Saturday, November 14, 2009

Movie Night

I can't remember the last time I actually watched a DVD...does my yoga video count? I just didn't have the time, patience, or one that I really wanted to watch. Well, I've been meaning to find a movie that Kai might like since he has only seen `Cars' (which I have never even watched with him). Last night, as a family, we watched the first half of `Up' and this afternoon we watched the second half. There was something really nice and cozy about all of use cuddled on the couch, under our warm blankets, in front of the fire place, watching a movie together. I loved it. Koen spent that time walking around holding onto his two drum sticks (which he holds onto all day...sucking them and banging things) and periodically coming on the couch to jump on us.

Kai could follow the movie pretty well but we did fast forward the first 5 minutes as it was incredibly boring for him. It was nice to do something different as a family, usually we just do family walks but now it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too cold! Snow tonight?!
Can I just tell you how Koen baffles my mind? Picks things up, walks with big items in his hands, climbs on top of things, great manipulation of objects in his hands etc. Koen and Kai are so different and it has been evident from the beginning:) Kai would be more tentative and wonder if it's okay to wander. Maybe a careful wild. Koen is a `let me gooooooooo!!!' kind of wild. Let me explore! I love different.
Yay for family nights. Love the husband and kiddos!


  1. I heard that this movie was really good but that the dobermans were really too scary for little ones. What did you/Kai/Koen think?? (obviously not that they were really scary, since you didn't mention that at all).

    We did a little movie night thing too on Friday and it was wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable. We watched Polar Express.

  2. Hey Dana, I just kind of talked with Kai throughout the scary dog part and he and I just kept saying things like, `they're not real, those dogs are silly.....etc' and he was fine!