Campbell’s Monthly Photos. March 18, 2012
Hey, did you know we’re taking monthly pictures of Campbell? I mean, real talk, we’re taking daily pictures of Campbell. But we are also taking OFFICIAL monthly pictures, and today, four months in, I am finally getting around to sharing them.
First, let me tell you how this all came to be. It all started with Pinterest, as most things do. There are about 10,000 ideas on there about how to monthly document the growth of your precious baby thing. Personalized onesies, chalkboard designs, building blocks, homemade signs. But the one I loved the most was the giant calendar.
Problem #1. Where do I get the giant calendar? I went to the office supply store, but the biggest thing they had was desktop sized. I googled and googled until I came up with it’s official title – the Stendig Calendar. Apparently it’s a whole thing in the modern design community. I could order one from Crate and Barrel! Great!
Problem #2. Campbell was born in November. Ordering a 2012 calendar was no problem. But I needed December 2011! Who is still selling 2011 calendars in December? No one, that’s who. Even Google failed me. I got seriously depressed about this turn of events (for real, I had a three week old, my emotions were a roller coaster) and started looking for a monthly picture plan B. But! Then! A website told me that the Stendig Calendar is printed in Nashville. NASHVILLE. Guess who lives in Nashville? ME.
I called the office and explained my situation to the nicest guy ever, who, after giving me a history of the Stendig Calendar, told me that he had one copy of the 2011 calendar that he’d give me for free if I bought my 2012 calendar from him. AND he would deliver it to my house. FREE. WITH DELIVERY. Yes, please.
And you guys, it is beautiful. It’s enormous, first of all, three feet by four feet, which precluded us from hanging it anywhere in the house since I’m pretty sure it’s actually bigger than our house.
So each month, as close to the 6th as I can remember, we bust it out and spread it on the floor. I put Campbell in my favorite outfit that’s currently in rotation, and we go to town. It’s pretty much the most fun thing ever.
And here they are! Starting next month I’ll post them in a better format. This month we’re just catching up.