These are the blocks I made for my Josiah for his 2nd birthday

They have ABCs…

123s…

shapes…

and colors.

What really makes them special are the photos of everyone who loves him most. Our little growing family (in the eternal imaginary game of keeping score, I think I should win a few points for including Zeke, as I am not a “dog person.”)…

and Nana and Grandpa Doc and Grammy and Gippy and Grandpa and Grandma…

Uncle Chip and Aunt Chris and the cousins from Tennessee: Kaitlyn, Cohen, and Kylie…

…and all the Aunts and Uncles from Nebraska: Amber, Joel, Ben, Carol, Tommy, and Tyler…

The reverse side features a puzzle of a a red and yellow bi-plane (I have a tentative plan for an airplane themed big boy room)…

I also made a coordinating bucket from an empty paint can to store them all in…

So far, they have been a HUGE hit with my little man!

Click here for a tutorial on making your own custom block set!

 

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  1. julie says:

    love this idea! especially the putting family photos on the blocks. a great way to get to know the family and associate the names with faces. plus adorable!

    ps – i love your list of link ups – do you have a separate page of all of these links that I can bookmark?

    Thanks, Julie

  2. Alisha says:

    Julie – Thanks 🙂

    I do NOT have a separate page with my link party list…but I have considered sharing a post about how I organize my weekly link parties. I will let you know if/when that becomes a reality, as I would likely attach the word document I have as my master list with all the button codes.

    -Alisha

  3. Jodi says:

    I have a similar idea in the work. I’m glad I read your tutorial for the mistakes to avoid as I’m working on it. You’ll have to stop by and see the results.

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