Carter is a Rockvale Rocket

Today is Carter's first full day of Kindergarten. I can't beleive that he's that old already. It seems like only yesterday that I was rocking him to sleep and changing diapers. I don't even think I
could describe in words how proud I am of him. He's so smart and inquisitive. He's just starting to figure out how to read. I am can't wait until we can read together. I hope I can instill in him a
love of reading, like I have. He's already well on his way. I can't wait until I get home and can hear all about his first day of school.

8. Hasbro 2008: Legacy Collection

The Millennium Falcon from Hasbro is too expensive. Seriously, $150 for a toy.

I know, this is for collectors, but I know Carter would love one of these and if I hadn’t saved one from 10 years, he wouldn’t be getting one.

Seriously, it’s sad how much toys are today. I know, inflation, but that can’t be all of it. Transformers are $10 and $20. It’s crazy.

It’s nice the DC has a new 3 3/4″ figure line out that’s $5 a figure (and I think Marvel is doing something similar). That’s equivalent to when I was a kid. I remember I got $1 a week for allowance and every 2 weeks I had enough to be a new Star Wars figure–they were $1.99.

We give Carter $4 or $5 a week (based on his chores) and that could buy 1 new figure – so maybe that evens out. Still, $150 for a Millennium Falcon is too much.

Great story at Marvel.com featuring Top 10 characters from the 90s (I still don’t like Cable or Gambit). The ’90s: a much-maligned period in comics history, and yet one that produced many a memorable and successful story as well as a score of awesome characters. The ’90s were about more than just pouches, guns, trench coats and more pouches—though all those things ruled. Here’s a list of the Top 10 Marvel characters that emerged from the ’90s.

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Spider-Pose 5

Carter is a complete ham and will mug for the camera any chance he gets.

I came home the other day and discovered several pictures of “Spider-Man” on the camera. I told Carter that Peter Parker must have borrowed our camera because there were a bunch of pictures of Spider-Man on there.

He just giggled and gave me a “Daddy, you’re silly” look and then said…but I’m Peter Parker.

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t realize how lucky I am.