Took the kids to see “Frozen” this afternoon, so all you people I’ve shushed can now talk to me about the movie. It was delightful! So delightful, in fact, that Greg asked to watch it again the minute it was over. Or to go buy it on “cd.” When I said those were not options, he asked if we could at least sing the songs. And he has been. All afternoon and into the night.
I frequently forget to post adorably weird things about Ben. He is fabulously weird. Case in point: I walked into the living room this morning and he was having a conversation with the dog about parrots. “How do people live with them? What if they landed on your head claws out?! There’d be blood everywhere! I should ask Aunt Kay. Oh, wait, she kept her birds in a cage. You should be glad we don’t keep you in a cage, Rose. Or birds. Mama doesn’t like cages OR birds.”
I’m not sure which is which in this scenario, actually. Nick and the boys went off to a Winter Family Weekend and did this all weekend:
I drove home and spent time putting things away from our week at Grandma’s house and then went off and did this:
For a lovely, wonderful three-hour block today, my sister and kids and I watched Doctor Who. It was beautiful. Since she left it’s been nothing but soap operas. Apparently my mom only tolerates Doctor Who for my sister.
The phrase of the day is “oddly good.” I used it in reference to a weird apple fritter donut, but my family has taken it up as their own. So MANY things can be oddly good.
We ordered WAY too much food for ourselves for one night, but sushi does not do well sitting in the car, even in this coolness, for the length of a movie, so we had to leave it behind. Woe. But then there was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and we were all happy again.
We took our fourth ride on the Polar Express. We’re becoming experts at it. 🙂 This year for the first time my sister joined us, so we got to relive the newness of the ride with her. It was lovely. 🙂
After all that, we hit our usual Mexican restaurant for dinner and everyone gorged on burritos and nachos and enchiladas, oh my! We had such a great time!