Friday, November 30, 2012

Playing a bit of Hooky


Given my "delicate condition" we had a decision to make on Sunday morning.  One of the things I had really wanted to do over our Thanksgiving Vacation was to take the boys to see the new Disney movie Wreck-it Ralph.  We tried to go Saturday  morning, but we got there a just in time for start, and it was all sold out.  So we had to turn around.  Chris had a monster meltdown all the way out of the theatre, all the way home.  It was ugly.  We all went home and went straight to bed.  I thought we'd not be able to go back.  But later that evening we tossed around the idea of going again Sunday morning.  The thing was that tickets are cheap if you go before noon, 5$ a piece, it goes Up after that.  But there was no way I was going to have the stamina to go to church, AND go to the movie.  So we decided, since there was no sunday school because of the holiday weekend anyway, we'd skip church, and go to the movies.  Ah, to focus on the Blessing of Time spent Together.  So we made it to the theatre at 10, bought the tickets, and then went to Panera for brunch.  We hadn't gone out for breakfast all 4 of us in Ages.  It was wonderful.  The boys were in great moods, giggling laughing.  And the staff messed up our order giving us an extra bagel AND an extra sandwich, which ended up being Sam's favorite.  The photo above was Sam being a goofball trying to wear the remnants of his sandwich on his nose.  
Surprisingly, they did great at the movie too.  I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.  And Christopher didn't move an inch the whole time.  Sam did really well as long as I plied him with snacks, which I did.  I had packed fruit snacks, dried fruit, and some halloween candy (red 40 free, of course) that kept him very happy.  He lasted until probably the last 1/2 hour, when he got up and started pacing along the railing, we usually sit in the front upper row, so we have the rail to rest our feet/children upon.  Ended up being very handy as Sam paced back and forth between us, he didn't bother anyone, and we were all able to enjoy the movie.  Followed by naps for Sam and I when we got home, it was a Good Day.