Madison is quick. She did her spelling homework fast - covering all these words with so much ease that we were wondering if this was something a little too easy for her. And equally great is her piano practice of late. She covered the chords today very quickly, and did her two songs without too much difficulty. We were impressed!
We slept in late this morning, and went to work late too. Daddy spent the day at the office, working on a bit for tomorrow related to museums: "Ripley's Believe it or Not." We sort of changed things around to talk about Bible fun facts. I'll have to come back and list a few, but it was fun creating this one and designing the graphics for it.
Mommy and Daddy go back a ways with Ripley's. For some reason, this was a travel destination for us in Gatlinburg and St. Augustine. I think those are the two locations we've been to so far. Daddy's been by the one in Niagara Falls, and I think we've driven by one in Orlando as well. We have three Ripley's hard cover books, and I think even an old board game.
For Aunt Shain's birthday one year, we did a "Barbie's Believe it or Not!" We had all these Barbie dolls in this macabre "museum" at our old house. They were ordinary Barbie dolls, but we sort of "adjusted" them to fit various themes you'd see at Ripley's museum. It was bizarre, but then so are the museums. We had little labels for each one, fun facts with the unusual story behind this Barbie or that. At this moment, I'm sort of glad Madison never saw that one. She was actually compiling her Christmas list a little today, and Barbie was on it - there are a few Barbie movies she's going to ask Santa for. Yes, she's already beginning to compose her letter to Santa. You've got to be on top of these things. She may have one of the earliest letters to Santa this year!
We watched "Wreck-it Ralph" again tonight, this time for research. Daddy is working on a video-game inspired theme for KidPak in October and November, and the final message will actually be based on the movie. It's a great flick, I was reminded. I think the animated movies of 2012 are as a whole, much greater than those in 2013. I'm talking about "Brave," "Wreck-it Ralph" and "Madagascar 3" in particular. If you're curious about "Wreck-it Ralph," the points that I developed sort of go like this. Keep in mind these are rough notes:
wreck it. Ralph may play the part of a bad guy, but it was his
companions that wrecked everything.
Worse than any cybug is someone who treats people like a glitch.
got to earn that medal. Ralph just wants respect, but he
goes about it the wrong way.
Trust, respect and friendship are things that take a longer time to
win – but can be lost in just a few moments.
- You’re no glitch. You’re royalty! Vanellope discovered an amazing secret: we were all programmed for something greater! Ralph’s companions soon discover that he’s a very important part of the game. So are you!
Anyway, it'll be a fun day of course. Love the movie, and we can't wait to see Ralph again with this series. Also, we may be seeing him at Christmas time, but that's a story for another post!