For a while now, Annika has been able to sit through movies at home. She usually rotates watching her favorite for about 25-100 times, and then Mommy and Daddy pick a new favorite. We've been thinking about taking her to her first movie at a theater for a few months now, but just haven't found the right movie or the right time. This weekend, Grandma Jan took Asher for the day and we decided to take Annika to see The Croods. It was a cute movie about cavemen. There was laughter, drama, silly humor, etc. But the best part of the movie was experiencing the wonder of the theater through her three year old eyes: 'Look at the cartoons on the screen.' 'I want to go into the movie and be the tiger.' Eating popcorn and nachos. Her sitting on Monica's lap for most of the movie. It was all great.
At bedtime, when we asked her what her favorite part of the day was, she said 'When we went to the movie.'