Saturday, August 1, 2009

pRepARIng fOr A kiDdy paRTy!

My little nephew Angelo is celebrating his 2nd birthday tomorrow, so I hurried to the toy store and bought him things I knew any kid would like: paints for smearing on your body and bath tiles while taking a bubble bath, and a little boat with a propeller to zoom through the bubbles. We're also giving a gift certificate for the H&M children's section, and we chipped in for a surprise gift from the whole family: a big plastic playhouse to go in the yard. 
I'm also making my famous cheesecake and lemon sauce, a staple for celebrations in this family. I always ask if I should make something else; a chocolate cake, a sponge cake, a lemon meringue pie. NO, they say. WE WANT THE CHEESECAKE! Followed by, AND DON'T FORGET THE LEMON SAUCE!
As you can see, I am also widening my horizons as far as images go. I love the way other bloggers puzzle together their photos so I asked my husband, a photoshop genius, to teach me the tricks of the trade. Do you like the result? I can't take full credit for it this time, but I hope to get the hang of it and present my pictures this way more often.
What are you all up to this weekend?

4 comments:

  1. LOVE the silver rattle...how are you going to surprise him though? when it's wrapped and he shakes...he'll know:)...how sweet.

    Love the kid's gift collage...kudos to hubby for taking the time to teach.

    Blessings for a fun and 'fruitful' vacation!!!

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  2. Dawn (and Ramon!)the montage of photos is lovely, very good job! I learnt how to use photoshop to a very high standard at University, but I cannot remember a thing now! I also have to get Nathan to assit me as he is a computer genius too :)

    The gifts sound lovely and the wrap is very sweet. I hope Angelo likes it and I wish him a very happy birthday xxx

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  3. Happy Birthday to Angelo! I don't know what other people are getting him but I bet your gift will be his favourite. My son would definitely appreciate it! I like your display of photos and I want to learn how to do it; it's fun. Hope hubby will find some time to show me.
    xoxo

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  4. The photo montage is so impressive! Congratulations! Best Wishes for a particularly lovely birthday celebration too!

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