Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's the thought that counts

Last week the we finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl to the kids. They both loved it! And in celebration of our accomplishment (reading our first big book) we bought a ton of Wonka brand candy and settled in for a movie night. We had prepared everything and had even borrowed the video from Sarah (way to save a buck). I had made these cute meatloaf and mashed potato cupcakes from family fun, and candied carrots (Willy Wonka wouldn't have it any other way). After dinner we started the video, broke into the candy, and the kids had eaten more than I care to admit before the opening credits even finished (we watched the old version). Well you would think with all the careful planning that went into this little shindig we would have been all set, but less than 10 minutes into the movie the disc started skipping infuriatingly (that's what I get for being a cheapskate). Casey then tried to improvise by renting the movie online, but it was going to take an hour to download so in a fit of desperation we let the kids watch an animated Star Wars movie and gorged ourselves on chocolate and 'fizzy lifting drink' to lessen the disappointment.



6 comments:

Elaine said...

Still sounds like an Elmer blast! I like how you made your words pop out like that.

Jamie said...

I also like the look of your post and hope you won't be offended if I copy it.

Maybe its okay the movie didn't work. Its seriously one of my least favorite movies in the world--gave me nightmares when I was little.

Its good too you had plenty of candy-sure helps at a time like that.

Nicole said...

You guys are so creative. Sounds like fun

Angela said...

Fun times!!!

Sierra Parke said...

You are so creative Amanda! You kids are lucky to have such a great mom. Since meeting you, you've inspired me to do more "fun" and creative things with Tennyson. In fact, today we painted some hats that I bought at Michael's! By the way, Bennett looks so much bigger already!

Peggy and Jeff said...

I love the Willy Womka movie especially the umpa loompas! Where do you get all these fun ideas Amanda? I cant wait to see what you do for Halloween you could be the Adamms family...I an really see you as Mortitia and Casey as (I cant remember his name was it Nestor?) Porter couldbe the little boy and Maya the sister and Bennet could be the "Thing"....I dont know it just strikes me funny...you could have a party with ghostly treats...remember when Jeff was Draculain the casket on our dining room tabvle for Maleries Halloween party...that was pretty funny! Oh nowyou have my creative juices flowing!! Wish we could be there to have fun woth you guys we love you bunches!