We had a special outing today. A very sweet friend of mine gifted us with a trip to the movies a little while ago and I have been waiting to use it. Today, we went to see the movie Zootopia. We had so much fun! I haven't been to a movie in years (yes....you read that right. Years.) so it was a little bit like walking into fantasy land. It was the theater by our old house which brought back a lot of good memories.
And then....as if that wasn't enough fun, as we were walking in I heard "Casey! Casey!" Another one of my sweet friend (Erin) was there with her girls. There is nothing like a hug from a good friend. :). We stood and talked until we were forced to take our seats for the previews. So much fun!!!!
After the movie, we stopped by 7-11 because they are running a promotion this weekend where if you bring in a container (no bigger than 10 inches in diameter) you can fill it up with a slurpee for $1.50. Before we left the house, the kids scrambled to find containers big enough (and of course they couldn't finish their slurpees but whatever - they had a blast!).
All in all, it was a really good day. Minus the sensory meltdown Kaylen had at the beginning of the movie. She started flipping out and I couldn't figure out why. She curled up against me and cried, begging to go home. I finally remembered her sensory issues when it comes to a place with a lot of loud noise, a lot of people and too much stimulus. I reminded her what was probably going on and that seemed to calm her down a lot. It took almost all the preview time for her to settle down but then she was good. It's odd when sensory issue things pop up when I had all but forgotten that a particular thing was ever an issue. We really have made progress over the years. :)
(I want to give a HUGE hug and thank you to my friend who was kind enough to send us to a movie. Thank you thank you thank you!! It will make an awesome memory for us. ❤️)
What a great day.