Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Frozen was the second movie Leeloo got to see at the theater (Despicable Me 2 being the first). She was super excited to be there with her brothers and her abuelita, but we were a little late, so instead of row seating we were at the far back right corner of the theater sitting two by two. She seemed fine sitting next to me and was really excited by her snacks, but as the theater went dark I realized that she was wearing her sparkle boots. The cute ones that have twinkle lights that turn on with every bump. She soon realized that we could have our own private disco! Mom fail.

The experience (despite the shoes) went very much like her first time. She sat for about half an hour, then wanted to explore a bit. We went in the lobby and wandered about, looked at movie posters and then moseyed back into the theater (maybe 20 min later?). Then after a bit she wanted to wander again, and sit with her brothers, and have more disco time, and look at the movie posters some more... Fairly typical behavior for my just 2 year old.

Since there was so much meandering I didn't think Leeloo particularly liked the movie. She had fun, but turn Tinkerbell on and she's zombied out into fairy land - complete attention. However, despite all the distractions, the music from the movie completely resonated with her. Everyday she brings me the iGuy and asks to watch Frozen songs. She'll start with "Let It Go", then "Snowman" and "Summer". Not only does she smile and dance, but she sings! Her whole being lights up and she loves it. Just one of the many highlights in our day.

And she's off!

Like most little sisters, Leeloo has to do everything that her brothers do. She wants a scooter and a skateboard and a bike and an iPod and and and...

Luckily for her, she has generous grandparents and her scooter wish was fulfilled. At first she made us push - but now she's starting to learn how to self propel. I am not ready at all for these action sports!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Valentines Playdate

Valentines was simple this year. As a rule I think Valentines should be simple every year. Be thoughtful and tell the people in your world that you love them. That's it. Done.

Instead of a big to-do we (my partner in party crime and I) decided to have a small playdate with crafts and snacks.

It was simple, fun a filled with just enough pick and hearts to be holiday worthy.

We decided to put all our old crayons to use and make cute crayon hearts.

The process took way longer than Pinterest said it would, but the results were worth it.

We also made these little Love Bugs.

We had a table dedicated to popsicle puppets and homemade Valentines.

What is VDay without sugary goodness?

The homemade play dough was the biggest success. When is play dough a failure?

 Not pictured: heart shaped watermelon bites, mac and cheese baked cups and the rest of the non-sugar healthy good snacks we had.