~Being the Mother of a boy, last from son up...to son down~

My Treasure

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Do you ever stop to think what items you would risk your life to grab out of your house in case a fire, flood ot tornado happened? Well...as strange as it may be...I do...yep...I sit around during my spare time and ponder things like this.

This is one of my most treasured items.

It's a shadow box I made of Kyle's baby items. I know it looks like a fairly simple item but it's contents are worth all the gold hidden in Fort Knox!

The outfit was the one he wore home from the hospital and says "Daddy's Boy", there is also the tiny plastic arm band he wore, along with the knit cap put on him the moment he was born. Another item in the box that is close to my heart is the small red "pappy"...not passie...but "pappy" as Kyle so fondly called it. This pappy was the one the nurse in the NICU had to give Kyle after she took him off the ventilator and he no longer had that tube to suck on...that made Kyle VERY upset...so thus, the little red pappy was given to sooth his screams...it worked like a charm. This little "red life saver" can be found soothing Kyle in almost EVERY newborn photo. As he grew older this pappy was put away in my drawer for safe keeping and replaced by several more, but they never held the memories and meaning of the "red pappy"

I also added his newborn hospital picture and a set of his baby spoon & fork.

(doesn't he look like one of those cute little Munche-che dolls from back in the 80's????)

10 comments:

creative gal said...

I love it!!

MissJody said...

Oh! how **wonderful ***

Yes! I do the same( 1 swear-we were cut from the same fabric) i do sit around and think:...in case of a fire...????

I do! I do!

We have our fire safe also in which we keep import. documents and so fourth...but this my dear....your sons' precious-ness...oh not enough can be said...

I love this! :)

oxoxoxooxoxox Have a great day friend!

Cathy said...

Sweet memories!

Tamela said...

I think about that all the time too. Mainly I think about making sure Echo is out of the house. I don't know what i would do if I lost him in a fire!

What a great shadow box. Something that can be treasured forever!

Tara said...

Great idea. Why didn't I think of this? I have so many things I could use to make Andrew one but they are all in plastic tubs in the attic. Great job!

Jenna said...

AW that is so special!! All my baby stuff is stuck in a baby book. I called my pacifier a dede. This is precious! I will have to remember to do one when I finally have children.

Jenna said...

ps i totally sit around and ponder what I would grab if my house caught on fire..

Bridget said...

I have pondered it before, and I would want all of my pictures and Kyle's keepsake box...

Garrett and Meagan said...

What a great idea!! How sweet. I'm a weird one too and I always think of what to bring in case of a fire!!

"And so our stories go..." said...

What a wonderful keepsake. You made me think of what is important to me.
Mary

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