This morning we took the girls and two of their friends to the movies to see "Speed Racer". It was much better than I had thought it would be, but I think it was too complex of a story line for anyone younger than about seven or so. We loved the old cartoon when we were kids, but frankly the details are a bit fuzzy by now. The movie was a perfect blend of serious and funny, real and animation. I do wish, though, that a couple of the bad guys had been a teensy bit less scary.
We've been promising Danya and Gloria that we'd do this special movie day for months now. We were originally going to go back when "Penny" was living with us in March. We ended up pulling it together sort of last minute and most of the girls they invited were unable to come. Gloria's new friend, Natalie, joined us though. Poor Gloria. She finally makes a good friend who goes to our church and lives only a couple of blocks from our house... and it turns out she's moving to another state in about a month. Danya brought her recently turned 11 year old guitar teacher, Anna. I think they all had a good time.