The first movie was The Words....first of all, Bradley Cooper...yummy! The story is very intricate...it's a story within a story within a story. But it was so much that it was hard to keep up. The story is about a writer that can't get anyone to publish him. Until he finds a book that someone else has written and he turns it in as his own. The rest unravels from there.
The second movie was Now is Good. This is an obscure BBC movie that I'm not sure it ever came to the theatres. But it has Dakota Fanning in it, so I thought, it can't be that bad. Let me tell you first that I like obscure. I think these make the best movies sometimes. Dakota's character is a 17 year girl dying of cancer. She has a list of things she wants to do before she dies and the movie is the journey through her last few days. I thought the movie was beautiful and thought provoking.
While we were cleaning on Saturday, Quinn snuck away with his friend, Ben, to go play Airsoft. He's gotten pretty deep into the Airsoft thing...most of his Christmas was Airsoft this year. There is a field near our house that the boys can go to where there are actual "games" that take place. It's sorta like paintball, but instead of paint, they shoot small, plastic bb's at each other.
Ashton set up an "art studio" in our living room. I posted this pic on instagram and one of the comments was that she looks peaceful...and the more I look at it, I agree. She does seem peaceful and in her element when she is creating.
The last "big" thing going on in our house and Quinn's new trumpet! We finally broke down and got him an intermediate trumpet. The sound is much richer and we are told that it will improve his playing to have something better than a student/beginner level instrument. He loves it! You would've thought the heavens opened up and the angel chorus was singing when he opened the box.