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My First Father’s Day

I had my very first fathers day a few weeks ago and I am happy to report that it was AWESOME! Since it was my day I was able to decide what to do, and like I mentioned in my last post, I was taking my small brood to the 1st Annual Denver Comic Con. I was super excited as this would be my first “Con” and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew that it would at the very least be a very fun people watching experience, one that Kaleigh and I would both enjoy. After suiting up the family in our Star Wars shirts, and getting some delicious breakfast at one of our local cafe’s, we were off.

Olive is excited for her first Con, proudly wearing her Millennium Falcon shirt

After parking we made it inside.  The con was being held at the Colorado Convention Center downtown and in the main convention hall was all the action.  Immediately upon entering the hall i was struck with how many people there were.  And specifically how many people who were mere nerdy than me!  I couldn’t quite believe it.  I love all things fantasy/comic/sci-fi related but I can honestly say that I felt like a complete novice walking through the many aisles of displays, celebrities, artists and fans.  It was eye-opening. This can be evidenced by the fact that I meant to take a lot of pictures to document the occasion, but only managed to snap a handful. My goal was to get a picture of Olive and Darth Vader but unfortunately he didn’t make an appearance.  There were several Storm Troopers and lots of Jedi, but again like I mentioned above, I was a little overwhelmed.  I searched the inter-webs and found several great pictures of some of the better costumes, mainly from a website entitled Geeks are Sexy (which is true).

We saw several of these guys/girls on Sunday but according to several people I talked too, most of the costumes showed up on Saturday, the first day of the con something I will take into account for next year. Despite not getting a photo with Darth we were able to get Olive with a very special droid…

R2-D2!!!

All in all it was a great time! Very excited for next year!

Kaleigh and Mr. Freeze

After the con, we went home and spent the afternoon watching golf and napping in the heat.  We then finished the day with dinner at Billy’s Inn with tacos, sangria and a margarita! I couldn’t think of a better way to end a father’s day that with my two girls…

Day of Dads

“Join me and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son!”

So tomorrow is my very first father’s day. I am very, very excited to spend the day with my little family tomorrow. Tomorrow I get to choose what we are doing and I have decided that I want to take my family to Denver Comic Con.  That’s right Denver is having its first Comic Con and it is taking place this weekend and me and my brood will be there.  If you don’t actually know me you should be aware that I am a huge nerd.  I love Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, all the Marvel Superheros and pretty much everything else in the Comic book/Fantasy/Sci-Fi world.  And Comic Con is the place to be for nerds big (me) and small (Olive). Basically tomorrow is going to involve meeting some important figures in the comic book world and taking lots of pictures of the fans that have dressed up for the occasion.  My main goal for tomorrow is to get Olive’s first picture with Darth Vader.  I am not sure if he is going to make an appearance, but my fingers are crossed, its fathers day after all…  I am not sure what to expect tomorrow but I am sure it will be entertaining and I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures.

Now back to fathers day.  Kaleigh has gone back to work this week and leaves me alone with Olive on my days off.  I love these days.  I have never felt more like a father than I did yesterday after Kaleigh had left for work, and it was just Olive and me.  We spent the entire day together doing nothing, watching American Pickers, Mountain Men and Star Wars.  Olive slept most of the day, but for several hours she was awake and happy. Responding to me, gurgling at me and turning her head to my voice. The best feeling ever is coming into a room where Olive is sitting and calling her name, she turns her head to look at me and then smiles.  That smile, that sign of knowing who I am and being happy to see me, melts my heart. To me that is what being a father is all about. It is the essence of fatherhood. That is what I’m celebrating on father’s day.  The fact that my little girl, who has only been alive for two months knows who I am and likes to see me.  That is enough to keep me going all year.

So being that it is father’s day tomorrow I began thinking of memorable father’s from my favorite movies. Darth Vader aside here are some of the fathers from my favorite movies/tv shows, see if you can figure out which ones…

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I am sure I missed some, my brain usually isn’t at its full potential this early in the morning.  Who did I miss?  Who should I add? What are your most memorable fathers from the big screen?