Thursday, July 28, 2005

It's been awhile

since I've updated the blog. After the wedding we needed some time to relax. Also, Duncan has been waking up at night crying (he is either sick, teething, or just spoiled) and Xander was getting up early over the weekend, so Bheesh and I are very tired. Hopefully we can catch up on sleep this weekend. Duncan is talking up a storm, saying all kinds of new words like Doc Oc, Spiderman (sounds like pie-erman) and Incredibles (sounds like crebul). Xander made a necklace at daycare yesterday out of star beads. He was really proud of it and said that it was a boy necklace because the girl necklaces were made of diamonds. I finally got a chance to work in the back yard for a few minutes yesterday, pulling weeds. There were a lot more weeds in the side yard than I thought. I got eaten alive by the mosquitoes, but it feels good to have accomplished something. I've also been working like crazy on my latest scrapbook - the alphabet book that covers from when Xander turned one year to when Duncan turned one year old. Bheesh has been doing well on his new diet and exercise program - we are very proud of his efforts.

I took Xander to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last weekend. We had to leave during the scene where Augustus Gloop was stuck in the pipe because Xander got scared. I tried to
calm him down, but he really wanted to leave, so we left. He did not even want to stand outside the theater while I got out stuff together, because he could still hear the "noise". I thought he would enjoy it because we just finished reading the book at night. He did not even want to stay to see his favorite scene where Veruca gets knocked on the head by the squirrels and then thrown in the garbage. I wonder if I should have know that he would be scared. I was pretty upset when we had to leave. Oh well. Now we are reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe before bed. I will not be taking Xander to see this movie when it comes out!


At 12:48 PM, August 12, 2005, Anonymous Michael said...

Er ... just as well that you left before Varuka made it anywhere NEAR the garbage chute. At least, for Xander's sake. Those squirrels were very numerous, very realistic, and a little creepy even for me (closeup on black beady eyes and chittering teeth) ... probably one of the more intense parts of a movie that WAS a little to scary and intense for very young kids, at least in certain parts.

Actaully, I have friends who say they were traumatized when young by the original Willy Wonka movie. Daniel seemed to make it though that one okay, but I think I watched it with him and skipped past a few scenes, such as the boat tunnel. I have faint memories of being uncomfortable as a kid with the slow, steady rise into a spinning fan in the Fizzy Lifting drink scene (which, as a addition for the original movie, wasn't in the Burton version).

I don't know if Daniel could even make it though the Incredibles now. Robots are "scary" ever since we tried to watch the Iron Giant.

Keep up the great blogging!

At 1:14 PM, August 17, 2005, Blogger Tina said...

Right before the robot appears in the Incredibles, Xander runs out of the room. He can watch the robot fighting, but when it appears is is startling and he knows when it is about to happen, so he hides. Also, Xander only watched Monsters Inc once because it was too scary.


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