Monday, August 11, 2014
drive-up, sit-in movie
We've had crazy good weather for the last few weeks, people. It is almost (almost) making up for the most ridiculous winter…. since that was like 8 months long, three weeks or so of good weather doesn't quite cover the forever of foul. Kind of like you need to hear 4950203942 positive words to make up for the one negative (see - or not - Stats Canada on those numbers).
Included on these wonderful weather days was this past weekend. You could really hardly get better. And Saturday night the town (er, I mean city) had a free outdoor movie….Despicable Me 2. There was some apprehension about going to a late movie (started at dusk which at this point still means around 9:15 at least - and ended up being later) with a little Lucy who just spent a fabulous but very tiring week at camp. We picked her up that morning. But we like to take a walk on the wild side, so we went anyway. And forced (I do mean forced) everyone to go along. Fun Family time whether we have to beat you senseless or not.
We left around 8:30 or :15 or something to make sure we got good seats. And because "dusk" is perhaps a tiny bit vague. To kill time, Cade danced and took some pictures (I am fairly impressed with his natural skilz), Lucy played at the play ground and Maddy and Mia grumped around until they realized they could actually be enjoying this - which they did. It may have had something to do with them taking a walk to Tim Hortons and buying themselves some yumminess.
Cade decided to be a little sneaky Pete and take some selfies while trying to take pictures of me instead. Clever. Very clever. Of course he did take some legit selflies as well (apparently this computer is stuck back in the 2012s when "selfies" wasn't a word - it keeps wanting to auto correct to selfless…. which if you think about it is kinda the opposite of selfie.)
My name's To-mater….
Then Lucy needed to try her hand and see if she had any
Then it was dancing time. He's got the fever…. or should I say feeva!
At one point I turned around and noticed the most amazing moon (I was soon to be surprised last night with an even more amazing moon - crazy huge, pink and full). Pictures - at least these - do not even come close to doing it justice.
Maddy and Mia started getting goofy. Maddy was showing off her Spanish amazingness by translating that Cinco de Mayo means the 5th of May and fiesta means party. She emphasized over and over to mean that I needed to lean over and tell dad. Freak. It was rather a giggly and hilarious time. I suppose you had to be there….. and be in the mood.
Apparently there was an alien sitting behind us with one red eye and one white. Or it could have been some kid with glowsticks, but that isn't nearly so fun to imagine. Besides, I'm pretty sure it was an alien. It probably wanted to hear the intellectual banter going back and forth between Ackermann family members as we cleverly made comments about the movie that we have seen around 29 times. And really, who could blame him? Or it….
It did get rather late especially for Lucy come from camp and Cade getting ready to go, but it was still worth it. A fun family night, whether they liked it or not. And they liked it.