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And the Oscar Goes To....

Well, for the last few years my mom has had people over to watch the Academy Awards and I've always lived to far away to participate. This year, I got to go. Even Avery wore red for the red carpet....

Just for the record, Avery has been saying so many words lately. Pretty much anything you ask her to repeat, she does. Or at least, tries. But there are quite a bit of words she says clear as day. Too many to even list!! But she also knows what sounds a cow, cat, dog, lion, squirrel (?), duck, donkey, and monkey make. She can point to her hair, head, ear, nose, lips, knees, hands, fingers, feet, toes and shoes. Her favorite (and only) song she can sing is the B-I-B-L-E. Although, it took us a while to figure it out. At first we thought she was saying "Be Happy" but we realized it was the first three letters "B-I-B." We have a CD that we play for her in the car and she loves that song. And when the song "This little light of mine" comes on, she just starts shouting "NO!" for the part when they say, "Hide it under a bushel, NO!" It's really cute.

So, onto the Oscars. I really enjoyed it this year, though I hadn't seen but two of the movies that were mentioned, The Help and Warhorse.

Best quotes of the night...

“You’re only two years older than me, darling, where have you been all my life?”
Christopher Plummer to his Oscar

"When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'Oh no. Come on ... Her, again?' You know. But, whatever."
-Meryl Streep, after winning
"Tonight, enjoy yourselves because nothing can take the sting out of the world's economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with golden statues"
- Billy Crystal, welcoming the audience to the show.

Funniest mockery of the night...

Angelina Jolie and Jim Rash at the 2012 Oscars
I am not even going to touch the fashion. I really thought everyone looked really good, with the exception of a minor few!!


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