With school ending last week for winter break, we finally had a little bit of time in the evenings to relax with some movies with the kids:
- We watched the latest Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with the kids. It was as good as all the others - lots of action, swashbuckling adventure, and plenty of humor. Johnny Depp was born for this role!
- We also watched Super 8 with the kids, and we all loved it. It's set in 1979, about a group of kids who are filming a movie. By mistake, they capture a horrible accident on film and when they watch it later (after it gets developed - remember those days?), they realize they have the answer to some questions about very strange things going on in their town. No one else knows what they know, so it's up to them to save the entire town. Ken said it was Goonies meets the aliens, an apt description! The sci fi action and suspense are all very good, but the nostalgia is lots of fun, too.
- Today, the kids watched Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows, Part 2, one of their Christmas gifts from us (we got them the last 4 DVDs they needed to complete their Harry Potter collection).
Here's an "after" picture of our living room after opening gifts - a joyful mess!