Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Mommyhood of the Traveling Shirt

So I belong to this amazing group of ladies on babycenter.com. I wish I had gotten to know them all through out my pregnancy with Jaxon but the little bugger was supposed to be born on Halloween 06 but was in all actuality born September 18, 2006. So I've joined the September 06 Baby Birthday Club. This wonderful little genius mommy, by the name of Sarah, came up with the idea to send a shirt around to all the babies in the group and have them take pictures with it. She designed the shirt herself.

It is made of extremely good quality material and there are actually two shirts, for those mommies that have twins. The shirt says "The Mommyhood of the Traveling Shirt Babycenter September 2006 Birthclub." The shirts come with a journal and a set of instructions. You may do whatever you wish with the shirt but you must document where the shirt goes and does with you in the journal. So I was notified at the end of May that I would be getting the shirt next. So far the shirts were supposed to go from Gaffney, SC to two different mommies from Arizona, to me here in Utah. So two weeks go by and I still haven't recieved the shirts because they decided to go on vacation! In NEW MEXICO! ;) The last mommy that had them had her mil mail them out. Well, MIL does some business on ebay and sent several things out that day. The shirts ended up going to a gentlemen in New Mexico who was expecting a steering wheel! I'm sure he was pretty confused when he opened up the package and there was no steering and there definitely was no wheel! Hehe! So he was kind enough to shop them back her and she shipped them on to me. I recieved them on June 15, 2006. We were going to the Change of Command Ceremony for our squadron like right after I opened them so I grabbed one of the shirts and out we went. I couldn't take pictures there during the ceremony but I got to take several after and they turned out pretty darn cute!

Jaxon sitting in the grass in front of the airplanes at the Hill Aerospace Museum!

A close up of him and some of the planes.

Brennan and Jaxon in fron of the Museum.

A close up of the boys!

So then my little Jaxon started cutting his first tooth and got a cold all at the same time so pictures were held off for a few days so that I could get him better. But once he was better we went out to Antelope Island (unfortunately we went when they were closed but we still got a few shots.)

Antelope Island where the Great Salt Lake is!

My boys posing for me with the shirt!

close up of Jaxon and the shirt on Antelope Island! You can't see it really but way in teh background is the salt lake!

So then we went back to Hill Air Force Base and snapped some pictures there.

In front of the Missiles at the base!

In front of the mountains in Utah!

Then we went home and shot a few at home!

Looking cute on the couch!

Jumping in my jumperoo!

Sitting in my new high chair! He's buckeld in the shirt is covering it I swear!

Playing with my feet on my changing table!

And after that full day with the shirt we had to take a nap with my turtle!

And finally saying goodbye to the shirt before it's off on it's new travels, a picture with Mommy!

So that's the story of the traveling shirt so far. I hope you've enjoyed reading about our adventure!


Smooches, Kara said...

OMG!! That shirt idea is awesome!! Pass on my adoration to the Mom who came up with that idea :) Jaxon got some awesome shots wearing it.

I have pics of my girls on Antelope Island! They were 3 and 5 the first time we went there.

Keep posting pretty girl!!!

Nancy Brown said...

How fun is that. I never caught on to the babycenter thing. Maybe I should go check it out!!