Monday, June 28, 2010

Mini Chick Flick Club

If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you know how much I love my Chick Flick Club. We've been on a bit of a hiatus, but I hope to revive it soon. This girl needs her chick flick nights!

I've been promising Natalie that we'd go to see Toy Story 3 in the movie theater when it came out. After being tortured by commercial trailers for ages, the movie finally came out a week or two ago and I had to make good on my promise.

I think I was even more excited about our little date than Natalie was. We left Michaela Byrd in the care of T, wisely leaving the house before she woke up from her nap and discovered we were missing. The temp outside was hovering around 101, making it the perfect day for a movie date.

I was pretty sure that 3D would give me a major headache, so we drove over to the fancy new theater that boasts a restaurant, bowling alley, and VIP lounge/bar because it was the only one in town playing the film in good old fashioned 2D.

Natalie asked me every 5.7 seconds if I would buy her some popcorn. I think she was more excited about the popcorn than the movie.
 See how she clutches it close to her body, almost as if she's afraid someone might take it away?

The movie itself was absolutely precious. Only Disney can make an adult feel sympathy for inanimate objects. They combined hilarious characters with bittersweet moments. I found myself crying at the end, but giving myself a headache from trying not to cry so Natalie wouldn't look over and exclaim, "Mommy, why is your face leaking?" in front of the whole theater.

Two. thumbs. up.

We ended our date by dining on 5 star cuisine at Chez McDonalds. Eeer...her choice.
We had so much fun that I thought it might be a neat idea to try this as a Mini Chick Flick Club with some of her little friends this summer. Several of the movie theaters in our area offer free kids' movies once or twice a week. It would be fun to do a movie and lunch...

As long as the other moms come too!

I'm doing a STRIVE class at the gym this morning, trying not to die, so I'll leave you today with a couple of fun clips with my two favorite characters from the movie: Barbie and Ken. (Ken really stole the show! The second clip isn't from the movie, but it's funny.)

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  1. That movie is so cute, we took the girls to see it on Friday night! And don't worry I cried a at the end too, how could you not?

  2. What a sweet movie date with your daughter. I do the same thing with my popcorn, it's totally normal! LOL!

    That movie was the best. I laughed, I choked up, and I was amazed at the creativity. I took my almost bonus daughter and she kept smudging the 3D glasses with her buttery popcorn fingers. Haha.

  3. I've heard good things about Toy Story 3 but I hate to see something that I know will make me cry.

    I'm so excited to be the winner of the giveaway. I'll send an email with my information.

  4. Toy Story 3 sounds like it would be worth seeing. I have no little ones here so I may have to wait for the DVD to come out. Ha!!
    Cute pics of your daughter.

  5. I think this will end up being a wonderful memory for both of you. I used to do "girls night out" with my daughters and we still talk fondly of those days.

  6. 1. Omg. That picture of her with the popcorn looks exactly like you when we were little!
    2. Is STRIVE the circuit training? I'm jealous!

  7. So sweet - 1 on 1 time is the best. I loved the movie. Free movie days - can't beat that!

  8. I've heard of lots of adults leaving TS3 crying! I can't wait to see it. I can't watch a movie without popcorn or nachos. Natalie's a girl after my own heart!

    So excited for Paula!!

  9. We are planning to go see it next week. I guess I had better make sure I have tissues in my purse. :)

  10. Hi, I've just come across your blog and I think it's super adorable. Stop by mine for a chat sometime!

  11. Hey girl!

    I'm justing catching up on your posts. Your "recess" sounds like it was just perfect! Yes, it is nice to have some time to yourself every now and then. At-home moms love their children, obviously, but everyone can use a break sometimes--good for the mommies, good for the kids.

    I haven't seen Toy Story yet; I think I'm finally going to make it to the theatre this afternoon! I share your feelings about 3D. I'd rather just see something in good old 2D, thank you very much, and I'd rather only pay the price of a 2D movie.

    I love your idea of a girls' Chick Flick club! That could be so much fun!

  12. Awww how fun! Vince & I are going to see it tomorrow. Toy story is his fav. :-)

  13. Someone on twitter said they "cried their face off" while watching the landfill scene. I haven't seen it, my boys think they are too big :(

  14. Oh those clips are hilarious! I totally remember that aerobics leotard Barbie!


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