Back To School 2014
Aug 2014
26

Welcome to 7th Grade

Here we go. Back to school. When our whole schedule changes because we are a family of night owls and school starts at 7:30am. And we start hibernating a bit to accommodate homework and projects and regular sleep habits.

Summer is fun for us; we do lots of fun things. We also stay up late and sleep in. There were a couple times this summer where Dex proved he was headed towards bonafide teenhood as I woke him up around noon. But eh. It’s summer.

And all of a sudden, it’s not. School kind of snuck up on us to the point where I completely messed up the correct registration days and we both completed all the necessary paperwork as well as finished all that dreaded school supply shopping late Friday. School started for him today instead of yesterday because they allow 6th graders a day alone in the school to get better acclimated before the big kids come back. Continue reading…

Denver Comic Con
Jun 2014
03

A Real Superhero is Coming To Denver Comic Con

Note: Denver Comic Con has provided my family with passes and Grayson’s photo but words are mine.

There has been a real shift in our family entertainment this year. It’s not just us telling Dex about cool stuff coming to town, he is noticing it happening around him and requesting to go.

Case in point is Denver Comic Con, which runs June 13-15 at the Denver Convention Center. Of course I have heard of it before. Let’s face it, we’re nerds (and proud of it). The timing just never worked out. But when your graphic-novel loving, Dr. Who-vian, Minecraft-obsessed kid asks about Comic Con, you put it on the calendar. Continue reading…

May 2014
27

Eighteen Years

We met at a concert and it’s almost an age test to see who remembers the bands who played: The Mighty Lemondrops and Material Issue. I get very reminiscent with I hear “Inside Out” and “Valerie Loves Me.”

When we tell the story, each of us leave out details we don’t like, but the main point is this: it was a condemned bar and Bryan was moving back to Baltimore the very next day. The company I worked for was hiring and I gave him my number under that pretense. But we both knew there was something there, even then. Continue reading…

Cookie Monster San Francisco PBS Annual Meeting
May 2014
16

Cookie Monster’s Message About Special Friends & Family

Note: PBS KIDS Provided my travel to the PBS Annual meeting, but all words are mine.

I just got back from the PBS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and need about 12 more hours of sleep to process everything we saw and learned. But I am not sure I will ever recover from meeting David Rudman, the very talented puppeteer behind Cookie Monster. A genuinely nice man, he took the time to meet each PBS KIDS blogger individually, took a photo with us (as Cookie) and did a quick video message about something that is important to us. Continue reading…