What's with all the bad reviews of Shrek 4? The Shrek movies were the first films our girls fell in love with. J and I liked that we could laugh along and that the girls were getting a strong princess role model in Fiona. The girls liked the music, the characters and the tooting.
So we'd all be looking forward to Shrek 4 ... until I read some of the reviews this week. Critics are either saying it's mediocre or just plain awful. I knew we'd still go see it, but I wasn't jumping for joy to spend two hours in a movie theater after my expectations had been so greatly slashed.
We went yesterday, and the movie was GREAT. Funny, clever and Fiona was as strong and independent as ever. The plot is a little over Bo and Magpie's heads, but they still found plenty to laugh about. As did J and I. If you've seen it, I have two lines for you:
"I love you, Daddy."
"... Then my donkey fell in your waffle hole."
We laughed about those scenes all the way home.
I just had to throw that out there into the world. I know sometimes I get on my soapbox here about various lofty things like the First Amendment and simplicity and religion and such. Today it's Shrek 4. There. I've said my peace.
The other day, when I wrote about Bo's upcoming "Barbie Goes Camping and Eats Ice Cream" birthday party, I forgot to mention one project I'd planned: sewing a camping-themed dress for her to wear.
Done! Here it is:
I used a pattern for the basic shape (I'll update this later with the number), but then added the straps for the tie in the back. The fabric is "Happy Campers" by American Jane for Moda. The only problem is that the birthday girl thinks she's supposed to wear this when she goes camping since, she now tells me, this is going to be a Sleeping Beauty Goes Camping birthday party and therefore now needs a Sleeping Beauty dress to wear.
Cheese and crackers, kid. Where's Fiona when you need her?