Friday, September 14, 2012

Movie Review: Finding Nemo in 3D

When Finding Nemo first hit the big screen in 2003, I was just out of high school and busy with college, so I didn't get a chance to see it in theaters. Eventually I ended up watching it, though, and fell in love with all of the characters. Disney PIXAR movies have a special place in my heart, so I was thrilled to get a chance to see the 3D version of Finding Nemo.

Marlin the clownfish (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his wife have just moved into a plush 'neighborhood' in the Australian coast. As they discuss baby names for their 100's of eggs, a terrible tragedy takes the life of Marlin's wife and all but one of the eggs. Marlin makes it his life's mission to make sure that his only child, Nemo (Alexander Gould) is never in harm's way by becoming possibly the most over protective parent in the sea.

History nearly repeats itself, however, when on Nemo's first day of school, he is dared to swim into dangerous waters and is captured by a human. Marlin then sets out on his quest to find his only son. He encounters several quirky characters on his journey, most notably Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) who is a Blue Tang fish with a short term memory loss issue. Dory steals the show with her one liners and silly antics throughout the entire film.

This film was really fun to see in 3D. I was worried I was going to get motion sickness, but I had no issues. I had never seen a movie in 3D before so it was really exciting for me. It was the day before Ruby's third birthday so she came along too. I think she was a little too young, though for the 3D experience because she took her glasses off fairly quickly and then found another three year old to quietly play with in the aisle

Ruby with her popcorn and blankie before the show!

I would definitely go check this movie out! Take your kids with you, they will LOVE it! Teens who were little when the movie first came out would have a blast seeing it in 3D!

Finding Nemo 3D hits theaters today, September 14th, is rated G and runs 100 minutes long.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My World Almost Fell Apart.....

This is my baby. She'll be three years old next week. She is the most beautiful, HILARIOUS, smart, and sweet little girl in the world. She is also fearless, and it scares me to death. Tonight I was taking a shower, Sawyer was asleep and I had set Ruby up to watch Dora. I locked the door as I always do and was so excited to finally get to shower after such a long day. I had just finished lathering my shampoo when I heard a squeal. It usually wouldn't alarm me except for the fact that she was alone and doesn't just do that when she's by herself. I immediately jumped out of the shower and ran out of the bathroom. I saw the door half open, my heart sunk. I yelled 'Ruby, are you okay?!!' and I heard a male voice say heart started to race and I said 'Mark?!' wasn't Mark. It was my downstairs neighbor, Brian. Ruby had unlocked the door and ran downstairs. I told him to go get her, and he brought her back up to me. 
I couldn't even scold her, I was so upset. SHE was so upset. She was bawling and saying 'awww, maaannnn!' (so cute, btw) she was saying that she just wanted to say hi to grandma. There are a lot of older ladies in the apartments, and she calls them all grandma. I think one must of had her grand kids outside because she always wants to go downstairs when she sees other kids.
If you don't have children, it might be hard to grasp why I am so upset. She could have been taken in an instant, and I would have never known where she'd gone. I would have gotten out of the shower, seen the door open, and that would be it. She'd be gone. She could have ran out in the road, anything could have happened. I have been praying all night thanking the Lord for blessing me with good neighbors and good people who knew who she was and where to take her.
Now it's 2am and I can't sleep.

Kiss your babies.