Sunday, 20 June 2010
This is what the little Teacakes made for Father's Day. A couple of days ago they spelt out the words 'WE LOVE YOU' on the garden lawn while I photographed their waggly limbs. They loved thinking up ways to spell out the letters and I was surprised by how much easier Dinosaur-boy seemed to find it to think in three-dimensional shapes than he often does on paper.
I then put it all together using PowerPoint (Mr Teacakes may scoff that this is still my preferred choice in editing software, but really, I repeatedly find that the mighty PowerPoint has no limits, other than making me seem a bit dorky and antiquated). We then had it speedily printed and framed and it is now waiting to be hung. Mr Teacakes loved it - hurrah!
On Father's Day eve the Teacakes made a giant meringue with me. After a busy hour of pouring, mixing, whisking and general meringue talk, both of them still called it making a 'remang'. This morning, finding ourselves in a strawberry famine, I piled on peaches, kiwi, passion fruit and blueberries...can it still be a pavlova with no strawberries? I can't show you all of it, because although it was very tasty, passion fruit can make things look unappetising in a frog-spawny way. So here's just a snippet.
I hope that you've had a lovely Father's Day...and if there were no Papa's involved then, then at least the most lovely of Sundays.
[I should say that the whole body letters thing wasn't my own wonderful brainwave - I remember seeing something similar a couple of years ago...I just can't remember where. **Updated Hurrah! The original inspiration can now be found here in the form of Lina's lovely small ones leaping about having their own alpha fun. I love how her children have thought of a way of making the 'Y' together...that stumped us, so we separated out the Y and the V to be individual people.]