Monday, July 5, 2010

Grown ups

I went to see this movie last week with my mom and my niece. This movie had us all ( and I mean everyone in the theater laughing so hard I was glad I had made one last stop to empty my bladder prior to entering the theater. This movie was not one that if analyzed ( as I see some critics are trying to do) could come out on top. Grown ups is a movie you go to if you want a good laugh, I mean come on Adam Sandler not only stars in it but he co-wrote it as well. Oh, and look at the cast; Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Salma Hayek. The only reason anyone has to be disapointed with this movie is if they are thinking they are going to see a drama, or perhaps a heartfelt story of grown ups reminising of the past.

So I just can't understand the poor reviews for this one. Check them out at
and probably one of the worst reviews I have found so far come from the following site;

I guess that goes to show that one cannot rely on the reviews of another becuase this was probably one of the funniest movies I have seen to date.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My boy is growing up so fast

Yesterday was Cole's kindergarten graduation. This picture was taken at the beginning of the school year. Oh how long ago this seems. My little man, the youngest, is growing up so fast. To see him in his shirt and tie, black dress pants and dress shoes.... oh how time flies. He was so proud of himself. I remember the day I brought him home from the hospital at a whopping 7 pounds 8 ounces!!! Today he almost weighs the same as his big sister and is almost as tall!!

Yes, my little man was so adorable, in fact ALL of the kindergarten graduates were so adorable.
If you wanted to see Cole you only had to look for the crowd of children around him. He loves the attention and is so charismatic. He is definetly the life of the party and he enjoys it.

They were all dressed so nice, but not afraid to run around and play or even get a time out. You can dress them up as little ladies and gentlemen but they are still only 5 and 6 years old and are not afraid to let it be known. In the very next moment all sitting together lined in a row, with the sweetest poses and best manners they are ready to recieve their diplomas. After a prayer about God making them son shouts out that he sees an ANT ( yes he loves to squish ants, thankfully he didn't then). That gave the parents all a little chuckle.

He is always making a joke or a funny face...Yes, even in a crowd. I cannot wait to get my pictures back. I was able to get one at just te right moment. The moment when he was getting his diploma. He had in one hand his diploma and in the other he had his black graduate hat...arms raised in the air above his head and shouts out YES!!!! This remined me of a scene in a teen movie when the kids are graduating highschool.

So now with my DD moving into grade 4 and my DS moving into grade 1 I feel pretty old. Not in a bad way because I am proud of all they have accomplished, and all they will accomplish in the future. I know there will be many more special moments in their future.......... all of which are sure to bring a few more tears of joy to this mothers eyes.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

If my cat sprays on more thing...

If my cat sprays on one more thing...I am going to lose my mind!! Why can a cat be sooo cute and so silly, so good with kids yet have one charachter flaw that is so darn annoying?!!!
His little habit started with backpacks, for some reason he just had to get those. I thought at first it was because he knew it meant the kids were going to school and he would not have their attention for the day. So we would make sure the backpacks were always hung up.
Now that we have moved his "habit" has expanded to anything he sees on the floor.Dont get me wrong he still uses his litter box, ruling out that he is afraid to pee in it because he has UTI. He has a clean litter box ( I know because I am the one to change it ), but if he sees anything on the floor it is "fair game". His most recent fetish has been to spray on shoes. So now w can't even keep our shoes at the front door. We have resorted to keeping all bedroom doors closed ( cuz good luck with having an 8 and 5 year old to keep all things off the floor) and a baby gate to the upstairs ( for some reason this works, he actually thinks he cannot jump the gate), and now I guess we have to keep our shoes in a closet!!!!
I love my Sammy so very much, I am just at my witts end!! I have been behind in my laundry ( which should not happen because I am on hollidays from may till Sept) because I am doing at least a load a day or every 2 days of urine soaked items such as blankets, teddy bears, jackets that fall off the hangers ........ Yes I love my cat but the question I keep asking myself is " How much?"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer is here

Summer is officially here and only 8 days left until summer hollidays for the children. This can be a wonderful time as long as we do not let the kids get bored. So today I asked My DD to sit down with my DS after school and make a list of things they would like to do this summer. I know I am dealing with an 8 and 5 year old so I did ask them to be reasonable...Disneyland is OUT of the question. When I gave this task to them I did tell them I will do my best to get as much done on their list as possible. I am very curious , however, to see what types of things they put on their list.
I am hoping they have things like picnics, nature walks, swimming, etc. I will keep you updated after I get this list.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What is it with facebook that has so many of us so addicted

It is funny how popular facebook has become. I find myself " checking in" or updating my status. And why is it when I find myself deeply bothered by something I find myself updating my status to express my anger or disgust over the issue? The same question applies to when my children say or do something cute..I just have to post it. I mean do others truly care that the checkout clerk gave me the evil eye or that my children say or do something cute.
Remember the days when you wanted to get in touch with a friend you actually called them, and in more recent times emailed, or IM'd I find myself saything things like "facebook ya later, or facebook me and we'll set up a time to do lunch. What would your grandparents, or great grandparents in some cases say about facebook?
I sit and ponder the how language is affected by things like email, IM, fcebook, etc. Imagine you are from the early 1900's and you traveled in a time machine to present day. You would truly think everyone has really lost it. That leads me to think about the Back to the Future movies when by 2010 we would all be driving hover cars, and using hover boards. Who would have thought that instead we would all be sitting in our homes ( even on a nice day) with our butts glued to our chairs, staring deeply into a glowing rectangle communicating with our friends for hours on end?
Speaking of friends do any of us "actually" talk to all 400 people we have as our "facebook friends"? Why do we need to have so many FB friends? Is it all about competition? I think it could be that and also these darn FB games that require us to have X amount of friends playing in order to play the game.
There have been other social networking sites and some are at least as popular but FB has worked its way into my favorite soaps. The writers have cleverly added things to the script like , " I will have to update my FB status".
Bottom line is FB is popular, people either love it or love to hate it. Either way I know that every second there are too many people to count actually logging into there FB to fulfill their addiction of this so clverly designed social networking site called Facebook.