Yesterday afternoon while I was trying to kill some time at work I had the brilliant idea to take the kids to a movie. It was rainy and gloomy out so a movie seemed like the perfect things to do. We had never taken Ian to a movie before but here recently he has been able to sit and watch whole movies at home so we thought he was finally ready to see one at the theater.
So I pre ordered tickets to see the 3D version of Monsters vs. Aliens (let me just say that movie tickets have gotten so expensive, it cost us $49.00 for all four tickets!). Dave and I agreed not to tell the kids what we were going to do and make it a surprise, I did mention to them that they had to be good because we had a surprise for them but I didn't say what it was.
When we got home I went and warmed up some leftover pasta from dinner on Thursday evening and when I brought the kids plates to the table Dave was just starting to play the OnDemand making of Monsters vs. Aliens. It was really funny to Dave and I how the kids watched the making of it and kept saying how they wanted to see the real movie. Finally it was time for us to leave, of course the kids were asking us the entire time where we were going but we never told them.
When we pulled into the parking lot Emma knew exactly where we were but she didn't know what movie we were seeing. Ian was a little confused as to what we meant by seeing a movie but he had a smile on his face so he must have known it was a good thing. I was so glad I had pre ordered tickets and printed them because the lines were so long. We got right in and of course we had to get some popcorn and drinks. While we were in line Emma spotted a bag of purple cotton candy and asked to have it so we got one large popcorn, a bag of purple cotton candy, and two large drinks for us to share.
As we were walking into the theater they handed us our 3D glasses and the kids each got a sample of the new crayola color explosion markers and paper. Like all movies they had a bunch of previews for upcoming movies and it appears that this summer will be full of a ton of family friendly ones. After the first couple a big sign came up that told everyone to put their glasses on and then they showed three previews for 3D movies that will be coming and they all looked really cute.
Finally the movie started and right off the bat the 3D effects were amazing. I had never seen a movie in 3D before so it was all new for me. The script for the movie was very funny and had some adult things that the kids wouldn't understand but it was also kid friendly for them. I was really shocked at how well both the kids sat and watched the movie. I'm pretty sure Ian didn't take his eyes off the screen the entire time, even to eat his popcorn. The only thing I didn't like was how the glasses were one size fit all. Towards the end of the movie but the kids made some comments about how they were having problems keeping them on. Other than that the whole night was perfect and I am so glad I had the idea.