When attention and affection has to be divided between three children, it is a real pleasure for us to do something special together one-on-one. Finnlagh chose to do a photo shoot with me presenting some of his favourite toys. He wanted to share his Skylanders — and if you are a fan of video games these days, you’ll know exactly who they are. Skylander Giants is particularly fun for an imaginative little boy like Finn, because you get to dictate the game by the characters you use. To have a character enter the game, you place them on the ‘portal of power’; to take them out, you simply remove them. This actually creates quite a bit of game play and makes it even more entertaining to play with a friend. Finnlagh was extremely cooperative and really enjoyed capturing his favourite figures on film. We’re looking forward to getting him made a poster version of the collage pictured above. Nothing quite beats a four year-old’s genuine enthusiasm when completely taken by surprise. Next up, it will be Alina’s turn as we plan the shoot featuring gorgeous designs she won from Tutu du Monde.
As far as the N&N shop, just a couple of orders to finish up and then I’ll be putting it on vacation this week as we prepare for a long holiday away. We are desperately in need of getting out of the heat, and we’ll be retreating somewhere cooler to visit with loved ones and friends. I don’t know where this summer has gotten to, and August is already marching on…