Scrabble. So, we created this Scrabble Family Tree of sorts for her.
In the end, his mom and the rest of the family thought it was really cool. And, I was pretty pleased with how well the names evolved on the board. . .as though playing the game. Stating with Smitherman, it works out that Pat's dad, then mom, then the four of them (his brothers, sister, and himself), then the rest of are added to the board working off each of the letters already down. It tickled me, but may not work as well for other families.
So, if you've got a scrabble-lover or game fanatic in your family, this might be just the right gift for them too!
Don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions (even for Pat) about this project!