27 July 2007

Story Time Fun!

These pictures were taken on my camera phone after story time yesterday. Our nearest library has a baby story time every Thursday afternoon. We've been 3 times now and Sariah really enjoyes it. There's felt board pictures, songs, rhymes and of course, stories!
At the end we all dance to this fun "freeze" song and every week the teacher brings a new fun thing to shake. This week there were these fun bells. After class Sariah decided she wanted to play with them some more, so I took some pictures.
Its nice that there is so many fun things to do!

25 July 2007

Harry Potter in 3D

Doug stayed home with a sleeping Sariah last night so I could go see Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix at the IMAX theatre that's 10 min. from our house. (Side note: I have never paid $12 to see a movie before! Maybe it was good that I went by myself! We'll probably pay less for the dvd!) It was good to get out by myself without Sariah, so I'm thankful to Doug for being so wonderful!

Overall I enjoyed the movie. Daniel Radcliff was amazing. Even Rupert Grint and Emma Watson have improved on their acting. Ron sure smiles a lot more in this movie than I've seen in previous, and it wasn't a goofy smile, but actually a very attractive one. I'm a big Ron/Hermoine shipper, so I enjoyed the tension between them. I've always thought that the movies at least get the characters right, even if the plots are a little holey.

Speaking of plot, it was really wierd for me. I'm not sure how to explain it, but they seemed to go really quick through the plot, yet I felt the movie dragged. I'm not sure how that happened. There were scenes that were awesome. The dementor attact was gripping until Mrs. Figg ruined it. I loved the DA meetings. And I felt they did a good job showing you the inside of Harry's mind.

The 3D stuff was pretty brilliant too. I'm glad I saw it this way and I'll echo Lisa's SIL, Regan, that if you can see it this way, you should! Although I was a teensy disapointed about the big fight at the end, it seemed to go really quickly, and I guess I expected more, esp. once the Order got there.

All in all, I'm glad I saw this on the big screen. I think it deserves 4.5 stars out of 5. :)

21 July 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


And that's all I say for now until more of you (all of you?) have finished it. I just finished 15 min. ago. The book came in the mail at 11am this morning, and I've been reading all day. I read on the bus to and from the Epic-nic. I read all evening since we came home, only stopping to feed Sariah and put her to bed. It was totally worth it!

Sariah gets Sorted

Wednesday: Ravenclaw Thursday: Hufflepuff
Friday: Slytherin
Saturday: Gryffindor!

17 July 2007

Help Me Sort Sariah

Our house (and by that I mean just me) has caught Harry Potter fever! So to celebrate, I made Sariah 4 Harry Potter onsies, one for each house, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin, but I don't know which one she should wear on Saturday while I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Let me know what you think! Leave me a comment and vote on which House we should sort Sariah into. Should she be Gryffindor like Harry, Ron and Hermione? Is she smart enough for Ravenclaw? Is she naughty enought to be placed in Slytherin? Or should we send her to Hufflepuff? Pictures will be posted of her in all onsies later!