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Friday, June 24, 2016

The BFG {Review}

In elementary school my teacher read us a lot of Roald Dahl books.  James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator and of course, The BFG.
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In my life Roald Dahl is a legend and a man responsible for bringing a lot of happiness and beautiful stories into my life.  I own nearly every movie that has been adapted from a Dahl book and we watch them frequently.  So when I found out that Disney was in production with The BFG, I was on the edge of my seat with excitement.  Let me tell you, after screening it, I am on a cloud of happiness. 

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I will NOT give any spoilers away.  I was impressed at how much of the book was followed in this movie.  The special effects were fantastic and at one point I remember thinking, "so that is what Dahl was describing".  For me the book came to life and although it has been years since I read the book, I remember quite a lot about it.

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Some of the movie was a bit too scary for our 3 year old.  Scary is a terrible word.  She was tired and had not had a nap.  Although she usually does fantastic in movies, this one was not her favorite. Our 6 year old on the other hand, did not take his eyes off of the screen for one second.  He was ooohing and ahhhing all over the place and he loved how the BFG had funny words.  His favorite scene was with the queen while they were eating.  There was A LOT of laughs to be had during this scene.

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Overall, I would recommend the film.  My husband who has never read the book, really liked the movie.  He said the 3D features were great and I would agree.  I would absolutely pay extra for the 3D show because it really was awesome and you felt so involved in the movie.

If you were following along with #TheBFGEvent you would have caught a glimpse at some of my favorite bloggers interviewing Steven Spielberg.  This is a huge deal as it is his FIRST partnership with Disney.  I love this insider photo of Spielberg working with his cast.  He is such a hands on director.  I cannot wait to read the blog interviews with him!

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The BFG opens in theaters July 1st and is not one to be missed.  Take a peek at the trailer and let me know what you think!



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Race Day Recipes with Mama #RaceDayRelief [ad]

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Spring time in my parents house takes those sweet, loving, folks below and turns them into fanatics.

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Racing fanatics.  My mom, that stunning, attentive, loving and amazing woman who would drop everything to come to help me, will only do so, if a race is not on.  You think I am kidding. I wish I was but she loves her some racing and it is the only time she has to herself sometimes.  She takes full advantage of race days and closes her home down to watch amazing drivers, go fast and turn left.

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My mama, giving her everything to her family...needs her own downtime 
My mom's love of racing has been around since before I can remember.  The woman pretends she is a race car driver in the car, she quotes race car drivers, she has a race car Christmas tree and she has been to several races and even hung out on the infield.  If there is a race day party to be had, she will be there, however, it is a very serious time and she will be watching that race, yelling at the drivers, plotting their routes and staying focused through the party while enjoying the food. However, there is one issue that my mom struggles with and that is heartburn.  All that party food can really cause some issues for her.

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When the party food causes heartburn, my mama reaches for her Nexium 24HR Capsules.  The capsules are in the new easy to swallow tablets.  The provide all day, all night frequent heartburn protection.  May take 1 to 4 days for full effect.  Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn.  Do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor.  Not for immediate relief.  My mama makes sure to follow these directions and so do I!  

I thought it would be fun to throw a little race day party myself and invite my mama over.  I figured we could all get in on the action together and enjoy some good food, good fun and a little time together...even during her sacred race time! I prepped a couple party foods that could make her heartburn (and mine for that matter!) flair up a bit, so I made sure that I had Nexium 24HR on hand. I grabbed this at my local Walmart in the stomach/heartburn aisle. 

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I wanted some food items that were easy to cook, but could sit out and be snacked on as needed throughout the party.  I decided on some slow cooker Pineapple BBQ Spicy Meatballs, Spicy Southwestern Guacamole (her favorite) and a Zesty Italian Salad.  You can find the recipes below!

Pineapple BBQ Spicy Meatballs:

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Ingredients (Serves 4):
  • 1 Package of premade Italian Meatballs. 
  • 1 Cup of BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 can of pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 TBS of dry rub


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Directions:
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix the BBQ sauce, pineapple, black pepper and dry rub.  Set aside
  • In your slow cooker, place the meatballs spread out on the bottom
  • Cover the meatballs in the sauce you made above
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours
Check out the video below for a step by step tutorial!



Spicy Southwestern Guacamole:

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Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 can of corn
  • 1/2 can of black beans
  • 1 diced medium tomato
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 2 TBS of chopped cilantro
  • 1 TBS of minced garlic
  • Salt, chili powder and garlic salt to taste
  • 1 juiced lime

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Directions:

  • Mash up the avocado in a medium bowl.
  • Add the ingredients above as listed.
  • Add salt, chili powder and garlic salt to taste
  • Mix well and serve! 
Zesty Italian Salad:


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Ingredients:
  • 1 head of romain lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 a red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 can of black olives
  • 1/2 can of artichoke hearts
  • 5-6 peperoncini's
  • Zesty Italian Dressing to taste
Directions
  • Simply mix everything together in a bowl and serve
We had a great time watching the races, and the food was amazing.  Our mom is the center of our universe and I love that we were able to steal away a bit of her "me time" to enjoy her favorite past time.  If you are looking to try these recipes but also struggle with heartburn, you can sign up for savings here and enjoy!

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Is someone you know obsessed with racing too?


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Making the Most of Summer #TopYourSummer #SoHoppinGood [ad]

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Teachers are known for spending the majority of the school year with other people's children and they do it gladly.  I am no different, and just like all teachers who are also parents, we do our best to make sure that we make the most of our summers. 

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This summer is a bit different for us.  My husband has been home a lot more that usual.  He is dealing with some things and getting through them, but that has greatly impacted our finances.  We are just being more creative with our family time and coming up with fun things to do at home and be better together.  Our big idea this week?  An outdoor fort with games and ice cream!

Our kids love the outdoors and we have a beautiful backyard.  Although there is not a lot of shade there is plenty of room.  So we thought we would create some shade and take our readers with us as we put together this fantastic fort!

You will need:
  • An old king sized flat sheet (this is the one we use to cover our garden)
  • 2-4 wooden stakes
  • A staple gun with staples 
  • A Fence


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Directions:

1.  Staple the sheet to the top of the fence. I stapled ours pretty tight

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2. Staple the loose ends of the sheet to the wooden poles.  You could also probably tie these or use zip ties. 

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3. Push the poles firmly into the ground to create the lean to fort.

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4. Fill with fun and enjoy!

Oh, FUN!  It has been hot in Colorado.  We are talking anywhere from 101º to 107º and climbing. Being outside in this dry heat can be miserable, but since our kids are big outdoors fans, we thought why not keep them cool with some ice cream and games!

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I stopped by Walmart to grab our favorite creamy and delicious Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and some yummy Smucker's toppings using my Ibotta app.  I went with the Smucker's Microwaveable Hot Fudge Topping, Magic Shell® chocolate topping and the caramel flavored spoonable topping.  After all, ice cream and toppings are better together, just like a family is better when they are together!

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Once in the fort, I used a breakfast serving tray to set up our mini ice cream sundae bar.  I then set up a basket of outdoor fun and games.  In addition, the husband and I purchased a little plastic swimming pool for the kids to play in!

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The games we chose were ones we could either set up in the shade of our little trees or that would help to keep us cool.  Paddle ball, horseshoes, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and water balloons were going to help us make the most of our summer. 

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Once everything was set up I told the kids to run and get on their swimsuits.  While they got dressed, I started scooping our Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla ice cream into bowls.  The kids ran outside and immediately jumped into the pool.  

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They hardly noticed I was under this awesome fort, until I yelled "ICE CREAM".  The boys came running, gave me their topping order and sat down to enjoy some scrumptious Blue Bunny® ice cream with Smucker's toppings.  The ice cream sure hit the spot and kept everyone cooler in this heatwave. 

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I stayed in the fort to enjoy the shade and eat all the ice cream.  There is no shame to my mom game. I had shade, ice cream and a perfect view of my family enjoying the day.  Once I cleaned up the ice cream, I joined in for some horseshoes and sidewalk chalk fun.  

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Overall, the day was a huge hit and we definitely made the most of this summer day. 

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I am so glad we chose to enjoy a sweet treat while cherishing our family time.  The sweet teeth in our home are strong, and this was just the fun we needed to keep everyone going in a positive direction. If you are looking to create something like this, please download my free printable below for easy shopping!

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What is your favorite Ice Cream Topping?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

CANCUN!

On June 5th, we took off on a plane over the ocean (eeek) to paradise. 


In celebration of so many things (my graduation, birthdays and new jobs), my two best friends, my husband, and some of his amazing family gathered in Cancun Mexico for a week of relaxation and laughs.

We stayed at an all-inclusive resort.  The Ocean Coral & Turquesa.  It was a visually beautiful resort, but it was HUGE and that part was a bit unexpected.


The resort had everything you could want.  Areas to relax, indoor and outdoor bars as well as a pool bar, stunning architecture and breathtaking views. 


The grounds were clean and well maintained.  In fact, nothing ever seemed to be dirty and as someone that rarely walks around barefoot, I spent more time without shoes on here then I have in my entire life I think.  


There were tons of little critters.  We saw Iguanas, Anolis, Sea Turtle nests, crabs and then the menagerie of animals that the resort had on hand including many exotic birds.


However, we all came for one thing.  The beach.  The relaxation.  The fun.


It did not disappoint.  Most days the sky was overcast, the weather was humid but not so hot that we could not handle it.  Our days were filled with sleeping in, eating a quick breakfast, heading to the beach, lathering on sunscreen and enjoying the sights, sounds, wonderment of the ocean.  For being such a large resort it did not seem super full or busy aside from one day.

My hair was almost never dry.  Between the ocean, pool and humidity and tons of showers, there was no point to even attempt to dry it.  A big reason we came on this trip was to spend time with each other, sans kids.  Two years ago, the husband and I did an all-inclusive trip with almost the same group and had a wonderful time reconnecting and falling even more in love.  We were hoping that after a rough year we would be able to reconnect much the same way.  I think we accomplished that!


Unlike our last trip across the boarder, this one did not have as much tequila.  I ended up getting sick about halfway through our trip from probably the food.  I spent a good 12 hours throwing up, so overdoing it on tequila was not happening.


We all still had a blast and really enjoyed laughing and relaxing together.  One of the funniest things we experienced was an actual tropical storm.  Our second night at the resort we headed to a restaurant for dinner and midway through dinner, it started raining and then in a split second there was a storm like nothing I have ever experienced.  Rain was coming down in sheets, the lightning and thunder were overwhelming and incredible.  We tried to wait the storm out but the restaurant actually started to flood a bit.  We decided to make a run for it to our resort rooms.  We were maybe 6 yards from the entrance to our room areas.  Just as we stepped outside the thunder hit and the power went out.  SO MUCH SCREAMING.  The power came back on quickly and we took off all 6 yards from the restaurant to our room area.  We were soaked, and laughing and even though it was late we ended up hanging out later that night and laughing a lot while watching the storm from the balcony.


I decided about 3 months ago that I was going to wear bikini's while on our trip.  I have lost 20 lbs since December and although I definitely still have a mommy tummy, I am proud of my body and proud of taking my health back into my hands.  I didn't look half bad and I loved my swimsuits!


We had a couple crazy nights in Cancun.  One particular night is depicted in the photo below.  After a dinner, we decided to catch a show at the Teatro (theater) and it just so happened to be Grease!  I think I sang along to the entire thing while using my ridiculously awesome selfie stick to take photos and videos.  However, after the show things got even more crazy.  We met a couple friends who invited us to a beach party.  We got there and well, no one was on the beach but us and a boat. Finally, our friends show up, with dry wood, a bicycle and some fishing supplies.  We started a fire on the beach (with permission) and had some good laughs before heading to bed.


After being sick and missing another fun night the next day we were ready to just hang out and really spend a day with just the husband and I.  We toured the resort a bit, did some shopping and had a good time laughing.  We needed to grab some more cash, so stupidly I used the ATM at the resort and guess whose card information was stolen and used just days later.  STUPID!  Thankfully my bank shut down the transaction before anything happened, but still, NEVER AGAIN!


Our last night at the resort we did some beach pictures and enjoyed a nice dinner.  We were all ready to get home.  Even though paradise is relaxing, I think getting back into routine and to the dry Colorado air was a very welcomed event. 


Our trip was great.  There were some ups and downs and I am not sure I would visit that particular resort again.  Sure the amenities were wonderful, but the food was meh and it was so large that I feel like we spent a lot of time walking to places instead of experiencing the place. 


Regardless, I am thankful that amongst the chaos of our lives late, the husband and I were able to go on this trip, to experience the Caribbean and to spend time together.  There will be another trip in our future!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

Ready for fireworks? I’m not talking Roman candles, either—I’m talking the oohs and ahhs that will commence when you set down a tray of brightly colored goodies in front of your July 4th guests. And honestly, who can blame them? Desserts too often hide in shades of brown and white (not that I’m knockin’ chocolate, mind you…). But just in time for Independence Day, treats take a turn toward the bright and beautiful—a trend spurred on by the abundance of ripe red and blue berries. So in honor of our nation’s birthday, here are a few of my favorite patriotic treats, including berry-topped mini cheesecakes, a stunning ice cream cake and that grand ol’ showstopper, an American flag cake.
Prepare to pledge your allegiance.
Sparklin’ Marshmallow RICE KRISPIES TREATS: Still have your star-shape Christmas cookie cutters hanging out in a drawer? Time to pull ‘em out. These super-cute pops are more method than recipe: Just stamp star shapes from a batch of RICE KRISPIES TREATS, skewer ‘em with a pop stick and go to town with the sprinkles and decorating gels.
American Flag No-Bake-Mini-Cheesecakes
JELL-O No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes: Guests will have no clue these tiny treats require just four ingredients: margarine, sugar, milk and a no-bake cheesecake dessert kit. (Bonus: No-bake equals no hot kitchen…and that never sounds more appealing than in July.) Dress up these adorable minis with star-spangled cupcake liners and ripe berries to end your Independence Day feast with a bang.
American flag Ice Cream Layer Cake
Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cake: Three words spell out the secret to this low-maintenance ice cream cake’s gorgeously even layers: ice cream sandwiches. The two tinted layers (a combo of cream cheese, whipped topping and pudding mix) don’t take much time to create, either—the entire cake preps in just 15 minutes. Embarrassingly easy and stunning? That’s my kind of dessert!
American Flag Cake
Flag Cake: It’s a July 4th classic! And this four-ingredient no-bake beauty is probably the easiest version you’ll find, courtesy of frozen prepared pound cake. Just thaw the cake and snug slices into a 13×9-inch pan, then scatter blueberries and sliced strawberries over the top. A quick application of whipped topping forms a pearly white background; arrange a final layer of fruit for the iconic stars and stripes.
American Flag Pie
JELL-O Easy Patriotic Pie: Sure, you could crown gelatin with a dollop of whipped topping…but isn’t it prettier when sandwiched in the middle? This easy pie practically makes itself, too. Just a little mixing, chilling and spreading, and 20 minutes later, you’re sliding the finished pie into the fridge. Serve with berries for additional blue and red oomph.
Need more inspiration for your July 4th dessert? You’ve got it!
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Monday, June 20, 2016

The BFG Advance Screening Opportunity for #COLORADO Fans!

We have the opportunity for you to see a special advance screening of Disney’s THE BFG.

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The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg.
 
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFGbrings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
 
Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all. 
 
Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies,” “Schindler’s List,” ”Saving Private Ryan”) from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”) based on the best-selling book by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” stars three-time Tony Award®, two-time Olivier Award and Oscar® winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Downton Abbey”), Jemaine Clement (“Rio 2,” “The Flight of the Conchords”), Rebecca Hall (“The Gift,” “Iron Man 3”), Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “Prometheus”) and Bill Hader (“Inside Out,” “Trainwreck”). The film is produced by Spielberg, Frank Marshall (“Jurassic World,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) and Sam Mercer (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Sixth Sense”) with Kathleen Kennedy (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lincoln”), John Madden (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Shakespeare in Love”), Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln”), Michael Siegel (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Rise of the Guardians”), Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov serving as executive producers. 
 
Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. To date, the book has been published in 41 languages. Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Matilda,” have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Originally created as a bedtime story, “The BFG” was Dahl’s own favorite of all his stories. “It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote ‘The BFG.’”  
 
“The BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

Update:  There are no more tickets!  Way to snag those up! 
 
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To download tickets to see THE BFG at the UA Colorado Mills on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00pm, please visit SeeItFirst.net and enter the special code 98110 or click here: http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/98110. Remember to arrive early as seating is first come, first seated.
 
To download tickets to see THE BFG at the Harkins Northfield on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00pm, please visit SeeItFirst.net and enter the special code 245338 or click here: http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/245338. Remember to arrive early as seating is first come, first seated.

To download tickets to see THE BFG at the UA Colorado Center on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00pm, please visit SeeItFirst.net and enter the special code 872791 or click here: http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/557690. Remember to arrive early as seating is first come, first seated.
 
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Finding Dory Recap & A Special Treat #HaveYouSeenHer?

I have been on pins and needles waiting to tell you all about our experience at Finding Dory this week.  TODAY is opening day and if you have not already, you need to get to the theater and see it. It was so worth the 13 year wait!

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The day of the movie I had stopped by Target and we found some adorable outfits and socks for the kids to wear.  We then came home and watched Finding Nemo before we jumped in our car and drove to the theater.

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We arrived on Tuesday to a packed house and very excitable Disney fans.  No cameras were allowed inside so I did not get to snap any photos, but that is totally ok.  The movie started out with an adorable Pixar short called Piper.  In true Pixar fashion is was set to music, so cute and had a great little message of facing your fears.  We loved it.

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I do not want to put any spoilers out there, which is difficult when writing a review.  I will say that there were some old characters and some new characters and my kids were laughing a lot at Hank the Octopus.

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The basic storyline is Dory trying to find her family, (which was given away in the trailers so I don't feel like I am spoiling here :).  It is a fun adventure with only one slightly scary moment.  I had to reassure my kiddos that everything would be fine and that everyone would get away.  Aside from those 3 minutes of the movie, everything else was light and fun.

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The movie seemed to be a bit longer at the end, but that could be just because we had an interesting situation happen.  I promised my readers a laugh out loud story so here goes:

At the beginning of the movie we obviously asked our kids to use the restroom.  Neither needed to and honestly they are usually great at telling us if they need to use the potty, or holding it until we can use the potty.  Our seats in the theater were in the center of the aisle with 7-10 people on each side. Our little girl could not see because all of the booster seats were already in use, so she was sitting on my husbands lap.  About 2/3 of the way through the movie, she came over and sat on my lap, asking for water.  We got her some water and I immediately asked her if she had to potty.  Nope, a big nope. She was very into the movie.  She continued to sit on my lap and well...she apparently did need to pee.  ALL OVER MY LAP!  The movie was nearing the end, it was the moment we had all been waiting for and here I am getting peed on by my kid (who apparently REALLY loved the movie) and I could not leave yet.  I just laughed, because what else can you do. When the movie did end shortly after, I checked the seat to see if it was wet, and NOPE, just me, I took the entire pee all to myself, which was evident because although it was my little girl who peed, I looked like the adult who couldn't hold it.  SO embarrassing.  We had to wait for most people to leave the theater and I had to wrap a shirt around my waist and book it out of there.

Even when we asked her why she told us she didn't have to go, her response was "I love Finding Dory."  So there you have it.  Finding Dory is so good, you will pee your pants with enjoyment.

If you are anything like my family, you are prepping your kids for a fantastic movie going experience!  I do recommend the 3D experience for sure!  To make your life a bit easier, I am including some FREE Finding Dory Printables for you and your kids to print and share.  The links are below!

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Coloring Sheet
Maze
Connect Dots
Find & Search
Also, the science teacher in me, needs to remind you that Blue Tangs and Clown fish take a lot of care and are removed in masses from their natural habitats when movies like this come out.  There are many other pet fish that are much better fits for families, so I am also including this helpful Fish Finding sheet for you to use, if your family is ready to bring a little swimming pet into the home. 

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Is your family planning on going to see Finding Dory?  Have you already?  Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

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