Wednesday, January 9

Happy Days

The kids & I have had fun this week. If we were still attending school at ISM, we'd have started back already on Tuesday. However, since we'll be moving this Saturday (YIKES!), their new school doesn't start until Tuesday, January 15. So, we decided to take advantage of the slower days & do some fun things.

First off, I ran across something so exciting in another blog!! I was reading about an American woman who is living in the Philippines and saw a post about her eating at Taco Bell IN THE PHILIPPINES!!! WHAT?!?! How come I never knew about this? So, I searched online & found FOUR Taco Bells in the Manila area. I planned a lunch date there the very next afternoon. It took us 20 minutes to get there, but it was worth it! The kids had cheese quesadillas & nachos. I had a Mexican pizza & Baja beef burrito. Yum, yum, yum! Now, I would normally NOT get excited at all about a Taco Bell, but when you haven't had any in 6 months, it becomes enticing again. The Taco Bell restaurant itself was the nicest fast food joint I have ever been in. It was a very chic, modern place with cool circular booth seating & barstools throughout. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. I am just sad that we just discovered Taco Bell & now we are moving away from the area. But, we did have a fun afternoon discovering the new area & munching on nostalgic Mexican food.

Then, this afternoon, I took the kids to see Bee Movie. It was a cute movie & the kids enjoyed it. But, one thing I have realized is that there seems to be no standards regarding movie previews shown at a children's movie. For instance, the kids saw a very violent & scary preview for this movie and this movie. It's just not a trailer I expected to see at a kids, animated movie. I don't think seeing the trailers has quite warped them... yet. (I'll let you know when bedtime approaches in a few hours how that goes. With my luck, they'll have nightmares just from the preview.) But, I definitely would not let them see the movie itself. Which is why I am shocked at why they would advertise it at a children's movie. I know these movies are not targeted for kids. Just doesn't make sense...

All in all, it's been a fun week so far. The next few days are filled with several last minute playdates before we move & lots of packing! I really, really hate packing & moving, so I gotta have fun while I can!