Thursday, October 1, 2009

Through Oz on tiptoe...

Over a week ago (I can't believe it's been a week!), me and Mom got to go see "The Wizard of Oz" at the theater. It was the 70th anniversary, and it was in high-definition at theaters for one night. It was amazing! I've always liked "The Wizard of Oz," and I even have it on DVD. But I couldn't resist going to see such a classic movie on the big screen. And it was so good, way better than I remembered it being. I guess the rest of the people at the theater sort of added to the atmosphere...there were all ages, from older people who had probably seen the movie a dozen times, to little kids who probably had never seen it before. One little girl was decked out in Dorothy, red slippers and all (I tried, too, in vain...Iron-on transfer paper hates me, and cute red shoes are impossible to find). Anyway, I had such an awesome time. And it was the first time Mom had seen the movie all the way through!

I also watched two classic movies over the past week or two that I had never seen. "Jane Eyre" and "Little Women." The first one was good, but slightly disappointing. So much was left out, and it was so short! But I did love Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. And Margaret O'Brien. And I loved "Little Women"! At first I wasn't so sure. But it was very lovely, and made me want to read the book again. The casting was perfect...everyone was just as I had imagined them. I just wish it had been longer, too. But it was a beautiful movie.

How is it that all of my favorite bands release new CD's at the same time? Skillet, Hawk Nelson, BarlowGirl, Relient K, and Switchfoot...all within about 2 months of each other. I spent my first month of school listening to Skillet's "Awake" in my car. And this week HN's "Live Life Loud" and BarlowGirl's "Love & War" haven't left my CD player. They're both really, really good. But what am I most excited about? This coming Tuesday...RK's new CD! "Forget and Not Slow Down," I think it's called. I can't wait.

School has been going good, I guess, but it's also the reason why it's been forever since I got to blog. Or sew. Or read more than a few pages of "The Lord of the Rings" at a time. I've been very tempted to give up FOTR and stick with lighter books until I have a break. Today I had to go early to the daycare and do an observation checklist for an assignment. The kids are hilarious. I'm with the youngest class, all under 2 years old, so I don't get to see much of the older kids. So this morning me and another girl had to go outside with them and try to get them to do the things on our list. What kinds of things? Hopping on one foot, walking on tiptoe, catching balls, things like that. Of course, you have to act like it's a really fun game to get the kids to go along. I hope nobody saw me hopping around on the playground. One little girl was very cooperative. She followed us around, copying us even when we were finished observing her. She would say, "I can do that!" and proceed to balance on one foot or jump around. At one point she wandered off from us, and we moved on to some other kids. Then she came over and said, in her sweet little 3 year old voice, "Why did you leave me over there?" (so, of course, it was more like, "Why did you weave me over dere?"). It was adorable. When we were getting ready to go inside, I got down and thanked her for helping us and for doing such a good job, and she hugged me, and my heart melted to mush. I'm already attached to the kids in my class. Especially one little boy, who greets me with a huge smile. He always wants to hold my hand, crawl into my lap, or play cars with me. And how can I resist?

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

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