By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • Looking too old
    Photo-A-Day #4419

    I flew in from California this morning in time to get to my parents’ house to pick up Andrew. Today was Andrew’s field trip to the Capron Park Zoo. We went home and then walked over to the Zoo. We were there early and so Andrew got to run around and play on the playground before going into the zoo. It was really hot today. I had just left nice weather in San Diego (The locals would say it was too cold but I liked it. It was 93 upon returning home.

    The zoo was a nice field trip. I missed it last year, I think because I was at the PBS Annual Meeting. Each of the kids received papers with all the letters of the alphabet and a clipboard. They had the task of finding something for every letter of the alphabet. It was a nice activity that made the trip to the zoo more than just looking at the animals. We ended up being there a day early for the new Red Panda. We’ll have to go back soon.

    Tonight we went over to Bliss for dinner. They changed up the menu and I tried something a bit different. I ordered the breakfast burger. This was a burger on french toast with an egg and bacon. It was different but tasted great.

    Before bed Andrew came in and he was so excited because he has his first wiggly tooth. I’m excited, too because Eva’s been losing teeth like crazy ever since she was 4 years old or so. This is Andrew’s first and he’s all happy, some of his classmates have already lost teeth and I know he wants to lose some too.

    #4419
  • PBS Kids Breakfast
    Photo-A-Day #4418

    On my last day at the PBS annual Meeting I met with many people and saw some great PBS Kids stuff that is coming soon. I got to see some great speakers as well, including Sir Ken Robinson and I have linked out to his Ted Talk which has over 12 million views. I want to pick up some of his books, too. Sir Ken’s TED Talk. Sir Ken was an excellent speaker and I included a little bit of his talk in today’s video.

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  • PJ Masks Live

    I received word and also a special access link to purchase Pre-Sale tickets to see PJ Masks Live! October 7 & 8 at the Wang Theater in Boston. You can buy PJ Masks LIVE! PRE-SALE Tickets Today through my link at 10:00am using the Code MOMS or FAMILY.

    PJ Masks is one of the hottest TV shows on right now and kids love the characters. They will also love seeing their favorite characters come to life in this stage show. Tickets, most likely, will sell out fast so being able to buy them early is going to make you a super hero with your kids. For more informaiton on the show please read the press release below.

    MSG Live and the Boch Center present
    PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
    BOCH CENTER WANG THEATRE – SIX PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 7-8, 2017

    **TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 19 AT 10:00AM** – BUT You can buy PJ Masks LIVE! PRE-SALE Tickets Today through my link using the Code MOMS or FAMILY

    Boston, MA (May 15, 2017) – The Boch Center, The Madison Square Garden Company, Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents announced today that PJ Masks Live! Time To Be A Hero, a brand-new, fully immersive musical production, will take the Wang Theatre stage for six performances on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and Sunday, October 8, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00AM.

    The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

    PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

    Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 19 at 10:00AM and are available at the Boch Center Box Office, Bochcenter.org, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787), and via Ticketmaster.

    WHAT: PJ Masks Live! Time To Be A Hero

    WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:30AM, 2:00PM, 5:30PM
    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 10:30AM, 2:00PM, 5:30PM

    WHERE: Boch Center Wang Theatre

    TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00AM

    TICKETS: $25.00 – $135.00* / VIP packages available

    *Ticket prices inclusive of $3.75 facility fee

    Tickets are available at the Boch Center Box Office, Bochcenter.org, by phone at 800.982.ARTS and via Ticketmaster.

  • With Ray Stevens
    Photo-A-Day #4417

    During the first full day of the PBS Annual Meeting we were introduced to a new PBS Kids show called Pinkalicious & Peterrific. This is based on the books by Victoria Kann. The show looks to be a cute one all about the creative arts.

    After breakfast there were some sessions about the primetime lineup of shows for PBS. There are many great ones coming. I am very excited about so many of them. I also liked hearing from Paula Kerger. She is so inspiring. In a time when the fate of PBS and the funding is up in the air the leadership of PBS is strong and confident in their mission to be a voice for the American People.

    Our lunch was sponsored by Ken Burns and the upcoming film The Vietnam War. This powerful film is coming to PBS in September. I then went to another session on the Primetime shows. This session was about the different drama and performance arts programming.

    I then went back to my room and had to do some work on a blog campaign. It was a twitter party for an upcoming post for the DIYZ app.

    Then I went to Coronado Island with Tee, Melissa and Coralie where we went to Miguel’s for dinner and then to the Mootime creamery for ice cream.

    When we returned to the hotel we met singer Ray Stevens. He was there promoting his show for PBS called Ray Stevens Cabaray Nashville. He was really nice.

    #4417
  • Pinkalicious

    I am a PBS Kids VIP (Very Involved Parent) and I am at the Annual Meeting right now. I am being hosted by PBS Kids and opinions are, as always, my own.

    I had the unique opportunity to attend the PBS Annual Meeting and got to see a sneak preview, firsthand of the new PBS Kids Series, Pinkalicious & Peterrific. This series was announced today at our opening breakfast and we heard from a few people associated with the show. It looks pretty adorable, too. The show will have a creative arts curriculum. It is based on the widely popular Pinkalicious series by Victoria Kann. Here is a small sample of that show.

    More info about the series below. read more!