Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 59

This is Lilith and her friend right after going through the haunted house that their school had set up at their Fall Festival today (I had to festivals in one day!) They came running up to me, scared out of their minds, eyes as big as saucers. Apparently, they only made it part of the way through before they got too scared and had to turn around and leave!

Day 58

Cheat pic. I forgot to take a picture on Thursday so I am posting one from Friday at the Fall Festival with Nu-Isis's and Orion's school. I got to run the cake walk and this is Isis waiting to go around the circle and win some cake!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 57

Orion had to make a Malaysian dish for one of his world's fair projects so we decided on nasi lemak and BBq'd chicken wings. This is the rice. It is cooked in a mixture of coconut milk and water. Let it boil and then turn it on the lowest heat available, cover, and let it steam for about 20 mins. Once it is done, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar and it is absolutely delish!

Day 56

Her first time feeding herself. I broke up a few cheerios and put them on the tray for her.

Day 55

I love these velvet posters. They are just fun to color and look neat when they are finished. Dylan brought this one home for me today.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 54

She is already trying to stand on her own! She just started crawling about a month ago!

Day 53

This is what happens when a baby gets ahold of a black marker. Lolz

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 52

My first set of Dungeons and Dragons dice! Dylan is going to be teaching me how to play soon. So excited!

Twilight movie review

In the interest of full disclosure, I am not a fan of Stephanie Meyer or the Twilight series. I watched the movies because my daughter, Lilith, has decided to read New Moon and I wanted to verify that there is no graphic or gratuitous violence or nudity/sex. I did attempt to read the novel that she brought home but was unable to really get into the book and read it. I knew that it would take me too long to read it this way and so I took a short cut. I went into watching the movies with as unbiased opinion that I was able to muster. Here is what I think of the series so far.....

Overall, this had the makings of a fairly good vampire romance series. It seems to me to be the little things that just irked me and turned my opinion against the series. 

1) Rob Pattinson was waaaaay cuter in Harry Potter: The Golet of Fire. In Twilight, I just wanted to give him a basket of toiletries and tell him to go take a shower! Honestly, how can you be a "heart throb" if you look like you never bathe?
2) Since when did vampires have reflections?? They are in a ballet school and there are mirrors everywhere with a reflection of the vampires in each one of them.
3) Edward shows up in her room. This happens before they started dating and therefore she would not have been able to give him permission to enter. The movie plays it off as a dream but leaves you wondering if he was really there.
4)They don't just sparkle, they LIGHT UP like a damned geode or crystal when the sunlight hits them! Honestly, it was beyond stupid. Sparkling like you have a light dusting of glitter: kinda dumb but still acceptable. Lighting up like a frikkin Christmas tree?? Go die in a fire!

On to the acting:

1) Kristen Stewart seems to be an underwhelming actress at best. She does not seem to have any range of emotion here. Her one major emotion in the films seems to be N/A.
2) Rob Pattinson has no emotion either, unless you consider mildly brooding to be an emotion. The few times in the films that he did smile were far apart. He really does have an amazing smile and should have been able to use it more. I realize that vampires are supposed tobe all dark and stuff but it would not have hurt to allow a little humor into the story. 
3) Taylor Lautner: Really?? At best, his character seems genuinely concerned for Bella. At worst, he just seems like a typical jock who just wants to get in her pants.
4) The only two people in the whole series who came off as real to me were Charlie (her father) and Alice (another vampire). Both of the actors seemed to be 3 dimensional and brought a nice change of pace to an otherwise lackluster series. 
5) On the whole, the acting seemed rather stilted and forced. There did not seem to be any naturalness in the interactions between the actors. It seemed to me that the actors may have been too overwhelmed by the hype and popularity of the novels in order to make a smoothly moving movie series.

Anyways, that is just my opinion. I will allow my daughter to read the novel as there was not anything that I was specifically looking for in the movies as far as violence and sex is concerned. While I will never say that it is a good series, I am not going to limit my daughter on what she can read this time.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 51

I got my engagement ring back from the jeweler's last night. It really made my day yesterday. I quit smoking this weekend and am really beginning to feel the effects of it. Yesterday was a pissy mood day even though both of the kids' conferences with their teachers went well and by the time they all went to bed, I wanted to rip someone's head off. Dylan brought this home to me and my mood just did a 180 degree turn,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day 49

Totally a cheat. Took this on Sunday while we were at dinner. I am really lucky to have my kids today. I found out that only about 1% of people who have their children taken from them ever get them back. Makes me think.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 48

Lilith and I. Had a conference with her teacher today for report card time. All A's with 1 or 2 B's! That's my girl!

Day 47

Got the rest of my Halloween decorations put up today!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 46

New look, I am really liking this one. I think that I will keep it for a while.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day 41

Started my Halloween decorations today. Last year, this plus the bloody decals on my window was plenty. Looks like I am going to have to pick up some more this year!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 36

Took Baduhenna to the doctor for her 6 month check up. She is now 27 inches and 19 lbs. Dr said that she is in the 98%ile for height and 95%ile for weight.

Day 35

I know it is not my room and I have no intentions on cleaning it, but this really bugs the shit out of me.

Day 34

Not sure what happened but my damn laptop ate all of the files from my camera's memory card! /cry

Day 33

Half of Orion's birthday cake that I made. It was a double sided purple light saber.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 30

Playing with the baby after everyone else was asleep while we waited for Dylan to come home.