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Jul 26, 2011

Quinceanera Masquerade

This is a drawing I did after I worked a caricature gig for a quinceanera masquerade party this weekend:

Jul 19, 2011

Pre-Party & Post-Party Clips

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

My Little Dancer

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: