Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another You're Gonna Miss This Moment

Now that summer is here, I am trying to find fun that is affordable! We are very lucky that the theaters around us host Summer Fun Movie Days! Not just one theater, but ALL of them, so I actually get to choose which one we want to go to depending on the movies and price! The theater that I choose was Harkins; and I did for a few reasons...1.They have Summer Fun Movie Days all 5 days and we wanted to go on Friday, and 2.My parents are frequent movie goers and had already purchased the souvenir cups and fan appreciation t-shirt' and since they are snow birds and are gone for the summer...WE get to reap the benefits!! What might these do you ask, well the cups get you refills on soda for only $1 each and the t-shirt gets you a free regular sized popcorn, just enough for me and Colin to share as Brendan is not a fan. We also stock up on $1 movie theater candy from Wal-Mart...who doesn't love Wal-Mart?! For the price of 10 movies for a mere $7 per person, we have a very affordable way to spend our Friday mornings at the movies with friends!
The movies that are on the agenda include:
Space Chimps
Nim's Island
Horton Hears a Who
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Madagascar Back 2 Africa
Kung Fu Panda
Kit Kittredge
The Tales of Desperaux
Hotel For Dogs
On our way!
There are usually about 15 of us that make the trek and take up an entire row or 2, but it just is so much fun!

They were getting very antsy with me about all the pics...I know, I know!
What's a blogger to do?!
Since I was so preoccupied with getting all of the goodies and then making sure everyone had what they needed, I forgot, can you imagine, I forgot to take a picture of them before the movie started & chowing on their grub......SO this is a picture after the movie was over right before heading to the bathrooms...where everyone else was headed!

After the movies we either grab a bite to eat or shop at The Children's place or both! We are on summer vacations for goodness sakes! Whatever the impulse, I am usually up for it, even if the kiddos are not! On this particular day we all invaded AppleBee's!!
It was fun and good! (Doesn't that make it Good Fun?!)
I will miss the times when they get to be too old to go to Summer Fun Movie Days with mom; soon it will just be the movies with friends! So for now I will treasure our Friday morning maddess at the movies!
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He And Me + 3 said...

Wish I was there too. Looks so fun. Gosh I miss you guys.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh, that is soo fun! I love the movie stuff that is going on here! Im sure I will partake as well!!!

Applebees! Yum...;)

Robyn said...

Looks like so much fun! I wish we had movie discounts in the summer here.

Pam said...

that looks like a blast!! too bad we are 45 min to an hour from all movie theaters!! I would love it! great moment!!!

Carrie said...

That sounds like really awesome Good Fun! Wish we were part of the crew! ha ha, great pics...Emily is really tired of my pictures...she will appreciate it some day, right? ;)

{thanks for your sweet comments...Emily who just turned 5 actually learned how to ride her two-wheeler before Alex, who will be 7 next month! She has a little more determination, I guess!}

Alicia said...

How fun!! My kids love movies & going out to eat!!!

I was lol'ing because all the movie you saved, you spent at Applebees! it!

Tim said...

Looks like so much fun Stacey! You just made me want to take the kids to the movies! I think we will do this next week before my surgery.

Love and Prayers,


Stephanie said...

That looked like fun! You guys are going to have a great summer!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

I tried posting earlier but then my computer froze up just as I pressed enter, so guess it go thru.

My boys are 16 and 20 and they still enjoy going to the movies as a family.

Well, I don't go to movies, but they go with their dad. They've gone to "family" type cartoon movies since they were little.

So, when a new one comes out they all go to see it. Then we either rent or buy the dvd and I get to see it too! (I just don't like movie theaters).

So hopefully as yours get older they will still enjoy going with you all!

~ Nan

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, that does look like a great bargain and lots of family fun!!!

I sure do LOVE summer!!!! =0)

Stacy said...

I am too looking for very affordable things to do with the kids. Our theather is showing those same movies but ours are free on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Under the Florida Sun said...

How fun.
My girls are older now and we haven't done this in awhile due to the movies usually being geared to the younger ones, but we have fond memories of summer movies...

Sounds and looks like you all had a great time!