If any of you have read my blog it was made clear that I was a HUGE Twilight fan. As you all know the movie came out in theaters on November 21st. I was in line by 10:00pm Thursday night with some friends waiting for the midnight show. We were let in early to find our seats and just sat and waited patiently for 2 hours. As the lights dimmed our excitement grew, it was now time to see the movie that started out as the best book ever! It only took about 10 minutes to realize that I was about to sit through a 2 hour movie made of complete Cheese with a capitol C!!! It was quite possibly the worst movie I have seen all year. It didn't follow the book AT ALL, there was no character development, there were no explanations for anything (which really confused the friends who had not read the book), the acting was appalling, and oh did I mention it was Cheesy! We were laughing at scene that weren't meant to be funny, the cheese was just comical! Whats even more atrocious to me is that Stephanie Meyer was heavily involved with the making of the film. How could she allow such an abomination to enter the theater? If you haven't seen the movie already spare yourself the time and money, its 2 hours of your life that you won't get back! I just hope that they do a better job with New Moon!!!
Because I work so dang hard I decided to take Friday off to spend with Tyler. We slept in nice and long and then made some yummy chocolate chip pancakes (his favorite). We then got ready and headed out for the Sacramento Zoo, Yay! I had been telling him all the while that we were going to see the new penguin exhibit and we were all really excited about that. We got there and walked around for a while and saw no penguins. So we looked at the zoo map and guess what? No penguins! I thought maybe they hadn't updated the maps yet so Deke went and asked a zoo worker if there even was a penguin exhibit. We were then informed that there WAS a penguin exhibit but they took it out some time ago. Disappointment! Well, Tyler really didn't care too much but I did! The zoo worker preceded to tell us that we could see 4 of the penguins that were in the exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo....oh goodie. I'm taking Tyler to the San Diego Zoo in December so he will just have wait until then to see some penguins (OK, I will have to wait). After we got our fill of the stinky zoo animals, we went to Costco for some lunch. Gotta love polish hot dogs and soda for $1.50! Our last activity of the day was going to see the play "Annie", put on by the El Dorado County theater. We all really enjoyed it and thought that the kids did an amazing job. It would have been better if Tyler wasn't snorting the whole time...don't ask me why, the kid is weird sometimes. I think in the end Tyler had a great day. Being a working mother can be very difficult and I cherish days like this one!
Tyler was with his father this Halloween so my friends and I decided to parrrrrty! Sara's little boy was also with his dad and as you can tell we took advantage of this temporary freedom. We got all dolled up in our costumes (which took hours!) and then headed out to meet friends at the Spaghetti Factory for dinner. Even though it was Halloween we still got several strange looks going into a restaurant in our costumes....its not that weird is it? I didn't think it was but anyways, the meal was great and so was the company. Although, I'm really kicking myself for not getting any pictures at dinner. Oops! The party was at someones house who we didn't know and there were TONS of people there. It was raining outside so everyone had to cram into the living area along with the D.J. and try to make due. The house was extremely hot and humid as I'm sure you can tell from the picture directly below. The hair which Sara and I spent forever and an eternity on was flat within the hour....this was NO BUENO! Despite the flat hair and sweaty bodies we had an enjoyable evening full of dancing, laughing, and good ol' fashion fun! I'm glad Sara and I got it out of our systems because next Halloween we will be trick-or-treating with the kids and eating waaaaay too much candy. Can't wait! ;-)
Scott, Sara, Deke, and me at the party.
Deke, Kim, Sara, and Brian
Me with my little Sara!
The Phantom of the Opera with Aphrodite's The Greek Goddess
Deke was such a champ letting me put make-up on him!