Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Father's Day.

We celebrated Father's Day on Saturday this year, a little strange but it worked well for us.
It was a gloriously sunny day and we were able to fulfil Abraham's plan of spending pretty much the entire day outside. Lovely.
The boys played ball games, strummed at their guitars and read books out on the lawn, Otto practised his standing up and pushing around his little trolley and, after a few jobs in town, prepared a delicious Father's day lunch for us to eat al fresco.
It was so nice to all hang out and to have a whole day of fresh air. It's amazing how much brighter things seem after a few hours in the back yard!

As his present, for being the best Dad/ husband in the entire world, Abraham received a portrait of the boys. It was done by the ever-lovely-and-very-talented Stella from Frank & Dean Co. Ltd. and is one of the most wonderful things I have ever laid eyes on. Not only does it look EXACTLY like the picture, but it is also so meticulously drawn, ever little pencil mark is in the right place and done so lovingly! Incredible!
And her pricing is very reasonable (too reasonable maybe?) so I whole-heartedly recommend that you had over to the felt shop and snap up a custom portrait of your loved ones too. We all love ours and you will love love love yours, too.

(This post took three days to write.. how does that happen?)


  1. Aw shucks! I'm so happy that you guys like it, I must say, if I had criteria for the perfect photo to draw from (which incidentally I now do - actually planning a wee post about it), yours ticked every box! It was a real pleasure to draw...

    Looks like you guys had a wonderful day!

  2. What a great idea to spend the entire day outside. It was such a gorgeous day too-just perfect for hanging out with Dad in the back yard:)

  3. oh, that looks idyllic. most of your posts make me jealous to my very core of how sunny it always seems...

  4. I'm SO getting one of those portraits! Just trying to find the perfect photo...

  5. That day just looks and sounds splendid.