Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another day of life

A Netflix tip I learned last week here works! This is what I learned...Use the #1 position as a placeholder. When a DVD gets bumped from “Saved Movies” to the regular queue, there is a release date listed on the right hand side, usually a few weeks away. If it is a movie that I am just chomping at the bit to see, I will bump it up to the #1 position in my queue even before it’s released. That way I am sure to be one of the first people to get it. The longer the movie sits at your #1 position, the higher priority you get in receiving it.
I wasn't expecting to see the title "High School Musical 3" when I opened our Netflix movie yesterday, but there it was and the kids were so excited! I moved this movie, which hadn't been released yet, to the #1 spot as suggested and we received it the day the DVD was released. Cool! We opened the movie too late last night to watch it, so the kids watched it right after they got up this morning. I didn't like it as much as the first 2 movies, but the kids liked it just as much. Eleanor is now waiting for High School Musical 4...she'll be waiting a long time.

We made it out of the house today. I dropped Zoe, Emily, and Eleanor off at the Miles Lane school for open gym and then I took Zach, Kate, and Noah to storytime. It has been so long since we have been to storytime that Mrs. Spooner kept calling Kate...Kaitlyn. After storytime, I brought the younger kids into the gym to run around a bit before coming home for lunch. The older 3 were exhausted after 2 hours of practicing basketball! Zoe got some one on one coaching while there, which was fun to watch.

Zoe has been skiing with my skies lately. She is realizing that it is harder than it looks! would probably be easier if she had skies that actually fit her.

Zach has Spring Fever. He is ready to get out and SWING!

I have started my "Spring" cleaning. I am scrubbing my house top to bottom. The kids helped wash walls this evening. I didn't ask any of them to do it, they just thought it looked FUN. Zoe asked me if I thought the walls would ever be shiny again and I said no, and she agreed.

I cut Kate's hair this evening. I haven't decided if it looks better than before. I tried to get a picture of Kate when she was awake, but she wouldn't keep when I was cutting her I was able to snap a shot when she fell asleep. I'm hoping Matt will touch it up a bit when Kate gets her bath Saturday night because the more I look at Kate's hair, the more I realize I did a really bad job.

Matt is working late...the kids are asleep, except Noah...Noah is crying...


Janae said...

Sounds like a busy day! Kate looks so cute asleep in the chair. I am sure her hair is cute too:)

Kris said...

It sounds like a fun & busy day... I am in the mood to spring clean too... the walls get so dirty so fast, don't they? I think Kate's hair looks cute, very stylish with the front piece and short little back... it will probably make her look so much older though!

Matt said...

I think Kate's hair is a stacked bob, and stacked bobs are among the things Mormons like, which may explain why I like it!

Cindy said...

I'm glad that you were able to get out of the house, that always seems to help!

Here's another Netflix tip: Put the soon to be released movie in your #1 spot, like you said, and then be sure to put one of the movie you have at home in the mail, the Saturday before the release date. Then you're pretty much guaranteed to get that #1 movie on Tuesday, the day it's released. (most new DVDs are released on Tuesdays) We've been doing that forever and it always works! (We got HSM3 on Tuesday from Netflix, too)

HeatherT said...

I am ready to just repaint our walls this summer. They are so bad.

And I think the haircut is really cute.

PJ said...

Good Netflix tips. I can't stand being on long takes 4 ever!

I love cropped hair on little girls, so naturally I think the looks cute.