Hey there Tuesday!
It’s Tuesday Talk!
Every month, you are supposed to chat about anything and everything.
In January, we chatted about whether or not I should keep my home phone. (You overwhelmingly told me TO keep it!)
In February, we chatted about preparing for sitters at your house.
In April, we chatted about a book I read called Unstuffed.
In May, we chatted about what TV shows are good for kiddos.
In July, we chatted about bows and clothes for little girls.
In August, we chatted about whether or not I should get an e-reader (Whoa! Lots of opinions!!)
And today, we’re chatting about OUR SIGN WALL.
I get asked for updates on our sign wall all the time, so I thought today was the perfect day to show you guys some newer pics of it. For those of you who don’t know, when Kensington was a baby, I had a sign made with her name on it when she was born to hang in her room. And then, for her first birthday, I had one made. And then Smith came along four months later, and I had a sign made for his room and then for Kensington’s second birthday, I had one made. And so on and so on and so on…and now, we have a bunch 🙂 . When we moved into our new house, we grouped them all in one spot and every year on their birthday, we add a new one. Each sign has their age on there somewhere (it’s like playing Where’s Waldo to find it) and the theme of their birthday for that year. When we adopted Ashby and Madeley, we had signs made with their names and then have added one with each birthday. Here are a few pics of them from birthdays…
So, after their parties, we hang their signs on our birthday wall…
…so fun, right?! This wall just makes me happy 🙂 .
Okay, some frequently asked questions I get about this tradition:
1: What are you going to do when you run out of room on that wall? I’ll just find another place to group them. I think we have enough random wall space to group them all.
2: How long are you going to do this?: In my head, I’ll have a sign made until they’re 18. That might not happen…but in my head, that’s what I’m thinking 😉 .
3: Who makes your signs?: The most popular question!!! My friend Amy makes the signs and no matter how many times I ask, beg and plead, she will not allow me to share her info online because she says right now, they’re fun to make…but she doesn’t want to make a business out of it. (Although, I think she should!) I’m sure someone on Etsy can do the same thing for you if it’s something you like (or some of you are crafty and creative enough to do it yourselves!). If Amy ever decides to start a business, you guys will be the first to know!
So, what are some fun traditions you guys have at your house? Anything! Just name it! I love stuff like this. This is what makes a house a home 🙂 .