There has never been a happier time in my child’s life than the day she met Anna and Elsa at Walt Disney World. As a Make-A-Wish family, we were directed to the shop next door to the entrance to meet Anna and Elsa, and waited as they cleared out every single person from line. We were directed in the room where Anna and Elsa stood (dressed in their best Frozen 2 outfits), and I started to exclaim, “Addie! Look! It’s your favorite! It’s Anna and Elsa!” Tears flowed as I’d never seen Addie beam from ear to ear as big as she did in that moment. They let us talk to them however long we wanted, they talked about building snowmen, and literally made Addie the happiest child (and me the happiest mom) ever. Anna and Elsa had no idea how they helped our family over the years, through the magic that happened over a tv screen. Frozen was a huge part of our lives the year it came out, because it was what we played on repeat for Addie at night when I would have to go home so she wouldn’t feel alone in the hospital. It got us through an insanely hard year, that year, and although it was just a movie for many, it was so much more for our family. When Frozen 2 came out, I knew I wanted to take Addie for her very first movie theater experience to see it. With how much she loved Frozen, it was only right. We dressed her up in a beautiful Anna dress that her Auntie K bought her, took her to the fanciest movie theater in town, and had a blast. She loved it, we loved it, and it was so very special. If you haven’t seen Frozen 2 yet it is incredible, and in my opinion, better than the first (which was amazing too!) Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift — the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom — an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery. CLICK TO SHOP ADDIE’S PERSONAL FROZEN 2 PICKS I’ll admit, my absolute favorite character in this is yet again, Olaf. The best part of the movie is when he reenacts the synopsis of the original Frozen. It’s a scene that can’t be beat and is hilarious. Addie got to meet Olaf, too, while at Disney World. She was so curious as to why he was so big and why he had such a big nose! Previous Next Fast forward several months, and Frozen 2 is now available on Disney+, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download early. Our family has been so excited! We wanted to share our love of Frozen 2 with all of you, and what better way than Frozen 2 activity sheets?! We hope you’ll enjoy them and share them with your children so they can have some Disney magic in your home too! Here’s where you can find Disney’s Frozen 2 on Digital today: 1| Amazon Prime Video 2| Disney+ 3| Movies Anywhere 4| iTunes Movies Or grab Frozen 2 on DVD today: 1| Amazon 2| Target Ready for the fun activities? All you need to do is download and print all 10 of your Disney Frozen Activity Sheets after you download Frozen 2 on Digital or click the photos below! Looking for more Disney fun? Don’t miss my other fun Disney content or other Disney activity printables like from Onward!
If your house is anything like ours, you are a fan of The Mandalorian on Disney + and love all things Baby Yoda aka The Child. I’ve been thinking what to get the kids for Easter and my first thought was Baby Yoda. We had so much fun at Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World and Lawson definitely had the most fun at Hollywood Studios, so it was only fitting to put together this Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter basket for kids so not only Lawson could enjoy it, but you all could too! This Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter Basket for kids has goodies for all ages from toddler to tween. There were so many things to choose from but I really narrowed it down to what were my favorites that I thought not only Lawson would enjoy, but other kids would too! CLICK TO SHOP BABY YODA TEE | I found the cutest tee for this Baby Yoda Easter basket from Target. It comes in a girls tee option and boys tee, and is adorable. If you’ve got a music-loving kid, this is one addition you don’t want to miss out on.BABY YODA PLUSH | Every kid needs their own Baby Yoda plush doll. This one is 11 inches tall and has a soft body, plus a sturdy base filled with beans, perfect for cuddling or display as a collectible. This Baby Yoda even comes in special packaging resembling the crib as seen in The Mandalorian.BABY YODA PLANTER | Teach your child some responsibility and a little science with this handmade Baby Yoda planter. He comes with an air plant to stick inside so your kid will have the most adorable bedroom decoration that is sure to make them smile. Each Baby Yoda planter takes about 6 hours of 3D printing, then they sand, airbrush, hand paint and put a topcoat on him. Each one is so unique!BABY YODA TOWEL | Give your kids a cool, intergalactic look with this Baby Yoda bath towel. My kids are suckers for character towels. They love them! The best part is- this Baby Yoda towel is from Kohls so you can almost always find a discount coupon or use Kohls cash!STAR WARS BABY YODA TOMS | You can’t tell me these aren’t the cutest Baby Yoda shoes you’ve ever seen! if you want to have one incredible Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter basket, you surely won’t want to skip these. These shoes are for Jedi Masters in the making, and are limited-edition slip-ons with 3D appliques. CLICK TO SHOP BABY YODA CROCHET PLUSH | This adorable crochet Baby Yoda takes a few weeks to make, but if you’re wanting this for your Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter basket, contact the seller! The little beady eyes, his cute brown clothes, and of course, those big ears, make this Baby Yoda crochet plush undeniable.BABY YODA WATER BOTTLE | There is nothing cuter than Baby Yoda with Mickey Ears eating a classic Dole Whip. It makes me miss Disney World so much! This Baby Yoda water bottle is perfect for Easter and comes with a carabiner clip to attach to a toddler or kid sized backpack.BABY YODA EASTER COOKIES | Is it really Easter without sweets? I love this set because you get 1 dozen cute Baby Yoda Easter cookies. You can choose which item you would like him to be holding so ask for an Easter egg, bunny, or even a chick! The Baby Yoda cookies are 3″ and come individually packaged in clear cello bags, so you can put one in your Baby Yoda Easter basket and keep the rest for the family!BABY YODA EARRINGS | If your child has their ears pierced, this is a fun Easter gift they’ll enjoy! These Baby Yoda earrings are 22mm wide and 8mm tall. These super cute Baby Yoda head earrings are handmade from polymer clay with a gloss finish for the eyes, are mounted on stainless steel supports for pierced ears, and have both stainless steel and silicone backings. Not to mention, they’re very comfortable and lightweight. This company even has a full-bodied Baby Yoda earring if you need!STAR WARS BABY YODA EASTER BASKET | No Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter Basket is complete without the actual Easter basket, right? This perfectly sized Baby Yoda bucket is 12 inches long x 6 inches wide x 9 inches high, has Baby Yoda and your child’s name personalized onto the basket in vinyl, and the color can be chosen too!
Since I was a kid, watching Disney movies has been a favorite past time. I love how movies can take you to new places, help you learn more about yourself and your feelings, and how they can make you forget about your problems from the day. Movies bring people together during hard times, and Disney + Pixar’s Onward is no different. I am excited to share that Walt Disney Studios announced today that Disney + Pixar’s ONWARD will be available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere beginning today at and on Disney+ on April 3rd in the U.S.! So snuggle up on the couch tonight, order Onward on Digital, print the free coloring pages and activities for the kids below, and spend some quality time together. In Disney + Pixar’s ONWARD, teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed. Previous Next Did you know that Disney + Pixar’s Onward premiered in theaters on March 6th and earned rave reviews from audiences, including a 95% Verified Audience Score on RottenTomatoes? With cinemas currently impacted by closures due to the global health crisis, I am so excited to announce that Disney is offering the film ahead of schedule to purchase on digital platforms in the U.S. beginning today for $19.99!“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said Dan Scanlon (Director, “Onward”) and Kori Rae (Producer, “Onward”). Here’s where you can find Disney + Pixar’s Onward on Digital today: 1| Amazon Prime Video 2| Movies Anywhere 3| iTunes Movies Ready for the fun activities? All you need to do is download and print all 7 of your Disney + Pixar Onward Activity Sheets after you download Onward on Digital or click the photos below!
With Lawson’s birthday in 10 days, I’m thinking about what to get him. I’m not sure about you guys, but my kids have way too many toys. I don’t buy them many toys, but when birthdays and Christmas roll around, it seems like we get an abundance of them. While I’m thankful for any gift given to my kids, I personally love to buy them experience gifts! Experience gifts create memories and fun- something they’ll remember for a lifetime. They can be magical and creative and so very special. After talking to you, my readers, on social media, I comprised this fun list. Ready for some of the most surprising experience gifts for kids? Here they are! Gift Cards for the bookstore to choose new books– We have an extensive home library (and are adding more special needs books) but there’s something so great about taking kids to a book store with a gift card and having them pick out a book. Instilling reading in kids early on is so important, and as a former teacher, it’s very high on our priority list. Pass to Little Land Play Gym– If you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may not know how obsessed we are with Little Land Play Gym in Waco, Texas. It’s an indoor play place where kids can enjoy themselves by playing in various rooms. They learn lots of different fine motor and gross motor skills there through play. I can see such a difference in Lawson from taking him at least weekly! Make sure you bring some socks and don’t forget the snacks for the cafe! Playing makes kids hungry! We love this bento box to keep the snacks organized and the mess to a minimum. Tell them we sent you! Disney World/ Disneyland Annual Pass– Ok I’m not a kid, but can I be one for this purpose? I kid, I kid…maybe. A Disney World/ Disneyland Annual Pass is a great investment for the family that enjoys traveling or lives close to one of the parks. There is something new to see every time you visit Disney and no visit is ever the same. Gift your passes with a gorgeous princess dress or coordinating family shirts for extra pizazz. Cooking class lessons– Lawson loves to say, “Up please” when I’m cooking in the kitchen. I can tell that he sees how much I enjoy it, and that it brings him joy too. Cooking class lessons are such a surprising experience gift for kids and one they can really enjoy. Rather have cooking lessons at home? I love this pizza cooking set and cake pop making set for kids! Swimming lessons– If you’ve gotta little fish like I do, swimming lessons are a great way to encourage kids to swim safely and have fun. Grab a gift bag, throw in a cute swimsuit or swim trunks, and let your child know when lessons start. They’ll surely be excited! Zoo or Aquarium season pass– This one is probably our most received. Addie loves the zoo and aquarium. Ever since she was little we’ve asked for memberships to take her. Boy, do those things get used! A fun fan with water spray bottle and the pass are a perfect gift combination to make this a fun and surprising experience gift for any kid. Waterpark season pass– Last year we received season passes to our local water park, Schlitterbahn. It was so much fun! Our kids love passes like these because we can take a little day trip, have fun all day, and then come home and sleep in our nice, warm beds. Succulent fairy garden kit– Last summer we got Addie succulents and a fairy garden kit with small gardening tools and it was such a fun gift! We all went outside as a family, mapped out how we wanted it to look, and went to town. Addie enjoyed it so much and it was great that we did it together. Kids will love this experience gift and will want to go plant their succulents right away! Tickets for a train ride– I had no idea how big of a deal trains were for kids until I stumbled upon train YouTube videos and showed them to Lawson. He’s so obsessed that he is actually having a train themed birthday party. Tickets for a train ride with a cute conductor hat and bandanna are a great experience gift to give any kid. I actually bought this whistle for Lawson and can’t wait to give it to him. Sports jersey and baseball/football tickets– One of the most fun trips we’ve had lately was when Toyota invited us to a soccer game. It was a blast and definitely something we would love to do again. If your kid enjoys sports, grabbing a jersey and tickets will be such an exciting experience gift that they’ll never forget. Camera to take on trips– If you have an older kid, this is a perfect experience gift! Kids will have fun taking their camera everywhere they go and it’s so fun to see life through their eyes. This camera is durable and kids love shaking the Polaroid pictures when they come out.Weekend trip to Great Wolf Lodge– It’s almost like a kid bucket list thing to visit Great Wolf Lodge. It’s such a fun place and we got to visit last year and fell in love. Kids of all ages will love GWL and the best part is- it doesn’t matter what time of year you give the gift because their water park is indoors! So gift your favorite swimming bag and tickets, and have a blast! Disney on Ice tickets– Any Disney fan will appreciate Disney on Ice tickets. Grab your favorite Disney costume to add to this experience. Your kid will be so thrilled to see all of their favorite characters and it will definitely be very memorable. Alphabet silicone mold for crayon making– As a kid, I always enjoyed making various craft projects. This one needs adult supervision, but gifting an alphabet silicone mold and some crayons can make for a fun project. Break the crayons, add to the molds, and melt in the oven. Once they’re melted, kids can enjoy making art with their creative color combinations. At home spa day pampering– This one is an Addie favorite. Grab some relaxing essential oils (Addie likes Young Living Lavender and Gentle Baby), a cute owl diffuser, fuzzy headband, clay mask, and lotion to put in your gift bag. Treat your kid to a relaxing spa time and you never know, you might get some relaxing time, yourself. Which gift on the list is your favorite?
In December, our family was blessed with a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World and there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t wish we were back and enjoying all the rides, characters, and amazing food Disney has to offer. We have so many favorites from our trip, but one thing is for sure, 1900 Park Fare is a must on your Disney vacation, and we will make sure to go every time we’re at Disney from now on. I grew up going to my Memaw and Pepaw’s house after school every day and would throw in my VHS tape of Cinderella. My mother even introduced me to the Lesley Ann Warren version of Cinderella, and I grew up loving the Cinderella with Brandy. Every version of Cinderella I have loved, and when Addie was born, I quickly introduced it to her. In fact, it was the first Disney movie I ever let her watch! She fell in love and even had a Disney themed princess party last Summer and dressed as Cinderella. So when it came time to plan our Make-A-Wish trip, it was very important to us that we have at least one character meal for Addie to enjoy. Who better than to dine with Cinderella? CLICK TO SHOP A Few Quick Facts on Dinner at 1900 Park Fare:A three-course dinner is $60+ per adult and $39+ for children 3-9 years oldDinner counts as 1 credit on the Disney Dining Plan and is a buffetIt’s wise to make your reservations 180 days in advance if possible or check out Mouse Dining to notify you of openingsCharacters at 1900 Park Fare include: Cinderella, Prince Charming, Anastasia, Drizella, and the StepmotherYou can find it downstairs at the Grand Floridian The Atmosphere: If you’ve never walked into the Grand Floridian, you will be blown away at how breathtaking it is. The tall chandeliers, bright white paint, gold accents- it’s stunning. Add in Christmas decor in the winter, and your jaw will drop. Bonus, if you head to the Grand Floridian during Christmastime you’ll see the massive gingerbread house in the middle of the hotel. It is an incredible sight! The Grand Floridian will give you the perfect atmosphere to make your dinner at 1900 Park Fare at Disney one you’ll never forget. The Excitement: Early in the morning of our reservation for dinner at 1900 Park Fare, we took Addie to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique knowing we would have dinner there in the evening. The excitement of getting dolled up just knowing we were going to have dinner with a princess was more than Addie could bear! She loved it! Once we checked in for our reservation, we were quickly shown to our tables, and everyone from toddler to adult was so excited to meet Cinderella and the rest of the characters. Sure you can see characters in the parks, but it is so magical to have a meal with them! CLICK TO SHOP The Food: There’s literally something for everyone when you have dinner at 1900 Park Fare. Addie’s nurse had us laughing because she grabbed an entire plate of gummy bears for herself as dessert! Besides delicious gummy bears you can eat for dessert, there’s different mouthwatering gourmet pasta, chicken, beef, vegetarian, and seafood options. Our favorite part of it was the carving station. I think almost everyone in our party enjoyed prime rib. Don’t be afraid to ask them to cut it thicker or go back for seconds. I won’t even start on how delicious every dessert was! Yum! Each station in the buffet represent different kingdoms from around the world ensuring everyone is full and happy when you have dinner at 1900 Park Fare. If you’ve got picky kids, there’s also lots of kid-friendly options. It’s really a win-win and not a person in our large party had a negative thing to say about the food. The Experience: While you’re enjoying your dinner at 1900 Park Fare, Cinderella and Prince Charming come out. It is so magical! Cinderella and Prince Charming danced together and even found guests eating nearby to dance with. It was such a fun thing to watch! After they danced, Cinderella and Prince Charming split and talk to guests throughout the restaurant. This was our chance to take pictures with them, talk to them, and get their autographs! As a Make-A-Wish family we got to have lengthy conversations with all characters in the parks, but it was so nice to have Cinderella and Prince Charming come to us and spend time with us. They never made us feel rushed and indulged us for every picture and conversation. They were as regal as could be and I cherished the time Cinderella spent talking to Addie and the rest of our family. CLICK TO SHOP The True Stars: As I mentioned before, I’m a huge Cinderella fan and so is Addie, so this may come as a shock to you… Cinderella isn’t the star of the show when you have dinner at 1900 Park Fare. Yep, I said it. The true stars? Anastasia and Drizella. Cinderella’s step-sisters are so hilarious that they are worth every dollar to see here. They made us laugh (and everyone else in the restaurant), doted on Addie so much, and had great conversation with us. They truly are attention-stealers and are some of the most fun characters you’ll meet at Disney. Oh, if you have tweens, watch out because they’ll joyfully embarrass them, and it’ll be so fun to experience. Overall, dinner at 1900 Park Fare is one you don’t want to miss. There are so many fun details to this character dinner that make it such a unique experience for guests of all ages. I promise you, you’ll have a blast! If you are looking for a character dining experience for dinner, get some laughs, and have a fun night out at the Grand Floridian. CLICK TO SHOP Have you ever enjoyed dinner at 1900 Park Fare before?