Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wiggly No More



Thursday morning Riley was really excited because he had a wiggly tooth. He wiggled it so much all day that it hurt when he went to bed that night. He came home from school on Friday and said the Miss Margaret (the resident expert on wiggly teeth) said it would come out either Saturday or Sunday or Monday.

Fast forward past a weekend full of baseball, Korean Children's Day, a quick trip to the Lego store, a chess lesson and bedtime on Sunday night. About half an hour after we turned out the lights, Riley called out that his tooth was gone. He must have wiggled it pretty hard while we thought he was sleeping and managed to pull it out.

He is so much braver than I was. My first tooth fell out while I was eating soft-serve ice cream. I wasn't about to let anyone pull it, much less pull it myself. Anyway, by the time I got upstairs Riley had a mouth full of blood and was proudly holding his tooth in his hand. We let him stay up and bask in the glory of his accomplishment. He's going to be pretty tired tomorrow, but I'm glad we were able to be there when he lost his first tooth. No more wiggly tooth for a while.

It is pretty hard to smile while showing of your missing tooth.

Prom Night


I had the opportunity to shoot images of a special night for my cousin Nick. He and three of his friends met me before their prom. We had so much fun! What a great way to start the evening. Here are a few of my favorite images from the shoot. I still have some edits to do on the images, but I couldn't wait to share them.

And, I still have his senior portrait shoot soon! I think we will have even more fun when we aren't rushing so much. Nick, thanks for letting me be a part of your special evening!

video

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cool stuff

I've been making some business identity updates lately. Here are my new business cards.

This is by far the largest logo I've had printed.


I'm making a few changes to my website. www.bymelinda.com I hope to have them published this afternoon. Make sure you check it out.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Here are some fun gift ideas for Mother's Day...



Hey, I'll even giftwrap it and deliver it for you! How's that for customer service!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Six - Already?!?

First grade is right around the corner! My little boy is growing up too fast! He had birthday parties at the Lego Store and Enchanted Island. Both were easy for Mom and Dad, but great fun for Riley and his friends.

My house is being taken over by legos. They are everywhere you look. I love them because he is learning to follow the instructions and build really big things all by himself. He also creates the coolest things when the original crumbles and he just plays with the pieces. Creativity, learning, building, playing - could you ask for more? Oh yeah, Mom and Dad get some quiet and can actually think when he is absorbed in his lego creations. Bonus!

SWING, BATTER, BATTER...

Baseball season is in full swing! The kids are learning so much from Coach Bob, and we are all having a great time. Just look at the concentration on these kids' faces!