Loopy and Uncle Bug are mad about...
The Japanese animated series Sergeant Frog. They watch it on YouTube all the time and they love to quote the crazy subtitles from the theme song: "when you take your umbrella it is sunny", "you forgot to cook the curry rice", "sweep square places circularly" and "strawberry toothpaste is delicious"... huh?
Well, they seem to enjoy it. They're keeping track of how many of the 307 episodes they've seen. I think I'm glad to be in Las Vegas right now.
On Friday, Loopy got up early even though she had the day off school, and we made a Sergeant Frog cake for Uncle Bug's birthday. It was pretty easy, we pieced together the sides of his helmet with crescent cuts from one round layer and frosted them to another.
But that's not all... look what she's been working on since Christmas vacation:
So many little stitches! And without a pattern... this was a labour of love. In a flurry to wrap the stuffed frog at the last minute, I threw him in the bottom of a popcorn box and covered him with crumpled white, ivory and yellow tissue paper:
... and off we went. After the cake was eaten and the presents were opened, Loopy and Uncle Bug sat down on the sofa with Sergeant Frog, the remote control, and some real popcorn. Loopy later pronounced it the perfect celebration of Uncle Bug's birthday... don't you agree?