Monday, October 27, 2008

Night at the Drive In

Our kids love going to the drive in! Over the last couple of years every time we went I would wish for Stephanie and Jude and wonder if they would like it. I don't have to wonder anymore. At the end of the event I asked Jude if he liked it and he said "No, I LOVED it!". We didn't tell them where we were going or what we were going to do/see until we got there. Kyle had figured it out but the rest of them erupted into a big cheer when we told them that we would be watching High School Musical 3! To understand the extent of their excitement you would have to understand that High School Musical has taken over our home and all 6 kids are nutty over it. We realized that the drive in was no longer a one vehicle event and took both vehicles. We arrived early and were the first cars in line to make sure we would be able to get our kids in to see it since it is opening weekend. We had planned ahead to make the most of even this time with a ~

TAILGATE PARTY~~~




Bring on the pizza!

The only thing cheesier then the pizza is Luke's camera smile

Lovenie uses this time wisely to decide where the best seat will be. Apparently it is on top of Jude.
That treatment was too mild so she then decided maybe she would just lay across his face while big brother Kyle attacked her with stuffed animals. Sibling love!


The Tailgate party ended, seats were removed or folding down in both vehicles, and warm and cozy beds were made for everyone~
Vehicle #1 movie watchers were Kyle, Jude, Stephanie, and Johnny
Vehicle #2 held Mom, Dad, Lovenie, and Luke


High School Musical 3 left no one disappointed. It was just as good as the first two, maybe even better. I had many good laughs as good natured Jim cheerfully sat through this musical for his kids and wife but could not resist sharing his thoughts and sarcasm "Oh Troy is Dreamy" "Please don't go to Standford, sniffle, sniffle" etc.

When HSM ended Jude said he was ready to go to sleep until I informed him that you get TWO movies at the drive in. He was suddenly awake and excited again. The second movie was Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Jim and I endured the movie only because it was so terrible it was amusing. So, of course the kids loved it! Stephanie asked me as soon as it was over if we could buy the movie and watch it at home too (ugh). I tried to explain in my limited Creole that new movies come out in theaters first and then you have to wait a while before you can buy them and watch them at home. I must not have done a very good job explaining it because on the drive home Jude was bragging to Stephanie about how HE has seen Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. ;) It was such a great outing for the family. Of course for the parents it is a lot of work both prep and while you are there, but for the kids it's all good times. I hope they will tuck this in with other happy childhood memories.

5 comments:

acceptancewithjoy said...

I have said it before... you are the coolest mom ever. I don't even know of anywhere I can go for a drive-in. I always loved them when I was a kid though ~

Kathy said...

I didn't know HSM 3 was out already. I can't believe my girls weren't counting down!

Looks like you had a great time. I don't think we have drive in here. Plaing old theaters for us.

Mr Nice Guy said...

Considering how much Stephanie had been trying to convince you to get a dog, I'd say going to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua was a gutsy move!

Amanda said...

THAT was a super fun surprise!

:~)

Laurel said...

Way cool! I didn't know that there were still drive-ins. My hubby and I have wonderful memories of drive-ins with friends, 25 years ago.

Love the seating arrangements.

Blessings to you and the family. Looks like things are going well.

Laurel
mama of 13