By Drew Bennett

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


  • Photo-A-Day #3660

    Andrew and I spent the day together doing some outside activities. We walked over to Capron Park to play on the playground. He’s so fearless. He was playing on everything all over the playground. He is also so cute when he talks to other kids. He clearly wants to make friends. He’s very good about not putting hands on other kids but unfortunately that can’t be said about other kids. He came up to one little boy to talk to him and the boy immediately pushed him away. the boy was smaller than Andrew so he didn’t move him or anything so there wasn’t much to worry about but the rejection. Andrew shook it off and followed him around a little bit. He kept telling me that he was going to play with the baby (the kid had a pacifier). Eventually they played together a little.

    Andrew was also a big fan of the swings. I taught him a bit about how to swing correctly by pumping his feet. We went on the swings a number of times and at the last time he was telling me that I should be pumping my legs like him.

    After about an hour we walked home and played in the house a while. Then we took to the back yard to play out there. Kicking around the soccer ball and then I did some yardwork. It was pretty much a lot of pruning and cutting out dead branches and vines. Still have much more leaf raking to do as well.

    Tonight after dinner the kids had fun blowing bubbles and chasing them all around the backyard. I had fun photographing them having that fun.


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  • Photo-A-Day #3659

    Now that the weather has gotten even better the kids are playing in the backyard more. They have had me get their scooters back out and they are having a great time tooling all around the back patio. Both of the kids are getting even better with it and their balance is improving. Of course, since they are kids they want to run before they can even crawl so they are doing “tricks” as they scoot around. I’d be happy if they could just go and scoot with one foot in front of the other and balance and steer.

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  • I received the following information as a blogger via Walt Disney Publications. While I’m attending an expense paid trip by Disney to the press events for Avengers: Age of Ultron (#AvengersEvent) and Monkey Kingdom (#MonkeyKingdom, #LAZoo), all opinions as always are 100% my own.

    At the La Zoo with Stuffed Maya Monkey from Monkey Kingdom

    Last Friday I visited the LA Zoo with 24 other bloggers for a private tour. This was part of an all expense paid trip to LA for a screening of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom which comes out in theaters this Friday, April 17th. The tour was heavily monkey based as we visited many of the monkey and great ape exhibits around the zoo. I had never been to the LA Zoo before and it was a pretty nice zoo. I’m used to our cute little Capron Park Zoo that you can do in 30 minutes but the LA Zoo was a half day experience at minimum. There were many, many exhibits and they were laid out in over a large area. We were lucky that we got to ride on golf carts all over the place, it made it easy for us to see as much as we did in the short visit.

    We came to the LA Zoo directly from our screening of Monkey Kingdom and each of us was given a stuffed Maya Plush toy. Maya is the main monkey star of Monkey Kingdom. The movie was adorable and I think that kids will really enjoy it. There is a big push for people to see the movie during the opening week (April 17-23) because Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. Learn more at http://nature.disney.com/monkey-kingdom. I am planning on taking the kids.

    You can see the trailer below.

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  • Photo-A-Day #3658

    Before going to the #AvengersEvent last week I was picking up all sorts of Avengers: Age of Ultron related items. From toys to clothing to cereal I picked up a ton of stuff. I didn’t get to try the cereal before I left for California so I tied it for breakfast today. It wasn’t too bad. It was like a Kelloggs produced Lucky Charms. The three different colored marshmallow shapes inside were to represent the three characters on the box, Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk. Not sure if I’d get it again but the box is really cool. I heard that there were other cereals with the Avengers on them, I’ll keep an eye out for future ones.

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  • Photo-A-Day #3657

    Today was a very, very busy one. I did not get to sleep at all because I not only had my yearly physical but also had Taxes to be finished. I don’t know why I put both of these off until the very last minute. But, I do. But now we are another year away from all that fun once again.

    After all that was done I picked Andrew up from Jenny’s house and took him up to Patriot Place where we would meet with Allison and Eva. I was sent some gift cards for Red Robin for a post next month. We had a nice meal and some fun. I got some great photos of Andrew running all over the place, climbing the walls and more. So many fun shots with the NX1.

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