Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Welcome Home Daddy!

I was sitting here, thinking of my massive to-do list before Mat gets home and then it hit me... I haven't made the signs for the homecoming ceremony yet. I have been so wrapped up in decorating the house that it slipped my mind.

I do have a few things together, I got Hayley a hairbow, the free banner, bow tie for Jaxon and fabric for Hayley's outfit, but I got those things when we were told that he would be home in January.

We are literally a handful of weeks of away from homecoming and I have the signs done long before now.

Bad wife.

I got to thinking, Hayley and Jaxon are 3, they will want a sign of their own but they won't be able to handle a big sign. They also can't write. I came up with an idea that solved this issue.

Last deployment, I printed out the sign and then glitter-ized it. I wanted to do something similar for the twins but I wanted them to be able to decorate it themselves.

This is what I came up with:

I designed two, I have two kids, but they decided they wanted the bottom one.

I printed them on my regular printer and had them color the pictures first.

After they went to bed, I set out to finish the project. My plan was to back them with white poster board to give it a rigid backing but white wasn't good enough for kids... Oh no. Hayley had to have pink and Jaxon just had to have blue.

Silly kids.

I cut the poster board to size, used a glue stick to glue them on, let it dry and voila! Homecoming signs for three year olds!

I may end up gluing a stick of some sorts to the back but that still hasn't been decided on completely yet!

Feel free to use the printables I posted for your own signs and make sure if you do, you let me know! I would love to see them :)


  1. those are wonderful signs - I am sure they were thrilled that they got to help make them too!

  2. Great welcome home signs! We are a military family as well, so I know what you are going through!! God speed! #SITSBlogging

  3. Awww! I forgot to do this after my husband's last deployment. At that point, I was thinking "Baby, dressed and clean. Me, clean. Need makeup" In hindsight, I should have enlisted friend, co-workers and neighbors to help with signage. Who doesn't like glitter and markers!


  4. These are so cool, and such a great way to get your kids to contribute! I love that they both wanted different backgrounds. Stopping by from #SITSBlogging.

  5. SOOOOOO exciting to be getting him back home! I was only a 19 year old newlywed when my hubby was deployed almost our entire first 2 years of marriage. It was too much for me to handle so he never re-enlisted. I have very fond memories of sweet reunions after such long absences. Hope your is just as sweet <3

  6. This is awesome and I love that they colored each themselves. Sweet! Thank you and your husband for all that you do for our country! Stopping by from #SITSBlogging