Monday, November 19, 2012

Movies We Watch

Movie: Wrath of The Titans

Since we didn't have an original version to compare this one to, it turned out to be a not so bad movie. It moved fast, at times it was hard to understand so we turned on the subtitles because the god's seemed to mumbled a lot and it didn't have anything to do that John and I were sharing the only beer left.

The Son of Zeuss, Perseus, decries his god part of himself and decides to remain a mere human but after several years, he gets a visit from Zeus, his father, warning him of a calamity coming and that the era of the gods will soon end. Well, don't you know it, the calamity happened and this time they did great at the action scenes, battle scenes, no love scene thankfully and the ending, we didn't expect it. Not a bad movie, definitely better than the first one.

We give it: 3 Stars.

Movie: Haywire

Roger Ebert gave it good stars so I decided to give it a chance and it didn't fail to disappoint. A CIA spy is set up because, "she knows to much." Gina Carano stars in this movie. John immediately recognises who she is as a martial arts or some sort of UFC fighter, I forgot what he said and that she's one of the best, well, her acting is not bad but her voice is rather one dimension, no feeling but again, she was playing a CIA spy besides, Michael Fassbender, a real good actor among, Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas.

So, she was set up over a Barcelona job and now she's running for her life but like a good spy she will go to the ends of the world to clear her name. I'm into spy anything so, I truly enjoyed the way the movie flowed and the action scenes and all the spy talk like, "watch your six." John is like what? I said, he meant, "Watch your back." He asked me how I knew that.

We give it: 3 Stars. The supporting cast was amazing this is the only reason why I gave it 3 stars.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sofia Can Read!

Yes, we did it! I say, we, because it took patience and discipline to sit down every day and teach her how to read. I could have chosen other books to teach her but hands down, for me, this was the best after researching all over the place. Sofia struggled to put sounds together until lesson 26, it was like, "oh! that's easy Mommy." "Really?" She fought me, we cried, we laughed, we hugged, we were tired but it all paid off! And to reward her hard work, we went down to the library and checked out "Level 1" reading books for her and she's been reading to the dogs, Raquel, me and John since this past Saturday. I also took her to Chick Fil A as a reward.

Her preschool teachers are amaze at how much she knows.

I'm very proud of her and I had a beer that night as my reward. Next year, I start with Raquel teaching her ABC's and to write her name. This book is amazing! Heck, I even learned how to read better English!

Her letter writing has definately improved since July when we started. She got faster and her letters much better! 

Poor Raquel, she's been asking me she wants to study like Sofia but I keep telling her to be patient and wait until next year. So, she goes and pretends she reads books like Sofia.

Here's Sofia reading lesson number 99!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Raquel's 3rd Birthday!

My baby is growing so fast! Today, she turned 3 years old and she's officially not a baby anymore. I do, do, do want a third baby! It was a very small celebration, very few people (minus one.)

Ice Cream Cake! Raquel's favorite! 

Raquel enjoyed when we sang happy birthday to her! She felt special!

She blew all three candles!

Sofia trying out the cake before everyone.

Caught red handed!

My beautiful daughters!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Five on Friday - Exertion

1.What was the cause of your last working up a sweat?

Cleaning two bathrooms, cleaning my entire wood floors, and kitchen floor, kitchen table and yesterday, I did laundry. I need a job so someone else can clean for me.

2.What routine part of your life seems to take more mental effort for you than for most others?

Waking up every morning.

3.What’s something many others consider laborious but you consider rather easy?

Cooking for my family. Even though I HATE cooking, I rather see my family eat healthy than junk food. So, my hate of cooking must be put aside.

4.What’s something you’re going to have to do really soon but have been putting off just because it’s going to be a lot of work?

Run more than one day a week. Really, I can't lose my weight if I don't run more than once a week.

5.Where’s the steepest hill in your neighborhood?

The walking trail across the street from my house has several hills, I don't know which one I hate the most, they are all the same.