Category Archives: Our Family

Sonia’s Strawberry Dream

Strawberry

At Grandma’s, Jade had a chance to re-connect with her older cousin Sonia.

Lots of times, I’ll see an expression on Jade’s face and I’ll think of Sonia.

Above is a surreal drawing made by Sonia.

Below is a photo of Sonia when we went to a favourite Vietnamese restaurant.

Vietnamese Noodles

Grandma’s Art Gallery

Fridge Art Gallery

Lots of new art on Grandma’s fridge.

My daughter Jade, her cousins and myself drew voraciously at Grandma’s place.

Visiting Grandma’s Home

Visiting Grandma’s Home

We just came back from Grandma’s home in Saskatchewan.

Grandma is “old school” and doesn’t have any cable tv or internet connections.

Because of that, we spent a lot of time drawing, going to to the playground, etc.

Jade had a wonderful time seeing all her cousins, aunts, uncles …

And Jade especially loved seeing her Grandma again.

Dog Days Of Summer

Dog Days Of Summer

Lately, we’ve been dog-sitting our neighbour’s amazing black lab.

The dog’s name is Gunnar and he’s eight years old.

He has the perfect temperament for children.

Gunnar doesn’t jump up on people and he doesn’t lick faces either.

He’s the perfect friend for Jade.

She absolutely adores him.

Love Perseveres

Love Perseveres

There’ll always be darkness in life.

Always believe, trust in each other … And have patience.

Love will persevere and find a way.

Jade’s Hotel Transylvania Birthday Party

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Happy Boo-Day !!!

My daughter Jade absolutely adores the animated movie Hotel Transylvania.

It made a super fun theme for her 4th birthday party.

Enclosed are a few memorable pics from the day.

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Group Mural

The party craft was a giant 8 foot wide poster.

Each kid drew a monster and decorated their own bat.

Even some parents joined in the fun.

In the end, the mural was like a HUGE card for Jade.

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Group Photo

Everybody smile !!!

Jade and her happy friends with their finished product.

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Pin the Head on Frankenstein

Jade was the 2nd closest.

The game was a “monstrous” hit with all the kids !!

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Birthday Cup Cakes !!!

Of course, no party is complete without some sugary goodness.

Jade had a great time but was COMPLETELY exhausted by the end.

She went to bed at 4:30 that afternoon … And didn’t wake up until 5:oo the next morning !!

Eat Your Salad !

Eat Your Salad !

Thankfully, Jade likes salad … but only with italian dressing.

Pass The Summer Salt

Summer Salt

Jade’s old drawing from last summer.

Nothing better than some twirling picnic fun at the park … (she loves picnics).

Happy Birds; Turning Frowns Upside Down

Happy Birds
One can’t be angry all the time (haha).

Last year, Jade’s cousin came over … He LOVES the “Angry Birds” game.

Jade kept wondering “Why do they have to be soooo angry all the time.”

I said the pigs never learned “to play” growing up.

The Wildest Rose

The Wildest Rose

My little daughter has so much energy.

Jade’s my wild flower.

She’s the wildest rose.