Monday, January 28, 2008

Weekend Recap

Just as soon as I posted that last tidbit, guess who decided to figure out how to walk behind his dump truck? Oh yeah, that would be Wildman. Saturday night, while Rock was on the phone, he crossed the living room, slowly walking behind his little red dump truck. Oh y'all - I am so not ready for this.

Sunday we went to Charlotte to visit my friend Kelly and she scored a major coup - Wildman let her hold him. I don't know if I've told you all, but this child will not let strangers hold him. We went to a New Year's Eve party and the hostess' daughter-in-law just fell in love with Wildman and begged to hold him. We told her she was more than welcome to hold him, she held out her hands to him - and he started screaming. So we explained that she shouldn't take it personally, that he's just really, really bad with strangers. We think it might be because he spent two weeks in the hospital after birth. He really only trusts Rock, me, Rock's mother, and Rock's dad. He won't even go to my dad and stepmother. This poor lady tried five or six times to hold Wildman on New Year's Eve. She even waited until he fell asleep on Rock's shoulder and then he passed Wildman to her. He woke up and started screaming. She was so sad that he wouldn't let her hold him. So yesterday, we were at Kelly's new house (which is so, so pretty!), just sitting on her couch talking, and she asked to hold Wildman. I said sure, she held out her hands to him, and he just dove into her arms! My jaw just about hit the floor!

Impromptu Movie Reviews:

3:10 to Yuma - Very good. I love Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Sad, but very, very good. I love Westerns, and this was such an awesome updated Western.

Stardust - Wonderful! I simply loved it! The love story is perfect, the dead brothers hanging around is hilarious, and the scene with Michelle Pfeiffer taking away that guy's voice is a scream! "Face like a bag of frogs. Ugly frogs." Oh my God, I think we rewound and watched it 15 times. All three of us were in the floor laughing.

The Kingdom - Good, but a bit formulaic. I do love Chris Cooper, but he needed a much bigger role in this movie.

Eastern Promises - Well, I've now seen all there is to see of Viggo Mortensen. Yes, that all there is to see. There's a nude fight scene. He's not really my cup of tea; I think he's a very good actor, but that was way more than I wanted to know about him. Not for children, or the faint of heart. There's quite a bit of violence. All in all, I think it was way over-rated. It was an okay movie, and he did a fine job, but it wasn't that good.

7 comments:

Alice said...

i so would have been that daughter-in-law. i always want to hold the cute kids :-)

i spent most of a housewarming party this past weekend doing origami with the only 2 kids there...

Shelly said...

Hey Alice! I felt *so* bad for her! She has two little girls, so she's really good with kids. I just wish he had let her hold him for a minute. But when he won't, he won't. There is no changing his mind. I wish I could convince him that it's okay.

That sounds awesome. Supergirl would *LOVE* you. There was a magician at the restaurant we went to for lunch, and she was fascinated.

Shelly Overlook said...

Parker is the same with strangers. For the most part, I don't mind, but sometimes it can be a bit embarrassing.

Shelly said...

Shelly - I know! Sometimes, I'm like, "seriously, 5 minutes with the nice lady won't kill you".

Jess Riley said...

Oh gosh, I sure hope my nephew likes me when he's into that "deciding what to make of semi-new adults" phase! :)

(LOVE Christian Bale and Russell Crowe....)

Shelly said...

Hey Jess! Just be around him as much as you can - familiarity is the best way to get a baby comfortable with someone. And of course, being around a baby is never dull!

Yup, they're awesome. The movie is great.

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