Saturday, September 10, 2011

Post Con Sadface....

With all of the build up for Dragon*Con, when the end rolls around, we are all left a little pouty.

Exhausted to point of drooling and stuttering, but pouty.

This year's con was good. The hubs had to work more over the weekend than any of us liked, but such is life I suppose. Going down a day earlier this year compared to years past was fun...the boys didn't know what to make of Atlanta without the 50,000 freaks and geeks. Arriving on Wednesday rather than Thursday (when most everyone else arrives) made checking in to the hotels easier, parking MUCH easier and we were actually able to enjoy a nice swim on Wednesday almost completely alone in the pool!

The new staff position this year was a BLAST. It keep me busier than I had expected, but not in a bad way. Got to meet some interesting people this year. There were name droppers (blarg) and butt kissers (blarg-er), but those folks didn't take away from the good stuffs and overall it was a fabulous experience. Already looking forward to next year!

The boys had a great time this year. They love the costuming and cosplay that goes on  (during the day...nightime Con is usually adult only, lol) and they enjoy just wandering around looking at everything. I will have a lot of pictures to share. Eventually. This is what happens with me and D*C photos. There are hundreds (Nope, not a typo. Hundreds. As in multiple of a hundred) of photos to go through to decide which ones to share. Some, like the parade photos, look almost just like the parade photos I shared last year. And the year before that. are few pictures that you guys can start out with. Sorry if they are blurry...I had to thieve them from Tracy's facebook, lol. I haven't even dumped them from the camera cards to my computer yet. :/

Costumes of 3 of the 4 boys... Bumblebee, An Empty Child (Dr. Who) and Aragorn
One of my FAV costumes from the weekend. Nope, have no idea what she is supposed to be. All I can tell you is she was fluffy. And pink. And fluffy + pink = awesome! ;)
Daddy: "See what happens when you misbehave? It's a wrench to the face for you!"
The hubs and I. And Jayne hats. :D
Bailey and Buck Rogers! No, seeing how he has aged does NOT make me feel old...
Jefferson Starship (who are ALL kinds of nice, btw)! Nope, still don't feel old... :P
The boys and Mark Sheppard! We totally accosted him in the hall on the last day of Con as we were leaving. The boys know him as Badger from Firely, Sterling from Leverage, Canton Delaware from Dr. Who and Crowley from Supernatural. Yes, they know him from *all* of those shows, lol.
What was my boys' highlight from this year? Meeting three of their favorite cast members from one of our most favorite family shows, Eureka!! They got to meet, and get autographs from, Jordan Hinson (she plays Zoe), Chris Gauthier (he plays Vincent) and Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack!). They were all incredibly sweet and from that little moment, the kids got their most prized picture from this year...
Aaaaahhhhh! While this was my boys' favorite photo op, this was also my total fangirl moment from this year! This photo is now my computer wallpaper. And that has *nothing* to do with how cute Colin Ferguson is. Nope. That's all about my boys. ;)
When I can sit long enough at my computer to sort through the rest of the photos, I will post some more.

As far as getting back to normal around here, that was a slow process this week. Tuesday I spent my day in a vegetative state, trying to start recuperating.  The boys are being troopers about starting school. There was only a little bit of whining, and mostly that was from me.

7th grade started off good for Bailey. He had a little math anxiety when he started his first math lesson. But he did fine. I'm hoping that he starts to feel more confident about math. While it's not his favorite subject, he doesn't do poorly in it...but he still worries about it.

Braeden is off to a good start as well. It was apparent to him right away that the 2nd grade lessons were different than the 1st grade lessons, but it didn't scare him or deter him. He enjoyed doing his first real wordsearch...that wasn't on his nintendo ds. He definitely does not prefer the paper version over the handheld game version, but they don't prefer paper anything over the electronic gadget version, lol.

Ok, that's it for now. Hope errbody enjoys the rest of their weekend, and has a great week next week.

Tomorrow, say a little prayer for all of those who are remembering 9/11...the lives lost there, the families that are still grieving, and for the country that was changed so much by one awful, crappy day...


Patti~~~ said...

Looks AMAZING!! We are huge Supernatural fans at our house---HUGE!! Not much into all the rest you mentioned, but did I mention we love SUPERNATURAL!!!!!

My niece attended ComicCon this summer and had a blast---the conferences always look so FUN!! She goes all out and creates fabulous costumes, this year from Final Fantasy.

Hope you're enjoying a lovely new homeschool year.

Blessings, Patti

Kat said...

Hi Patti! Supernatural is a great show! It's so can hear us quoting it all the time. My wee one actually has a little video he found online from his favorite episode, lol.

Thanks so much for the homeschool year wishes! Hope your's is going great as well! :)