Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are on constant play in our house. Not to mention the 2 Buzz Lightyears that we have, Woody, Jessie, Toy Story Sippy Cups, Buzz Lightyear phone, coloring books, t-shirts, juice boxes and more that is all over our house. It’s pretty much like Toy Story exploded in our house!
Heath and I talked about it and we decided we wanted to try and bring Hayden to the movie theater to see Toy Story 3. He sits through the other movies really well. We decided to go to the first showing of the day, where hopefully it wouldn’t be as crowded.
Toy Story 3 was playing at 10:30, so I packed my Mary Poppins bag with snacks and sippy cups (I figure it was for a toddler, so I was okay with sneaking it in!) and his lovey, Buzz and Woody. We put on his Buzz Lightyear shirt and drove to the theater.
We used our free movie passes that came with buying the Blu-Rays (Score!) and they didn’t charge Hayden either even though only 1 and under is free. We went into the theater just as the movie was starting and it wasn’t really crowded. We sat in the middle but at the end in case we had to make a run for it (Remember CPK?). I actually got him a booster seat from the hallway and he sat in between the two of us.
The movie started and from then on Hayden was entranced. He LOVED it. He held on to Buzz and Woody occasionally making Buzz fly and yelling “Buzz! Woody! Jessie!”. He was grinning so much! He sat in his seat the whole time except for the last 20 minutes when he crawled into Heath’s lap.
As for me, I also loved the movie. I pretty much cried throughout the whole movie and sobbed at the end. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Really? It’s um an animated movie.” But I will admit it!
I just can’t believe that Andy is 17! And going to college! Now that I’m a mother I can’t help but compare situations to Hayden’s future. Lemme tell you, the last scene had me sobbing. If you have seen it, let me know what you thought!
So I’m glad to report that Hayden’s first movie was a success! I don’t know if I’ll be taking him to any future movies. I think Toy Story was just a success because he loves it so much and knew those characters so well.
Oh that Lotso Bear. So much worse than Stinky Pete!