Friday, July 6, 2012

The 4th: Part Deux

So, as expected, the 4th of July just got crazier as the day went on... 

We attempted a family bike ride downtown after nap time, but after dodging one too many water balloons, one serious YELL at stupid drunk chick that ALMOST shot her hose at John/Audrey, and coming home to TWO of the biggest parties (yes, right next door and directly upstairs)- we got the hell out of town. Literally.

And, we couldn't have moved faster. In fact, John and Audrey just stayed in the garage, dropped the bikes, and waited in the car while I grabbed a quick diaper bag, sippy cup for the road and double-bolted our front door.

Where would we go? What would we do? Darn it, Reno-friends... We miss you!

Anyway, without really thinking about it, we ended up at Fashion Island in Newport. And, sure enough, it was packed with families just like us looking for something sober/semi-fun to do. Awesome! We just casually walked the mall, and ate a quick dinner at Yard House before deciding on something really exciting... Let's try a movie!

YAY!!! Audrey's 1st Movie Theater!!!

Oh, but wait. It gets better. Leave it to us to make Audrey's 1st cinema experience literally the BEST ever!!! Sorry honey, but it's only going to be downhill from here. 

Where do I even begin?

I know! How about $49 for two adults and a toddler WITH assigned seats!?!?!?!?!?!

We were too far "in", mentally committed to the idea of going to the movies to back out... Not to mention, it was too early to go home. We moved forward... through a beautiful cinema (theater just doesn't seem fancy enough) free of arcade music, squashed popcorn on the floor and teenage staff. It. was. beautiful.

Once we entered Madagascar 3 (of course, an assistant held the door open for us), we found our ticketed seats. And, those seats, were NOT your typical movie theater seats. They were HUGE, and leather, and comfortable. The wooden "arm rests" were really more like side tables. It was incredible.

Now, we get it... $50 bucks! Geez, some people just have too much money to burn.

Que hostess. 

Naturally, we had a hostess to see to our every need during the film such as meal orders, beverage service, and God knows what else...

We were in awe, or disbelief, or just REALLY REALLY hoping that Audrey liked the movie so we wouldn't have to leave 5 minutes later.

Fortunately, it was a HUGE success! She was a little nervous at first, but really seemed to like the movie and even stayed awake the entire time (which is a good sign considering it ended about 30 minutes after her bedtime). John and I had a good laugh- at our baby, mostly, but the movie wasn't bad either.

love, kerry

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