Monday, March 17, 2014

the big show

The weather was pretty dreary on Saturday so we knew we needed to find something fun to do indoors to entertain Pearson.  My Facebook newsfeed has been bombarded by posts all about Frozen.  We still hadn't seen it so we thought today would be the perfect day to see what it was all about.  I took Pearson to the movies shortly after he turned two this summer and he did pretty good, so I knew that he would probably do even better now that he is older.  And we knew if I nursed Nash right before we left that he would sleep in his carrier the entire time.  
We have been doing Family Movie Night at home every now and then so when we told Pearson that we were going to the movies, he thought we were going to watch it at home.  We explained that we were going to see a BIG movie at a theater that wasn't at our house.  He then started telling us that we were going to The Big Show!!  And he immediately asked if he could eat popcorn.  He could hardly wait to get to the theater so he could eat his popcorn.  He was so excited!!
As soon as we got there we gave him his popcorn and he happily sat and watch all the commercials and the preview.  One of the previews was a little mini Mickey Mouse movie.  I leaned over to my Mom and told her that when the mini Mickey movie was over that Pearson was probably going to be disappointed that this wasn't a Mickey Movie.  Sure enough as soon as it was over and Frozen started he said, "Where Mickey go?"  Once the movie got going he seemed pretty interested in it.  As long as he had snacks.  I packed an entire bag of snack to give him a choice to have one after his popcorn.  Once his popcorn was gone he didn't want to stay in his seat so I kept giving him snacks.  He would sit still and watch the movie as long as he was eating.  He ended up eating one and a half bags of popcorn, peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, cranberries, a granola bar and applesauce.  Needless to say, he didn't have lunch.  
We all thought it was a pretty cute movie and I LOVED the music.  Some of the songs are still stuck in my head!! It sure was nice to get out of the house and do something fun as a family on a yucky day.  


Lindsay said...

so fun! We haven't taken Hudson to a movie theater yet but we've watched it 4 times since we bought it on Friday. Hudson keeps walking around the house singing, "yet it go! yet it go! yet it go!"

Christine said...

That's so funny that he ate his way through the movie. I gave Naomi a handful of popcorn toward the beginning and it was still clenched in her little fist at the end of the movie.

Tammy @ Next To Grace said...

Have you seen Jimmy Fallon's version of 'Let It Go'? It's a favorite!