DH and I decided that it was about time we brought the girls to see their first movie at the theater. My physical therapist, Sandro, suggested we go see Madagascar II. He told me he was going to go see the Portuguese dubbed version and the English version (the jokes and accents are edited in such a way so that the Portuguese get a kick out of them - as in, the accents will be Northen and Southern Portugal accents and jokes will be local jokes). Most movies here are not dubbed. All the US, non-cartoon movies are shown in English with Portuguese subtitles.
We could not find a theater that was showing it in English. Olivia was so excited to see it, we could not let her down. Besides, her Portuguese comprehension is in the advanced stages now, therefore, despite DH and I struggling to follow along, we knew she'd have little issue.
Sure enough, Olivia laughed, danced and clapped along. Lila just repeated whatever her sister was doing, though, she was especially excited each time the zebras appeared (we're not sure how much Portuguese Lila knows - she has a Portuguese sitter every Tuesday, for three hours, who only speaks to her in Portuguese - Lila seems to understand her and follows her instructions - but, who really knows).
Both girls got antsy after the first 45-mins (90-minute movie) and we struggled, here and there, to keep their attention focused on the movie. However, for the most part, they did very well. In fact, better than I expected!
Olivia declared the dancing and the hippo as her favorite things in the movie.
As an aside, on the way into the movie, DH and I noticed Olivia pull up her dress and begin to "nurse" her bear as she walked along. DH put a kabosh to that quickly. However, it was too cute not to mention. Olivia spends most days pregnant, nursing, rocking, and putting her babies to bed. Occasionally, she'll tell DH that she wants a baby brother. But, not a sister because she already has one of those. Sadly, for Olivia, no baby brother or sister is planned for the immediate future!