Monday, January 14, 2008

This is Some Kind of Record

One of Channing's favorite things to do is go to the movies. He loves it. On any given date night, he would pick going to the movies over just about anything else. It's something he enjoys, but also something we enjoy doing together. The $25 popcorn, the $30 Coke, the $50 movie tickets. You just can't beat it. Who could pass that up? ;)
Well in the past month, we have had the good fortune to be able to go to four movies. Four movies in one month is a record for us. Forget the fact that it's hard for a DINK couple to make it to four movies in a month, we have two kids! Four movies is HUGE!
Over the past month, we've spent a lot of time with Channing's parents, and they have encouraged us to go. Two of the movies were movies we took Tristan to, and two were just for Channing and me. On all four occasions, we had free childcare. Thanks MiMi and PaPa!!!
The first movie we saw was Alvin and the Chipmunks because Tristan is such a huge fan (I can't tell you how many times we watched the 25th Anniversary video of Alvin and the Chipmunks in the month of December. I think our whole family knows every line of the movie!).
Alvin and the Chipmunks
It was a super cute movie! I think I enjoyed it more than Tristan did. And although Tristan had been to the movies before, this was the first one Channing and I have taken him to.
The next movie we saw was
I Am Legend
Of course, this was one Channing and I went to sans Tristan. Although it was really unusual and kind of scary, Channing and I really enjoyed it...especially after it was over and we had time to think about it. Overall, good movie. :)
Movie #3 was
great debaters
I will admit, this is one I wasn't thrilled about seeing. I read online reviews that said it wasn't as great as it should have been considering it was produced by Oprah and was directed by and starred Denzel Washington. I also read that it wasn't historically accurate, so that kind of made me want to see it less too. Channing, however, really wanted to see it. Our neighbors saw it and said it was wonderful, and Channing's parents said the same thing. They said it was definitely a must see. After seeing it, I must say I whole-heartedly agree. The movie was FANTASTIC! As usual, Denzel had a stellar performance, as did the rest of the cast. If you're thinking about seeing it, I say GO! You'll be glad you did.
The final movie we saw was
Veggie Tales' 'Pirates' Movie
That was a surprise for Tristan yesterday. He was thrilled to find out he was going to the movies again. PaPa went with us, so Tristan got extra spoiled. He got the $100 kids pack with his own popcorn, drink, candy, and 3D glasses. He was in paradise! As for the movie, he was 100% attentive. I think he enjoyed it much more than the Chipmunks movie (although I preferred the other). It was a cute movie, though. It never mentioned God, however, the symbolism was definitely there. If you have kids, take them. It was very entertaining. Tristan has been a "cabin boy" ever since!
I don't know when we'll make it back to a movie, but I'm glad we were able to see four that we really enjoyed.
Ok, so that was our record.


Rachael said...

Wow! I am glad you ended up liking "The Great Debaters". I can't wait to take Josiah to see Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. Sounds like you had a fun month!!!

MorningSong said...

I've wanted to see the Great Debat0rs too!! Glad to hear it is worth the investment! :)


The Hairston's said...

I haven't heard of the Great Debators but I love Denzel Washington in almost everything he's been in. He has to be on my Top 5 list of favorite actors =)
I too liked the Chipmunks better than the VT Pirates movie but they are both great for kids. Glad to hear that you and Channing had a couple of date nights!

Ole Miss Mom said...

My mom is taking the kids to the veggie tales movie today! They can't wait!