My husband and I recently took our first vacation without the kids since we had them. If you are keeping count that means it had been seven years before our last couples vacation. That is a long time, too long really. We went to Hawaii for only 4 days, but it was just what we needed. We needed to be a couple again, we needed to us again, and we needed to reconnect. The girls were home safe with his parents and we went to the big island of Hawaii to enjoy ourselves. We did went on adventures during the day and probably drank way too much at night. But we had no responsibilities and it was amazing. If you find yourself on the big island with your significant other, here are five things I highly recommend you check out!
As you probably know by now, I have two young daughters. About a year ago, my husband and I decided it was time to get healthy. We wanted to be around for our daughters long into their lives. We cut out a lot of sweets and bad for you foods, and focused on healthy eating in our home. Because of this, we often purchase DOLE® fruits – which my girls love. They especially enjoy often seeing their favorite characters featured on the packaging (and yes, they keep those stickers as long as they can). This summer, DOLE® is teaming up with Pixar for an INCREDIBLE summer – “Powering The Hero Within” featuring Incredibles 2, a movie we can’t wait to see!
My family and I went to see Incredibles 2 this weekend. To say that Jack-Jack stole the show is probably an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, we loved the whole movie. The plot is great, a little bit predictable but that is to be expected. We all loved seeing the movie pick right back up where it left off 14 years ago. My daughters loved the introductions of some new Supers, and we all thought the action was fantastic. But as a mom, well, I learned a few things about parenting I needed to from the Parr family.
I love Jack-Jack Parr – who doesn’t?! He is the cutest super hero baby with some pretty amazing powers. Speaking of his powers, we got a glimpse into them in the first Incredibles movie, and a little bit in the Incredibles 2 trailers. While at Pixar Studios in April, I got an in depth look at his new powers and how the animation team created them. So much work goes into creating things like this, you would have no idea. We must have watched twenty tests to see how his powers would come across on screen, and I am sure that was not all of them.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has been anticipated by Jurassic Park fans for a while now. I loved the first movie and have really been looking forward to the sequel. I am also a pretty big fan of the original Jurassic Park movies. Chris Pratt is one of my favorite actors so I was really excited to see him join the franchise, and he did not disappoint. Well, next week it hits theaters and to help celebrate its release, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to bring our readers a prize pack worth over $75!
I am so excited to let you know guys know I am off to LA June 23 to 25th for Marvel Studios again! This time I will be screening Ant-Man and The Wasp, as well as interviewing some of the cast and filmmakers! I have been waiting for this movie since the moment it was hinted at in Ant-Man. And as if that wasn’t amazing enough, we will be checking out Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger and a new Disney Junior show, Fancy Nancy, too! Read on for all the details and of course, let me know if you have any questions for me to ask. I will do my best to get them answered for you!
The day is finally here guys! Incredibles 2 is in theaters! I cannot tell you how long I have been waiting for this movie. While at Pixar Studios I saw about 30 minutes of it and have been DYING to see the rest. This weekend I will be taking my daughters to go see it and I am so excited. Don’t worry, you know I will have a review up for you, so watch for that. In case you missed my coverage from Pixar, I have linked it all for you here. Plus, I have some pretty awesome downloadable coloring pages for you. And go see Incredibles 2 in theaters this weekend – I just know it will be amazing!
We are a family that loves to travel. Lucky for us, my husband has Mondays off, so when we can take the girls out of school, we do. We love going on three day adventures. From Canada, to Pennsylvania, to Massachusetts, we try love adventure. If it is within driving distance, we will plan a trip there. Now I want to share some tips I have learned to help you become a master at weekend getaways too!
The latest Pixar short, Bao, is adorable, entertaining, and shocking. Yes, shocking. Once you see it, you will know what I mean. I refuse to give spoilers but I promise you, this is a must watch short. It quickly became my favorite Pixar short, which is saying a lot. I was lucky enough to chat with the Director, Domee Shi, at Pixar Studios in April in order to learn all about Bao. She is actually the first female director for a Pixar short – talk about impressive.
One of my favorite movies growing up was Dumbo. I must have watched it a thousand times. In fact, my young daughters have even seen it a few times (and they love it too). I just adore the moral and story behind it. So when I heard Disney was doing a reimagining I was thrilled. Then I heard one of my favorite directors, Tim Burton, was at the helm and I could barely contain my excitement. Well, this morning the official teaser trailer dropped and it is everything. I could not have asked for more (but really, give me more!!).