Mar 20, 2017
Who saw Beauty and the Beast this weekend? That is how Avalon and I kicked off the weekend, and it was a great way to start. Avalon is obsessed with Beauty and the Beast. Which means everyone in this house is obsessed with Beauty and the Beast! We all know every word of the original movie, every song, and when to anticipate Avalon telling us all to "stop singing, it's her turn". So the live action movie had big shoes to fill in my book. Not to mention, the original is just such an amazing movie. Growing up I wasn't a Beauty and the Beast kind of girl, Ninja Turtles were more my speed. But I distinctly remember my little sister running around in a yellow ball gown for a good two years. My excitement for the movie stemmed from Avalon, and the fact that this was our first one on one movie date!! I soaked it all in with her. From her x-large bucket of popcorn that I knew she would never come close to eating, but just seeing her carry it to her seat was enough for me. The three potty breaks that she needed to take. The fact that she stood up singing the songs during the movie made me melt. I will say the movie was good, nothing can come close to the original.....Avalon agrees. But it is definitely one to see.
The weather really started to clear up, so Saturday we ran some errands and started getting to work on cleaning up the backyard. We have had tons of rain in the last month, and everything just started growing overnight. Weeds shot up everywhere, and the dogs thought it would be okay to eat some. Not such a good idea they found out....
I also killed a rattlesnake in my driveway, which will remain etched into my memory. But, I almost stepped on it and lost my mind. To the witness of my neighbor, who after seeing me carry a machete out of my garage, now thinks I am the psycho that lives next door. He is half right, but I am the psycho that has one less snake to worry about. The "snake wrangler" guy who came to our house last year when we killed a copperhead (poisonous snakes are becoming a thing for us) let us know that it was a timber rattlesnake after we sent him a picture. I am just glad it was me who found it and not one of the kids, or my goofy dogs who for sure would have been bitten.
But that is about as exciting as it gets around here.
How was your weekend?