Thursday, March 19, 2009

Four Months Old!

Cosette is four months old today! I can't believe we are just weeks away from starting solids. These months have flown by so quickly! Coco's loves right now are: sucking her fingers, practicing rolling over (almost there!), and fingering her taggie blanket. She is constantly happy, sleeps well, and laughs easily. We are so blessed with our little baby girl!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring Break Review

This week, Fox had Spring Break, which meant that he wasn't gone at class or grading papers in the evenings. Also, Cosette has started going to bed at the same time as Cash, which frees up a lot of my own time in the evenings.

Free time + a handful of free Redbox codes= a whole lot of movies.


Saturday: City of Ember.
Review: I busted a Joanie and worked on several projects, so I can't really say. Fox loved it, though.

Sunday: Igor.
Review: I was in and out of the kitchen (man, I'm becoming my mother!), but Fox hated it. We thought it would be kid-friendly, and it was most definitely not.

Monday: Hellboy 2.
Review: I only watched a few minutes (hmm...are we seeing a pattern?), but I had never seen the first one. Fox liked it. The special effects and martial arts in it were pretty amazing.

Tuesday: Happy Go Lucky*
Review: This was my pick. I wanted to see it, because it is about a girl who is happy no matter the situation. I thought the girl was totally neurotic, and it is probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Wednesday: The Changeling*
Review: This movie was very intense and disturbing. The ending was hopeful. Angelina Jolie did a great job as a mother of a kidnapped boy. It is just not fun to watch a movie about kidnappings. I don't recommend it!

Thursday: Australia.
Review: This movie was 42 minutes too long, but I really liked it. It was very epic or "a Barbie story", as we say in this house. Nicole Kidman's fake lips bug me, but Hugh Jackman in the outback..'Nuf said.

*These movies were rated R, which we generally do not watch. Our only exception is if they generate a lot of awards buzz. The actress in Happy Go Lucky won a Golden Globe for Best Actress. The actress in The Changeling was up for a Best Actress Oscar.

So, we are all movie-d out for now. Don't think we're lazy bums for this. Did I mention our car is in the shop for the fourth time in 2 months? We have been housebound for days. Regardless, watching movies is one of my favorite things to do. Now, if only I could watch an absolutely amazing one!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, T-mouse!

Happy Birthday to a great big brother! In the tradition of my little brother's wife's family (which is so fun), I am going to post some embarrassing things about you. Maybe some of my other sibs will remember these gems.

1.) When you were in fifth grade, you said all the girls in your class loved you and that you had girlfriends. When we asked you what your girlfriend's name was, you said there were so many that you couldn't remember one name!

2.) When you were in third grade, you said you were so smart that you had the brain the size of a dinosaur's brain (um, yeah).

3.) When you were in high school, you loved to watch the soap opera Sunset Beach. I watched it, too, and I know it was good...but still, a tough guy like you watching soaps just always made my day.

Love you, Tommy! Hope your birthday is great!

Picture Tag

My sister tagged me to post my fourth photo in my fourth album on my computer, so here we are! This is a picture of Cash when he was about 2 1/2 months old. We were having a little improptu photo session, and our cat Sable came and loved on him. He didn't know quite what to make of it. These days, Sable loves to jump into his crib (always supervised!) and rub her head on his legs. Cash loves it. Although he occasionally struggle with acts of violence towards animals, Cash really loves his kitties!

Okay--so I'm tagging whoever reads this and hasn't been tagged yet, since I don't know who keeps up with this blog these days. Post the fourth picture in the fourth album on your computer. Have fun!