Thursday, March 20, 2014

doings | mom's night out movie!

Several weeks ago I received a email from the folks at Provident Films asking if I'd like to attend a prescreening of their new movie "Mom's Night Out".

Um, let me think about that for a second... YES!
My friend Josh Walsh just happens to be the associate producer for this movie.  (Friends in high places, y'all!)  It was an absolute blast finally getting to see a movie I'd heard so much about!  The fact that a bunch of friends starred as extras only added to the fun.

The Erwin brothers, who also made the incredible film "October Baby, are behind "Mom's Night Out" and they did not disappoint.  I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard during a movie!  It was that funny.  And heartwarming.  And funny.

There was even a representative from the MNO team at the theater to hand out goodie bags (yes! yes! yes!) and to emcee the evening.  She had a great sense of humor as she talked a little "behind the scenes" with us.
I absolutely loved the MNO nail file, which we were informed was NOT a tongue depressor. Haha!

And make plans to take your mom to the theater this Mothers Day weekend!

Friday, March 7, 2014

doings | happy birthday dr suess!

We love a good excuse to throw a party.

And when you have a house full of Suess fans, and the dear man has his 110th birthday, its more than a good excuse.

My sister Elle has taken it upon herself to throw a yearly birthday party for the dear, Dr Suess.  She is 13 years old and her party planning skills are already shaping up fantastically!  Elle planned the whole thing, hand-illustrated the invites, planned out the menu and decor, and created her own games (draw a "who" in two minutes and a trivia quiz, thankfully no rhyming was involved).

We had appetizers and mingled for a few minutes before the meal.  These are caprese skewers (get it? they look like his famous hat!)  We also ate goldfish crackers.  Of course!
It Poor Miss Grace is cropped out of this photo and Cal is the lone male at the table, but at least the decorations are cute!

 The centerpiece of Truffula Trees.  They're made of pompoms and sitting in a bed of truffula seeds (ahem, skittles).  I died of the cuteness!
I wish I had a full shot of the buffet.  We feasted on "roast beast" sandwiches, "one fish two fish" blue jello, brussel sprout "who hash" and had "yurtle the turtle" sundaes for dessert.
 And its the little Cal-boy.  He absolutely adore it when we throw parties.  Food everywhere!  And he can snack for hours without anyone telling him to stop.  Oh and the sugar, he's also a fan of the sweet treats that we serve.

Bravo Elle on another snappy party!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

quotable | no, never

Cal: "If I was a girl, I'd never grow a mustache."

He just turned five, and apparently has ten kinds of opinions on life.