Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The other side of the camera - Spring Break Movie

Forever In Blue Jeans

I'm participating in what I think is a really smart weekly challenge hosted by Carin at Forever in Blue Jeans. It seems like mamas spend an awful lot of time behind the camera. The idea of this challenge is for mamas to get on the other side of the camera in at least one photo a week.

When my boys grow up they'll inherit hundreds of thousands of photos taken from their childhood, but how many of those will show their mama? At least for this year I can answer 52!
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Today we told the boys that we had a secret mission after their nap. Scott planned on leaving work a bit early so the family could go see a Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D. This pic was taken right after they realized we were at the movie theater.


I'd like to tell you about the movie but I didn't actually see much of it. I divided my attention between putting the enormous glasses back on Logan and consoling Jack through the scary parts.

I later realized that Logan kept taking the glasses off because he couldn't see through them. The lenses were grease-smeared from his little buttery fingers trying to keep them from falling off. Additionally, I left the movie early with Jack. He thinks he'll like this movie when he's older...maybe 5 but for sure when he's 6. But as a 4-year old, he did definitely not like it!

Here is what I can tell you if you are planning on seeing it in 3D. You might want to:
1.) swing by the bank first to get a small loan as they charge $3 more per ticket and
2.) bring duct tape so you can fasten the ridiculously large 3D glasses to your child's head. Apparently the geniuses who thought of using 3D technology for a kids' movie were not smart enough to think to have kid-size glasses made. Duh!


26 comments:

  1. I will be sure to get the duct tape! Thanks for the tip. Great memories you are making with your kids. You Go Mom. m

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  2. LOL!
    Love the photo. Such a great idea to encourage mums in front of the camera, and you always look FAB!

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  3. Great photo and i enjoyed the post.
    Stopping by via SITS to wish you a great Thursday.

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  4. That is a great picture and fun secrect mission...but sorry it was not what you expected. THe glasses are BIG! Funny! It's too bad that when they show previews for 'kids' movies, they don't show that it can be scary! I hope they still had fun eating popcorn and seeing the big screen! ;)

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  5. Yeah for surprises...what kid doesn't love "getting" surprised? Great pictures!

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  6. fun picture, I bet they were so surprised with the Secret Mission. I've never seen a 3D movie but what you said made me laugh! Why on earth don't they make smaller glasses? I'm guessing you get to keep the glasses?

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  7. I will keep that in mind if I ever take kids to a 3-D movie. Good picture though.

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  8. It did have some scary parts! Baby J ended up on my lap but did really well. The other two didn't seem scared by it. Our little country theater didn't offer it in 3D so we didn't have to deal with that.

    I love your idea of the "secret mission". That is so fun! Really great picture!

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  9. Cute picture. Your boys look like it's hard to contain all the fun they have inside. :)

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  10. I would have to sit through the movie with my eyes closed. I hate 3D. It makes me nauseous.

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  11. LOL! I still haven't ventured to the movie theatre with the girls. kudos to you! And I really like your picture except that it's hard to see your pretty face!

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  12. movies are always hard with little ones! I love that you went on a secret mission, I'll have to do that with my kiddos.

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  13. Oh my gosh..how cute!! I'm sure my next week picture will consist of us on Easter! LOL

    My kids saw the movie, but didn't watch the 3-D version!! They didn't really say much about it though. Actually, my mom took my boys and they didn't really come back with feedback..LOL!

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  14. My kids want to see that movie too. Great picture of you three. Love their stripe shirts!

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  15. I know how it is, you spend a small fortune on a movie and couldn't tell anyone about the movie! Last movie we went to, I felt like I spent most of the time in the bathroom since my girls always need to go one.at.a.time! Cute picture!

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  16. That's a great picture and such a wonderful story. I love, love, love surprising my kids!

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  17. I took my 3 kids and 3 of Jakob's (my 10 year old) friends to see the movie a few weeks ago for his belated birthday party. I opted out of the 3d exprience because I was paying for SO MANY kids. After wards a few of my friends that did it in 3d said the same as you did. Their kids couldn't keep the glasses on.

    There were a few parts that I can see would of be a bit scary. When it comes out on DVD you need to see it though, the president is HILAROUS!!

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  18. I want to see that movie. That's a great idea regrading the 52 pics of mom. Think I'll try it.

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  19. btw.. u r adorable! im new to ur blog, but in one post u described urself and i pictured someone quite different to say the least! hehe give urself props girlfriend.. bummer tho, i kind of liked thinkin i had one of them scraggly hippie chics as a follower.. lol

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  20. That was a wonderful post and I love looking at the pics of your beautiful family.

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  21. I want to take Mason to see that movie but now I'm not so sure. Some of my friends took their 3 yr old to see Bolt in 3D and they told me the same thing about the glasses. You,d think they would have made little glasses for the little people who are gonna be watching it. Any ways...that's still a great shot of y'all!

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  22. I just noticed you grabbed my button. It's the first time I see it out in blog land. THANKS!!

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  23. Duct tape fixes everything doesn't it! I'm going to start carrying a roll in my purse!

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  24. My hubby took our little Beast to see this flick and thought it was a little too old for a toddler, too. Cute pic of you guys though. I love this thought: "When my boys grow up they'll inherit hundreds of thousands of photos taken from their childhood, but how many of those will show their mama? At least for this year I can answer 52!"

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