Are you still looking for something to do during winter break? Pile the whole family in the car and head about an hour south of the Capital Region. That is where you will find the largest snow tubing hill in New York state. It's a thrilling one-thousand-foot mini-mountain.
Blippi is a YouTube sensation and if you have little ones, you know that he is all the rage. Whether they watch Blippi on TV through streaming services or any device, Blippi is quite a big deal. Now you can bring Blippi to life for your kids. Blippi the musical is coming to Schenectady and here are ways to get your tickets
COVID-19 is no joke. Both my fiancee and I had it and we are both completely vaccinated. I am disappointed that COVID and the vaccine have become a political statement and not a plight to keep everyone as healthy as possible. Now there is a vaccine that should be available for children ages 5 to 11 by Thanksgiving. Both Ryan's mom and I aren't 100% sure about it just yet.
The pandemic has taught us a lot of things including that we all need to take time for ourselves and that includes our kids. The other day Jenn came to me and said that she was going to take Ryan, our ten-year-old out of school for a couple of mental health days. She explained that the weather was going to be beautiful and since we just put a pool in, he could just enjoy the pool and be a kid. After all, she said, he's only ten once.
This past weekend was very nostalgic for me and my family. My son, Ryan, embarked on something that was part of my childhood and now it's part of his. Ryan starting playing in the Mechanicville Stillwater Little League. It wasn't only nostalgic, it was amazing.
Ryan is a very compassionate kid and each year I talk to him about how important St. Jude Radiothon is and what they do. I asked him about cancer, St. Jude, and how he thinks we can all help the parents of the sick children worry less. When you listen to the words and innocence of a child talking about these things, there is something extra powerful in their words.
We wrapped up our Halloweek shows this morning with some funny jokes from my nine-year-old son, Ryan. The jokes were funny but Brian tried to guess the punchlines before Ryan delivered them. Take a listen to the cute jokes and how Brian sabotages them.
We are very fortunate that we are still playing baseball. Not only because of the pandemic, but the weather has been cooperating too. Ryan only has a few fall baseball games left and I am still cheering loudly to his teammates and at the games as the "Big League Chooch".