Posts Tagged Movies

“Buzz Lightbeer”

Big T earned a Buzz Lightyear last week. A real, full-size Buzz Lightyear. One of these:

Sometimes, he calls it Buzz Lightbeer. It’s from the movie…Woody the Cowboy once called Buzz “lightbeer”…it was funny. I promise.

He earned it by collecting “good behavior bricks”. We started him off with 5 bricks (yellow legos). He got a brick everytime he was well behaved, and lost a brick everytime he was naugthy. It took a whole week to earn 5 additional bricks. A WHOLE WEEK. He kept losing bricks for talking back and shoving his brother and not listening. It was exhausting. But we got there. And he got it. What’s funny is that now that he has the bricks, we still use them as bargaining chips for good behaviour, even though there is no longer a prize attached to them. Which is nice, cause that could get expensive.

We took the kids to see Toy Story 3 and ever since, Big T has been obsessed with the characters. Little T did not make it past the opening credits, so I spent most of the time standing outside. But somehow, I still enjoyed myself, and I caught enough of the movie to get the gist of it. It was our first time of taking him to see a feature length movie, and there was no drama. Well, little to no drama. Big T ate popcorn, Little T ate M&Ms, and we bonded as a family.

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“M, M…that spells M&Ms!”

Big T is very much into spelling everything. Last night he got a treat for being a good listener. One guess as to what the treat was…

( Hey, positive reinforcement works, and if it has to be candy, so be it.) 

Anyway, here are some of his other favorite words to spell:

P-I-X-A-R 

H-B-O

C-A-R-S

We have only watched the movie Cars a least six hundred times. Aaaaand it was made by Disney/Pixar. Aaaaand we have watched it (as well as other movies) on HBO. Hence all the spelling words.

We have a TV and we watch it a lot. Sue me.

Anyway…we now have about 10 of the cars, and Big T just got a cool Mack truck play hut. It’s big enough for 2 children to play in, and it folds down easily.

Little T is not allowed to play in it, touch it, look at it, or even breathe in its general direction. I did not think I would have to break up fights so soon. Little T is still a baby. A really fiesty baby, but a baby nonetheless. Interestingly enough, he holds his own quite well against his brother. It’s insane I tell you.

(Just in case it’s not immediately obvious, there are 3 great parenting gems in today’s post – candy eating, TV watching and siblings fighting.)

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“Is it weekend?”

TGIF!!! Apparently, Big T lives for the weekend too.

I am happy to announce that Little T is on the mend, and I am back on track at work. I even successfully cloned some Really Important DNA. I tested 17 clones and all 17 were correct. This is terrrific, since there was a time in the not-too-distant past I tested 80 clones and only 2 were correct. Overall, I am happy with how the week went.

Remember when I talked earlier about ebates? (see here)…Well, I got a check for $11.40 in the mail. That’s right, I got my cash back!!!! I will be using ebates again, that’s for sure 🙂

Christmas is in a week!!!! Crazy, huh?  This got me thinking…what are your favorite holiday/Christmas movies?

I like Love Actually, Trading Places and Elf. It might be time to bust out Trading Places. I haven’t watched that one in a while. If you haven’t seen it, definitely consider renting. It has Eddie Murphy (back when he was still very funny) and Dan Aykroyd. HILARIOUSNESS!!!

Tonight, I have a tiny, tiny, tiny part in our Church’s Christmas Musical.  I am excited about it 🙂

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