I am a geek, a gamer, and a lover of all things nerdy. And that, my friends, includes Star Wars. My husband and I went to Star Wars Weekend at Disney World for our honeymoon and it was amazing. We met Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and it was one of the best times of my life. So naturally we are both eagerly awaiting the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Yesterday in Anaheim, California, J.J. Abrams (writer/director/producer) and Kathleen Kennedy (producer) kicked off Star Wars Celebration with an exclusive new look at STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. They welcomed surprise special guests from the film: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaacs as well as veterans of the original saga Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew. The talented team of filmmakers and actors shared a behind the scenes look at the upcoming film and, to the surprise of fans around the world, debuted a brand new teaser trailer.
I love to play games with my family. It is always so exciting when we can find a game that we can all play and understand – even my 2 year old. We found that with Spot It! from Blue Orange Games. Now we have played Spot It! before – we own the Doc McStuffins version (you can read that review here) and we love it. I was so happy to see a Disney Frozen version come out because we still watch that movie on repeat in our home. I know that mommy loves it just as much as my girls do. Spot It! is the perfect family game, especially when your family contains little ones.
I love to spend time with my daughters doing different crafts and activities. Every morning, we head to the computer and my 3.5 year picks out some printables that she wants to do that day. She usually picks out things for her 2 year old sister, but sometimes her sister gets upon my lap and decides too. Ever since we booked our Disney trip, whenever the girls see that signature “D” they flip out. So of course, Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out has been a big hit in this house. Every single time a preview comes on they both jump up and down and beg to go see it. I promised them that opening weekend in June, we will be there.
Cinderella is in theaters now and I cannot wait to go see it! I love all things Disney. My husband and I honeymooned there and most recently booked our second trip to take the girls (they will be 2.5 and 4 when we go). This is lucky visit #15 for me and it never gets old. I feel like a kid again when I go. Cinderella has always been one of my favorite stories. It is truly a classic. I have heard such great things about this movie and how well they stuck to the true story of Cinderella. To help celebrate the release of Cinderella, click below to download 9 printable Cinderella coloring sheets – my girls loved them!
My girls and I love to spend our days playing games. And any game that will actually help them learn is a major plus in my book. My youngest’s favorite character in the entire world is Doc McStuffins. When she saw her in the Disney Junior Live show at Disney World – she squealed and jumped with happiness. It was amazing. She would watch Doc all day if I let her. She has the Doc playhouse and all the characters. So when I pulled out the Doc McStuffins Mix Up! Fix Up! game from Wonder Forge – she freaked out! We all sat down to play right away – we just could not wait.
DisneyNature’s Monkey Kingdom opens in theaters on April 17th – and this is one DisneyNature movie that you are not going to want to miss out on. Talk about adorable! Head to the official Monkey Kingdom website to easily download a Family Activity Packet and Educators Guide. I have downloaded it and I know my daughters and I are going to have a ton of fun with it! There are shadow puppets, origami, crossword puzzle and more! The packet is 23 pages and packed with family fun that will have you learning all about the monkeys at the same time!