Last summer, I started using my Facebook account primarily as a means to share my new blog. It would be a bit of a stretch to say I’m “on Facebook” because I rarely check it, but I have to say I was quite surprised by all the birthday wishes I got yesterday. Thanks to everyone that sent me warm wishes and sorry to everyone that I have never sent birthday wishes to. It did feel nice to get all those notifications yesterday.
The kids and I had a really busy day. I took Shay to his soccer game for 9:30, dropped Eden off at her recital at 12:30 and then headed back for the 1:30 show. Eden did really well and had lots of fun performing. I took my dad with me and when they broke for the intermission after the first half, we decided to ditch the rest of the show. I’m normally not one for leaving a performance early, but the first half was an hour and a half and I figured – hey it’s my birthday and I don’t want to spend it sitting in a concert hall watching other people’s kids perform. We were front row on the balcony, but the distance was such that I actually pointed the wrong kid out to my dad and for the first part of her performance we both had our eyes riveted on the kid. Way to go mom! Has anyone else noticed that short hair is not very in these days? Honestly, I am guessing 95% of the girls had long hair! Never really notice that before, but I was also trying to pick out a few of Eden’s friends, but found that from my distance they all pretty much looked the same. Oh well! So, my plan was to sneak out and come back an hour and a half later to pick-up Eden as I didn’t expect she would be able to go half way through. As it turns out, she spotted us and was glad to leave as she was bored silly sitting around as well. To me this was a gift in itself. Happy birthday to me!
The kids and I then went out for dinner. I picked 4 places that I thought the kids would like and that I would be okay with (none of which I would choose if I was going out with Tim, but rather nice kid friendly restaurants.) They both wanted to go to Mongo’s Grill, so we went out for dinner and then I voted for Piazza de Nardi for dessert. This ended up being perfect because I had one of their delicious red velvet cupcakes and the kids opted for Gelato, so everyone was happy. Finally, we decided on a movie.
Let me start off by saying that I had zero interest in seeing Godzilla. I really just not a Godzilla kind of girl, but when I suggested a movie the kids both wanted to go to it and I thought what the heck….it really doesn’t matter what we see, I’m sure we’ll have fun. Shay is 10 and although he really wanted to see the movie, he was a bit nervous about seeing the 3D version. He’s a bit sensitive to loud noises and thought that the volume and 3D might be a bit much for him. When we arrived at the theatre, the 3D one worked better for us and so we decided it would be fine. I sometimes find myself living in a bit of a bubble and hadn’t even seen the trailer for the movie, so I was a bit surprised to discover this huge reptile emerging from the ocean, when my mind was expecting to see a big furry gorilla holding up a screaming girl….oops ~ wrong movie! Yep, totally got King Kong and Godzilla mixed-up.
I went to this movie expecting that the kids would enjoy it and I would think it is okay, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Absolutely not a movie I would have ever put on my “things to do” list, but I really enjoyed it. I thought the story line was good and it was action packed. This movie would be a great family movie if your kids are a bit older. Shay loved it and wasn’t scared at all, despite being a bit anxious before it started. It would also make a great “date night”, if you “date your kids”. We don’t do this nearly as much as I would like, but we do try to do one on one “dates” with each of the kids as often as possible. They absolutely love that alone time with a parent and this movie would be perfect as both my kids really loved it.
My great day ended with my neighbours Kelli and Lisa popping over with cake and staying for a few games of “Upwords” (one of my favourite word games). We had a great visit and lots of laughs. Thanks to all for a great day!