say it loud, say it proud!!

natalie, who has a bun in the oven, posted about wanting one of these in her yard when the bambino made his appearance. she was asking corny or not?



so i just had to post how genius my main man rbc was when we had mia. our way-cool friend tim who owns a banner company set russ up with this vinyl banner that was hanging on our house when we brought her home:


i absolutely loved it for several reasons:


1. i love attention, naturally, but i loved BEST being able to announce it this way and it just felt so festive having it hanging outside. even better than christmas lights! plus the bonus was that it was vinyl, so come rain or snow or hail or fiery meteorites, that bad boy was still gonna be there.

2. if you rent one of those "storks", you only get it for several days (i'm assuming, i've never checked). we had this hanging outside for almost 10 days and had so many comments on it from neighbors, family, and friends who came to visit.

3. it was unique and original and special for our new little lady.

i don't know how much it cost, and there are those of you out there that are like, "yeah, but then what are you gonna do with it afterwards?" well, i'll tell you what i did with it afterwards: i took it down, rolled it up, and stored it in my basement to give to mia when she leaves us for greener pastures when she gets older.

there are also the paranoid ones that think, "holy moly! you are advertising your newborn--someone could sneak in to snatch them in the middle of the night!" yeah, and i could also get hit by lightning when i stand next to a flag pole.....sometimes i think people get OVERLY paranoid about things and need to take it down just a few notches--like when you're at a 10, and we need you at about a 7. i also understand that it depends on where you live--we are small town suburbia with an awesome neighborhood. if i lived in downtown chicago? yeah, probably not gonna do it.

p.s. no, that is not elvis glowering on the right. just abbey.

12 comments:

Christie said...

Ok - that totally makes me want to have another baby, just for the stork. No one even gave me a hand-painted banner for my garage. I feel left out.

Amy said...

I am so glad that i am never having another baby to use this clever idea... but I think it would be fun to have a birthday banner for each kid. How fun to let everyone know that it is a birthday or you could just hang it in the house. Ohhh... The possibiblities are endless with the vinyl signage!

devri said...

Except for the fact that now a days, they tell you not to (the hospital) so that sickos don't come and take your baby, I on the other hand, never follow the rules. so do whatev is fancying (sp?) your boat at that time....

rachel said...

Maybe we should get a vinyl sign to hang outside the Rio tonight so any stalkers can come steal our blogging butts :)

Tanja said...

We are not having another little one either but I love the idea and it screams LOVE.

Now if you were to get some vinyl for tonights event...I can't say as grown adults you wouldn't have some stalkers!{tee-hee}

Kami said...

I love it! You could use it as a table cloth for her birthday parties too (just an idea). :)

Judi said...

I was lucky enough to have a neighbor that makes these when I had my 3rd! I had that adorable stork on me front lawn for a whole week!!!!

Adam and Kristina said...

I'm still thinking funeral potatoes and sparklers are the way to go.

100 Percent Cottam said...

glad i'm not the only one that thought the baby snatching idea was a little far fetched! but then again, i sometimes wonder if i'm not paranoid ENOUGH. ah well. love the banner! too cute! :)

MiaKatia said...

Love the banner and am so going to DEMAND one next time the need arises! Which could be years from now, but I'm just saying I love it!

Petunia said...

Very cute banner!
...and I'm still cracking up at "Elvis"!

Ida said...

I love the banner such a great idea. I dig the stork too. I like attention in that way too. Everyone loves a baby.