Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Twilight Movie Review

I've had a couple people ask me how I liked Twilight - so I thought I'd post my own little review here. I saw it with my friend Erin on opening night at 7 pm. The theater was packed with all different types of people - teenagers, adults, 9 year old boys (??). So - I was totally excited - ready for the action....and...

...I was sorely disappointed - the first time. Ok, so for anybody who has not seen it yet, I'll give you a small warning: it was pretty cheesy - not so cheesy that you can't get past the cheese - just parts were a little "over the top". And the people in my theater were either stupid or too giddy to think straight and they laughed at TOTALLY inappropriate times. I was sitting there thinking - "hmm - he just made a funny face - oh well". But then people started laughing and I could not focus on the movie - I just kept thinking - "why are people laughing?? He's sucking her blood and you think that's funny??" They totally killed it for me. With that said, I went to the movie again Tuesday morning at 10:45 a.m. with the hope that the theater would be quiet and I could really focus on the movie. BINGO! After seeing it again in a quiet theater, I can say that I give it two thumbs up. It did not erase the cheese - there are still things about it that bugged me, but that is going to be the case with pretty much any movie that is derived from a well loved book. And it was so much easier to get past it without people laughing. Also, I think that I enjoyed it more because I knew what to expect. The movie was definitely geared more towards a teen audience and if you know that going in - it's easier to appreciate. I thought Edward was fantastic - just as I'd pictured him. I was a bit disappointed with Kristen Stewart as Bella - she did not seem like a very good actress to me - but again, the second time around, she wasn't as bad. I was also very pleased with the rest of the Cullen family.

So, if you have not seen it yet - keep those things in mind and I think you'll have a pleasant viewing experience.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Autumn Leaves

We've been having so much fun in the back yard with all the leaves falling. Who says Fresno doesn't have seasons? And if you're like me, and you don't want to rake leaves all day, all you gotta do is lay a rake out in the yard and invite some kids over. The leaves will be raked. Trust me. Haylie raked. My friend Stefanie's son Evan raked. My friend Erin's daughter Elora raked. And I didn't even have to ask - they just did it! So how do I get them to come in and vacuum for me? hehe...

I sat Anna in the leaf pile and she didn't quite know what to do with herself...

She kept her feet and hands up like that the whole time

Cute cute cute

As always, go see more pictures at

Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight's coming tonight tonight....

I've been having a bad month...or two...this movie is the light at the end of my tunnel. I know, a little pathetic. But I'm SOOOOO EXCITED!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It only took me a year to finish!

I started this Fall quilt last Fall...then got distracted...then found it again this summer. It's finally done and it's still Fall! Hooray! Now I can display it in my living room before it's time to put it away and bring out my Christmas quilt. My goal is to eventually have a quilt for every season/holiday. At the rate I'm going...well, it'll be a while before that goal is met - so far I only have Christmas and Fall...

Click the pictures to make them bigger so you can see the beautiful leaf-pattern quilting my mom did

Thursday, November 6, 2008

She's Hiding Things From Me...

Let me start off by saying that the last couple of weeks have been really good - Anna cut her other front tooth without losing any sleep! Haylie has been relatively well behaved and has been going potty like a big girl. Until...

Yesterday, I saw Haylie go into the bathroom. When she came out she had no panties on. I asked her where her panties were and she said, "Under my bed." I said, "Why are they under your bed?" She replied, "So you can't see them." Sure enough, there they were under her bed with a little skid mark in them. If I wasn't so angry I would have thought it was funny that she hid them, but didn't hesitate to tell me where they were - what was the point??

I just don't know what to do anymore. I even asked the pediatrician about it. He said that there must have been a time that she went poop and it hurt her - so now every time she has to go, she remembers how it hurt and it scares her. So when it starts to come, she holds it back. So a bit gets on her panties then she won't go on the toilet. Then eventually she can't hold it anymore, she goes on the toilet and we cheer and praise and love and kiss and give treats. WHY ISN'T THAT WORKING? WHY CAN'T SHE JUST DO IT? I AM SO SICK OF THIS!