On Wednesday, we had a movie theatre re-do. We met Amy and Emsley Blackman and the Coats girls at the movies to see Madagascar 3. For the record, I did my research beforehand this time and made sure there were no bear attacks! Helen Grace was really excited about it (even though she had no clue what the movie was about), and she really stayed interested for pretty much the whole movie. She would alternate between sitting in my lap or standing up a few seats down from us, and when she looked up and saw the beam of light coming from the projector, she was so intrigued. I expected her to be asleep by the end of the movie, but she hung in there like a champ. The girls played a bit in the arcade afterward, and then we headed home for naptime.
Later that night (around 7 p.m. when the temp finally dropped out of the 100s), we went on a walk around the lake, and she hopped over duck poo the whole way. Needless to say, I had to carry her the second half of the loop because she wore herself out at the beginning! She then wanted to have her dinner out on the table of the swingset, and between games of pretend and a few swings, we had a really nice night.