September on TV

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Here are the topics I discussed on today’s segment for the month of September (and onwards):

You can view the video of the segment here!

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August on TV

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Here are the topics I mentioned on the show today:

  • Saturday, August 11
    Science of Invention Festival, Utah Museum of Natural History
  • 9am-12pm, Saturday, August 18
    Model Train Rides, Utah Railroad Historical Society in Saratoga Springs
  • 6pm, Friday, August 24
    Park City Institute’s St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series РThe Wallflowers
    • Use special code for Adventures with Theo readers: Theo5 to get a two-for-one ticket discount!

You can watch the video here!

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April on TV – with special guests!

Today was a special Spring Break edition of Adventures with Theo, when Theo himself got to come along to the TV studio with me! I also had a very special guest join me, my good friend Ita Tonga! We’ve been friends since she was in law school with my husband over 10 years ago. She’s the best and I asked her to be my “little kid” consultant to check out some activities that Theo has aged out of. Here are the topics we discussed on today’s segment:

You can watch the segment here!

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Sundance 2018

As I mentioned on my January segment/blog post, we were really excited to attend a number of Sundance Film Festival shows this year. In the past I’ve taken Theo to the Sundance Kids section of films, but this year we branched out and went to “regular” films too. They were all documentaries and we had a great time!

The Sundance Kids section film that we watched, Science Fair, was Theo’s favorite. We also learned more about the Intel ISEF science fair during the documentary Inventing Tomorrow. The documentary about Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, inspired him to pull out our old DVDs of the show that we received as a gift when Theo was a toddler. Those are classics! We also saw the documentary Kusama – Infinity about the groundbreaking Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. There is a work by her at the local Utah Museum of Fine Arts that we look forward to seeing, now that we know more about her and her artwork.

Another one of Theo’s favorites was the documentary Chef Flynn about the young chef Flynn McGarry who started cooking in his home around Theo’s age, and is now opening his new restaurant in NYC called Gem (at age 19!). We were excited to see Chef Flynn himself during the Q&A after the film. One of the great perks about this film festival coming to town each year. Until next year, Sundance!

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Glasses for Kids

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Theo is wearing glasses! We went to his annual well-check at his pediatrician’s office last fall and they suggested that we have his vision tested at a specialist. We went to a great pediatric ophthalmologist at Primary Children’s Hospital recently and he prescribed Theo with his first pair of glasses! They are primarily for distance (reading the white board in the classroom) but he doesn’t need them for close-up work (reading a book, using the iPad).

Both of Theo’s parents have been wearing glasses since our own childhoods so it wasn’t a huge surprise that he would need eyewear at some point. Both of us wear contacts now, but since Theo only needs to wear his glasses occasionally/when needed, we thought glasses would be the best bet. My first stop was Costco (of course)! He outgrew the sizes that they had for children, so we went to an “adult” pair that fit him the best.

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In doing some more research about glasses for kids, my husband found the website Jonas Paul Eyewear which is kind of like a Warby Parker (which we have both used) — but for kids! Theo also has outgrown those sizes but they have some really cute stylish frames. I also took the measurements of Theo’s chosen frames from Costco and compared them to other frames found on Zenni Optical. I was able to order a backup pair that look nearly identical to his other frames for about 1/3 of the price. The quality seems about the same and Theo wears both pairs interchangeably. Hope this helps some of you who need to find cute spectacles for your kids’ cute faces!