For the past couple of years I have been collecting various comic books to read with Eva. One of those series was Jem and the Holograms. This is a new series based on the cartoon from 1986. I watched all of the cartoons when I was a kid and a few years ago got them all on DVD. I tried to show Eva the cartoon but she was a bit freaked out by the rival band, the Misfits. So we didn’t even make it through the first full episode. However, I knew that eventually she’d be at an age where she might enjoy a show about music, fashion and adventure. I was even more pleased when this comic came out because it updated the band for the times but kept the fun. I’ve collected 21 issues plus an annual and the first Misfits issue. Eva and I are going to read the series together.
We read the first issue today and then made this video below. I think that she will enjoy this little experiment this year together. We’re doing this together because the comic has the potential to get into more grown up themes and so as we read it together (after I read it on my own) I have moments to talk about the content with her. I hope that this continues to bond us to things that we enjoy together.
Today was Eva’s birthday party. It was a Harry Potter themed party. Allison did a great job with the party. She made floating candles, wands for the kids to paint and a sorting hat ceremony. The kids also watched part of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Eva was so excited about everything all day. She showed such enthusiasm for everything. Her friends and family gave her some great gifts and many were Harry Potter themed. She just loves the series so much and reading the books is one of her favorite things to do. I know that she’s excited to wear her Hermione Granger costume again for Halloween.
After the party we got some pizza and watched the rest of Harry Potter. I was able to take two hours off from work and go in later so I could spend a little extra time at home with the family. Then it was time for showers and baths for the kids and I went to my office and opened up one of the TWO Marvel Collector Corps Doctor Strange boxes. for some strange reason I had two boxes sent to me. The weird thing is that the order numbers are sequential but when I go to my account there is only the one order for one of those order numbers. I tried looking up the other order number but I could not. I have no idea how that happened. So, I unboxed the one box and inside there were some great items. There was a Doctor Strange mug, tshirt, exclusive comic book cover and an exclusive Funko Pop of Doctor strange in his astral form levitating so the cloak of levitation is what is actually holding him up. It is a really great pop, although I think I would have preferred the Blue of the comic than the yellow of the movie for the Pop!. There was also a Doctor Strange Patch and an eye of Agamotto pin in the box. It was a pretty decent box, too. I now have most of the Doctor Strange related Pops that have been released.
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