Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stella's First Movie

I am pretty sure Ben and I were more excited than Stella was for her first "movie theater" experience.  We have watched and encouraged Stella's love for Toy Story 1 and 2.  We love Pixar and knew when Toy Story 3 came out, it would be time.  We bought her a T-shirt, watched the first two in the last few days and shortened Stella's nap in order to make the 2 O'clock show.  Ben and I are still talking about her taking it in.  We gave Stella her very own ticket, we watched her give it to the "ticket taker" like she knew what she was supposed to.  We smiled at the way she walked with a purpose heading towards the big double doors where she saw other children going.  The awe in her face, when we turned the corner to see a mountain of seats and the biggest "tv" she had ever seen is burnt in my mind.  I can still see her raised eyebrows and dropped jaw when Buzz finally made it to the screen.  She looked at me, looked at Ben, as if to ask if this was really happening.  She laughed so loud a few times, I was surprised to realize the noise came from my girl.  She had her own little cup of popcorn, that was still full at the end of the movie - she had been too distracted to eat it. During the middle...SHE ASKED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.  I am sorry to admit, I was nervous and made her wear a Pull Up diaper, just in case she became too involved in the movie.  I held her hand, out of the dark theater towards the bathroom, and she went.  It was her first time on a big public potty (they usually scare her).  She raced ahead of me back to the theater, she was in a she might be missing something.  It was great. I was happy to hear her talking about it tonight; the BIG MOVIES she calls it, while spreading her arms as wide as she can.  Absolutely Priceless.
Outside, on our way in.
 In our seats, before the movie.  Gotta love the camera phone quality.

 Leaving the theater, still carrying her popcorn cup.

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