Monday, June 15, 2015

Chewbacca Counts Down to Star Wars Weekends | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

We were at Walt Disney World May 28- June 2, 2015.  Our main purpose for this trip was to experience Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This was actually my son's Christmas present.  He and I traveled down together, along with my mom, for the long weekend.  We were so excited about this trip and had been counting down since he opened the gift on Christmas morning and learned he was "going to Disney World!"

I wanted to help make this trip extra special.  I wanted to do something fun and more memorable to help count down the days... but I didn't want it to consume my time and energy!  I thought about our "Elf Magic" at Christmas who helps count down the days until Christmas morning.  I decided I would spin off of that! 

 
On day 1, Chewbacca arrived along with a letter.  This letter explained that Raleigh, our elf, sent Chewie to come visit and help us count down!  The best part was C-man fully believed it! (I love this age!)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Spot It! Numbers & Shapes with Olaf {Review} | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

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We have a new favorite game in our house: Spot It!  While we already have the "Disney Pixar Spot It! Words" game, it is just a bit too advanced for my boys still.  C-man is learning how to play the reading version, but this Olaf/ Frozen Spot It! game is perfect!  This is a game my 2 and 6 year old can play together since reading is not involved.  It can keep them occupied for at least 15 minutes! AND, it hasn't started any fights! ;)


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Big Block Singsong {Review} | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

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Recently I shared the news about the Big Block Singsong Season 2 Album and Video release.  We were so excited to receive the volume 1 DVD, the screening DVD of volume 2, and the digital download of the Big Block Singsong Greatest Hits.  My boys and I couldn't wait to start watching and listening!

image from iTunes
We immediately downloaded the songs sent to us from Razor and Tie and started listening on my iPhone.  We had several favorites such as Monkey, Big Foot, Princess, and Beats.  Beats was my favorite!  The "beat" was catchy and fun.  I doubt you can listen to this song without bobbing your head or at least tapping your toe!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

7 Ways to Count Down to Disney | A Disney Mom's Thoughts


For Christmas last year, we decided to give our boys "experiences" rather than more "stuff."  JAG got to go to the SEC Basketball Tournament in Nashville.  C-man is going to be going to Star Wars Weekends this month.  Since we found out we were going to Star Wars Weekend, we have been counting down.  I think we've counted down in more ways than ever for this trip!  Here are just a few ways we've been counting down:

1) Our standard "Countdown Calendar" we created several years ago! We pull this out for each trip now and the boys LOVE it!