OMG. I figured it would be fun to write a follow-up post to describe how awesome last night was. Josiah might have asked when Brielle (our babysitter) was coming, about 50 times yesterday so needless to say we were very ready to go at 6pm when she rolled in to watch Maya for the evening.
As we parked, the boys asked if this was a movie theatre…the great part is that the one we chose is under construction so there were only 4 movies showing and only a small crowd to weave through. After spending too much on popcorn (and the boys in awe of the snack bar) we headed in to theatre two, only to be surprised that it had already been redone and we scored the sweet recliner seats!!
It was the cutest, from the moment we walked in 15 minutes early… the boys were enamored with the giant screen and kept looking at us and each other in amazement. So fun. I handed out their treat bags and popcorn and the trailers began. This is the only part that was annoying…who thinks Ghost Busters and Finding Dory compare?! I mean, seriously? Poor Jos literally turned his head and closed his eyes through the whole thing and I distracted Regan for most of that preview. Lame.
But from then on…it was awesome. Regan squealed with sheer delight the first time he saw Dory on screen and Josiah couldn’t ever take his eyes off the screen, for almost the entire movie. And the movie is SO GOOD. As in, laugh-out-loud, sweet, great story line, clean, adorable AMAZING. The new characters are awesome…I had gotten a few of them in stuffed animal versions for the boys last week, so they were excited to see them “in real life”. Ha.
When the credits rolled, I told Bart we had to wait because there was probably a little show at the end, but wasn’t sure since the credits took a long time…so we thought we’d just go but that’s when Regan bursts into tears. “I. don’t. want. to. go” he exclaimed very loudly and I didn’t exactly blame him. It was an epic night…who would want that to end? So we stayed a little longer because he really wanted to keep watching. And sure enough, at the very very very end the old characters from Finding Nemo show up- it was quick but cute. And then he reluctantly but willingly stood up and we walked out.
I’m so glad we waited to take the boys to their first movie until this one. It was perfect. They are at great ages (4 and 6) to really appreciate the experience as a special incredible adventure…and the bonus was that I really enjoyed the movie just as much as the kiddos. Of course, I loved the way their eyes sparkled at the excitement of it all and that definitely made it a memory we’ll never forget.
Ok. I’m going a little over the top now. But if you knew how much our kids have been obsessed with Finding Nemo then you’d know- over the top is the only way we’d be with it’s sequel.
*terrible photos but we were loving it so much i almost forgot to take any… oh well!