I Survived Another Olympic Day With My Kids

As another school year comes to close, my kids participated in Olympic Day once again. Otherwise known as Field Day. Or as we parents call it, the Stand-Out-In-The-Crazy-Hot-Sun-For-Hours-On-End-To-See-Your-Kid-Run-For-Two-Minutes Day. The school breaks all the students up into three competing teams; red, white, and blue. This year, both my boys were on Team Red. Thankfully they try to match up siblings to keep us parents sane. The crummy part was that K-2 competes in the morning and 3-5 gets the afternoon shift, with about an hour and fifteen minute break in between. So yeah, my wife and I spent just about the entire day there. It's really a blast though, because the kids ...

Happy Father’s Day!

I've had a great Father's Day so far, snagging some awesome presents and tons of hugs. For my 40th birthday earlier this month, I got the Lego Batcave, which I literally finished putting together last night. Today I switched to the Marvel Universe and got a bunch of Avengers Legos. Yeah, I already had to put Captain America together. Looking forward to spending the whole day with the extended family. I can't believe I've been a dad for 9 years already. It still seems like yesterday when my wife and I came home from the hospital with this little munchkin, sat on the couch in our house, looked at each other ...

Happy 70th Birthday, Dad

Today is my dad's birthday. He's 70 years young. It's funny, when you're little, even hearing that someone is 30 or 40 years old sounds ancient. Fifty or 60 is crazy old, and anything beyond that is nursing home city. Now that I'm 40 myself, I don't feel that old. I still feel young inside. And no way do I picture my dad as 70 either. Luckily, he's still in great shape and doesn't look a day over 55, maybe 60. In honor of your birthday, dad, I've put together a list of the 10 biggest memories I have (so far) of you in my life. These aren't the most important ...

Wordless Wednesday: Sheriff Hulk Trooper and Boba Dragonoid

This is my first Wordless Wednesday and I"ve already apparently blown it. But I'll keep this short and just say that my kids rarely play dress up. We watched Iron Man 2 the other night and afterwards they were so wound up, they started playing superhero. Then they went to their closet to play dress-up. And well, you can see the results. Clearly they get their fashion sense from their Old Man.

Winner Announcement – Bonkazonks Giveaway

I just picked the winner in the Marvel Bonkazonks Giveaway, and it's Pamela B! Congrats, Pamela! Your prize should go out next week and hope your son enjoys it! Thanks to everyone who participated. I'm hoping to do a lot more reviews and giveaways in the future too, so keep your eyes peeled.