Thursday, July 31, 2008

Audrey is 3!

Audrey turned three on the 12th of July. We were at the Gibby's cabin at the time so we were able to celebrate it with her cousins and aunts and uncles. She had been saying for months that she wanted a princess party. I made her a princess cake, similar to one my mother made me when I turned 4 or 5.

We had a wonderful time with Curtis's family at the cabin. We swam, ate yummy food, rode ATVs, played and won the Gibby version of The Amazing Race.

So far we have had quite the summer. We have done so many fun things with my nieces and nephew who are here in Utah for the summer. We've been to Discovery Gateway, Raging Waters, Wheeler Farm, swimming lessons, the Zoo and that's just to name a few. Audrey is really loving her cousins and tells them that she will miss them when they leave for Becca's or mom's house. She will be so sad when they leave for good next week.
Nathan is now mobile! He scoots or rolls all over the floor. His favorite thing to find is paper, he just can't get enough!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Holy Estrogen Batman!

We went on our 5th year anniversary date last night. Curtis found a buy one get one free deal on line for movie tickets and agreed to attend Mamma Mia! with me. We were sitting there thankful we had come a little early (we are used to the dollar theater crowds of 3-5 people). The theater was full and as we looked around 98% were female, but you didn't have to look around to notice that. A preview had a golden lab puppy running on the beach and the whole audience aaaaahhed in unison. As the first song of the show began most of the audience started to sing along. Curtis and I looked at each other, both thinking, "Oh no, what have we gotten ourselves into!" Surprisingly, the spontaneous singing did not continue.
The show was fun and just fun, you can't really take any of it seriously. We had a good time.
I didn't realized till we left the show that it was opening night for both Mamma Mia and Batman. That shows you how out of the movie loop I am. Seeing those hundreds of people sitting in the hall waiting to see a movie, knowing they paid at least $8.00 to see it left me with some really big questions. Maybe some of you can explain this, what I call, phenonomon.
Who has hours to sit and wait for a movie?
Do all these people really have $8.00 just begging to be spent on a movie?
Why do so many feel the need to spend so much time and money on a movie that if they just waited a month they could see it 8 times for the price they just paid and have their choice of seats?
Some may think I'm crazy for asking these questions, but I really don't get it. It's a movie. Oh, and don't get me started on sporting events. It's a ball. I don't care where it ends up.