08.20.10

Toy Story 3.
Eric took his two favorite girls to the movies tonight, and for Lyla, it was a first!  We have an 'older' movie theatre in our neighborhood where the seats are just $4.00, so we decided Lyla's first trip could be there. I thought she was ready because when we watch movies at home, 9 times out of 10, she can sit quietly through the whole thing, especially Disney princess movies (they really are magical... especially when I need to get something done)!

Anyway, we figured if things didn't work out, at least the price was right, and our backup plan would be to go to the Rita's that is in the same shopping center. Turns out, we didn't need a backup plan. Lyla LOVED going to the movies. When she walked in she said, "T.V." She was mesmerized the second we sat down. Eric and I looked at each other and both took a deep breath. We didn't want to be the parents who took their "baby" to the movies, only to ruin every ones evening. Halfway through the movie, I ducked out to get us some popcorn and soda. When I returned she did say, "Mama, Mama, Mama," because she wanted me to share. I did, immediately. She didn't say another word until the end, when she shouted, "Hot, hot." The "toys" were falling into a fire (don't worry, they were saved). After they were saved by, "the Claw," she was no longer worried.
Eric and I could not have been more proud (and relieved) with how well it went. We will definitely take Lyla to the movies again, soon.

I would also like to mention, the movie was great. The three of us had already watched Toy Story 1 & 2 at home, and they are pretty cute, but I think Toy Story 3 is my favorite (Eric and I laughed out loud a lot during the movie and I had to hold back a tear as 'Andy' headed off to college).

Leave it to Disney (and a giant "t.v." screen), the night was good.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's our good girl! Love, Marmee