Friday, March 28, 2008

This Just In - Aidan & Jana go to their first movie!

Yeppers, we did it - we took our 2 kiddies for their first movie theatre experience. We had been talking about it for a while and we know a bunch of people that even took their infants to the theatres, so we finally decided to do it. And it was really a spur-of-the-moment thing. Last Saturday we were all just lounging around, playing with Aidan's trains, when all of a sudden, Kev asked me if we still have those free movie ticket certificates from my lovely parents. I replied in the affirmative and then Kev mentioned something about "Horton Hears a Who!" and how it was in the theatres. [Funny I had just read the book to the kids sometime last week when we were at the bookstore.] Anyhow, we check the ratings and several trailers and then decided just to go for it.

Well, it was a great movie and a great experience for the kiddies. We were worried that they would be scared by the loudness of the surround sound or be unable to sit still (more Jana than Aidan) but none of that happened. Instead, they happily sat there for about 2 hours and enjoyed the whole thing. They even clapped for Horton at the end. :D Aidan left the theatre yelling "We are here" to everyone he saw. Haha! Anyhow, it was great for us adults, too, and the message that "People are people, no matter how small" was such a thought-provoking one. All in all, we give it eight thumbs up. :)

3 comments:

Xin Lei said...

This is very helpful info...because Dustin and I have been thinking about taking Fen. She's not quite 2 yet though, so maybe I'll wait until this summer. I'm so glad you four had so much fun!

kevnjacks said...

I hear ya - we recently discovered that Jana could really concentrate when they watched their DVD during the day, so we thought we'd give it a try. :) Is Fen and Jana the same age? J will be 2 in June.

Xin Lei said...

Fen turns two in just a few weeks! She loves Curious George on PBS, but gets bored after about 20 minutes, so that's why we haven't tried a longer movie...YET :).