As it turns out, this years Emerald City Comicon was also this weekend. Hello amazing birthday present to me!!! So Friday afternoon Andrew and I headed downtown just us and my parents who happened to be in town came and watched the girls. We did all the grown-up stuff that the wee ones would never stand for, like spend an hour looking through comic bins and going to panels and wandering slowly hand in hand through the convention center people watching and planning for Saturday.
|Admiral Adama stole my baby! (Was I jealous? Little bit.)|
We met Edward James Olmos first, and he was so adorable. He went straight for S and loved all over her before he would let the picture people corral us over to get the photo. The way to any mama's heart is to love on her kids so suffice to say I will love him forever and ever until the end of time.
And George Takei was equally amazing - friendly and taking time to say hi to the girls even though you only get five seconds with the celebrities before you are moved along. I have so much respect for him as a person as well love for his iconic role in my beloved Star Trek.
Also you will see, as I did, just exactly why my photographer friends are always telling me to lower my chin in pictures. I finally put two and two together and achieved the impossible - looking good in a famous geek person photograph. (alas, too late for Olmos..) Yay me!!!
Why yes, we do plan to continue the tradition of collecting awkward family photos with comicon celebrity guests why do you ask? I think it's the sort of eccentric that our girls will look back on fondly someday. Probably someday long after their teen years are well behind them.
Well tomorrow is the last day of the Birthdaversary. One more post, dear readers, and then we will return to our regularly scheduled programming.