2008年11月10日月曜日

You win some you lose some

We decided to have our first family movie night last night.

I made pumpkin soup from our Halloween pumpkin, and roasted pumpkin seeds for the first time in my life.

From this:


(No, I never got around to carving it.  And the girls stole her eyes.) :(

To this:



It tasted fabulous, all ginger and celery and onion and bacon and pepper and nutmeg and.... unfortunately no pumpkin flavour. :(  Showed my mum the colour of the remaining 3/4 today when I skyped her and she reckons it's unripe.  What a pity.  Oh well, my chooks will be celebrating Halloween for weeks!

The girls each picked their own movie.  A's was Usahana.  Usahana teaches shapes and numbers to 10. For 45 whole minutes. @_@  But she loved it and that's the main thing.

M chose Micky and Minnie Best of Friends.  She loved it only Pluto was in it and he's a little bit scary.  And Goofy's in it and he's a bit scary, too.  And the moment Donald Duck opened his mouth we had to turn it off because he's terrifying. :'(  

Oh well.  They were exhausted by that time anyway.  Barely hanging in there:



So off to bed with the girls and onto our movies.  The first one won 5 or so awards.  oohh errr.  It was called Kissing Jessica Stein and was a self discovery flick about a deep thinking Jewish girl experimenting with lesbianism.  Not quite our cup of tea.

And we've just finished the second one which sounded great- a modern cowboy tale.  It's called Down in the Valley, have you seen it?  The blonde girl from 13 is in it.  I'd say if you liked 13 you'd like this one.  Unfortunately, we didn't and we didn't.  Oh well.  It was so much fun just doing the whole movie thing the movie was kind of inconsequential!

Off to bed hoping I'm not troubled by bizarre movie induced dreams!


4 件のコメント:

illahee さんのコメント...

rotfl and i thought i was the only one terrified of donald duck!!

Gina さんのコメント...

That is a gorgeous pumpkin!!!

Nay さんのコメント...

your soup sounds delicious - although I hate pumpkins, lol! I made a big batch of potato and leek soup yesterday and we had it for dinner with fresh bread and salad! Soup is so good in winter!

thefukases さんのコメント...

illahee- really? You mean there's a possibility she won't grow out of it? @_@

gina- thank you. We had fun with her. :)

nay- yum. My mum never made blended soups, always chunky ones. While I still love those I'm having a great time exploring this whole new world. :)