Monday, November 23, 2009

The Newest Blockbuster Movie

It's more intense then 2012. It's bigger than New Moon. It's.....

Tomorrow After Tomorrow

The latest action--sci-fi--thriller follows three small children as they try to make it through Thanksgiving weekend when their Grammy comes to visit. It's an epic adventure exploring the struggles of being sung to sleep; the horror of being read many story books; and the action-packed sequences of helping make cookies. You will be on the edge of your seat! You have to see:

Tomorrow After Tomorrow.......Today!

(Rated G: For intense snuggling, grandmotherly affection and loving images)

Movie Title inspired by Eli Bell when asked the question, "When is Grammy coming to visit?"

Apparently, I don't know my history very well

While we were eating lunch today, the kids and I were playing an alphabet game. We would pick a letter and then we would say all the words we could think of beginning with that letter. The letter A came up and this is what was said:

Me: A.....apricot

Eli: Yeah, like Apricot Lincoln!

Official New Moon Review

My good friend Brittney brought me along to a really fun pre-movie party for New Moon. It was complete with themed food, a book trivial quiz with prizes and a dress code. I actually won a prize! I'm pretty proud of myself since I haven't read the book in about a year. I also got to wear my "Real Men Sparkle" shirt and a fake tattoo of the flower on the cover of New Moon.

We all went to the movie and had a great time! The movie was awesome. It did have an interesting affect on me though. Before the movie, I was a hard core member of TEAM EDWARD.

Now, I'm seriously considering switching teams!

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon

So, I literally just got home from the theater after seeing New Moon. The very first thing I said to Mike after walking in the door was, "BBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!" (that means I really liked it). It was great!!! It was funny and the acting was much better and there were special affects. Wow. I wanted to see it again right then, but the theater people said no. Oh well, I'll just have to see it again next week or something. Now, since it is almost 1am, I will go to bed, but watch out for another post about New Moon some time soon. I don't have the pictures from the pre-movie party yet. Oh yeah, that's right. There was a pre-party with themed goodies and a dress code!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Important topics and pearls of wisdom from Leah

Last night, Leah wanted to try a taste of the Tapatio that was on the table at dinner time. (For those who might not know, Tapatio is a spicy sauce like Tabasco) Mike told her to just touch the top of the bottle and lick her finger to get a small taste. She touched the bottle and immediately started to cry. That's when I remembered she had a paper cut on the finger she just happened to use. So, I rushed her into the bathroom to run her finger under the water to try to get rid of the burning. After, I sat her on my lap and tried to calm her down. Amid tears and sniffles, Leah quietly asked, "Mommy, is it my birthday?"

We had this conversation just about an hour ago:

L: I want to read a princess story book.
M: Which princess story book?
L: My princess story book.
M: Oh, you mean the one from the library?
L: Yeah
M: Oh, we don't have that one any more. I took it back.
L: Why did you take it back?
M: It was due.
L: No Mommy, it's not due; it's pink!

Here are two things Leah likes to say to us:

You're ass-a-loopy re-re-dicilous! (Translation: You're absolutely ridiculous)

You're wiggly whack!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween: Part 3

Okay, this is it...the last post. I promise. Finally, I'm posting the best pictures of the kids in their costumes doing their thing. Here are the costumes:

Here are the kids in action:

Along our route, we ran into a celebrity who was kind enough to pose for a picture. Look at the expression on Leah's face:

The inevitable post-trick-or-treating candy consumption:

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays, but it sure is tiring!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween: Part 2

This post is about the pre-trick-or-treating activities. First, we went to Mike's work to get candy. The employees were dressed up and gave out candy at their desks. There were some really great costumes. One of the best was my brother's costume. Can you guess what he is?

After getting some good candy, Eli went to school all dressed up. I got to go along later and help with the Halloween party. I read scary poems to the kids. I think they got a kick out of it. The best part of the party was when one of the other moms asked me if I was a college student there to help the teacher. I definitely took that as a complement. When I told her that I was actually a mom, she apologized and said that I just looked so young. Okay, enough of that, back to the kids...

I stayed after the party to watch the costume parade. I loved it, but it was too loud for Eli.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween: Part 1

I'm not sure how many parts there will be to the Halloween posts, but I acknowledge the fact that there needs to be more than one so that enough attention can be given to each activity we participated in this week.

So, we'll start with pumpkin carving/painting on Monday.

Noah's experience and finished product:

Leah's experience and finished product: (she made a unicorn pumpkin, see the horn?)

Eli's experience and finished product:

We have an infestation

A few weeks ago, we had a little creature climbed out from the drawer under our stove. We thought we had gotten rid of it, but just today, we found it sitting in the shoe basket by the front door.