The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Shrek The Third

My sister Gigi said that people always remarked on how well behaved Max was at the movie theatre- even at a very young age. She started working with Max early on behaving at the movie theatre at the age of 17-18 months. Sure, he didn't understand alot of what was going on in the movie at that age, but that wasn't necessarily the point. The point was to help him with behaving appropriately with others around, working on keeping your voice down when necessary and on his ability to concentrate on something for longer periods of time. He is very well behaved and it still is a big treat for him to go to the movies once in a while.

I decided to try to see how Keira would do at the movies now that she is 17 months old. She, like most babies, concentrates on something for about 10 seconds before she's flitting and fluttering on to something else for about 10-15 seconds. One of the things that Gigi said to be prepared for is that the first time out, you may have to leave the movie early--so I was very prepared for this thinking that I may only get past the trailers that they show at the beginning. She did GREAT! Now granted, she did get pretty squirmy towards the end, but she did so well. I was very proud of her! She laughed and had a great time- although I'm sure that she didn't really understand the cartoon. One of the things that I thought was pretty funny was that she was so small that the chair wouldn't even stay open that she was sitting on. Most of the time she sat on my lap or next to me on my chair. She tried singing along with songs and made elephant noises whenever the donkey would come on the screen. After the movie, I let her run around in the lobby area where she played with a Simpsons display. I was so proud of how well behaved she was! Pictures are in the lobby of the movie theatre along with another little girl that had first day at the movies too. The other is of her enjoying a piece of chocolate---she truly is my daughter as any of you can tell if you've seen ME eat chocolate :).


Glenn said...

Sharon, if my memory serves my right, there are certain days you can also take kids to the theater totally dedicated for kids and parents. I may have to try that with Kellen. I am glad to hear Keira is doing well.

Glenn said...

Hi Sharon - Could you please send me your email address at - thx

Terri said...

Glenn's right. Most theaters have a special showing for moms and toddlers. Check with the local cinema.

Love that Keira did so well at the movies, just love it.