By Drew Bennett

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

  • Allison and I have been thinking of ways to make our back yard more of a play area for the kids. I suggested that we look into getting a play house. Well, she was at play group with Andrew the other day and he was hogging the play house. Allison mentioned that we wanted to buy one of those. Another mom heard her and asked if she wanted one. They were moving and so she just gave it to us.

    I cleaned up an area in the back yard and then set up the play house. The kids were pretty excited about it. It is a few years old and is missing some parts so I went online and tracked down the parts and hardware. Once I receive those I will get it all cleaned up and ready for the kids.

  • I received a very special invitation to go to New York and attend a press conference about the next Skylanders video game. The invitation is actually a video player that starts when you open the flap. The message starts out from Eon the floating head who helps Portal Masters and recruits Skylanders. Then it gets… interrupted.

    The event is happening on April 23rd and I am pretty excited to find out what is next in store. I hope to be able to catch up with some of my other portal master friends.

  • Bears Activity Pages

    I’m pretty excited to take Eva to see the newest film from Disneynature, Bears. Bears looks to be amazing and beautiful. We loved Chimpanzee and Wings of Life. I think we will enjoy this as well. Here are some clips below and a set of activity sheets above. Just click the image to go to the .pdf file.

    Bears – Clip “Digging Up Clams”

    Bears – Clip “First Steps”


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    In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska! read more!

  • Tonight was my first ever Father Daughter Dance with Eva. She was so excited. I was excited as well. I’ve wanted to participate in these moments ever since I learned that we had a daughter. I love being a dad to a daughter and such a loving and caring one at that.

    Allison made Eva a caplet (I think that is the name of it) she crocheted it and added two buttons from her jar of buttons from her grandmother, Eva’s namesake.

    Eva told me how handsome I looked in my suit. I am a T-shirt and jeans guy and don’t even wear khakis unless we are going to something special. So, she barely ever sees me in a suit. read more!

  • Occasionally I stop in at Tex Barry’s Coney Island hot Dogs for 2 all the way, chips and a Diet Coke. It is sort of a post week of working out reward for doing well at Koko Fit Club. If I’ve done well that week I stop in, if not I don’t. Right outside the building is part of the Ten Mile River. I think about taking photos there but don’t always remember the camera. Today I had it with me. Enjoyed my first hot dogs of my 40s and then went home to sleep for work.


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