Saturday, June 14, 2008

Movies in the park



So last night I promised Bug that he and I were going to do something just the two of us. As anyone that has more than one child, it is really hard to find one on one time with each child without there being hard feelings of "why did you take them and not me?" So bug and I sort of had to do some sneaking around so that Sunshine wouldn't feel left out.

We went to a movie in the park. It is something that community services are putting up all over around here. It is a giant inflatable movie screen . Much like a drive in screen. They set up in parks or in this case in an elementary school field. Bug and I just brought our lawn chairs, some blankets and a flashlight and set up. The movie started at dusk, which for us was about 9:30. We got there pretty early, so Bug found other kids to play with instantly and took off for the playground. That left me in total solitude. Luckily I brought a book. It was fantastic. I got to read a book (without pictures) without interruption for well over an hour while sitting in the setting sun. It was really nice.

The movie they showed was "Bee movie". It is always a family friendly movie. We had a really nice time. Although it was a bit nippy. Next time we need to pack more blankets.

We will be seeking these out and going to these as often as we can.

Oh and did I mention the entire thing was free? I guess that goes without saying.

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Rhandi said...

A group of my girlfriends and I went to one of these last summer in NE Portland. We saw 'Breakfast Club' and it was completely fantastic!

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