Sunday, August 24, 2008

End of Summer Movie Bash

We had a lovely evening last night mourning the end of summer by having a big End of Summer Movie Bash with our neighbors and some friends. David brought the projector home from work again and we set up to watch a movie on our own big screen in our neighbor's backyard. We pin up a king sized white sheet to our neighbor's gazebo, wire up some speakers, and hook up the laptop/projector and we're good to go. Everyone brought a huge amount of junk food so we all pigged out on popcorn, a dozen different kinds of candy, two tubs of licorice, ice cream, chips & guacamole, and a cooler of drinks. Nobody went hungry that's for sure! We watched Transformers which was the first time I'd seen it and I have to say I was rather confused about the plot line. I just couldn't follow it half the time. I don't think getting up a couple of times to help Grace stay in her bed helped any. We let her watch the beginning and eat candy with all the other kids and when she grew too restless (and started complaining her tummy hurt....) I hauled her to her bedroom under great protest. I found I could watch the movie from our bedroom window and still keep an eye on the kids' room door at the same time which worked for about 45 minutes until Grace fell asleep for good. It was a lot of fun and I'm sure we'll have several more outdoor movies next summer!