Saturday we had a wonderful family night. My husband, I, Nicholas, Jacob and Lyla all jumped into the minivan for an afternoon out for an adventure: a movie. Until now, Nicholas, Jacob (and obviously Lyla) have never seen a movie in a theater. My husband and I have been discussing it for a while and with the constant previews of Monsters Vs. Aliens we decided to try it out.
What a great time! Surprisingly, no one acted up. My two boys sat in awe staring at the big screen. Jacob refused to take his eyes off of the movie even for a moment to take a sip of a drink for the first half hour. He sat in his booster seat, clutching the arm rests with his mouth partially open in total amazement. Nicholas behaved like a gentleman, shoveling popcorn into his mouth happily and experiencing his first tastes of a Slurpee. It was a real treat for everyone. Lyla even behaved, sitting on my lap for most of the movie as I played with her quietly.
Although the day was expensive-movies are not cheap, we cannot wait to go back. It is really so nice when we can all do something together and have such a blast.