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Winter Stories 2009


Every Christmas since 2003, our granddaughter Lael, now 9, has told a winter story that her daddy has animated and put on her website as their holiday greeting to their friends and family. And each year since I started blogging, I've proudly shared it here. This year, to add to the family tradition, Lael's little sister Niamh who is 4, eagerly joined in with her own drawings and story. It really is quite a family collaboration with mommy collecting the girls' drawings and stories, getting them scanned and then daddy working them in Flash.

They are now both up at Lael and Niamh's Web Site. Be sure to move the mouse around for it's interactive and lots of fun. The earlier ones can be found on the site as well. Enjoy!! Happy holidays!


Marja-Leena | 25/12/2009 | 8 comments
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Hyvää joulua!

Laelin ja Niamhin tarina oli mukava - saisipa aina juuri sopivasti lunta :).

What two talent granddaughters you have! Both stories are cute.

That was delightful. Happy, happy Christmas to you and your fine family.

Oh, aren't they clever! Merry Christmas to you and yours - hope you're enjoying the holidays! No snow here - maybe need a witch with a cauldron...

Both stories are delightful and fun to read, but the crocodiles stole my heart. Wonderful imaginations these girls have, Marja-Leena. They will remember Daddy's loving support of their creativity for years to come.

Happy New Year to all.


Tuima, kiitos, Toivon että joulusi oli myös hauska. Luulen että Laelin mieleen jäi viime joulun liiat lumet kun tämän tarinan keksi.

Cathy, Susan, Leslee, Martha, thank you and yes, very talented they are and lucky with supportive talented parents. Glad you enjoyed.

Brilliant drawing, full of remarkable observations.

Joe, thanks, I agree of course :-)