Sunday, March 29, 2009
The weekends are the only time I really get to catch up on my movie watching- this weekend I was able to watch two. Yay!
The first one was Mosters vs. Aliens. We took Issy to the theatres for this much anticipated 3-D Movie. It was just as funny as people said it would be and pretty clever! I have seen a lot of 3-D movies but I feel like the glasses upgrade we got this time really put it over the top. There is nothing I hate more than having to wear those flimsy little paper 3-D glasses for two hours. They are too small for adults and not sturdy enough for kids...c'mon where do they find those...the inside of a cereal box? Anyway I was pretty psyched that we got "the real thing this time"! The cast was great, and overall the film was clever and funny. The only downside was the price of the movie; at $14 bucks a pop...it hurts! Makes me wonder how on earth movie chains are surviving in this economy? To tell you the truth I forgot about the price as soon as it started and even more so when we walking out and we caught that big smile on Issy's face and the excitement of her voice asking everyone what their favorite part of the movie was...it was a huge hit...Go See it!
The second movie I got to watch this weekend was Milk. It was Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starting Sean Penn and a few other great actors like Emile Hirsch from "In to the Wild" (great Movie by the way). The movie is based on actual events from the life of Harvey Milk and his life working as a gay rights activist. Regardless of where you stand morally, the movie was amazing. I love movies that keep me thinking about what I just saw well after the movie is over...this movie does just that. Through his work, Harvey Milk has changed the lives of millions today. I give it two thumbs up. Believe me, it is well worth the $3 rental.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I have been in a "funk" lately having these horrible dreams about people dying, they are scary because in you dreams they seem so real. I just wake up in a panic. I hate them! I know I am not crazy and this all has to do with Tasche. I miss her a lot. Tomorrow it is three weeks since her passing and its hard. I have been to few funerals, but not for someone I was so close to.
I PROMISE I AM FINE! I am little (okay maybe a lot) quirky and its all just part of the grieving process...I have been refusing to mope around all day and scare Issy with random crying sessions so I am sure that only makes things worse when emotion hits.
Anyway....since I cant sleep I am back on the blog looking for more cute pictures to share..its where I always end up...I love going back through baby pictures of Issy and Jackson. I just cant get enough. I know I am a nerd but I tried to find similar pictures of Issy and Jax as newborns. My goodness they are cute babies! This may seem weird...who knows...but my life has been 100 times more hectic since Jackson's arrival, going back to work, preschool, Brandon's classes and everything else that gets mixed in and truth is I have never been happier. That doesn't mean I don't have moments (like above) but I my home life feels just right these days. Its like a high and I am soaking it all in.
What are the Chopko's up to today? Well....we are just a crazy bunch, completely out of control. After a looooong day at work and preschool, Issy and I spend our evening sewing buttons on our faces (courtesy of Caroline.com) and now you can too....NICE! Like I said we are a crazy bunch!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Afterwards us girls went shopping, while the boys went to Best Buy! As you can see, she was a riot, trying on the clothes and loving the "accessories". We read Where the Wild Things Are on our way to the Mall and when she found this purple fury vest she put it on and called her self Max! What a HOOT! Last night we had Dinner at our friend Randi & Dany's house. Keola brought the twins along. It was really fun to have the "boys hang out". They are two months younger than Jackson and equally as cute! Keola is such a good Dad. I took some pictures of the boys, as you can see Jackson is just a tank! :)
Friday, March 6, 2009
A picture for the scrapbook....
Issy was being a big helper (like always). Her smile is contagious isn't it?
While everyone was hard at work, Jax's was showing off for Grandma...smiling and talking! He is quite the little ham.
We had parent teacher conference at Issy's preschool yesterday. Issy's loves school and has been doing very well so far. She is counting all the way to 100, she knows the days of the week, months and is excelling in social skills (Hmmm...I don't know where she gets this from!?). We were told she is ready to start reading and very ready for kindergarten. Yikes!
That afternoon, we took her out for Ice-cream at Cold Stone and let her watch one of the million Beethoven's 's that was playing on TV even though it was past her bed time. She was in heaven.
This afternoon we went to the library and stocked up on beginner reader books so that she can start practicing tomorrow.
Our baby is growing up....
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
-Jax is 3 months, 1 day old in this picture- outfit size 6 months