So when I was pregnant with Leo, we passed the time by going to the movies. I literally saw more movies in that 9 month span than I had in all my adult years combined. And we went to the closest theater possible which was one of those hipster antique theaters where you could sit in the balcony in antique wooden seats. It was charming, and uncomfortable, and also the only place we could walk to and not worry about parking. Fast forward to 4.5 years and I haven’t been to a movie theater since…until last night. Guys, Alex and I were like aliens walking in to the new AMC theaters. So much has changed: picking seats ahead of time, buying booze in the theater, COMFORTABLE seats. It was like a surprise at every turn and I was so excited I didn’t even try to play it cool. Who knew the movies were so awesome now? (Maybe you shouldn’t answer that–because I’m pretty sure we’re the last ones on earth that felt the modern amenities of the theater were impressive.) Although one thing hasn’t changed: going to the movies is expensive. Between the popcorn and the wine (that we bought instead of sneaking in like the old days) and the post-dinner meal we had of three $21 lobster rolls that were each the size of my thumb (boo to you Ritz Carlton) and childcare, we spent a total of $5,000 to see a two hour movie. But you know what, it was worth sitting in one spot for 2 hours and not being asked to get anyone a snack.
I am introducing you to a new family I had the pleasure of connecting with a few weeks back. Garrett actually organized this photo shoot of his girls–which I loved because so often the mom is the one to organize and the dads are less than excited for photos. So we met at their place in the Navy Yard and strolled around outside getting some photos of this happy little clan. Meeting Garrett, Joan, and Julie made me so happy to live in Charlestown. They are one of those families that I just clicked with and wanted to extend the session to go get drinks at Pier 6 after. Although I have a feeling that as soon as little Julie is old enough, I’ll be seeing plenty of them at the park this summer.
Don’t let these pics fool you either, it was FREEZING on the day we took photos. Couldn’t feel my hands, type of cold. But we bundled Julie up and Garrett and Joan took it like rock stars. Thanks for being troopers!