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September 27, 2013 ~ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

on September 27, 2013

Too excited to stand still

We took Teagan to see “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” today.  Her first movie in a movie theater! As young as 13 months or so, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” was able to pull her in.  She would stop dead and watch the movie every time it came on TV.  She would sit in Stu’s lap and watch the entire thing.  We decided to wait for this release to take her. Needless to say, she was a little excited, as you can see, and also a bit nervous.  She had no idea what to expect.

Stu and I picked her up after lunch at day care and told her we had a treat.  As we drove to the theater she asked all sorts of questions, why Ashlin wasn’t coming, what were we going to see, was she allowed to talk, dance, would there be a princess? She was excited as we walked in, barely able to stand still while we waited to buy the tickets.

She was so good.  We got her a popcorn – only a medium! – even though she wanted a large.  We joked that the bag would have been as tall as she was, a large is just too big!  Walking into the theater, she was a bit nervous, not really scared, as the sound was so loud.  She was speechless when she saw how big the screen was.  During the movie, there were times it was so loud, she’d put her hands over (or in) her ears.  And coming from a kid who rushes the stage for bagpipes, it says something to the volume in the theater.

tickets for Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Tickets! To a movie!

The movie was pretty good, especially for a sequel, and mostly appropriate for little kids.  It lagged a few times, and could have been trimed down a little.  And there were a few times that Teagan was scared by what was happening on the food island, but mostly, she loved the movie.  We all laughed at the foodimals – flamangos, eggplanatee, shrimpanzee, watermelophant.  Although at first Teagan was scared of both the tacodile and the cheespider.  I don’t like spiders much, and all the red eyes were a bit creepy, and french fries shouldn’t move like that.  I think Stu’s favorites were the butter frogs and the mosquitoasts.  So wonderful.  The berries and fruit cockatiels were sweet.

All in all, the movie was fun, surprising Teagan with a treat was fun.  She’s looking forward to seeing another one soon, maybe with her sister, maybe not..

enthralled with taco gators and cheese spiders

popcorn almost as tall as she is

She wanted to bring the rest of the popcorn – just crumbs and kernels – into day care! Silly goose! There wasn’t enough to share :o


8 responses to “September 27, 2013 ~ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

  1. Kat W says:

    How fun!!! This occasion would warrant a huge layout for scrapbooking!! I enjoyed reading about her first outing to a theater! There are so few shows now days for children…most have adult innuendos and some languages that just ‘ain’t right’ for kids. :(
    BTW…the sweater on Ashlin is adorable. It looks very nice and very ‘difficult’. Good job.

    • Kat W says:

      and speaking of Ashlin in the sweater…..why was she sticking her tongue out ? Was that her ‘happy’ face? :)

      • lisasff says:

        She loves making funny faces! Sometimes when they won’t give me a good smile, I’ll ask for them to make a funny face, and then I’ll take a few of those, but will be able to get a nice smile after that… or at least a happy face then :D

        She LOVES her sweater – and I win, because it was SUPER EASY to do!

    • lisasff says:

      THIS is my scrapbook :D I did save her tickets though… for her memory book, once I put it together!

      • Kat W says:

        :) Yes, this is like a scrapbook !!! I’m still in the ‘hands-on’ type books.

        • lisasff says:

          There is something to say for that… especially when the power goes out :D

          I will have some physical books – this will probably be one of the pages or part of a page when I get to her 4 year photo book…

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