Monday, June 26, 2006

The Helmet: an update

Thursday, May 25th:

That's monster eating dinner.

Friday, June 16th:

That's monster sleeping on my office floor.

Now, I realize this has been going on for quite a while at this point. About a month, I guess? The reason why we are not panicked is because we've noticed what I think is a critical point:

It's not so much that he always puts the helmet on, it's that he never takes the helmet off.

As in, he moves from skateboarding outside (where he is required to wear it) to eating dinner inside to running to the store to visiting a friend. It's important to note that in between the daily going ons of his life, he always takes the opportunity to skate if it presents itself. He's had to come to work with me on a couple occasions since school let out, and in between reading Shel Silverstein and making comic books, he pops outside to skate the parking lot. He's a very active little man (hence the passing out on the floor) and I'm thinking that it's just easier to leave the helmet on.

But, because we're such awesome and caring parents, we're still keeping our eyes on the situation and monitoring his paranoia - stay tuned for updates!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Philadelphia holiday

We stayed in Philadelphia this weekend for the Wizard World Comic Convention. The convention was fun (especially for the boys), but I think the visit to Cereality in University City was the real winner this trip. Seriously? You need to go.

We usually stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Midtown because it's cheap and they have a pool. A pool on the roof. I mean, it's like, we're automatically the Coolest Parents on Earth when we stay there. However, this trip we stayed at Loew's Philadelphia, because the Holiday Inn was booked. We had an awesome experience at Loew's. It was the best customer service we've ever had a hotel. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable and pleasant - the housekeepers, the valet, the front desk people - everyone! The only thing we were disappointed with was the charges a la carte-style for the amenities. Ten bucks to use the gym...? Otherwise though, it was really a great, great experience :o)

On the way out of town, we stopped at FDR skatepark. Jason didn't have his deck, but AveryCain let him borrow his so he could hop on the ramp (not the 12 foot one!). Most of the time, though, Avery rode the concrete section of the park and Jason and I watched.

The best part of the entire weekend though, is the picture of Avery we found on the camera, and placed here at the bottom right (click on it for a larger version). It has got to be the best photograph I have of him. He's so happy, so natural and so unbelievably beautiful. And, that's Jase on the left - the one Avery's smiling at. Damn. I love my boys!

Yay for mini-holidays! :-D