Newborn Identity

My Trip to Oldchella

As you might know, I am a huge classic rock nerd (How nerdy? Feast your eyes on this photo of me with The Beach Boys). So when the people who put on the big Coachella music festival announced the Desert Trip festival — a three-night affair featuring Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones on Friday, Neil…

The Two-th Fairies

Annabel lost her fifth tooth on Sunday. Annie’s had some drama with her lost teeth — she swallowed her first one, then had to have one especially uncooperative tooth extracted — but thankfully this one came out pretty easily. Of course, while it may have come out easily, there was still some (minor) tooth drama…

Get Her To The Greek

Annie and I had a special Daddy/Daughter date on Saturday night — I took her to see Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band in concert! As you probably know, I’m a huge Beatles fan, so I’ve been looking forward to introducing my kids to The Beatles ever since I became a dad. The thing…

Happy 37th Birthday, Mommy!

For Heather’s 37th birthday, Annie wanted to write thirty-seven things she loves about her mom. Take it away, Annie! 1. We can talk about anything. 2. She keeps me and James safe. 3. She came to work in my classroom this year and it made me happy. 4. She is awesome to snuggle with in her…

Father And Son On The Run

On Sunday Heather threw a ladies-only baby shower for Tia Leah at our house, so James and I were under orders to make ourselves scarce. My original plan was to take James over to Bampa’s house, but then I thought it would be nice to have a father/son outing, which is something the two of…

Just About a Year Ago

In a few weeks I’ll celebrate my one-year anniversary at BuzzFeed. It’s been a terrific year, but it’s also been a big change for us. I’d worked from home for a couple years prior to taking the job, so Annie and James (and Heather) were used to having me around. Very quickly I went from…

It’s Going To Be A Long Six Months

“Dad!” Annie yelled as she ran into our bedroom. “I want to be something really, really, REALLY scary for Halloween!” I rubbed the sleep from my eyes and tried to calculate just how far away Halloween was. “Honey, Halloween is like four months way.” “I know, Dad, but -” “Actually, it’s like five months away.”…

Behind The Curtain

Does Annie understand there are people who make animation movies? Or does she think the characters are real? That’s something I’ve long wondered, but never asked her (because I haven’t wanted to do anything that might spoil the magic). With that said, our trips to Disneyland have certainly given me a hint at what she…

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