Emily's First Cinema Trip [Ordinary Days]


Emily's birthday was on Tuesday (12/09), and she was so excited - she couldn't wait for cake and the fact daddy is off work for a few days and I have heard about it every day. Emily's Grandad, Nanny and Bobby came to visit the weekend before, to spend time with Emily before her birthday due to the fact they live so far away Emily doesn't get to see them as often as any of us would like. Since they were down, we obviously wanted to do something special that Emily would remember. We were going to go bowling, but it is quite expensive and we have already taken Emily before so I wasn't too sure if she would enjoy it as much as last time.


We decided that we would go to the cinema, Emily has seen cars 3 advertised a few times, and she really wanted to go and see it. I have to admit, I kind of wanted to see it too - I have to admit, I was curious as to who the yellow car was! We went to our local Vue cinema, as they do mini mornings. If you have never heard of a mini morning I would really recommend checking them out, they show a children's movie at 10am on the weekends. The tickets are reduced in price at £2.50 per person - which is a bargain! We decided to go to a mini morning as it was cheaper, and it also meant that if Emily didn't like the film, or got bored we could leave and it wouldn't be a great deal of money wasted.


When we got there Emily's Nanny treated both Emily and Bobby to some pick and mix - which made Emily's day. She has never actually had pick and mix before so it was a real treat to her, we also made sure we got some popcorn because no cinema trip is complete without popcorn. We then made our way to our seats and Emily was in awe of the screen, she was also very curious about the projector and we had a whole conversation about how it works. I was really impressed at how well she coped with the movie, she sat through the whole thing and really enjoyed it. There was a 20-30 minute section right in the middle of the film that she started to get a little restless at, but I think that was because there was lots of talking. Emily did say 'mama, I just want them to race now'. As you can tell we have a little petrol head who is obsessed with cars and racing! Once the film was finished, she was so happy to tell us that she wanted to come back another time, and she loved it.

I was also really surprised with Isabelle, she sat through the whole film and didn't wake or grizzle once. She did fab and I'm so impressed with her! Emily had a lovely time and since we went she hasn't stopped talking about it. She has asked a few times since if we can go back and watch it again - Once they change the mini morning's film, I'll happily take her again, but I don't think I can cope watching Cars all over again, and I think that she would be bored too.


When we got home, Emily was able to open her birthday presents from her Nanny and Grandad, which she was really really excited to do! Sam popped out, so I asked her to wait until he got back before she opened her presents, just because I think it's nice for both parents to be there when they open gifts. I know I would be devastated if I missed her opening her presents. She did take it to the extreme though, as soon as he opened the front door she tore into her presents. I can't really complain because she did do as she was told. That moment I will remember forever. Isn't it funny what sticks in your mind?

We then went out to our local Beefeater and had a lovely family meal. Emily ate all of her dinner, she choose to have Bangers and mash with baked beans and played with playdoh and paw patrol figures with Bobby while we waited for our food to be served. She is one of the most polite little girls I know, she has such good table manners and often said please and thank you to the waiters. She then had a strawberry ice cream for pudding which she really enjoyed. She also went to the park, did painting and pretended to have a little sleepover with Bobby. The relationship and friendship they have is truly adorable and so special to watch. They don't get to see each other often, but when they do it's like they have never been apart. I know that she had the best pre-birthday treat as she hasn't stopped talking about it since.


14 comments

  1. Looks like she had a fantastic time! Your first visit to the Cinema is something you never forget!

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  2. I remember both my children's first cinema trips, and it's even better when it's a bargain!

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  3. I think the first time my daughter went to the cinema was when Frozen came out :) She absolutely enjoyed it too. Happy Birthday to your little one :)

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  4. Oh how exciting! First trip to the cinema is fun! Looks like you all enjoyed it! xx

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  5. I love the cars movie and show it as soon as it came out, my nephew is also a fan and has been to the cinema a few times. His parents take him in the morning and as you said it's quite cheap

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  6. A lovely birthday treat! We still haven't braved the cinema - it's on my list of things we must do! x

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  7. I love the kids mornings as they feel more relaxed and if you haven't paid much you don't worry so much if they play up

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  8. It looks like she had a great time, can't believe our babies are three! Jacob was three at the end of August. x

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  9. Looks like a great day! My boys love Cars and we went to see the third film in the cinema as well. Great thing to do with them x

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  10. Happy birthday to Emily it looks like she had a wonderful birthday!I love the cinema x

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  11. Aww this is so sweet! I hope Emilly had a lovely birthday treat and first time at the cinema 😊 Xx

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  12. awww what a lovely time! I don't think I would have braved the cinema with my little lady although they do have baby screenings near me so i might give that a go!

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  13. Looks like you all had fun. I'm sure it'll be an unforgettable cinema visit because it's the first and a very special day. Happy Birthday!

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  14. We very often go to the kids showings at the cinema as my two aren't bothered if they're not the first to see a particular movie. It looks like Emily had a fantastic day :)

    Louise x

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