Friend having baby

Friend having baby

A good friend of mine is due with her second baby in two weeks. She also has a 2 1/2 year old boy. I already got a gift for the baby, but now I'm thinking it might be a good idea to bring something for the big brother, so he doesn't feel left out. Any ideas for a cheap but entertaining

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  1. #1
    pseuzanne
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    A good friend of mine is due with her second baby in two weeks. She

    also has a 2 1/2 year old boy. I already got a gift for the baby, but

    now I'm thinking it might be a good idea to bring something for the big

    brother, so he doesn't feel left out. Any ideas for a cheap but

    entertaining gift?



    Also, I'd like to prepare a dinner dish and freeze it for them. Any

    ideas for something easy to make, that freezes well? I'm not a great

    cook, but I figure they'll appreciate it anyway!



    Suzanne








  2. #2
    Margala
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    <font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman">12.0pt;color:black;">Bring bubbles! They are a hit for my 3
    yr. old and my 4 yr. old. They can keep him entertained for a very long time
    and are very cheap!
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    Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of pseuzanne

    Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007
    10:04 AM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Friend
    having baby








    A good friend of mine is due with her second baby in
    two weeks. She

    also has a 2 1/2 year old boy. I already got a gift for the baby, but

    now I'm thinking it might be a good idea to bring something for the big

    brother, so he doesn't feel left out. Any ideas for a cheap but

    entertaining gift?



    Also, I'd like to prepare a dinner dish and freeze it for them. Any

    ideas for something easy to make, that freezes well? I'm not a great

    cook, but I figure they'll appreciate it anyway!



    Suzanne

    12.0pt;color:



  3. #3
    Dave & Holly Renodin
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    Suzanne-

    Being due with my third baby in two weeks, I know anything you do for your friend would be much appreciated!!

    We got little gifts for our 3 yr old and 2 yr old for when our baby arrives. The perfect gift at this age- and VERY cheap-- would be a coloring or activity book for the little boy with a small box of crayons- both are available at dollar stores. It's something that would keep him busy on his own while they are adjusting to having a second child to split attention and time with! You can even be as creative as going to online Free printable coloring page websites-http://www.free-coloring-pages.com/ and printing your own coloring book.(You can Google for more sites) My kids love any type of reading book too- dollar stores and yard sales right now are perfect places for those. If you were able to keep it all low cost, include a little sidewalk chalk, refrigerator magnets, and bubbles. Hope that helps!

    As far as food- anything goes! The classic meal is lasagna, so maybe stay away from that since families with new babies inevitably end up with at least 3 frozen lasagnas! Spaghetti is always a great meal, even if they need to boil the pasta- if everything else can be frozen to be heated when they are ready for it... Meat sauce or Meatballs, Garlic bread. (You can substitute frozen ravioli or tortellini.) Another idea is putting together all the ingredients to get dumped into the crock pot one morning for dinner that night- chili, beef stew, etc.

    Again, your friend will be thrilled with anything you do since you're being such a great friend!

    God Bless-

    Holly


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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: pseuzanne
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 12:03 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Friend having baby





    A good friend of mine is due with her second baby in two weeks. She
    also has a 2 1/2 year old boy. I already got a gift for the baby, but
    now I'm thinking it might be a good idea to bring something for the big
    brother, so he doesn't feel left out. Any ideas for a cheap but
    entertaining gift?

    Also, I'd like to prepare a dinner dish and freeze it for them. Any
    ideas for something easy to make, that freezes well? I'm not a great
    cook, but I figure they'll appreciate it anyway!

    Suzanne





  4. #4
    mtmay@gvtc.com
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    Color Wonder fingerpaints or markers for the big brother. Travel

    Aquadoodle. Matching baseball hats - one for him & baby. Matchbox

    cars, planes, traines are good too. You could put it in a small

    backpack - a "Big Brother Bag."



    Personally, I made some food and froze it before each of my kids came.

    If you're not too handy in the kitchen, a big package of paper plates,

    etc. might be nice - that way there are no dishes to do.



    Food-wise, lasagna always freezes well. Baked chicken, soups.



    HTH,

    Emily



    ----- Message from pseuzanne@yahoo.com ---------

    Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:03:43 -0000

    From: pseuzanne <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>

    Reply-To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Friend having baby

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com





    > A good friend of mine is due with her second baby in two weeks. She

    > also has a 2 1/2 year old boy. I already got a gift for the baby, but

    > now I'm thinking it might be a good idea to bring something for the big

    > brother, so he doesn't feel left out. Any ideas for a cheap but

    > entertaining gift?

    >

    > Also, I'd like to prepare a dinner dish and freeze it for them. Any

    > ideas for something easy to make, that freezes well? I'm not a great

    > cook, but I figure they'll appreciate it anyway!

    >

    > Suzanne

    >

    >





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  5. #5
    DGates
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    I think the bubbles and coloring books would be great for the big brother too. Plus something I've made is my version of cavatini. Its just noodles any kind I use a mixture of spirals and those short round stubby noodles and a few elbow macaroni, add cut up eckridge sausage and pepporine and a jar of spagetti sauce (two if making two batches). I always end up with two 9 x 13 in pans of it one for my family (which I can freeze) and the other for the other family which if they have gotten alot of food sent to them they can freeze mind no problem. I always make it in disposable pans that they can cook in so not to worry about that.

    Donna SAHM and loving it.

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