Sunday, December 20, 2015

Star Wars Week. It's a Thing.

So we have some Star Wars fans in our household. 

I saw my first Star Wars movie in the theatre with my parents and siblings when I was 17 or 18. "Return of the Jedi" was the only one I had seen until Phillip and I dated, and it was kind of a requirement that I watch them before our relationship could proceed. (JK. It wasn't that bad. But he was definitely holding his nerdiness back until we were married.)

The new movie has been much anticipated this past year. They watched the originals leading up to release of "The Force Awakens." And then we took Friday off of school to go see the movie that morning. (Thank you to Uncle Cory for the Christmas movie gift card!)

We all highly enjoyed it. It was kind of overwhelming to watch it on the big screen. There's a lot to take in. The new characters were so much fun. The old characters were familiar and comfortable. It was classic Star Wars. A good story, good action, great dialogue. J.J. Abrams did not disappoint. 

We've been taking walks at night to get some exercise and found some trees in our neighborhood for the kids to climb. Bunch of monkeys.

Phoebe has been creating doll outfits for her rag doll. She's spent quite a bit of her money on sewing notions and material lately. I need to get her on the sewing machine soon.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Elizabeth is 14

Fourteen red balloons for Elizabeth.

Phoebe made this formation out of math tiles to celebrate her sister. Jonathan bought some music to share with her on her birthday. Harrison..... I think he was just cute on her birthday. Oh, he shared his sandwich with her at Firehouse Subs.

She wanted a store-bought cake: Black Forest. We had a simple family gathering: ate at Firehouse Subs, had cake and gifts, played Scrabble, went for a crisp evening walk; and then she wanted to go with her dad to "In the Heart of the Sea" in Imax when it comes out next week. 

My dad made her these wooden spoons she can use to cook and bake with. They're gorgeous! She's using birthday money from Mimi and Papa to buy a record player and records as well.  

And since it's officially December, we're "allowed" by certain persons in the house to put up Christmas decor. 

This was a wedding gift from someone at Memphis, MO. It's a favorite Nativity set for the kids to set up. 

And I love this little scent warmer fireplace that my mom gave me a long time ago.