It was a week in which my youngest, Dodge, grew up in many ways culminating to his 2nd birthday on Sunday. Dodge is a soft-spoken little boy with soft straw blonde hair and piercingly blue eyes. He can melt your heart with a smile, he squeezes hard when he hugs, and when he wants something […]Read more "Dodge’s 2nd Birthday"
I have racked my brain to try to remember the first movie I ever saw in a theater and I don’t know. I can remember my sitter, Mrs. Riordan, taking me to see Fantasia when I was very little but I’m sure my parents took me to something before that. Its hard remembering back that […]Read more "My Boys’ First Movie Theater"
This weekend my wife Kate and I loaded the kids into the back seat of the car and drove to St. Louis and back for a wedding. We knew it was going to be rough since its about an 8 hour drive from Wichita and Dodge (1) isn’t a fan of being stuck in a […]Read more "Forward-Facing Car Seats and the Ornate Box Turtle Refugee"
Weekends are a time (as a father of 2) to eat things covered in melted cheese, grow a quick beard, and wear basketball shorts like women wear yoga pants. Its my fatness time. In my basketball shorts and un-tucked & over-sized tee-shirt I might seem athletic to the FedEx guy or neighbors when I answer […]Read more "Dodge’s First Bike Ride"
I grew up in what is now a well-know neighborhood on the east side of Wichita just outside of Andover, KS. We moved there when I was 9 and back then, it was just a culdesac of houses out in the middle of some fields. In time, the city grew around it as did other […]Read more "Giving Kids Freedom To Explore & Be Alone"