We went to the real movie theater last week. We caught a matinee showing of Epic. Ember is free! I love when little kids are free! haha
The kids were crazy excited when I told them to get dressed and they asked why and I responded, “We’re going to a movie!”
They were in the best moods that day. I don’t know what was in the air that day but they acted like little angels!
When we got to the snack counter I told them to all stand there for a quick snap before the movie. Ember, who is usually by far the most enthusiastic for group pictures, wouldn’t even take one step toward the other kids. I was surprised. She wasn’t in a bad mood but she was frozen in place. I went ahead and took a picture of the older three together figuring later on I’d get a shot of all four.
Wouldn’t you know that after I snapped that and was encouraging everyone to step up close to the counter since it was our turn, Ember still wouldn’t budge. She was staring in fear at the tiled floor! haha, I’d totally forgot about her new fear of tiled floors!
Brooklyn realized it at the same time and ran and picked Ember up to save her. I love that in that snap above Ember is still looking at the ground, making sure she’s far above it! haha
Brooklyn loves holding Ember any time Ember will let her so she wouldn’t set her down until Ember insisted. We spotted this giant Epic display and took a picture in front of it before heading to the theater.
Ember, noticing the floor was safely carpeted, immediately squirmed to get down. She hates being held, she hates even holding hands as we walk through the parking lot or any other dangerous places. I have to “threaten” her with, “You either hold my hand or I hold you.” She always chooses to hold hands over having to be carried when she could walk all by herself! ha
The kids really loved the movie. Payson was really into it and told me it was his favorite movie. The way he was acting in the theater I knew that was true (for at least this month, heh) because he was laughing and entranced with the battle scenes. He’s such a boy. My girls couldn’t care less about battle scenes but Payson talks about them a lot.
The kids were super thirsty after the movie from eating that huge large-sized popcorn. No matter how big a bag of popcorn, my kids will finish it easily! They really love popcorn!
When we went outside the kids remembered when we used to go to the summer movie programs at this theater and we’d sometimes take timer shots. I set up my camera on another bench (with the man, in the next picture, watching me the whole time) and ran back over by the kids. Then I watched as the man walked right in front of the camera, so… the picture is mostly of him. haha! I didn’t care to retry so this is the only group shot we have. And it sucks. haha