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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 !!

Sleeping Lines Doodling To Dreamland

Dreamy Doodle

 

This is an old image Jade and I created together.

Sometimes, we like to make random marks and see what happens.

The lines are drifting off to sleep … going  to dreamland.

New Discovery — Galapagos Birds and Toilet Rolls

Bird Toilet Paper Rolls

Little known fact …

These are the famous Toilet Roll Galapagos Birds (image above).

Darwin originally linked the evolution of birds with common toilet rolls.

My wife presented and unearthed this startling, new discovery today!

Remember, DON’T throw away your old toilet paper rolls.

Give them the love, care and creativity to evolve into a beautiful bird.

Tweet !!!

Jade’s Home and Workspace

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Our family almost always paints or draws at our kitchen table.

We’ve thought long and hard about how to best integrate our family’s art space and material.

Firstly, we wanted to incorporate Jade’s art into the work space.

We also wanted our art resources / materials to be easily accessible.

For a final touch, we envisioned Jade’s paintings in our living room.

Last month, we went to Ikea and purchased some Expedit bookshelves.

For us, it’s a perfect space solution.

Today, I put up Jade’s art in our living / working area (pics below).

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Our Living Room

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

Jade & Her Reindeer Games

Reindeer Antlers

Jade’s mom made these great reindeer antlers for Jade.

I can’t believe she made it in crochet!

Jade was really excited to wear it to her StrongStart Christmas Party.

Reindeer Games

“Steppy” Steps Into The Spotlight!

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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!