210/365 Reunited (And It Feels So Good)

After being gone for the week on vacation with their mom and family, it was great to spend the afternoon with my kids. We grabbed a bite for lunch and the trekked over to the theaters to conclude the Batman Bonanza we started on July 17.

It’s always great creating new memories with my little peeps.

199/365 Batman Bonanza

With the release of The Dark Knight Rises on Friday night, I decided to take this week – the week before my kids are gone for 10 days with their mom on a summer vacation trip to North Carolina – to introduce my children to Christopher Nolan’s magnificent interpretation of the legendary DC Comics hero.

When Batman Begins was first released in 2005, my kids were still a little too young to experience the dark portrayal of the iconic figure, not to mention how Gotham and the villainous character of the Scarecrow were represented on the silver screen.

Now that they’re older, it’s time to queue up the Amazon Prime streaming and make some popcorn. So with giddy anticipation, let Batman Week Begin!

155/365 Family Sunday

There are times when things just work out and come together.

I’ve mentioned before how my ex and I do not maintain a regular schedule with regards to our kids. We really do play-it-by-ear on an almost daily basis, and today it was wonderful t have the kids with me all day.

The kids slept over Saturday night which meant they accompanied us to church in the morning. I love when they come with us because I take pride in providing a spiritual influence in their lives. Following church, we ate lunch together at Ruby Tuesday’s and followed that up with taking in a movie. It was quality time in which we were able to be together and make new memories together.

Where I would normally coordinate with my kids’ mom to either drop them off or have her come pick them up (they spend school night at their mother’s house due to the logistics/proximity of school), things worked out this evening where they got to stay the rest of the night.

So on this rare Sunday night where the kids are with me, it’s great to walk into the living room to see Natalie, Daniel, and Lee watching the MTV Music Awards: Natalie swooning over Josh Hutcherson, Lee swooning over Chris Hemsworth, and Daniel indifferent to everything except the iPod in his hand.