Happy Birthday to Warren

Posted by on Jun 08 2011 | crafts, family, fun, home

Marta, Liliana and I spent a good five weeks working on a birthday present for Warren. We made him a collection of handmade books. The first week we worked on the covers, making watercolour paintings. The second week we bound the books. The third and forth weeks we filled the pages with beautiful drawings. Finally, on the last week we wrapped them as gifts. It was actually a very interesting process for the girls. From the beginning I told them we were making books to give to Papa for his birthday but when we were making the paintings for the cover, they really just enjoyed painting. When we turned the paintings into book covers, added the pages and started the drawing Marta and Liliana wanted the books for themselves. When they realised the activity didn’t just finish but carried on for weeks they really got it that we were making something special for Papa. Yesterday they were just beaming with pride when we gave Warren the presents. Warren was so touched his eyes filled with tears! Such a treasure to witness this moment. Other than the books this lucky man also got a homemade blueberry pie, a bunch of handpicked wild flowers from our backyard and a DVD set of the series Human Planet produced by the BBC (which I can’t wait to watch it myself!).

 

bound books

hard at work

proud artist

flowers

blueberry pie

 

Eu, Marta e Lili passamos umas boas cinco semanas trabalhando no presente de aniversário para o Warren. Nós fizemos para ele uma coleção de livros feitos a mão. Na primeira semana trabalhamos na capa, fazendo pinturas com aquarela. Na segunda encadernamos os livros, na terceira e quarta enchemos as páginas com lindos desenhos. E finalmente, na última semana, embrulhamos os presentes. Esse foi, na verdade, um processo super interessante para as meninas. Desde o início eu falei que estávamos fazendo um presente para o Papa, mas quando fizemos as pinturas para as capas dos livros elas curtiram fazer só a pintura. Quando as pinturas se transformaram nos livros  e começamos a desenhar, elas quiseram os livros para elas. Quando elas se deram conta de que a atividade não terminava mas continuava a cada semana elas realmente sentiram que estavam fazendo algo especial para o Papa. Ontem elas eram orgulho puro quando deram os presentes para o Warren. O Warren ficou tão emocionado que lágrimas encheram seus olhos! Muito precioso ser testemunha desse momento tão lindo. Tirando os livros, esse papai sortudo também ganhou uma torta de blueberry feita por mim, um bouquet de flores selvagens catadas a seis mãos no nosso jardim e o conjunto de DVDs da série Human Planet produzida pela BBC (que eu estou louca para assistir!).

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3 Responses to “Happy Birthday to Warren”

  1. What WONDERFUL presents for Papa! So imaginative and precious – and useful (including the pie). A very happy birthday to Warren from me too.

    09 Jun 2011 at 5:18 pm

  2. Celina

    Oi Lu, que coisa mais bonita e carinhosa que vocês fizeram, até eu me emocionei. Parabéns Warren e para toda a família também.

    09 Jun 2011 at 9:31 pm

  3. What a sweet gift! I’m sure he was so thrilled with those lovely books. :)

    09 Jun 2011 at 11:27 pm

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