We did, however, find some time for movies this weekend, and they were all great:
- How about the big news first? We actually saw a movie in the theater! Yup, the only one we get to each year...Harry Potter (what will we do now that the series is finished?). We took the boys and a friend of theirs to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, yesterday, and it was fabulous, of course. I also finished re-reading the book yesterday, and the boys and their friend watched movie #6 and #7, part 1, to catch their friend up before we went, so it was an all-Harry Potter day. Lots of fun! The movie was excellent, just like all the others, and a great ending to the series.
- Friday night, we watched Toy Story 3 with the kids, one of many big movies we meant to see in the theater and just never did. It was wonderful, just as everyone said it was. The whole series is just so incredibly clever, plus funny and touching. I cried when Andy left for college (and Craig made fun of me again!). Whatever will I do next year when it is my own Jamie leaving for college? I think he teared up a bit, too. Only Pixar can make me cry over animated characters (I cried at Up, too).
- While the boys were enjoying their sleepover Saturday night, Ken and I watched Pirate Radio and loved it! It's about a pirate radio station on a boat off the coast of England in the 60's (apparently the regular British radio wouldn't play any rock 'n roll). The disc jockeys are hilarious (one of whom is played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), the story is lots of fun, and the soundtrack is amazing! Sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...what's not to like?
- Finally, we have been using the summertime TV lull to catch up on some old favorite TV shows and get into some new ones. Resting today, the boys watched back-to-back episodes of The Mentalist all afternoon! We just started watching Bones this past season, so we're having fun watching season 1 and seeing how the series started. And Ken and I are continuing to make our way (slowly) through past seasons of Mad Men.
(If you are interested in what my family and I are reading this week, check out the Monday post on my book blog.)