Today we talk about Captain Owen’s friend Ames’ birthday party followed by our adventures at GeekGirlCon 2016.
What geek doesn’t love a good mash-up? When we found these Star Wars Minions figures, they immediately went on Captain Owen’s wishlist. Grandma Janice couldn’t wait until Christmas though, and they arrived, much to Captain Owen’s ecstatic bouncing around the house, a few days later. Captain Owen’s mom and baby sister both make guest appearances this episode as we discuss that boys and girls can both like the same characters and toys.
On today’s episode, Captain Owen has his first guest–Gabby! Gabby and her mom were visiting Seattle and we all met up at the aquarium before coming back to our house to record the episode. We all read one of Owen and Gabby’s favorite books–Grandmother Fish.
Things have become a little crazy around here with the latest addition to our family, Baby Hazel! We start this episode with a sincere thank you to the folks over at Dreamworks for sending Captain Owen an awesome little care package of the die-cast DinoTrux toys. In my opinion, these are the best of the whole line–they are sturdy because of the metal, and they’re a convenient size to take pretty much anywhere (which we have been). Owen then sings a song to his new baby sister before holding her and making up some stories for her.
In today’s episode we talk about our latest trip to Disneyland. We were anticipating Owen’s first time on Star Tours but, despite his doctor’s measurements from two weeks ago, Owen wasn’t tall enough. We still had a blast though, and Owen decided that The Jungle Cruise is his new favorite ride.
First of all, happy Mother’s Day to all the mom parental units out there. Today we talk a little bit about Owen’s Thomas the Train collection before diving in to his latest geekdom–Dinotrux. We read the original Dinotrux book by Chris Gall before also discussing the Netflix cartoon and related toys.
As you may have noticed, last week was a skip week thanks to Emerald City Comicon, but we are now back on schedule! We saw The Jungle Book yesterday and we had talk a little about Captain Owen’s initial reactions right after the movie. We discussed it again today and got very different feedback. We also sing a couple of songs and discuss Owen’s newest geekdom–DinoTrux.
Though we start today’s episode like so many others talking about Captain Owen’s Star Wars Galactic Heroes toys, we dive in to the Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-Up Universe that he got from his oma for his birthday. We then discuss our Sunday morning which included our Family Game day playing Fire Dragons, Coconuts Crazy Monkey, Pengoloo, Goblet Gobblers, and Jaipur (that was a mommy and daddy only game) followed by a trip to Jefferson Park.
Today we start off talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens but quickly veer off into discussing the Seattle Seahawks and then Zootopia. Although he said he didn’t like the movie, don’t let him fool you. He and his mom left to go see it again not 15 minutes after we finished recording the episode! I then asked Owen some questions about me (it’s a parent-kid meme I saw) to see how he’d answer.