George Michael Photobombed My Kids

George Michael Photobomb

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done anything that I’d consider “family blogging”.  That’s certainly not because we don’t have anything going on in the Chewie household… FAR from it.  It’s more a function of me being too busy to get anything done and blogging here at 406 had sadly fallen by the waste side.  I’ve got a slew of ideas for upcoming posts so I’m hoping I’ll be a better blogger for the … Continue reading

Ohio State / Michigan Week For A 6 Year Old

Ohio State Vs Michigan

This is Ohio State / Michigan week and even though I went to another Big Ten school (#Hoosier4Life) you simply cannot get away from it living in Cleveland.  This fact was hammered home once again this evening when G-Man ran up to me and started talking about the Ohio State / Michigan game.  Now I know that he’s familiar with the Buckeyes, but I’m pretty confidant that he’s got no idea who the Michigan Wolverines … Continue reading

A Full Moon Comes To Cleveland

G & C On Top Of The Hay Hut

A few weeks back (before all this rain we’ve been getting due to Hurricane Sandy) we had our annual Indian Summer here in the Cleveland area.  The Wife to her infinite credit always has stuff planned for us to do, and this year was no different.  One afternoon we took in a Fall Fest at a park in Aurora which included a hay ride around the lake, bounce houses for the kids and a view … Continue reading

Episode II: Attack Of G & C

The Boys Watching Attack Of The Clones

If you know me even a little bit, you know that Star Wars is a big part of my childhood.  It’s partially the reason that my friends know me as Chewie and regardless of the sham that the franchise has become, I feel it’s my duty as a parent to expose my children to the films. So… when the Wife goes out for an evening and it’s G, C and I holding down the fort, … Continue reading

Yep… This Kid Is Cool

C Sleeping

So last night, we finally had C-Man’s birthday party (we’d celebrated on his actual birthday when we were on vacation in Florida back in March).  I was going through the hard drive this AM and realized that I’ve got quite a few AWESOME pics of the big man so I just had to share them!  It’s been FAR too long since I’ve done a C-centric post! As I mentioned, we took our yearly trip to … Continue reading

The Kids At The Library

The Kids At The Library

I haven’t done a whole lot of blogging about the family lately but that’s certainly not by design.  I’ve got a ton of super cute pictures and videos from the last couple of months that I’m dying to get to.  I was walking out of the library the other day and happened to look over and see this scene… it was so cute to see the boys and A sitting there and even better cause … Continue reading

A Photo Shoot For Mr. Matt

Mr. Matt Photo Shoot (1)

The boys love Mr. Matt.  They look forward to his trips here every year just about as much as I do.  So, while they’re bummed that SuperDad isn’t going to be around this weekend, they’re super excited that Dad gets to hang out with his buddy.  We were sitting around the dinner table last night and I mentioned to them that Mr. Matt wasn’t going to believe just how big they’d gotten and that I’d … Continue reading

When You Wish Upon A Star…

The Whole Gang In Florida

I reviewed recently the beginning of my vacation to Naples which didn’t start all that great.  So now that I’ve had a couple of days to decompress here’s the blow by blow rundown of our vacation. This is taken directly from the “couldn’t make this shit up if I tried” file… Thursday: After a long day at work I was super excited to get down to Florida and see my wife and kids.  Naturally, my … Continue reading

Circumcision By Toilet Seat

Shark Toilet Seat

Attention guys: this is going to hurt just to read it… you’ve been warned. I just got back from our yearly trip to Naples, Florida (more on that to come).  I was delayed getting out of Cleveland so I didn’t get in to Naples until around 2:15 AM on Wednesday (huge thanks to my father-in-law for picking me up).  Obviously the boys were sleeping so I didn’t get to see them that night.  The next … Continue reading

Why Kids Are Great: The (Temporary) Ego Boost

The Package

I’ve often said how much I enjoy being a dad.  Every day these two yahoos say or do something that makes me laugh and today was no exception. As I was getting out of the shower this morning, C strolled in and said, “Daddy… your penis is so long!” Oh… if their mother would only say the same thing.  Now keep in mind he’s two and a half so he doesn’t really have a whole … Continue reading