Tonight daycare did a “Parents’ Night Out”, where they kept the kids for a couple extra hours. So Jen and I took the chance to go see The Martian. It was really good. I’m no expert, but the science behind it all seemed pretty reasonable until the very end. I won’t give anything away, but the whole “Iron Man” thing really bugged me as unrealistic. But overall a very good movie. Plenty of tense moments mixed with a lot of Matt Damon just being a goofball talking to himself.
We saw it at the Springfield Town Center, and this was the first time we’ve gone there. The seats all recline with foot rests. It’s like watching a movie in a La-z-boy. Outstanding.
During the movie I got a call from daycare saying that Valentina was running a slight fever and was a little fussy, but we didn’t need to pick her up yet. So we called back after we left the theater and they said she was okay, so we went ahead and finished our date night by going to dinner at Saratoga Pizzeria, a little Italian/Greek place near our house. It’s nothing special, but the sauce on their pizza is fantastic.
And of course afterward we went and got the girls. V was really fussy, but mostly because she hadn’t really napped much. She passed out pretty quickly once we got home.