Thursday, November 12, 2009

E.T. The Extra -Terrestrial + Planetarium Visit = Kids Off The Couch

Lured by a bowl of popcorn laced with Reese's Pieces, our kids were glued to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial long after the last kernel was gone. The story of a young boy and his incredible friendship with an alien left behind on Earth won our kids' hearts, just as it won our hearts over twenty years ago. The idea that life might exist on other planets excited us all, so we headed to our local planetarium for a Family Star Show to learn more about the heavens. Lost in a black hole of wonder, our kids were "star struck" in the original, and best, sense of the word.

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