A little while back Gunnar had a great big adventure... he went to the movies! When Patrick was out in the field for 2 weeks, I took him to Target and bought him all kinds of movies for us to watch to pass the time in the evenings. His favorite is Despicable Me. He loves the minions (or 'guys' as he calls them). He gets so excited when he knows they are about to come onscreen. He laughs hysterically during the scenes with Vector. And he even quotes some parts (his favorite - he screams NO! and slams his hands down on the table when Miss Hattie does the same in the movie). It's all ridiculously adorable.
So, logically, we decided to take him to see Despicable Me 2. We were a little nervous about him sitting still and quiet for the whole thing. Especially because in the theatre here there are assigned seats! Crazy! We went in hoping for forgiving people sitting around us. Luckily, we had a whole row to ourselves. He sat in Dad's lap for most of it, chowing down on popcorn. He loved having his sippy cup in the cup holder. It was cool to see him really pay attention to what was going on. He loved the sequel just as much as the original. It wasn't until about 75% of the way through that he started to get a little antsy. But he kept himself entertained by going down the aisle, moving all the arm rests up, and then going back and putting them down again. He even rode a few like horseys. All while still watching the movie.
The best part was seeing his excited little face when he realized what we were watching. Oh, and that we didn't get kicked out for being a nuisance. All in all, a great afternoon! Can't wait to take him back for something else! Maybe Epic, or Monsters University (we'll have to get Monsters Inc to catch him up).