This might be the last year our big boy Sammy calls his father Dada. In September he will walk through the school gates and Dada will probably become a distant memory! So we made our own special present for his birthday. We adore this book my sister in law gave to the boys. Why I Love My Daddy. The idea is it's children in their own words. So we sat down, scrolled through our photo library and found some corkers. I had some sweet woodland paper and although I nearly threw the printer out of my office window at midnight and there are a couple of smudges, it turned out beautifully. Laminated and everything.
I bought him a new amp for his guitar so we went musical for the decorations this year! The boys helped stack the cake - it was awesome!
I raided the local charity shop for sheet music to use as bunting (hand stamped by Sammy), wrapping paper and a pile of old records made a great gift tag, cake stand, door wreath and hanging decorations. I used some luggage tags and printed off some letters to make a manly garland for the lounge and adorned the fire place with his presents.
And what did he play for the boys? Well he got the score to the Disney Cars soundtrack - Life is a Highway up on the iPad! They loved it!
I hope they have his musical abilities as it is such a skill to read music.