Animated Superheroes has a great post on the title cards for Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. These great one-scene recaps can get a viewer excited for an episode in seconds and more shows should use them. Marvel’s Super Hero Squad do something similar with their title card cover recreations. It’s something I would love to see on more shows.
Month: September 2010
Had an awesome day at the Atlanta Braves game on September 11, 2010. They had a nice tribute to the Fire and Police departments of Atlanta before the game. The game itself was a tense one. Tie score for a few innings and from the 8th inning on, it was tied 3-3 until Alex Gonzales absolutely smashed a 3-run home-run to give the Braves their 26th walk-off win this season (most in the MLB). I managed to get some great photos from our third-base line, left field seats. I especially like the ones with the team celebrating at the end.
Seven years ago today (tonight), you arrived in our world changed it forever. It’s true what everyone says, the birth of your child will change you. There’s no way to describe the feeling in a way that will make someone understand the relevance of the experience.
It’s been an amazing and crazy seven years. As I looked back at the photos in the video above, I not only wonder where that baby went, I wonder what you will look and be like in another seven years. Everyday is an adventure with you. I love seeing all the things in you that you have picked up from your mother, from me and the others around you every day.
I look at this young man who can name every dinosaur and recite every detail about them and see myself 30 years ago. I watch you read an entire book in a day’s time and remember when I used to do the same. I look at your face and see the beauty of your mother’s features transformed into a handsome young man. Watching you play baseball, I see “grandma’s” enthusiasm for the game transferred onto the field, having picked up a love and understanding of the game after spending summers watching it with her. I see “grandpa’s” engineering mind in your amazingly complex Lego and Lincoln Log creations. I see you holding “Granny Pete” to her promise to go looking for the Crystal Skull when you turn 16. I look at you now and see all that and more.
My mind cannot fathom what I will see in another seven years.
As we celebrate your birthday this year, I hope the Braves won the game against the Cardinals that we went to see. I hope they make to the World Series, so we can see Game 2 together. I hope you have added another autographed baseball to your collection. I hope we found the pack of Braves Logo Bandz that you wanted so badly. I hope you have enjoyed every minute of this weekend and the things we did together as a family. Most of all, I hope you know how much your father, your mother, your brother (yes, even Riley) and the rest of your family love you.
Happy 7th Birthday son.