April 10, 2011

Rockin' Rio Afternoon Out

We had such a fun Saturday! The last time we took any Rivers child to the movies was when Isaac was about 10 months old and my parents were visiting us here. Appropriately the movie we attempted to see was, "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Between us taking turns removing our screaming child from the theater, we just wish we could have frozen time and made the moment go away. That was over 2 years ago!

 THIS time however, we thought Isaac was ready to watch a movie like a big boy in a big theater. We figured for Isaiah we would just take turns taking him out if needed.  We saw "Rio" a cartoon about 2 blue macaws in Rio de Janeiro. Isaac was brilliant and we learned Isaiah is an angel if he has 2 hours worth of snacks to keep him occupied. He ate through the ENTIRE movie. He also danced every time a song came on. But neither of us had to leave or even get out of our seats!

An attempted belly picture, but more just to show the top level of the mall which is where the movies are usually located.
Theater 12 lighting up showing us that it was time to be seated. Here you pick your seats beforehand so there's no reason to rush. It's nice!
Then afterward we were in such a good mood (as parents) we decided to extend the fun, and after careful budgeting all month, we played tourist again and went to Hard Rock Cafe. It would have been a 45 minute drive home and then dinner would have been late getting cooked and all would have been cranky anyway, so this was the obvious choice;)  We took some pics at the Hard Rock hotel before dinner then continued our great time with a yummy yummy meal. Which I ate until I was full (instead of took 3 bites and felt nauseous) yay for 1st trimester finishing!
Isaac spelling "Hard Rock"

The beach in front of the hotel before dinner.
Proof that not every family pic goes as planned. I laugh every time at Isaac's face!
The view with the ocean to our back. The HR-Hotel here has an entire children's water play area with several slides. The boys looked on with awe, but surprisingly we didn't have one meltdown about not being able to get in the water! I'm tellin' ya, this was a parents' day out with the kids dream day!
Brotherly love.
Watching the music videos. To which he sang his own preschool songs over them. I think it's musical genius to combine the theme song from "Chuggington" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's Heard it Through the Grapevine.
I am currently researching the recipe to HRC's mac-n-cheese. Oh. MY! Also, Isaiah stood up and ate his mac-n-cheese while dancing once again to every single song that played.
Then to round out our day, we took the scenic drive back home around the mountain with the windows down.
A little of the winding way home (again which I didn't get carsick in...bring it on 2nd trimester!)
What a FANTASTIC Saturday out with our boys!


Jason and Charity Palmer said...

Those are some very cute pictures! And I am digging Isaac's face in that one:) haha! Glad to hear you are feeling less nauseous...it sure makes a difference. You rock, mama!

roger and courtney said...

What a fun family day! I think Isaiah and Asher will be best friends. They can just sit and eat together.

Elizabeth said...

Hooray for a fun family day out... and amazing scenery... and two sweet boys... and a momma who's feeling better. Life doesn't get much better than that. :)

p.s. Our movie theaters have assigned seats too!

Brandon and April said...

looks like a perfect day!!
and oh my goodness if your boys get any bigger before I get to meet them, I'm going to scream!!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

We took the kiddos to see Rio this weekend too :) Diya did OK and eventually fell asleep, so that was great :) haha!
Great pics!!!!
Sounds like a super fun day!!!!

Craig and Angie said...

Sorry you get stuck doing the road tax for that car next month. Make sure you have all DML's info when you go to the post office!!