Friday, September 25, 2009

Hanging with Dad & The Rules

Pulled out the Bumbos this afternoon.

Girls loved. it.

They are still a bit young to use them for more than a few minutes...their little necks get tired. But they loved watching Dad clean his garage while it lasted.

Lucy in all her double chinned glory.

Jill and her puckered lip.

Henry was totally jealous and wanted a Bumbo too. We got out his giraffe chair...

But he jacked Lucy's Bumbo the *second* I picked her up.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture. Jill ADORES her brother. I cannot explain to you how much that girl loves Henry (Lucy...notsomuch). Jilly gives him the biggest grins...priceless.

Finally finished our Family Rules board. It's totally crooked, the paper is bumpy from the mod podge...but surprisingly, I kinda like it that way. It's totally our life right now: kinda crazy, kinda crooked, kinda bumpy...but overall, it's a good life. So, the canvas will stay as is for now. I may re-do it altogether someday...but hey, this is what you get when you try to squeeze in a project during nap times! :)

Have a good weekend!


Joanie said...

Oh my gosh - lovin' this post!

terrific pictures!!!!

that one with Jill and Henry...Good Stuff.

Mama Mote said...

Love the cute little faces on your kids. And the rules are perfect for your family as you said. Continue making memories and taking pictures of your growing family. Love reading your blogs.

Priscilla said...

GREAT JOB, Jeannett!!! And darling pics, as usual!! Your are SO talented!!

Brianna Heldt said...

okay that turned out SO CUTE!!!

jubilee said...

Looks great!

{ L } said...

I just made one of these today and am posting it next week. I LOVE yours!!! The colors are I'm wishing I used your color scheme, lol. You did a fabulous job! A question for you: did you hand write all of that? It looks perfect and I'd love to know. Thank you!

Jeannett Gibson said...

L-I had actually answered a similar question previously, so I just copy/pasted my answer here. :)

My canvas is 24x36. I happen to own a tracer/projector thing so I used it. But, some people will freehand the lettering using the rules printed out in different fonts for a guide OR you can try feeding the strips of paper through your printer and then going back over the type with a marker to give it a more "organic" feel. I just cut my 12x12 scrapbook paper in half and then arranged there is a lot of "wasted" paper underneath the other sheets. I didn't want to have to sit and measure and do math to make sure all of my strips added up to the right size. You can see more examples by checking out the comments on

That's where I got the initial idea! Good Luck!