2019! January on TV

2019 Jan 1

Happy New Year! The year started off excitingly as the namesake of this website himself, Theo, joined me on the segment. He came with me to the studio because he is still on winter break from school, but we didn’t plan on having him come on the segment. When they asked if he wanted to join us, he jumped at the chance! It was so great to have him with me and he said it was fun to be on TV!

Here are the topics that I mentioned today on the show:

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    1:30pm at Eccles Theater
  • Saturday, January 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 2019
    The Little Prince at Capitol Theater
    • Additional events:
    • Tuesday, January 8, 7-8 pm, The Kings English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East.  Set and Costume Designer Jacob Climer will share his plans for bringing The Little Prince to life for Utah Opera’s January production at the Capitol Theatre.  Climer’s colorful designs for characters and events in the story will be on display, and a French scholar will share readings and ideas about the novella.
    • Tuesday, January 22, 10:45-11:45 am, University of Utah School of Music, room TBA.  Utah Opera’s conductor for its production of Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince, based on the novella of the same name by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, will discuss the music of the opera, his preparation to conduct it, and share insights from his own career.
  • Sundance Kids Films:

Watch the segment here!

2019 Jan 3

2019 Jan 2

December on TV

Dec 2018 1

This is the 5 year anniversary of Adventures with Theo on KSL! I started doing this when Theo was 5 years old and now he is 10. Amazing how time flies and there are still fun things to do together! Here are the topics I mentioned on today’s segment:

You can watch the segment here! Thanks for watching and have a great holiday season!

Dec 2018 3

Theo’s 10th Birthday Party!


For Theo’s double-digit birthday celebration, we did something a little different than we have in years past. Since Theo’s birthday falls in the beginning of the school year, for several years we’ve thrown parties that invited his whole entering class, including the brand new kids. It’s been a nice “welcome back to school” party along with a birthday party, but Theo felt like it was getting too big and crazy with 20+ kids so he opted for a smaller party this year. He invited four of his school friends to our house for a sleepover party! It seems like such a big-kid party and really marked the 1-0 milestone.


The theme to the party was Super Mario/Nintendo since Theo is obsessed with his Nintendo Switch and the game Super Mario Odyssey. This was also the primary activity of his party — the boys played hours and hours of games on the Switch (we had four controllers so nearly everyone in the group could play simultaneously). But they also busied themselves with board games and a little craftiness in the form of Mario-themed Perler beads.

I admit I was a little wary about the sleepover aspect of the party. But we know these boys and they are all well-behaved, mild-mannered kids. They headed for bed around 10:00pm and woke up around 6:30am. Theo’s dad cooked a big breakfast for them (pancakes and bacon) and they got picked up at 11am. Theo had a great time and enjoyed being the host/birthday boy/boss of the party.


We devised a game where we hung “question boxes” from the ceiling and put some gold chocolate coins on top. The kids could run up and jump and break the box and the coins would come tumbling down. (Credit for this idea goes to my husband who is a kid at heart.)

We all had a great time with Theo’s favorite friends!