While sorting through the many, many photos from my mum's birthday in anticipation of making her an album to remember the night, I remembered that I had not shared the album that we gave to my dad when he celebrated his 70th (2 years ago).
I gave Oscar & Byron a big sheet of paper with 1 - 70 written on it and asked them to write out 70 things / facts / whatever about their Da. They took a few days but the list was made. I had pledged that I would not edit their thoughts or try to make the reality more "polished" - well you know just how honest kids can be LOL.
So this little 7 gypsies album - 70 Things - became a tribute to a great Da (and Dad) from his 2 grandsons. They shone a spotlight on his life and love in such a simple way, and it touched his heart on the night like no other gift that he received.
Kept the whole thing very simple, added some photos and the felt flowers and for the last 2 entries (69 & 70) I had the boys hand write a note to Da (love their handwriting so much).
Too many pages to include, but you get the idea from these pages.
Note 1: Yes, I know the "g" is missing from the cover (well used) and I will replace it when I paint another to match, or find that damn "g" somewhere on the bookshelf!
Note 2: When Oscar mentions that his Da pees on his soccer field, you must remember we live on a property (no neighbours) and the whole place is one giant soccer field. No need to ring the authorities. Ha!