March 19, 2014

Let It Go! The Frozen Invasion of The Young Household

I have been wanting to take time for myself to post to this site more...yet somehow time vanishes. I  keep saying "yes" to helping with big projects at my kids' school.  Don't get me wrong, I love being able to help and this year I'm at least taking on projects that I only tend to do while they are sleeping (last year on the way home from the big mother/son event I got coerced into chairing my oldest son said, "Now will you finally pay attention to us?" I had to rethink things, as that broke my heart.). I've had a few jobs for non-profits, some invite jobs too. Nice things that give me a little feeling of worth (isn't that awful to say? Guess I have the 7-year itch of being a stay-at-home mom...but I wouldn't change that for the world).

So I'll start off small, but with a big thing that has been a part of all my family's lives for the past few months. The movie "Frozen".  From seeing the movie as a family, then taking one of their teachers to see it, to seeing the joy the kids got from learning all the songs, to sharing that with their friends and viewing just about every YouTube video related to's been so fun. A friend gave my boys the cd and it was all we listened to for weeks (now we switch it up with One Direction and Pharrell's "Happy". Yes Oscar night was a battle between "Happy" and "Let It Go" in our family.). They still thank Nancy every time they see her. 

My one twin, Hudson, just loves Olaf. Owen loves everything Elsa and Anna.  I was on a hell-bent mission going to City Hall at Disneyland plus talking to customer services at any Disney based store we visited to have them make a unisex shirt with the whole cast on it.
I mean really, they couldn't put something like this on a t-shirt?

I spent hours designing one for Owen, as I promised him a shirt. But when I submitted it to the website to make I got a phone call that they don't mess with copyright issues with Disney (don't blame them). The customer service guy was so sweet and felt so bad for all my efforts that he went online searching for us too.  I ended up finding one on and spent a couple of hours shopping their site. So excited to get our package of 10 t-shirts tomorrow (yes, I went a little crazy...but these are unique, fun shirts for the whole family).  I've also been designing a few ideas to post and sell on the site (will give updates when I go through with it).

Anyway, back to Frozen. I saw this saying while perusing RedBubble and just loved it. So it was my last addition to the twins' room (I still have yet to update my post to when I first decorated their room...but that will be coming when all my free time opens up and I start putting up all the posts I plan to put up). I just love the saying and loved the smiles the boys got when I read it to them.

We got Frozen on DVD yesterday and will cherish it. When the three boys argue I remind them of the message of Frozen. It makes me miss my sister, makes me think of my nieces. It just brings me smiles.  It also brings tears...of joy. Hudson cannot stand when I cry, it makes him really sad. So trying to explain that they are tears of joy is hard. It makes me laugh that after hearing the song nearly a million times that I still am emotional about it. I've tried to take "Let It Go" and make it my new mantra (a work in progress).

If you have some time and want to see a little montage of the boys singing some of the songs they love, here it is:

 And, my goodness, if you haven't seen the movie...go see it!