new sjsa blocks and coco

Note: I wrote this post on 11/11 and hit publish then, but it didn’t show up and I have no idea why!

I received two more blocks to embroider from the Social Justice Sewing Academy. This time they explicitly said I could share photos in progress, so I will!

I only got one the previous time and these seem more complicated. I guess that means they liked my work! I need to figure out what I’m going to do with these ones.

They also sent me a patch. Now I think I need a sewing bag to put it on.

Social Justice Sewing Academy

My cousin works at Pixar and invited us to a friends and family preview screening of Coco. My kids and I have gotten to see Inside Out and the Good Dinosaur this way as well. I feel very lucky that he invites us to enjoy these movies ahead of their release and in the Pixar theater. When you attend these screenings, they give you commemorative tickets with a picture of the character on one side. I still cherish my Sadness one from Inside Out. This time we got Ernesto de la Cruz, Hector, and Pepita.

coco tickets

Pepita was handed to me but Stefan claimed it. I’m okay with that.

a visit to Pixar

It rained this morning! That is an exciting occurrence generally but it was also a fairly impressive rainfall. I didn’t check how many inches (or fractions thereof) we actually got. My husband usually checks and tells me and it is always way less than I would like so I am going to live in blissful ignorance.

This evening the kids and IĀ got to go to a friends and family showing of The Good Dinosaur at Pixar. My cousin works there and has gotten us in to see the past two Pixar movies at these previews. It’s very nice, they have a theater in the main building with comfortable seats and there are no previews or ads, just the short and the movie. Both were quite good, as usual! I didn’t bring tissues but I really should have. Pixar tugs at the old heartstrings. I think this movie really spoke to my younger son’s dinosaur-loving heart. He was rapt for pretty much all of it and he gets wiggly in movies, even kids’ movies. He hasn’t talked that much about dinosaurs recently but they used to feature in a lot of our conversations and most of his play. We didn’t arrive early enough to get an Arlo plush but I suspect that will be remedied ASAP.

I tried to get a picture of one of The Good Dinosaur banners but it was too dark but since it was completely dark when we came out, Luxo was lit up!

Luxo lit up!

We hadn’t seen that before. I still think Luxo is adorable.