Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Naturally Curly Hair

Natural Curly Hair

I used to have a lot … now … not so much.

My wife is Asian and has long, beautiful straight hair.

The question is still out there … Will Jade keep her curls?

Jade is over 3 and she hasn’t had her hair cut yet.

My wife doesn’t want to part with those cute baby curls (photo below).

Baby Curls

Personally, I think Jade will keep some wave.

If her hair dries naturally, the curl will come out.

Otherwise, the blow drier will flatten it out.

My wife doesn’t believe me. But then again, she never does (haha).

Beach Hair

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Do ya Gotchya Gitch ???

Looks like someone is missing their underwear …

This quirky pic was drawn by my wife when Jade was being potty trained and our talked veered towards “undergarments”.

I once lived in Saskatchewan and the popular slang for underwear was gotch (and also gitch). When I later moved to Alberta and British Columbia, I found out the locals referred to their underwear as gonch (and also ginch). Yes, it is goofy … but it made for some funny dialogue about regional differences.

Any weird or interesting slang from your corner of the globe?

Make Like A Tree and “Leaf”

Make Like A Tree And Leaf

Almost all the leaves are gone … but this old guy refuses to “leaf”.

Recently, the weather has been amazing and we’ve had some amazing family-walks.

November Family Walk

Down The Rabbit Hole

Down The Rabbit Hole“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

My wife and Jade collaborated on this collage.

The girls are BIG Alice in Wonderland fans.

Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

Jade and I collaborated to paint a wizard at StrongStart.

My daughter dabbled the yellow stars.

The school has a fun dress up area with a great wizard hat.

Jade Is A True “Arteest”

Jade's Drawing Station

Jade at her art station (our kitchen table).

Thankfully, she can become very absorbed while drawing.

Jade says they’re doing the “Move it, Move it” dance.

“Steppy” Steps Into The Spotlight!

Steppy 1

Love, Love Love ~
Steppy is a little hamster and she’s my daughter’s new favourite toy.
I’m always hearing “Draw Steppy.” Jade likes to add new features (mittens, shoes, etc).

 

Steppy and Jade

Cuteness Overload ~
Wherever Jade goes, her friend Steppy is always there. They’re great buddies.

 

Steppy Is In Love

You Can’t Hide It ~
I played Ricky Lee Jones’ song “Chuck E’s In Love” and we switched the lyrics to “Steppy’s In Love.” Jade thought it was hilarious.

In the drawing (above), Joey the hamster is chasing Steppy.
(Joey likes when Steppy plays hard to get).

 

Toilet Roll Steppy

That’s The Way She Rolls ~
Steppy is always creative, street savvy and super sassy.
My wife and Jade created the look for “Toilet Roll Steppy.”

 

Painting Toilet Paper Steppy

Still Rolling ~
Jade painted the pink base layers (above) and my wife fine-tuned the details.

 

Glitter Steppy

The Glamour ~
Steppy is very comfortable in glitter. At our home, Steppy is truly a star.

 

Steppy Rides A Bike

No Small Step ~
Steppy is always sporty and active. Recently she learned to ride a bike.

 

Big Block Singsong Steppy

A Happy Steppy ~
We also created a “Big Block Singsong Steppy” and we substituted the lyrics “Happy” to “Steppy.” It’s now Steppy’s unofficial theme song.

Click to see the song and video: (CBC Player/Flash)
Big Block Singsong

 

Steppy Stands On Her Head

Steppy Does It All ~
Steppy is extremely talented and can even stand on her head!!!

 

Jade & Steppy

Inseparable ~
Steppy and Jade … Best Friends Forever!!!

 

Always Dazzling ~
A rare interview where Steppy dazzles the camera!

 

Steppy The Great !!!

As you can see, Steppy is the real deal!

 

The Shoes That Go “Pit Pat Pit Pat”

Pit Pat Pit Pat

Jade’s favourite scene from the book “Little Bear’s Visit.”

This is from the section called the “Goblin Story”.

I love Maurice Sendak’s illustrations in it!

Click to learn more about Little Bear’s Visit.

Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk

Jade and I draw and think about our beautiful family time yesterday …

Autumn Walk Photo

A spectacular Metro Vancouver trail during a rare sunny break in November.

Playground Time !!!

PLAYGROUND TIME

Yes, beautiful outside!!! (No Vancouver rain)

Time to play!!!