On Hannah's anniversary of the day on which she was born, Christy and I each took the afternoon off from work and went to Hannah's daycare to have a small party there with her classmates. We packed (and I mean packed) a piñata full of treats and toys to have the kids break open. Unfortunately, these new piñatas have ribbons attached to a trapdoor which, when pulled, releases the contents, so I did not get to witness (or assist) a bunch of 4-year-olds beating and decapitating that little goody, Dora the Explorer.
After cupcakes & Capri-Suns with her class, we headed to Chuck E. Cheese's. Hannah was allowed to take a friend with her this time. Sophie was the lucky friend selected to go along.
As you can see, the girls had a great time! Ever since then, every time Sophie sees Christy, she asks if she can come home with us!
The following weekend, we had family and friends over for another celebration at our house. Here are a couple of pictures from that:
Thanks to all the family and friends who came to celebrate with us!
Films Recently Seen:
12 Angry Men (1957) dir. by Sidney Lumet
James Dean would have been 75 this year.
Christy and I watched his three major films:
Giant (1956) dir. by George Stevens
East of Eden (1955) dir. by Elia Kazan
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) dir. by Nicholas Ray
My favorite of these was Rebel, followed closely by Giant. Eden was OK and I liked some of what Kazan did with the film. I can see the tragedy of the loss of James Dean. He really was a promising actor. Would have been interesting to see what he would have accomplished had he lived.