Papa’s Birthday Surprise


Fabien and the boys

Happy Birthday Papa.  A day to celebrate a special husband and precious father.  Always around to help in every way he can to make parenting easy for me (he’s now become an expert cook like his mother). When Sasha was born, I still often remember Fabien putting Sasha in his sling and walk him through the garden whilst still dark so I could catch up on much needed sleep. When Sasha turned three we made the decision to move to our farm in Dominican Republic, leaving behind his business and our urban lifestyle. Fabien could now spend his time with the children.  An amazing adventure it’s been, my children know more about farming, animals and agriculture at 4 and 7 than we knew when we came here.

How fortunate we are that the children have their papa with us every day.  All meals are shared with the most wonderful conversations of the day’s happenings, strengthening our bond and their social skills.  Fabien spends much time with the children taking them on adventure walks, jumping on the trampoline, swimming, playing, cuddling, building and creating.  The boys have an amazing bond with him. he cares for the children just as any mother would.  I’m always amazed at the patience he has with them and how he finds ways to always accommodate them under any circumstance.

Happy Birthday we love you

The gifts we made and put them into the little felt boxes

The boys felted wool over their wooden blocks to make a small capsule to hold the gift they made.  A leather string with a wooden bead for a necklace and leather for a bracelet

Papa's birthday table

The beautiful cards the children made

For the cards the children put magic wool into a plastic bag with some water and soap to felt it.  The I cut out some watercolor paper, they painted it and stuck the wool to the inside with a glue gun.  So pretty.

A drawing Sasha did for him

We baked a delicious chocolate cake

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About earthboys

Nature is our way of living. It is a gift to cherish and share with our loved ones. Nature is also our gift to our children. It has allowed them to unfold in a graceful childlike way. Growing up in Southern Africa amidst the wildlife, I, myself feel the significance of what nature offers, a call for environmental enlightenment and a unearthing of the relationships between plants, insects and wildlife. We have provided our children with a safe paradise where they can enjoy and be one with nature, playing with worms, watching an ant trail, flitting along after a butterfly, gathering, smelling and admiring a beautiful flower, building sand structures of mountains and lakes. They are always happy when they are outdoors. Their relationship with our animals is one full of love and caring. Our children have brought us great joy and happiness. This blog is dedicated to them, and an inspiration to others.
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3 Responses to Papa’s Birthday Surprise

  1. Happy birthday to a wonderful Papa! All of the gifts and creations are so beautiful and heartfelt. You are the sweetest family ever!

  2. kelly says:

    What beautiful gifts you all made. A wonderful celebration.

  3. Homemade gift are the greatest! Peace and blessings to a worthy Papa. Wonderful blog, keep up the wonder posts

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