jkossowan says:

      Oh, you should. We’re loving ours. They’re a lot larger than I expected and the canvas is really nice quality. Well worth the $. The best part is that for people like us who are currently renting, the memories can be taken with you when you move.

      And I completely agree on the 4 not being too old bit. Kids love watching themselves become “big” and they have some really great designs for older kids too. 🙂

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