Friday, May 22, 2009

Earlier Works

These were some "paintings" that Josh did when he was 21 months old. He did these at a playgroup that he went to. There was always an easel up, with two pots of paint, paper, and a paintbrush, so that anytime a child feels like being creative, they could just walk up and paint away.

There are other ones that he did that my dad framed up and entered into an exhibit together with his own paintings. Josh actually got two of his paintings sold (!). He got HK$1,000 for the two paintings. Yay, college fund! I'm still trying to find the digital photos of those ones that got sold. I'll post here when I'll finally manage to unearth them.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Birthday Card

Here is a card that Josh did for Bailey, whose birthday party we attended today.

The outside back cover / Front cover

The outside back cover: Bailey is at a soccer field. She's the goalie and she just saved a goal by stopping the ball with her foot. That's her scooter in the foreground.

Front cover: Bailey picking flowers. He wanted to show Bailey doing that because "Bailey loves flowers."

The inside of the card

I had to cover up a little mistake on the right page, because Josh insisted that he didn't want to make another card. Everything else on the card is totally his (except for the additional names I put in under his and Zoë's.)

Josh is into making block letters lately... and lots of exclamation points!!!
He tells me what he wants to write and I spell out the words for him. In the short note above, he could spell out his own name, Zo
ë's and also "happy." *Proud mama*

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

School Art

Josh came home today with the following artwork from school:

1) A drawing of me
I'm supposed to be picking the flower with my "invisible" hands, he said. He's big on the word "invisible" lately. Note the ears. "You're not wearing earrings, Mommy." I told him that maybe I was wearing invisible earrings. Aahh, he said.

Oh, and note my shoes. They're "golden," because I'm wearing my golden sandals. The same pair of slinky gold party sandals that both Josh and Zoë, for some reason, are taking out of the shoe cabinet and are always trying to get me to wear.

2) Super Shed
Apparently this is where he keeps his "Super Cape" and all his "secret weapons" for when he turns into Super Joshua.

3) Fire Engine

4) Zoë

Another Mask

Josh made the drawing, cut out the shape, made the holes for the eyes --all by himself. I was rather impressed with how he managed to cut around the ears, too. And look, the teeth and the tongue --he said that it's supposed to be a "scary mouth."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I don't know what got into him, but Josh decided that he wanted to make a blanket. I wasn't sure how he would do that, but he came back with this:

He used a big piece of butcher paper and drew "designs" all over it. He then brought it over to Zoë, who just woke up from her nap, and handed it to her. He asked, "Isn't it beautiful, Zoë?" To which she replied in an awed voice, "Yah!" (I just love it when they have these mini-conversations between them.)

We then all sat down to admire the blanket and I started pointing to different items on his "blanket" and asked him what they they were. (Click on the image for a clearer view.)

Zoë would chime in and answer, too. When Josh pointed out the fish, Zoë said, "No. Balloons!" I have to say I wasn't exactly sure what they were and they looked like blimps to me, too.

Josh announced that that's the blanket that both he and Zoë would use tonight. I pointed out that it's a bit small and that it wouldn't cover both of them. He then patiently explained to me that "first night, it's for me; then the next night, it's for Zoë."

Ah, of course.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day Art

Josh has been all about "Mother's Day" since last week. Every day, he would be either talking about what we would do on that day or he'd be making something for Mother's Day.

His school will have a little Mother's Day celebration on Friday and has invited us to attend. I guess his teachers have been talking to them about the significance of the day. As well, the Playhouse Disney channel has been having all sorts of announcements and tips about what they can do to make Mother's Day special for their mommy. Josh has been paying attention.

Here is a "banner" he made for the Mother's Day party.

He even made a music sheet for the Mother's Day song that he has learned in his Mandarin class (只有妈妈好). He got me to do the G clef for the first two 'staffs' (is that what they're called?) and he did the G clef on the third one himself. It's funny how he would sing out lines from the song and then he would write the notes down, counting to make sure that he would have one note for each word.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Monster Mask

Here is a monster mask that Josh did --all by himself. He even cut out holes for the eyes.

Space Alien

This is a drawing of a space alien trying to eat the Earth. The Earth moved to another place and then the alien got sad.

Josh even included the planets in his drawing. (You can click on the picture to see an enlarged version.)