We haven't had movie night in a long time. I honestly can't remember the last movie we watched. We used to do it regularly. Movie night consists of a movie (obviously) while eating snacks together. It's our way of getting in some quality time with the kids, and we try to make it special. I was a little worried that either of the boys would not want to. I mean, they are getting up there in age where watching a movie with their parents might be boring. To my pleasant surprise, not only were they both excited about it but the next night, Cameron asked if we could have movie night again.
We rented The Croods, and if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Very cute movie. We laughed out loud, and I even shed a few tears over the ending. Great family movie about the relationship between an overprotective father and his strong-willed child (in this case, it was his daughter, but reminded me somewhat of a father I know and a strong-willed little boy). We made movie night popcorn (I don't know the actual name for this, but I found the recipe on pinterest and it is yummy - recipe here). The boys actually made it themselves this time (a control issue I am dealing with because it is 1) messy and they are 2) slow). And I'm so glad I did because they had a great time, and even fought over who got to stir what and who's turn it was to push the buttons on the microwave.
We waited until Bella went to bed. She is not quite ready for movie night yet. We can't even get her to sit through a full episode of Blue's Clues. Plus, she hasn't been feeling well - she has a head cold and green boogers and it is so pitiful. During the movie, I would sneak a peek at the boys. They were laughing and really enjoying the movie. And the sticky popcorn. And my heart felt so full. And I realized how much they enjoy that time with us still. Jackson even told me before the movie started that I wasn't allowed to look at my phone (ouch!). Little did he know that Daddy & I had already made an agreement that phones were off limits during movie night.
Between baseball, school, homework, chores, cleaning, and work....I want to make more time for nights like these but it seems impossible. It's truly an effort to fit it into our schedule. And I feel badly about that. But I think that it makes it a little more special when we don't get to do it as often. And I like to think that all the time spent eating dinner, in the car going from place to place, at baseball games, doing homework, etc....all this is family time as well. We (the 5 of us) spend a lot of time together. And there is no better place to be than together. (This would have made for a great "Five Minute Friday" on together.)
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.