Disney on Ice, Frozen

We always look for a good opportunity for princess dress-up over here, so Disney on Ice was a welcome excursion.  Amelia had floor seats and was excited as the skaters waved and smiled at her as they entered the rink.  As she gets older, Disney on Ice transitions from being a an chance to see characters for Amelia to an chance to see talented skaters.  I’m sure that she imagined herself as Snow White, landing a perfect double!

And for an extra treat in this post, Amelia 3 years ago, also dressed as Rapunzel, recording a post for The Dis Kids blog.



The Comedy of Errors

When I think “Shakespeare” I don’t necessarily think “time to bring the kids to the theatre”.  But, after seeing the Curtain Up Productions interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s first (and shortest), I could be convinced otherwise.  Full disclosure, we have a VIP in our house that plays Antipholus of Syracuse, but the acting, slapstick, and entertainment in this production would have Amelia coming back even without that!


Amelia’s BFF was getting Osmo for Christmas, and after hearing about it, Amelia added it to her own list, which was already quite extensive (I’m sure you will be hearing her discuss Star Lily Unicorn in a future post).  After researching the accessory, it looked like a great learning tool for her, so it became the “prize” for finding the pickle in the Christmas tree on New Year’s Day.  Excuses, excuses, for just giving her an additional gift!  We’ve never felt so good about allowing her multiple hours of screen-time in a row!



Teen Beach Movie 2 Party at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Two years ago, Disney Channel Original movie, Teen Beach Movie, became one of Amelia’s favorite movies, compounded by the fact that when she visited Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, there was a beach party inspired by the movie.  Fast forward two years, and we now have Teen Beach Movie 2, and again, an upbeat party at Typhoon Lagoon.  Amelia’s summer dreams have come true!  Cast members with true Disney energy, games, beach music, prizes and lots of fun!

Spanish Lessons

Amelia is pretty good at everything she tries.  At least as good as any competent six year old at any rate.  However, she has met her match:  Spanish.  She is taking an Elementary Spanish class online this summer.  The class started on Tuesday, so it has been three days of “Hola” and “Come Esta?” around the house.  She’s missing two front teeth, making her pronunciation all the more adorable.  The class is great and breaks everything down, mixing in some background on Spanish culture and history.  There are points in the lesson where she gets to record herself speaking, so she has a great time with that!  I took German, so Spanish is new to me as well–Hasta Luego!

And in case you’re wondering:  Yes, that is a dress with cats all colors of the rainbow she’s wearing in the video. 🙂  How do you say “rainbow cat” in Spanish?

Movie Review: Strange Magic (2015)

Strange Magic boasts an all-star cast, stunning visuals, and plenty of fun music.  At least, that is what Amelia’s grandparents told me when they dropped her off after whisking her away for a fun-filled day.  The grandparents suggested that we take Amelia to see the movie a second time, and Amelia happily chimed in that it would be “ok” with her.  For now, though, I leave you with Amelia’s thoughts on the film!

Movie Review: Paddington (2014)

The Paddington countdown started when Amelia was with her grandparents, and she called us (at work!) to tell us that the film would be in theaters on January 19.  We saw the movie this weekend, along with a virtually sold out theater of families.  One of my favorite things about seeing a children’s movie is the sound of laughing kids–Paddington did not disappoint in providing this chorus of glee!  Fans of all ages will fall in love with this new take on the classic character.  If you remember this loveable character from story time in your past, you won’t be disappointed with his sweet, adorable personality.