I've read the Twilight books. I've read The Host. I've been to a couple of Twilight-themed midnight book releases, movie watchings, and movie premiers. I'm not quite the avid fan that I used to be, but when I saw on Stephenie Meyer's blog (yup, I read her blog...) that she'd be in town for a book signing along with some of the actors from the upcoming The Host movie, I reeeeeaaalllly wanted to go! It didn't seem very feasible though because I'd have to take Fox and Jane with me and I knew it'd be a looooong day. But, I coaxed my friend Veronica into going with me, her two kids, and sister, not to mention she's 7 months pregnant, so I hoped for the best and off we went!
I hardly slept last night (see previous post... I still can't believe we're moving to Germany in 4 months!) and then my chinchilla woke me up at 5:40am. Yes, the chinchilla! She was bouncing around because one of her shelves had fallen down. So random. I was going to wake up at 6am anyway, so I just started getting ready, and was actually glad for the extra 20 minutes.
The Grove Mall is only 15 miles away, but with LA morning traffic I was counting on it taking at least 45 minutes to an hour to get there. We (me, Fox, and Jane) left at 7am and got there at 7:30 - not too shabby! The line was already about 75 people long. Some people drove all the way from Arizona last night and camped out. We met a group of flight stewardesses that flew from HAWAII to go to this event. I sure hope they came all the way over to the mainland to do other things besides just this book signing because that's a little intense!
While waiting outside for nearly two hours, Fox needed to run around and get out some of his pent up energy (if only I could bottle an ounce of his enthusiasm!) so I snapped some pictures of pretty flowers while he ran around.
Zoomed in a wee bit closer. Diane Kruger is in the red skirt, Stephenie Meyer is on her right, and the boys are on her left.
Jane had to take both of her naps in the Bjorn. She didn't seem to mind and woke up happy and refreshed!
Here I am showing off my kids - everyone's looking at them, Stephenie included! I told her Jane is her youngest fan :) PS - I'm wearing the free The Host t-shirt that we got for being amongst the first in line.