The kids are on winter break this week from school so we wanted to take advantage of their time off and do some fun things with them.
So, we took the gang to see Spiderwick Chronicles. It was a decent movie, not completely memorable, but not a total dud either. I thought the lead character looked so much like Hailey Joel Osmond that I was sure he was a younger sibling, but the credits proved he was no relation. Good little actor though. He played twins in this movie and did a great job!
Bren has been doing awesome on her sticker chart so we let her get a treat at the movies. After much deliberation, she ended up with a kid combo pack complete with popcorn, sprite and a pack of skittles.
Michael was mortified that I had brought my camera in with me, but he managed a cheesy smile for me anyway. I'm sure that other people at the theater thought I was crazy for snapping photos too. It probably looked to them like we never get out of the house and a trip to the movies was a major event to document, but that's OK.
I'll suffer the embarrassment and endure the eye rolling of my kids to document the little things. After all, one little thing rolled into another little thing makes a life, right? And life is a major event too precious to miss!
On a side note, whatever happened to plain old cola flavored icee drinks? It seems like all I'm seeing lately is blueberry papaya blizzard swirly or banana kiwi watermelon splash! Bring back the plain old, non-neon cola for us grown ups, please... my poor taste buds cannot take iced exotic fruit blends with psychadelic color variations anymore!
And since it's Tuesday, I've got to give an idol update!!!!
I really enjoyed tonight's show and I have to say that four guys have emerged as my favorites so far!
I'd take that Jason Castro cutie all the way! He's awesome...very cool vibe and a kind of Jack Johnson sound....LOVE him!!!
Second for me is Michael from down under. He seems completely comfortable, confident and his voice is amazing. He reminds me a bit of a younger cleaned up Steven Tyler in his look and Michael Hutchins in his sound.
Third for me is David Cook....he reminds me a bit of the lead singer of dot.dot.dot from America's next great band. He also has an edgy vibe to him.
Forth is Robbie the rocker...at least I hope he's a rocker. His pop background could come peeking through in the coming weeks, but for now, we'll still call him a rocker.
I'm undecided about the two older guys...the 29 year old carpet cleaner and the 28 year old dad with the cute little son. Since neither of these guys had any camera time during the audition or Hollywood stages, I have no idea of what they can do.
Neither sounded horrible, but I don't know where their performances tonight rate on the scale of what they are capable of.
I can't wait to hear the girls tomorrow night!!
PS: I still miss Josiah! C'mon, Simon, that boy is totally memorable unlike a few guys from tonight's show! I guess he's my Sundance this year. We'll never know what he could have brought to this season, but I'm sure it would have been totally unique. I hope we see him next year!