Eleanor’s First Trip to the Movies

Posted by: Maggie

We took advantage of Josh and I being off work for the Monday holiday following the Fourth of July to take Eleanor to her first movie in a theater, Toy Story 3.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned many, many times that Eleanor is not the type of kid who sits still, ever. So we waited to see a movie that we knew would hold her attention. She loves the first two Toy Story movies. She talks about Woody and Buzz all the time, and tells us that she’s a cowboy or shouts, “to infinity and beyond!” We hoped that the familiar characters would keep her in her seat for the length of the film.

I snuck a couple quick shots before the movie started:

Even though we knew she would be excited to see her favorite characters in a new story, we expected to have to get up and leave the theater before the movie actually ended. But we were wrong.

She did really well. She didn’t stay in her seat the whole time, but she only got up to stand in front of her seat or to alternate between my and Josh’s laps. We were so happy! We can’t wait to take her to another movie!


  1. hahahaahahahahahahaa, she is so awesome! I can’t wait to see Toy Story 3. I saw the first 2 in theatres for sure.

  2. I was wondering how this went! Hmmm. We haven’t taken K to see a movie in a theater yet and for the same reasons why you hadn’t taken Eleanor. Maybe soon.

  3. Josh 

    We inadvertently ended up in the first row of the tier, so there were no seats in front of us. This turned out to be a good thing, because when Eleanor had to stand, she just leaned against the wall and wasn’t bugging anyone in front of us. Good place for little ones to sit!

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