Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Last Unicorn

Last year sometime I found The Last Unicorn on Amazon Prime and Claire fell in love! It was neat to share a cartoon that I liked as a kid. Hard to believe it came out in 1982. We've watched it a couple dozen times here at home and then last month I heard about it playing on the big screen and I figured Claire would love it. She had only see a movie in the theater one other time where she fell asleep. I gave Grams a call and asked if she would like to join us. So the three of us, Laureli stayed home with Daddy, went to check it out.

It played at the Hollywood Theater in Portland on Sandy Blvd. A super neat old theater built in 1926 with curved walls and floors. The writer, Peter S. Beagle, was there and answered questions from the audience before the showing. He explained how he came up with idea of The Last Unicorn, how long it took to go from book to movie and then again to be rereleased. It was fun even when Claire did get a little antsy and had to go to the bathroom three times and was really upset that we didn't stay after to meet the writer and get is autograph.

And one picture of Laureli sleeping with all her kitties! Watch out she maybe the crazy cat lady someday :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Halloween

We finally got around to carving pumpkins on Thursday this year. Cutting it a little close, but better than not at all. This year we grew one of our own, got one from our pumpkin patch field trip and also bought one. Claire picked out a cat carving for Dave to do, Laureli used markers on hers and I did a fun happy face. 

Dave concentrating

Tucker supervising 

Claire's turn to help poke out the outline

Scooping out the inside

Laureli's turn 

All finished

ta da!

Our treats! How am I suppose to resist this?
 We went to the school's Harvest Carnival for games and candy again this year. Lots of fun! Saw a few classmates and teachers. Followed by trick-o-treating a few houses in our neighborhood. 

Our ROCKSTAR and kitty (you can't tell but her hair is pink!)

Playing Candyland at the school's Harvest Carnival

face painting

Sad kitty, she didn't want to put her costume on