Sunday, December 30, 2007


We went to see Enchanted this weekend. This was our 2nd successful movie attempt! We've had others, but we had a really bad one this summer and somebody is still upset about it. I won't name names, but she's 3 and is very short. The trick to keeping her in her seat for the whole movie is getting a kid's popcorn combo and a large bag of popcorn. Whenever her little popcorn box gets low, just dump some more in!

Anyway, the movie was really cute and we both enjoyed ourselves. There were two little old ladies sitting behind us, and I have a sneaking suspicion that one of them had never been to a movie before. Every time something 'magical' would happen, she would lean over to the other old gal and say 'well...THAT was implausible!" And even after the movie was over, the one woman asked the other if she had enjoyed the movie and she said "Oh yes! Parts of it were pretty implausible, but I enjoyed it all the same."

I really wanted to turn around and ask her what was so implausible? The fact that people came to NYC through a sewer drain who had lived in a CARTOON WORLD or that you can't just open up your window, sing a little song and birds and woodland critters will come running to clean up for you? Maybe it was the talking chipmunk? And even now, a whole day later, the more I think about it, the more that woman bugs me. I'll get over it, but I do wish I had said something to her.

On another note, I hope you all have a joyous and happy new year. I know mine will be much happier AFTER January 3rd. I swear I get 5-10 calls a day from candidates. But after the 3rd, we can all go back to being just one of those farm states in the middle for another 4 years.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas roundup

Christmas was sooo much fun this year. The Kid really was so into the whole thing and was just a bundle of energy. I was actually up two hours before she was....finally at 8am I went in her room and gently woke her up (everybody was waiting!). When she opened her eyes, I said "Merry Christmas!!" and she popped up in bed and said "Happy New Year!" As the elves were in the living room making the last minute adjustments, I told her that I thought Santa had been to the house and her eyes got really big and she said "Did he bring me a suitcase?" That's all my little goofball asked for this year. A Tinkerbell suitcase. But, Santa did come up with a few other things that she was so thrilled with.
Personally, I think the Disney corporation should provide us all with a week long stay at one of their amusement parks because we certainly made a large contribution this year. Basically, if it was either Mickey or Little Einstein related and makes noise...we now own it. THANKS, SANTA!!!!!

The Kid did get her suitcase, complete with a pillow, sleeping bag and night time eye mask. After eating nothing but m&m's all day and playing nonstop, finally at about 4:30 she said "maybe I'll just lay here in my sleeping bag for a little bit" and then she slept on the floor in front of the Christmas tree for about an hour. So sweet.
Hope your Christmas was filled with suitcases and loud musical toys!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

With love, from The Animatronic Mouse and The Kid.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Note to self

Here's a little something I don't recommend. Don't save 85% of your Christmas shopping for the weekend before Christmas. And don't plan on getting as much of it done as possible on the day before 'The Snowstorm of the Century' is supposed to come to town.

I'm just sayin'.......

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Party!

Decorating cookies

Let's Wrestle...or hug. What-ev.
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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

We're fine!! Really! I have pictures to prove it!

Yeah....haven't blogged in awhile. I've been Scroogy McScroogerton this year. But, I'm back to entertain my loyal readers (who are mostly lurkers, but I still love you all anyway).

So. As promised, here are some pictures from the tree decorating. One of our favorite holiday traditions is hanging a special ornament in a place of honor. That ornament would be White Jumpsuit Elvis. Seeing this picture gets me all misty eyed.

Next we have the customary Elvis snarl with the presentation of his cape.

And finally a twirl or two to show that the cape is flow-ee.

And I believe, in this picture, The Kid is saying "A tiny rocking chair! But I want to sit on it."

So. After getting the tree up, we had to take different pictures in front of the tree (because I thought I might send out Christmas cards again this year, but I'm quickly running out of time...but you can see the results anyway).