Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Perks of the Truck

Turns out it's really nice to have a truck.
It's the perfect place to hang out and look at the stars.
And it makes the drive-in even more exciting.
We saw Mars Needs Moms and Emmy was SO cooperative. I actually put her to bed at home, but then I whisked her from her crib and got her in her car seat (still asleep), drove out to the drive in (still asleep), watched the movie (still asleep), and got her back home (still asleep). It was a dream come true.
It was not a dream come true that I forgot all our treats. For me and the kids, that's the highlight of watching movies. Thankfully we had friends who were more than willing to share.

Perks of an Emmy: the way she looks up at me when she's drinking her bottle. It's such an indescribable feeling to know that to a little tiny person I am everything. My face is the most familiar and comforting thing to her. Her happiness and survival is in my hands. And even though she can't say it, I know she loves me. I even secretly like it when I hand her to someone else and she looks at me and cries and wants to be back in my arms. You don't feel unconditional love out in the big wide world very often, but I get to feel it at home and I love it.


Nate and Shannon Smith said...

I am SOOO jealous you have a drive-in..I miss them terribly! Your little Emmy is getting sooo big!! I can't believe how time flies!!!

Kati said...

That looks like so much fun. Josh and I used to go to the drive in all the time when we lived in Utah. We should take our kids sometime, I think they'd like that.

Tina said...

I haven't been to a drive-in in forever! How fun to experience that with your kids and way to go Emmy for staying asleep for your mommy! What a sweet girl she is!!