Happy Birthday Son


You’re two today!  Exactly 1 year, 6 months, 12 weeks, 50 days, 672 hours, and 29,520 seconds ago, you entered this world and took your first breath.  Me and your mommy’s eyes were teary, the rush of adrenaline from the anticipation of your arrival was pure, and my dreams of us playing football in the backyard when you got older were vivid.  Our one and only son, you, had finally arrived. Continue reading


Enough Is Enough

Becoming a parent means much more than walking your child to the bus stop on their first day of school, watching their first organized sport, taking them to their first social event, chaperoning their first date, or watching them graduate from high school.  Becoming a parent means you get to be a kid again!  You get a chance to relive your childhood through them by watching cartoon movies you liked as a child yourself, playing with action figures, and playing tag on the playground at the local park.  But I’ve recently learned being the father of a two-year old boy who has an unbreakable obsession is starting to take its toll of the rest of the family. Continue reading

Puzzle Pieces

Here’s another recent work of mine.  Again I’d like to say thanks to Steve Patterson for providing the easy to follow tutorial for which this image is based on.  It can be found here. Continue reading

Anatomy 101

Like most parents, my wife and I spend most of our free time (free time…what’s that!?) with our children attempting to educate them on life lessons such as sharing and saying please and thank you as well as counting, differentiating between colors, all the different types of animals, and so on.  I remember doing this with all my children when they were about a year or so old where we’d also ask them basic questions about their anatomy.  For instance, where’s your nose?  Where’s your eyes?  Where’s your mouth, etc.  Again and again, we’d ask our toddler children these same questions and while doing so, we’d point to that particular body part until they got it down pat.  After much repetition, our kids were able to identify their nose, eyes, mouths, fingers, toes, amongst other parts.  Given the assumed thought process and attention span of a toddler, this process is truly a remarkable feat of accomplishment!

My son is now 19 months old and is getting pretty good at this little game, except he has one thing confused…

Rest assured, my wife and I will continue to work on this…