The family and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Today marks Danny’s 18th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, we have a photo of him sitting with the Neil Armstrong statue outside the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering from his campus visit to Purdue last summer.
In a surprise development, Angelina and I spent our birthday together last year, spending the day in St. Louis thanks to Danny’s band competition. This picture of us was taken just minutes before the end of our birthday as the competition wrapped up at he Dome at America’s Center and we were getting ready to go out and “celebrate” with a late night dinner at a dive diner, which went about as well as you can imagine.
Today, we celebrate the 14th birthday of young Michael. His goofy personality is on display here, after falling down while climbing the steps in the Wrigley Field press box during their season ticket holders family day celebration last June.
Spider-Man has swung through town to help me wish you all a Merry Christmas.
On Monday, Stan Lee, the father of the Marvel Universe, passed away at the age of 95. Through his work with Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others, Lee created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, and catapulted Marvel from a tiny venture into the world’s No. 1 publisher of comic books and, eventually, a multimedia giant.
Beginning in 1985, with the final issue of a TransFormers limited series that would eventually run 80 issues, through 2007’s One More Day story arc that concluded in Amazing Spider-Man 545, the worlds created by Lee provided 22 years of entertainment in comic book form and many more since thanks to the cinematic versions. His loss will be felt for years to come.
Today marks Danny’s 17th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, we have a photo of him, playing the role of Lendall Pitts, at the Boston Tea Party museum from last year’s boys trip to Boston.
For the second straight year, Angelina and I prepare to celebrate our birthday states apart. To mark the last of her teenage years, we return back to her high school graduation last June, as she waited to go up on stage and receive her diploma.
Michael becomes a teenager today, turning the ripe old age of 13. In honor of this momentous achievement, here is the scoreboard photo of his birthday announcement from last year at Wrigley Field.
Make like Spider-Man and enjoy your Pie Day. That’s what it means, right?