Friday, June 18, 2010

Toy Story 3!

It was good day around our house today. D and The Boy are still at camp. The Boy has decided to trade his love of guns in for a love of archery. I understand the archery. I discovered the sport when I was about his age, too. Funny thing is, I never mentioned this to my husband. We've been married 16 years and he just found out I used to have a bow and arrow and you know, use it.

For the last few weeks, I've been collection codes off of cereal and pop tarts so we could see a movie. Last time I took everyone to see a movie, we saw Wall-E and it cost us $84 after we got snacks. As much as I love a good Disney movie, Wall-E wasn't worth $84. That's usually the standard I use for it we see a movie in the theater: Am I going to think "man, I could have spent that on a week's worth of groceries?" or am I not going to care we're going to go without food for a week? Very few movies make the cut of skipping out on groceries.

I begged codes off of everyone I could find and we managed to get enough codes for 5 tickets (this included the free tickets we got for upgrading to Toy Story on BluRay) and $15 in concession cash. Absolutely no guilt or going without groceries to see Toy Story 3! If we had to pay, the movie itself would have cost us around $50 plus snacks. ouch. It was a great movie, but NOT worth $50. If we hadn't had the codes, I wouldn't have been counting down the days to it coming out on BluRay, either. It was great, but it's certainly not Harry Potter. Now there is a movie I will starve my children save my money in order to see on opening day, midnight showing in costume.

The kids filled up on popcorn and soda. It was a total junk food free-for-all. I purchased the large/large combo and apparently, it has free refills. And we definitely got our money's worth! Danger girl literally ate herself sick. The terrorist drank so much soda that i think I spent most of the movie with her in the bathroom.

By the time we got home from the theater and a quick stop at the store, it was already 5:30! Dinner ended up being blueberry pancakes. Danger girl was not interested in eating. She already ate two whole meals today, so dinner would be a third and well...if she actually ate life as we know it might come to a screeching halt. Better yet, she might actually gain enough weight to be out of her carseat by the time she's in high school!

The only reason Leelee ate dinner was because I dangled our good friends Ben & Jerry in front of her. Not just any variety...creme brulee. I've never actually had creme brulee but if it tastes anything like the ice cream, it is my all time favorite dessert. Custard and caramelized sugar. It's crunchy, sweet and slightly salty just the way all good desserts should be.

Yes, today was a very good day around here.

1 comment:

  1. What codes? How do you do that? We need that!!!

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