Craig turned 14 on Friday! We celebrated by taking two of his friends along to the Poconos for the weekend. We stayed in my mom and her husband's condo which is literally steps away from the ski lift. The three younger boys spent all day Saturday snowboarding and skiing and had a blast!
Jamie wasn't feeling well enough to join in the outdoor fun, and on Sunday, he got a stomach virus - guess he picked it up during his brief time at school last week. Poor kid was shaking with fever and chills just when it was time for our 3-hour drive home. He's doing a tiny bit better today and hopefully will recover more fully by tomorrow.
So, it was a busy week without much time for movies, but here's what we fit in:
- Last night and tonight, with Craig exhausted from snowboarding and Jamie sick, we hunkered down in the family room and watched Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (it was almost 3 hours long, so took us 2 nights to finish!). It was good, like the others in the series, with lots of action, big pirate battle scenes, and a good sense of humor. This one had a very complicated plot. The kids loved it.
- I forgot to mention last week that Ken and I watched Larry Crowne after the kids went to bed. I was thrilled to watch something other than an action flick for the first time in months! It's tough being outnumbered 3 to 1 as the only female in the house. Ken and I both enjoyed it very much - a sweet, funny story about a middle-aged good guy (played by the ultimate good guy, Tom Hanks) putting his life back together and falling for his pretty but messed-up teacher, played by Julia Roberts.
- On Saturday, I kept Jamie company in the condo watching lots of episodes of Modern Family (we gave the kids the Season 1 DVDs for Christmas) which had us laughing like crazy and kept our spirits up.
- Today, Jamie kept himself laughing with episode after episode of The Simpsons (Season 6).