Tuesday, 2 December 2008

A Drive-in Movie

Last week at Family Home Evening. My husband and son informed the rest of us that they were planning something special for the next week. We were to be ready to leave the house at 6:15 p.m. So last night we ate dinner early and piled into the van for our F.H.E. adventure.

We drove through town to the Fish Pond (I think this park has a more official name, but I can't remember it). On the way my husband informed us that there was a movie showing there at 6:30. Unfortunately, he had forgotten that they lock the entrance during the winter months. So we drove a little further until he parked outside of town at the edge of a farmer's field. Then he told us the feature movie was Kung Fu Panda.

Pulling down the screen in the van (new to us and still a novelty to the kids) and inserted the dvd. Before starting the movie, he went around to the back and proceeded to offer refreshments - juice and tortilla chips with salsa.

Luckily, the weather cooperated and we were able to sit in the van and watch our "drive-in movie" with a few blankets and still keep warm. It is one of those things the kids will probably always remember as one of those crazy things we used to do.

I found it amusing on the way home when the kids started discussing the movie. The conversation started when one of the kids asked the others which character they liked the best. My oldest daughter commented on the lack of character development. "How am I supposed to pick a favorite character if I really don't know anything about them?" Then they proceeded to dissect the characters and plot line. Whose kids are they anyway? After this conversation, they agreed that the movie was fun and they would definitely watch it again, so the evening was a success all the way around.


Rebecca Talley said...

What a totally fun idea for FHE. We'll have to try that.

Melissa said...

What a great memory! Our kids would love that!

Josi said...

What a great idea--I love the surprise of it all. Clever. And I hear you with abnormal children--at least in the sense that they pick apart plots, point out the holes, discuss the internal conflicts. It's quite bizarre.

Anna Maria Junus said...

That is a fun idea.

I wish I could do it but I don't have that kind of equipment in my van.

And I don't think the kids would find it fun to gather around my computer screen while shivering in the cold.

Julie Wright said...

That is the COOLEST FHE I've ever heard of.

The Savage Family said...

Your husband is so creative that way! Those are the best memories!

Marsha Ward said...

That is a thoroughly awesome FHE, Stephanie. I'm sure a lot of memories will be tucked away from that experience.

BTW, what's up with Parliament being suspended? Does it hurt? What hapens next? Sadly, I'm not very savvy on the English system of government.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Yup, great memories. I do have a creative husband.

Marsha, I really don't know what is going on with the government. Sometimes it seems like a bunch of little boys on the playground still trying to see who can be king of the castle. We do get very frustrated up here at how often government changes. We just barely elected the current government in and now the opposition parties are trying to kick them out. It's like our vote doesn't count for anything. Anyway, I try not to think too much about politics. It just frustrates me. Sorry I can't be more specific about what is really going on. I'd have to do some research to really understand it.

Rick said...

You all make me blush.

..One hit wonder husband of Stephanie

Annette Lyon said...

What a fun idea!

And whose kids are they? Sounds like the kids of a writer or something. :D

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