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Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Star

Every year around this time, Bob goes out shopping with Laura and Heather.  He takes them out for supper, and then they do some Christmas shopping.  I don't think they do much for themselves, they help Bob shop for me.  But it's really more about spending that time together!
Aaron has been working long days lately and Laura wasn't sure he would be home on time to watch the girls so she could go along.  I had been thinking of taking them out to see a movie, so I decided this was a good time to do that, so Friday evening when Bob picked Laura up, I picked up Alaina and Ruby and we headed to the mall.
First we had to get supper.
Chicken fingers, fries and milk!




Yum!



Since we were right there, we had to ride the carousel!





Then it was time for the movie.
We saw The Star.  It was an animated movie about a stubborn little donkey from Nazereth who didn't like what he was doing, and kept trying to join the royal caravan to travel with the king.  He ended up traveling to Bethlehem, carrying Mary on his back and was able to see the new King, baby Jesus.


Eating a little popcorn before the movie started.


Alaina was enthralled by the movie - not a peep from her.



Ruby was much more wiggly, and at one point in the very quiet theater, she told Alaina in a loud voice that she loved her.  That was very sweet, but I was glad the theater was filled with mostly kids and not adults!  She was also quite worried about the donkey and the other animals in the movie.


They both had fun and enjoyed the movie.  I did too!

16 comments:

Joyful said...

Aw, your granddaughters are so cute and they look like they had a fantastic time. Such wonderful memories for them and for you.

Phoebes World said...

What gorgeous grand daughters you have ...and how sweet that Ruby loves her sister so much she wants to tell her...no matter where she is. Im so glad you had such a wonderful time x

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful time shared together. Precious memories.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

The girls really look like they were 'into the movie'. And by your description, the movie would be a GOOD one!!

Sweet little ladies. You, Grandma, made more memories for them that they will cherish all their lives.

Simply Linda said...

Awww...just melts my heart, Mari. Hope you have a lovely day, friend. smiles

Arlene Grimm said...

That Ruby...I could just eat her up she is so sweet. I am sure big sis was glad to hear she was loved.lol I have heard of that movie and so glad there is one that is appropriate for the little ones.

Changes in the wind said...

So sweet they are and a great special day with Grandma.

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

You always have such a good time with the little ones....they are just so cute and easy to love I am sure. Glad they enjoyed the movie, and the carousel ride.

Sally said...

How wonderful - this post makes me smile SO big! Little Ruby? Nothing surprises me with her, she's a trip! And, Alaina watching the movie, so serious. I'm so glad they enjoyed it and you also. :)

xoxo

Terri D said...

What a great Grandma date!! I've seen that movie advertised and it makes me want to see it too. So glad you three had such a good time!! Those two girls are adorable.

Jenny said...

Darling children of all ages! xoxo

Jennifer Hays said...

What a fun outing with Grandma! I'm so glad they are loving and affectionate with each other. That's a nice thing to see!

Michelle said...

Awww...this is a wonderful post. So great that you spend time with your grands!

Cherdecor said...

Those girls are just darlings! Alaina is so serious and Ruby with so much emotion and worrying about the animals. These two are very special girls!

LL Cool Joe said...

I knew you were going to say Ruby was wiggly. Ha. Isn't great that 2 sisters have quite different personalities. Fun years to come!

Laura said...

They had so much fun! You're a brave Grandma to take them both to a movie - lol! Ruby usually needs a continuous supply of snacks to keep her sitting still. :)