Thursday, August 16, 2007

Help!

Alright all you bloggers out there. I need your shopping help and advice. We are coming to the end of an era here at the Landcruiser Household. Madigan & her babysitter (Nanny to those of you who didn't grow up in a blue collar house ;) are parting ways after Four and 3/4 years together to make room for going to Big Girl School. She has been caring for Madigan four days per week since Madigan was nine weeks old. I am awful at coming up with ideas and knew many of you would know just the thing! Her sitter is her second mother, so I would like something sentimental but also something she could actually use and not just shove on a shelf. She has two children of her own (ages 5 and 2) that Madigan has grown up with, played with, fought with and shared with. I really want to give her something to remember Madigan by. Flood me with ideas!!!

9 comments:

lisagh said...

I'm going to put my thinking cap on for this one, but my first instinct is to do a scrapbook with pictures and mementos of the two of them together throughout the years. You could even get Madigan to add colorings or drawings around the pics you put in the book. It would be nice to have some blank pages at the end with a message that says "for the time we'll spend together in the future" ... letting her know the relationship is not over.

dmmlandcruiser said...

That is a great idea~!

cape cod mermaid said...

I've been thinking about this one & I agree with Lisagh. Picture books are a personal & thoughtful gift. Try Shutterfly if you don't want to create your own scrapbook. But if you're up for the challenge then I'd be happy to help...or host a scrapbooking party!

Monogram Momma said...

A little late to join in here, but I have a sweet idea. I LOVE these little silhouette charms in 14K gold. You could have Madigans name or monogram done on the back. You could give it to her either on a simple gold chain, or perhaps start a charm bracelet for her if she doesn't have one already.

Anonymous said...

How about a nice tree to plant in there yard or a beautiful Hydrangea bush?

Anonymous said...

How about a tree to plant in their yard?

J's Crew said...

The scrapbook is a great idea, I was just thinking if you have one shot of all the kids together or the nanny and Madigan, to blow it up to 8x10 and put it in an engraved silver frame. The engraving should be a specific memory, or quote, something more personal than just a monogram. Glad you made it through the hurricane!

Hemstitch & Hydrangea said...

Not sure if you decided yet, but I think that a scrapbook of past with many pages for the future as well.... with some supplies for her to keep adding.

Engraved title cover books are avail- Memories with Madigan.....?

Also there are charms with childs photo- what abot a charm bracelet with charm photos of hers and Madigan as well? that she and you can add to over the years?

Personalized and from the heart is best and i can tell you already know.... let us know what you choose!

PS thanks for adding me to your blog roll-!!

Hemstitch & Hydrangea said...

Not sure if you decided yet, but I think that a scrapbook of past with many pages for the future as well.... with some supplies for her to keep adding.

Engraved title cover books are avail- Memories with Madigan.....?

Also there are charms with childs photo- what abot a charm bracelet with charm photos of hers and Madigan as well? that she and you can add to over the years?

Personalized and from the heart is best and i can tell you already know.... let us know what you choose!

PS thanks for adding me to your blog roll-!!