It was time for this little ogre's first movie theater experience!
I had originally planned to take him to Toy Story 3 for his first movie. But he loves Shrek, too. And it seemed like a perfect Memorial Day opportunity on a rainy evening at the lake.
Did you know they have "Shrek chicken" at McDonalds?? (That is what Andrew calls it).
Complete with Shrek milk and Shrek apples. And a Shrek happy meal toy. It doesn't get much better than that! (Yeah, we could own stock in this place! But we have all 8 toys to show for it! Ha!)
So we felt like the movie was a must see.
And it did not disappoint.
He was completely mesmerized the entire time. There was no need for me to worry about him not sitting still, or getting up and down out of his seat. Or being too noisy. Or wasting money on tickets.
We had a SHREK-tastic time!
This is him looking up at the huge screen. We let him walk down and explore after everyone else had left the theater. Perfect time for photo ops, too! (because, no, as much as I wanted to, I did not let myself take pictures of him while the movie was going on! I know, you're all disappointed. Ha!)
He just had a blast, and he wasn't scared at all. I thought a couple parts of the movie would be scary for him, but he loved it all.
He loved walking down to the front when the credits were rolling, and watching the huge screen. I can't imagine what was going through his head. It's like a giant TV screen!
It was so fun taking him to this theater, too. A place where daddy and I went on many dates before he was born! Ha!
I just kept thinking I was so glad we took him because now he is super excited to see Woody and Buzz on the big screen too!
He found this poster on the way out and hasn't stopped asking for "Woody and Buzz big movie!" He is going to love it.
More to come on the rest of the Memorial Day weekend...the boat and lake redeemed itself...you'll see!