Just a quick disclaimer:
Throughout this summer, I will be posting "Summer 2012" posts.
These are meant to be a pictorial diary of what the kiddos and I enjoyed doing each day. Some days I will include directions for a recipe or craft and other days will just be a photo op for posterity.
These particular posts will be titled and labeled as "Summer 2012". Feel free to skip these posts or follow along to see what we are doing!
Happy Summer 2012!!!
Happy Summer 2012!!!
Summer 2012: Day 1 (Strawberry Shortcake & a Movie)
To officially kickoff Summer 2012, the kids and I made homemade strawberry shortcake and rented a Redbox, HUGO.
HUGO was a delightful movie that captivated my children's attention...especially the automaton! Set in 1931 Paris, Hugo Cabret is a 12-year old boy that helps his uncle (his new guardian) maintain the clocks in the train station, Gare Montparnasse. Both an artist and film lover, like his father, Hugo comes to discover that a legendary film maker, whom both he and his father admired, is very much alive.
To learn more about the film HUGO click here: Wikipedia, and to determine if this film is appropriate for your family visit the Catholic News Service.
What my kids and I found fascinating, is that this 3D adventure film directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Brian Selznick's novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is about a real film maker named Georges Melies and actually includes original film footage from the early 1900s. The cinematography was amazing...even if the story line did drag just a bit. My kiddos enjoyed it enough that they asked to purchase this one on DVD.
To accompany movie night, I made homemade strawberry shortcake. It is a tradition around our house to use "drop biscuits" for our shortcake and with the fresh strawberries. I can't remember my mother ever serving us those little yellow sponge cakes...but man I loved eating those at friends' homes! ;) My kids have yet to discover the little yellow sponge cakes so they don't know what artificial delights they are missing! :)
|Strawberry Shortcake, a Redbox Rental, and a Slumber Party in Mom & Dad's bed!|
How did you kick off your summer?!!!