Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another FIRST

We have many blog readers who have never been to Vidalia. So, some of you may not realize that we live right on the Mississippi River. Well, not exactly on it but like a half of a mile from it. Vidalia, LA is on the west side of the river and Natchez, MS is on the east side. Since I work in Natchez and Jonah's preschool is in Natchez, I make several trips across the bridge a day. Jonah learned about the river at a very young age and has been calling it the "Sippy River" ever since.
On numerous occasions, we have taken him to the Vidalia Riverfront to look at the river. But, the Vidalia side is so far from the actual water. We had plans to do something fun with him tonight but needed to waste about 30 minutes. So, we decided to go to Natchez Under the Hill so he could get close to the water. (and to take a few pictures of my cute little boy!)



We walked down the boat launch so Jonah could get as close to the water as possible. He threw every stick he could find into that water. I think he would have stayed there all day if we let him but we had other things to do.

We decided to attempt a movie at the theater tonight! Yep, we took a big step and tried our 2 year old in a 1:37 minute movie. We made the decision knowing we would probably only last about 15 minutes. We even told the ticket taker we would see him in just a few minutes.
Oh, be sure to notice the grate Jonah is stepping over. He saw that and decided it was an obstacle he wanted to overcome. He stood there, stared at it and then with great determination jumped over it as if he were climbing Mount Everest.


Here is my little 2 year old son standing in front of the sign of the very first movie he ever attended. I love it! I love milestones! I love to experience 'firsts' with him. I love being his mommy!


We walked into the theater to discover we were the only patrons. That was exciting because we had no idea how he would do. But, when we walked in and saw him stop and stare at the previews, we knew this was going to be okay.


I would like to report that my little boy made it through the entire movie and did excellent. As a matter of fact, he did better than some adults I've been to movies with. He sat in his chair, ate his popcorn and watched that movie like it was the most interesting thing he had ever seen.

5 comments:

cheryl & dave w. said...

first of all, i don't know how you do it, but every picture you take of jonah is PERFECT and so stinkin' cute! i LOVE the river pics...PERFECT background and he is always so smiling so cute!!

it's an AWESOME thing that the movie theater was empty so you could get so many fun pics at his first movie. what a blessing! =) he looks so entertained and comfie in that chair with his popcorn--like he's done it a million times. how fun! =) i am glad he did so well. (oh, and i love firsts with brody, too! can't wait to do all those sorts of neat things with him one day. i am enjoying EVERY day though!)

Amanda said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I'm so glad Jonah could finally meet his river :) Way to go, Jonah, for making it through a movie! Josh sure wouldn't have :)

NeNe said...

Okay - so now I do know that Jonah has a little bit of Pops in him!
Love the pictures - if Pops has another day off next week - we are headed to Vidalia to keep Jonah!!!!! Love you & Miss You!!

amber said...

What a good idea to take pics of the river..I need to do that with my 2 when I am in Natchez! Jackson LOVES a movie ~ Miss Priss just wants to go eat! :)

Anonymous said...

Fun times...glad you are all better boo-boo! HAPPY EASTER - Zoo-zoo loves you!!!

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