Jul 27, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 19, 2011
So Raiden had his 2nd birthday party this weekend. It was so wonderful! Saturday was his birthday. I decorated the house before he woke up so that he would know that his birthday was special and fun. We spent the day on I-Chat with the aunts, cousins, and grandparents, opening the gifts they each got him. We also went out for a special dinner at a Japanese restaurant with a rotating sushi bar and koi pond. They sang him happy birthday and he loved it all.
On Sunday we had a birthday party with 4 of his best friends. It was so cute and so fun! He loved entertaining and taking care of his guests. We are celebrating with my family this upcoming weekend, and I will put together a Birthday Video Compilation. Until then, here is a pre-party video of when he first woke up and saw the decorations, and a post-party video of him doing everyone's favorite- the Raiden Dance:
Jul 13, 2011
So, first off I would like to apologize for the lack of posts recently! I have been doing a lot of artwork, but mostly things I am not able to share yet. I love this blog though because it keeps me on my toes for making my own work that I can share as I please. So that is coming I promise!
Meanwhile my little guy is getting so big! 2 years old this weekend! I got a bike and I pick him up and drop him off from everyday on it. We have a lot of fun. I am testing for my shodan in aikido finally, so I have been going to the dojo every day. Raiden loves hanging out with all the guys there. He has also made 2 best friends, one is our neighbor, and the other lives next door to the dojo. It is really cute to watch them play - best buddies! He is drawing a lot, getting really into the subject and stories of his drawings. What about those terrible 2's you ask? Well, the fits come by, but I handle it by always staying positive and redirecting. It is hard sometimes to always be like that, but the only times he acts up is when I fall out of that behavior. He is also counting things a lot, understanding the idea of quantity, which is exciting. Here is a clip of him dancing this morning: