Saturday, July 19, 2014

James goes to the movies

I took James to his very first trip to the movie theater, or as he calls it, the "movie heater". We had a great time! Anthony watched Rett and James and I went to the 4pm showing of Planes: Fire and Rescue. James asked me soooooo many questions on the drive there: "where is the movie heater? Whas it look like? Where is the movie?". When we walked up to the entrance James said, "I never been to this kind of place afore!"

I wasn't sure if there would be a long line for concessions, so I didn't know if we would get anything. The line ended up being super short and I had a $5 coupon to use from redeeming some codes on cereal boxes, so I got him a kid's box with popcorn, fruit snacks, and a drink for $1!

We decided to sit on the first aisle as you walk in, so nobody would be in front of us. It turned out to be a great decision because James spent most of the movie either standing in front of the railing or sitting on the floor. The poor kid couldn't sit back in his own seat because it would fold up on him!

In awe of the previews:
Ready for the classic roller coaster AMC ad:
During the movie, he had a great time. He laughed loudly at the funny parts, repeated his favorite lines, and asked questions at full volume (he doesn't have a whisper setting). I was so glad that it was an afternoon showing with lots of other kids! :)

After the movie, we played at the arcade for a little bit.
Then we walked to a little playground they have in the strip mall and made a pit stop at the bathrooms. Finally we made our way home and James was wired!! Anthony was sure the drink they gave him was caffeinated, but I think the pure sugar rush did the trick since he drank most of it on the drive home :)

We had fun on our mommy and me adventure, daddy can't wait for his turn! I'm sure it will involve fishing :)

1 comment:

Happy said...

So fun! Isn't it so cool to watch someone experience every aspect of life for the first time?! Such a cool part of being a parent!
And score on the $1 movie treats!