Miss Gioia

Thursday, June 5, 2008

How Big Are You?

When he was growing up, Chris and his sister had their measurements marked on a wooden stick made by his Opa. The stick said, in Dutch, the following:

This stick shows you
at all times
how small you were
how big you are

A few months before Miss G's birthday, Chris asked his parents if they could make her a measuring stick too. Wow, did they ever.

Chris' dad designed the stick to fold in half for easy storage in our apartment and traveling life. He cut out the wood, printed out the images, and painted and varnished it from top to bottom. There even is a custom carrying case that Chris' dad designed and sewed. The top has a circle for easy hanging, and the back has precise measurements marked in inches/feet and centimeters/meters. Chris' mom selected all of the images; some even came from this website!

What a fabulous, thoughtful, homemade gift. Thank you Rod and Linda!

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Blogger Wendy said...

That's a great idea!!! I love it.

Enjoy your day

June 6, 2008 4:05 AM  

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