Category Archives: Snowflake

Chalk Drawing Shape Game


Playing Outside for Jade’s 5th Birthday !!!

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Seasons Of The Year

Seasons

With the arrival of summer recently, my wife created this wonderful drawing for Jade.

Frozen Perspectives with Anna & Elsa

Anna and Elsa Drawing

Jade Drawing

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”Albert Einstein

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Once Upon A Time …
Jade, like almost all girls her age, is a huge Frozen fan. She is constantly singing and drawing scenes from her favourite movie.

In A Faraway Dark Forest …
When we went to the cinema together, I noticed the movie was based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. I was intrigued and took out an anthology of his writing from the library. With past Disney films, it is quite interesting to note the major changes the studio has made from his original stories (another example The Little Mermaid).

The Villain Appeared … Then Disappeared …
Earlier this week, Wired Magazine had a post about “re-telling” fairytales. It was a thought provoking article and I really appreciated their inclusion and notes regarding Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked.

If you haven’t read the article, I highly recommend it:
Maleficent and the Big Problem With Disney’s Fairy Tale Reboots | WIRED

Happily Ever After?
Even though fairy tales are mainly illustrated in simplistic terms (Good vs Evil), I find they provide a colourful spectrum of timeless dialogue between Jade and myself. These interpretive stories are fascinating catalysts to explore subtle differences between ourselves, other people and some of the various perspectives within our world.

Sledding Full Speed Ahead !!!

Sledding Full Speed Ahead

Jade’s starting to love winter activities.

She’s especially loving her sled lately !!!

Family Sled

The Excitement of Christmas Morning

Christmas Excitement

Jade was feeling so happy Christmas morning!!!

Our festive home was decorated with our drawings and paintings.

Unfortunately, I was feeling the chills from on oncoming flu (blah).

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Kid Paintings

But most importantly, Jade opened her presents !!!


Opening Christmas Gifts

Thank you Jade for making our Christmas so special.

Love,

Mom and Dad :)

Christmas Stockings

Santa’s Final Inspection

Santa' s Final Inspection / 1

For the last time, Santa double checks the toys before his big flight.

Jade insisted I draw a ball of yarn for mom.

Santa' s Final Inspection / 2

The Goofy Reindeer

Goofy Reindeer

One of the reindeers was feeling sick — and Goofy is ready to fill in (haha).

Christmas Center of Attention

Christmas Tree / 1

Three is such a wonderful age and Jade has been fascinated by our Christmas tree.

ChristmasTree / 3

Our family stares at the lights for hours and we talk about the all different ornaments.

Christmas Tree / 3

There are a few gifts under the tree and Jade likes guessing what they are.

It’ll be so fun around the tree and finally unwrapping our presents.

Candy Cane On The Brain

Candy Cane Lane

Jade’s perfected the art of eating a candy cane.

We both ate candy canes together and we talked about the cool peppermint taste.

Surprisingly, she’s very patient and savours it.

And she looooves crunching the last skinny parts.

Yum !!!

Noises of Christmas Past

Noises Of Christmas Past

Bing! Bang! Click! Clang!

Christmas in 1974. It started as the funnest, loudest Christmas ever. I really wanted that guitar. And I also received an amazing Fisher Price family camper.

Christmas Camper

Later that day, my dad opened up the camper. He took out the cool clicking noise because it was driving him CRAZY.

When I later met my wife, I couldn’t believe she had the SAME camper … and it still made that SAME clicking noise.

Lucky!

Retro Family Camper

Almost 40 years later, my daughter Jade LOVES playing with the camper.

CLICK! click click CLICK! click click CLICK !!!

Hmmm … Where’s that screwdriver?