Saturday, August 22, 2009

"I Did It"

Have you heard about these fabulous shirts....?? The brain and heart behind these shirts is Jennifer, Joaquin's mommy, at Three's A Charm. As soon a Jennifer posted the idea I sent her a check right away and couldn't wait to get ours in the mail! The heart and intent for these shirts is the essence of Jennifer as I have gotten to know her through our blogs... she is amazing...the shirts are amazing...her "pay it forward" so to speak with the purchase of the shirts is amazing (please read her post for details). I am thrilled that Reid can proudly wear his shirt as he has indeed earned the right to say "I Did It" for so many milestones....and I am thrilled that this shirt will also remind me each time he wears it that somewhere someone will have a Gifts 2 book in their hands because of it. (Jennifer also happens to be one of the contributing authors in the book) :)!

Reid has earned the "I Did It" slogan for so many, many things in his short little life...enduring 2 open heart surgeries is only the short of it. His newest achievements have come in the form of speech and cognition...which is so thrilling for us! Little by little he is starting to say new words and though Reid cannot say "I Did it" on his own yet...honestly the phrase would have been so appropriate for the little story I want to share, which made me smile from ear to ear! I heard Reid reading in is room as he does everyday and I usually hear him laugh at something or say wow or whoa...at whatever catches his attention, but on this particular day I heard him say "Ba-bye" over and over again...I had to go take a peek to see what he was reading and I found him saying bye and waving to this picture below.... I just giggled and found that to be just about the cutest thing and the SMARTEST thing that he recognized that this boy was turned away from him and because he saw the back of his body and his little butt (which made Luke giggle) that meant he was running away, therefore eliciting a "Ba-Bye" from Reid. The thing is Reid had no idea why I was so excited but I knew...I knew that to be such a great speech and cognitive connection....so I said the phrase for him..."You Did It Buddy"! This page is from the book, No, David (by David Shannon).



Okay sooo...I know the intent of the shirt is not meant for this....but truth be told about events around our house this shirt can also indicate "I Did It" to fess up for mischievous endeavors that my little one has found himself apart of. Like....if I un-crop the top picture you can actually see the mess he created with his baskets of toys in his little playroom.


or the "I Did It" for once again pulling tons of books off the shelves and out of baskets in his room....once again, sigh! :)


Or...how about this little beauty of a mischievous act??....Don't let the innocent smile or his mismatched pajamas fool you, once I walked out of the room the pure white chair was no longer as I had left it, nor my desk....he REALLY should have been wearing his shirt this day.... But, no worries Luke shouted out for all to hear and for all to be clear..."He Did It, Not Me!!!!"



Jennifer...I love these shirts and I have loved reading the stories of families who have also purchased the shirt and sharing their children's "I Did It" stories....what a special thing you have started...I am so glad to share in it!
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11 comments:

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

OMG Cheri!!! I am sitting here laughing out loud! Your little Reid is ADORABLE and HILARIOUS!!! I love the "alternate" meaning for the shirt :)!!! Thank you SOOO much for this amazing post and for your support! LOVE him!

Junior said...

Love the shirt and such a wonderful idea.
Way to go Reid you are making awesome progress.

Laurie said...

Awesome post!! You are right - what a clever little one you have there! : )

SunflowerMom said...

Love it!!! Reid, you are a little mischievious monkey like my Seanie! Those are familiar sights!

Heather said...

Oh Reid,once again you leave me laughing.I still haven't gotten over the egg throwing episode.You are such a smart little guy.We LOVE David Shannon also and especially his No,David books.We actually have a a No Joe in the house!Love the shirt.I have got to get Zoey one too.Love to you all.

Nan P. said...

Ah! The beauty of childhood, the innocence, the great "mess" that is part of learning. Pity we all loose this fun side when we grow up! ;-)

But hey, you can call your chair and desk "modern art"!

Monica Crumley said...

What a darling "i did it" model. Your little guy is super handsome sporting his shirt, even if some of his accomplishments are slightly mischievous. Ahhh, the chair. I know the feeling! Thanks for sharing all his "i did it's" He looks like he's doing great!

Kele said...

I love hearing about all Reid has done and he looks so proud wearing his 'I DID IT' shirt, like he KNOWS!! I love the t shirts, I will have to go check it out, thanks for sharing!

Kele said...

Don't mean to seem like the Blog Police or anything, but... where the hell are you?
Sincerely, Officer Giles

Cheri said...

Kele...I just love you, you crack me up! I have been knee deep in work stuff trying to get my class of "online" families prepared and ready to begin school tomorrow...and then trying to prepare Luke to go back on Wednesday....I have been, ahem, a little stressed out and had no brain power left for a decent blog post...I haven't even left comments on my favorite blogs...just perused a bit when I found 10 seconds of quiet. I loved your last post....about precious times, so true!

thanks for checking in boss! :)

Michelle said...

I loved this post! he looks great in his shirt too!