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Our New “Favorite Movie Ever”

Took the kids to see “Frozen” this afternoon, so all you people I’ve shushed can now talk to me about the movie.Β Β 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.

Ben is Adorable

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.”

Doctor Who is Fantastic!

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.

Oddly Good

Posted in Television & Film, What I Love

Date Night!

We are having a fancy dinner tonight! All sushi, all the time. And cocktails. Because it’s not a date without cocktails. Well, not an evening date without cocktails in any case.1495507_10153640503780634_380142181_n

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.

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Polar Express 2013

We took our fourth ride on the Polar Express. We’re becoming experts at it. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

Me and my boys get ready to ride the train
Me and my boys get ready to ride the train

My mom, dad, and sister on the train
My mom, dad, and sister on the train

The boys and I were right across the aisle
The boys and I were right across the aisle

Dancing chefs serve hot chocolate
Dancing chefs serve hot chocolate

Ben is already getting sleepy
Ben is already getting sleepy

Greg hoarded everyone's cookies.
Greg hoarded everyone’s cookies.

This picture makes me laugh. I can't not think of that part of Titanic. Oh well. Approaching "The North Pole"
This picture makes me laugh. I can’t not think of that part of Titanic. Oh well. Approaching “The North Pole”

"There he is! There he is!"
“There he is! There he is!”

My sleepy Greg and me
My sleepy Greg and me

Dancing with the chef
Dancing with the chef

Santa brings a bell for all the good girls and boys, even the grown up ones.
Santa brings a bell for all the good girls and boys, even the grown up ones.

There's an elf behind me!
There’s an elf behind me!

Super cute cupcakes April's bakery made for us.
Super cute cupcakes April’s bakery made for us.

Aren't they adorable?!
Aren’t they adorable?!

 

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!