December 2nd, 2013
Says our son Harrison.
Opening only one at a time? That is just crazy.
Yes, as of yesterday, we started up the annual tradition that is so popular among households with kids. The calendar with pieces of chocolate each day.
This year, my wife really went all out as the chocolate in Lindt. Maybe she was hoping Harrison would not like the creamy, rich chocolate and she could have it for herself? No chance, he loved his first taste.
Our tradition has formed into opening each day after dinner. We kind of use it as a bribe to eat dinner. Hey, whatever works right.
December 2nd, 2013
I grew up loving Transformers. Yes, they were around long before Michael Bay got his hands on them. The cartoons, the toys, the iconic transforming sound. Loved it all.
So it is the best feeling when I get to watch my boys build their own love for the toys as the grow. Sure a few things have changed and the modern versions of the toys are much more slick and fancy, but they are still transformers.
One of the modern views of the transformers are the Construct-Bots.
Recently I was sent a few by the good folks at Hasbro. The plan was to build them with my son and then name it and post it to the web.
Well, parenting got in the way and I just got around to opening the box today.
Thanks dad, jeez. Anyways. Harrison does not even know they are in the house.
November 28th, 2013
In Halifax, we are starting to get the cold weather. In fact last night we had some windy weather that had me wishing for a vacation.
Well I’m happy to offer you a glimpse of an escape. I won’t be going but one can dream right.?
Check out these very descriptive videos from Go Hawaii that will give you a taste of how you might be able to escape this winter. Weather is changing, might as well head for Hawaii.
It’s a nice way to treat to yourself to a little virtual sand and surf if you’re trapped at your desk or spending way too much time at home with the kids.
Check out GoHawaii.com to learn more about different adventures you can take on the islands.
Want to get to know the islands better? These videos will warm you right up.
November 26th, 2013
I have not been the best at keeping the blogging community as updated as I would have liked on my Mo. But that ‘stache is still going strong and I have received several compliments on it. Not bad eh?
So Day 26 is here and I have to let you all know, I am just over half way to my goal of $500. This year it has seemed much harder to raise money. Maybe last year was just a lucky run?
Who knows. Anyways, I am still doing what I can to raise awareness for men’s health and I feel proud to be walking around with the growth.
Here is today’s photo update.
November 21st, 2013
This is a guest post by James Smith.
Christmas is one of the most popular events in the calendar year. It commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is observed by millions of Christians and non-Christians worldwide. It is a time to celebrate and generally spread good cheer. Although it is a joyful season, it can be quite hectic for the family, and if you do not prepare in advance, the meaning of the season may be lost. Below are some tips on how to prepare your family for Christmas.
Plan for Christmas together
As a family, you can start planning for Christmas as early as January. Decide if you want to go on holiday, visit friends and family locally or just stay at home. If you decide to go on holiday, choose the destination and set the dates. If you decide to stay at home, agree on what the family will do on that day.
Start saving at the beginning of the year
After the family has agreed on what to do on Christmas, come up with an estimated budget. Once you have the budget, encourage the whole family to start saving some cash weekly. The cash can be put in one jar or each member of the family can save in their own jar. When you save together, Christmas becomes something to look forward to.
November 20th, 2013
In the wee hours of the morning today as I gave my emails a quick scan before getting up, one subject line caught my eye.
Canadian Weblog Awards nomination
Cool, it is always nice to get nominated for something.
As I looked into it later on in the morning after dropping the kids off, this is what it said.
Like a Dad has been nominated for the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards in the Family & Parenting and Life categories.