Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday was Jammed Packed

The Children's Museum was celebrating Chinese New Year. So we took off early to get there for any opening ceremonies. And having no neck problems today, I was in high gear to star the day and celebrate.


We were a little disappointed as there was no dancing dragon or show activities until 1:30 PM. And we had movie plans at 12:40 PM. So we decided to just enjoy the museum instead.

So we went up to her favorite, the carousel.


Patience is not her virtue. She's always literally, climbing the walls. And I call her name and she replies, "Patience, I know." And five seconds later jumping about and trying to climb over again.



We noticed the museum opened a new section called Princesses & Pirates. So we decided to check it out.




Steering the ship wasn't all that exciting.


But finding treasure sure was! The little maze was fun, but it was really loud and busy, so Ashton ran through most of it. Missed lots of great photo ops. Maybe next time.

We then found a station where Ashton could cut red envelops. She loved cutting. She couldn't cut well, and made a big mess. But she had fun. Then they gave her a pre-made envelope and paper coins to put in. She was disappointed they didn't give her the scissors.

Then there was a shadow puppet station where you could make a monkey. I remember her making a horse a couple of years ago. I don't remember her making a goat last year. But this year she had lots of fun coloring her monkey. She colored it all by herself, no prompting. And I think she did a great job!






Of course she had to go down the chocolate slide. She hated the waiting, and wanted me to hold her most of the wait. Whoa, at 30 lbs, she's getting harder and harder to hold! Glad she's growing, but remember how easy she was to hold even a year ago.



Ashton was hungry, so we decided to head out. We'd miss all the Chinese celebration, the whole reason we came, but Ashton was really stoked to see her first movie at the movie theater.



Here's a sneak peak of what movie we were going to see together.



She kept running ahead and turning around to make sure we were following. She was a girl on a mission.


We were worried she wouldn't be able to sit still. 2 hours and 15 minutes for a toddler to sit through a movie (not cartoon) was a lot to ask. But we decided to take the risk. She sat in my lap, then her Daddy's lap, but stayed pretty still. She asked a lot of questions, and closed her eyes on the scary parts, but did very well.


Here is a photo of her during the credits, except you can't see the credits. Yes, she brought Luke, her Tauntaun with her.

I asked her what her favorite part of the movie was, expecting to here Rey, or BB8 or some cute scene. She said, "Princess Leia". I was taken aback. Really? Even though she had no fight scenes, or anything, that was her favorite part, seeing Leia.

She crashed on the way home. We then had to get ready to go to the community theater to see what the next season vote was for the shows. My play I wanted to direct didn't make the cut. But I had a 50/50 chance in the end. I almost made it. I miss the theater, and since having Ashton I haven't really gotten to get back into it. Oh, well. 

Everyone was happy to see Ashton and she had fun playing at the theater with the other girls. She had a busy day! I'm just glad we were able to get it all in, even if we missed the dragon dance.

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