I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Circus

Me -In  the  Ringling   Brothers  and   Barnum and  Bailey Circus, my  favorite  part  was  the    tigers  and   elephants.  The  tigers  were  so  cute.  There   was  one  tiger  that  was  very  feisty  and  had  a  fight   with  the   tiger tamer. Two  of    the   tigers  were  white  with   light  orange  stripes. There   was  an  elephant   that  painted   a  picture. In  the  beginning,  you  could  enter  a raffle  right  before  the  circus  officially  started. Somebody  picked  a  name  and  the  winner   got  to keep  the  elephant's   painting.  One  of   the   elephants   had  a  beard   but   they  were  all  adorable.   There   were  tight  rope  walkers   acrobats   and  many  many   more.

 Mom - The other week we went to the circus. Of course, I mean Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. I mean there are other circuses, and I have even been to a few, some of them quite bad and some okay. However, there is no other circus like Ringling Brothers. They don't call it "The Greatest Show on Earth" for nothing. Of course, some things have changed about the circus. There are no longer three rings only one. When I was a kid,  you had to spin your circus own light, but the ones they sell now, you just push a button, and it spins itself. Circus lights were a lot smaller then too and not as fancy. They kind of looked like lighters on a string. In many other more important ways, however,  the circus hasn't changed that much at all. There are still clowns and acrobats and tightrope walkers. There still tigers, and elephants and horses. There is still the ringmaster in charge of it all. It is nice in a way that the circus my daughters see today is so much like the circus I saw when I was a kid. I mean everything changes so fast these days. It is nice that there are still some things that stay basically the same.

And that's our view. Tune in again for another topic.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Favorite TV Shows

Me-    My  favorite shows are Full  House and Wizards  of   Waverley   Place. I  like  Wizards  because  it  is cool and  funny. I  don't  know  about  you, but  I  think  it's  pretty  cool  to  be   able  to  do  spells  to  get  what  you  want  or  date  a  werewolf.    In  an  episode, Alex  made herself  stuck   in  a  movie. In  another episode, Alex and  Justin  turned  Max  into  a  little  girl. It's   cool   because  it's  not  every  day   your  brother  becomes  a  girl. Max and Jerry are the funniest ones on the show. Once,  Max  sat  on  a  horse  backwards  and  exclaimed,"My  horse's  head  is  on  the  wrong  side!"  It  was  funny  because  he  was  backwards  not  the  horse. I  love  that  show. My  other  favorite  show is  Full  House. I  can't  shut  up  about  it.  Every  time  somebody  says  something  it  reminds  me  about  Full  House.                   

Mom - My current favorite show is Glee. In fact, I think it is my favorite show of all time. I have always been a sucker for musicals anyway both on stage and in the movies so a musical TV show is right up my alley. I just love the idea of being able to express every emotion in song. I wish life was like that. Instead of screaming and yelling or crying or whatever you could just burst into song. I think the world would actually be a lot more peaceful than. I also like that they sing so many different types of songs in Glee. Each  generation gets to know some great songs that they might not otherwise be exposed to. I find that there are songs that I always loved that I love even more after I hear them on Glee,  songs that I  didn't really like but I end up liking after I hear them on Glee, and songs that I hadn't heard yet and many times probably wouldn't have bothered listening to if it wasn't for Glee but I ended up loving. Don't get me wrong I do not love every song they ever sing on the show. However, I have to admit that I do end up liking most of the songs. I have always had very eclectic taste in music anyway so Glee is perfect for me because they sing so many different types of songs. For me, Glee is the only show that is absolutely must see TV. Not only do I never want to miss an episode, I actually can't wait for every episode to air. Another show, I really used to like was Medium.  I didn't care so much about the crimes Allison solved each week. I liked it more for the interaction between the various family members. It was very real to me and reminded me of my own family. However, because of that when they killed off Joe at the end of the series, it really bothered me because it felt like they were killing off a member of my own family. I also like The Big Bang Theory a lot because it is funny and because a good friend of our family, Melissa Rauch,  is now a regular cast member of the show. Melissa is and always has been a really nice and really talented person, and I am so glad to see her doing so well.

And that's our view. Tune again for another topic.