Monday, March 17, 2008

Busy, fun weekend here.

To help try to redeem ourselves as fun (after being firmly bumped out of that category by my parents), we took Lisa and Bart to see this:

It was really good. It was Bart’s first movie in a theatre and he loved it. He didn’t really understand the concept before we got there, as he asked if we could bring his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie for them to play. What a pricey outing for a family… for the four of us, with concession stand treats, it was $70. I would think that price would be out of range for a lot of families, which is sad.

On Saturday, Lisa and I went to see this:

The tickets were a Christmas gift (for Lisa, not me) from my brother and sister-in-law. It was more fun watching Lisa’s reaction to the show than watching the show itself. She was in seventh heaven, for sure. In her innocence, she asked if Troy (Zac Efron) was still doing the Hairspray show, because he didn’t look the same on skates… she actually thought that the actors from the movie had laced up their skates and put on a show for us. I didn’t burst her bubble.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day today! We’re not Irish, but the kids are all wearing green today and we’ll have some cupcakes with green icing after dinner tonight. That’s as creative as I get today. I looked for chocolate coins to put in their lunch boxes (pot o’ gold), but couldn’t find them. I’ll have to remember to set some aside next Christmas. In honour of the day, I’ll share my favourite St. Patrick’s Day photo. This was taken four years ago… Lisa was 3, Bart was 10 months and that’s my little nephew with them, who was 2.

Awww.

12 comments:

Welcome to our World said...

So CUTE! I need to take a photo of Matthew with his little Irish shirt and shamrock ears on to remember him like that since it will be soon enough that he will be like AWWW mom no more pictures!

Glad to hear Horton is good but gaw it is expensive to see a movie these days! I can see why people spend a fortune to put those home theaters in and just rent. It probably costs less over time!

Jess said...

Oh your kids are so sweet with their questions and ideas. And I am totally with you on the outrageous expense of movies. It is really unbelievable.

JMC said...

Sounds like a GREAT weekend! And you're doing more for St. Patty's than we are (and we DO have a bit o' the Irish in us). You're PROBABLY back in the vicinity of fun.

Nowheymama said...

$70? Thanks for the reminder about why we moved to a small town, where the downtown movie theater costs $5/adult and $4.50/child. Sure, there's only one show at a time, but it's cheap! I'm glad to hear you liked the movie; K. wants to see it.

Misty said...

I miss the movies. It is a treat we gave up due to cost. We used to go all the time (And I have the credit card debt to prove it.) I did want to see the Seuss movie, though. :) Anyway,

Green cupcakes, eh? I might steal that idea. I need to do something for my family to celebrate the luck of the Irish...

saly said...

I love that photo!! We are going to try and see the movie this weekend.

mom of the year said...

$70? Holy highway robbery! Still, I do so enjoy a good movie.

Your kids are ADORABLE!

Family Adventure said...

That picture is soooooo cute! Doesn't it just break your heart how quickly they grow up??

Taking the kids to the movies nowadays is crazily expensive. Especially once you factor in the 'must have' popcorn, drink, chocolate. It's a shame, because it's such an enjoyable outing with the family.

Heidi

Haley-O said...

EEEEE! So cute! I LOVE the hats! SO funny that he wanted to bring his movie for them to play!!! Awww!

shay said...

Oh so cute!!!
I totally forgot about St. Patties day - yikes!

Crazy Daisy said...

OOH, I want to see the Horton movie!

thisiskat.com said...

We saw Horton Hears a Who, which was enjoyable, but I did feel like they maybe missed what I felt was the main theme of the book.

After we got out my husband turned to me and said, "I can't decide what the message was. Either: "God is real" or "daughters are no good".

LOL, a bit oversimplified, but I did feel that it was a bit heavy on the "you have to believe in Horton...this giant, invisible elephant in the sky who only I can hear". And why was Jojo the oldest and only SON, with 96 younger sisters? Just didn't see the reason for that.

Probably I'm just way too sensitive on those 2 points though.

We still had fun, although we also will have to re-mortgage the house to pay for the outing.