Saturday, June 25, 2011

CARS Movie and our rude awakening!!!

So last night I told Harmon something very exciting: tomorrow we are taking you to the movies to see the Cars movie. This was beyond exciting because he didn't know Lightning McQueen was in a movie (we just don't watch TV or movies at home really) and he had never been to a movie theater, it sounded like so much fun!


Now fastforward to this morning. Saturday morning is the only day Chris and I can sleep in (we have early church on Sunday); I normally sleep till 9 and he sleeps till 8. For both of us that little bit of extra sleep tides us the rest of the week. Not today though... 6:45-7 Harmon is screaming for attention. He just couldn't hand how excited he was. Chris went to care for him a little but he was so loud he woke the twins and kept me up. I just wanted to cry... I wanted to sleep (and I know Chris felt just like I did!

So at 8:45 we loaded him up, Mater toy in hand and he went to the cinema. Because of his Sensory challenges we never have taken him before but the Sensory Kids group here made a special arrangement with Allen Theaters to rent out a 9 am screening. They made it comfortable for young kids who have special needs (lights are dimmed instead of off, you can bring your own snacks, the sound is turned down, they allow kids making noise, etc.). It was wonderful, he did so well and LOVED the experience. This was quite a milestone today. Callum also attended and did pretty well considering his age. It was a great boys activity (Rachel hates sitting for 5 minutes so I wouldn't have tried taking her).

Rachel and I went shopping to help me prepare for my trip next week. We had a good time but at one point in time I wanted collapse at Kohls. I'm so glad Harmon had a great time... I just hope in the future his youthful excitement lets me sleep a little ;)

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  1. What fun for him! Taking kids to movies for the first time is always scary. I am so glad that it went well for you and him!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

CARS Movie and our rude awakening!!!

So last night I told Harmon something very exciting: tomorrow we are taking you to the movies to see the Cars movie. This was beyond exciting because he didn't know Lightning McQueen was in a movie (we just don't watch TV or movies at home really) and he had never been to a movie theater, it sounded like so much fun!


Now fastforward to this morning. Saturday morning is the only day Chris and I can sleep in (we have early church on Sunday); I normally sleep till 9 and he sleeps till 8. For both of us that little bit of extra sleep tides us the rest of the week. Not today though... 6:45-7 Harmon is screaming for attention. He just couldn't hand how excited he was. Chris went to care for him a little but he was so loud he woke the twins and kept me up. I just wanted to cry... I wanted to sleep (and I know Chris felt just like I did!

So at 8:45 we loaded him up, Mater toy in hand and he went to the cinema. Because of his Sensory challenges we never have taken him before but the Sensory Kids group here made a special arrangement with Allen Theaters to rent out a 9 am screening. They made it comfortable for young kids who have special needs (lights are dimmed instead of off, you can bring your own snacks, the sound is turned down, they allow kids making noise, etc.). It was wonderful, he did so well and LOVED the experience. This was quite a milestone today. Callum also attended and did pretty well considering his age. It was a great boys activity (Rachel hates sitting for 5 minutes so I wouldn't have tried taking her).

Rachel and I went shopping to help me prepare for my trip next week. We had a good time but at one point in time I wanted collapse at Kohls. I'm so glad Harmon had a great time... I just hope in the future his youthful excitement lets me sleep a little ;)

1 comment:

  1. What fun for him! Taking kids to movies for the first time is always scary. I am so glad that it went well for you and him!

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