Why I Hope My Kids Love Anna and Elsa

ar-150519624We had the privilege of seeing Disney on Ice’s Frozen Wednesday night. I must say it was pretty spectacular. I expected no less given the popularity of Frozen. I doubt Disney spared any expense. And wow, it was definitely the best of their ice shows. The snow falling effect was amazing in conjunction with the use of white fireworks to represent Elsa’s powers. Kind of ironic to use fire as ice, but we can overlook that. Kristoff had a wonderful solo performance, which is more than they gave poor Jonathan Groff in the film. “Let It Go” was obviously fantastically done. The costumes were gorgeous. But honestly, the best part may have been the hundreds of little girls dressed up, singing at the top of their lungs, and screaming with delight: “ELSA!!!!!” It made me excited to have a daughter of my own someday with any luck. Continue reading “Why I Hope My Kids Love Anna and Elsa”

Training for the Hunger Games

This week has been full of some high highs and some low lows. We’ll start with the lows. Stomach flu has been wildly raging through our house, and today poor little Ollie Hoot had his first round with it. In retrospect, it was hilarious though because he puked out a waterfall in one solid gag. We were amazed as vomit gushed down me, himself, the chair, the floor, and basically all over the living room in one foul swoop. We didn’t know he had it in him. Poor guy. We’re hoping he recovers soon. Continue reading “Training for the Hunger Games”

V-Day: The Date that Got Nerdier than Originally Intended

Valentine’s Day gets a lot of flack. True, I hate the commercialization of it. And the ignorant, romantic teenage version of myself thought it was stupid. Why do we need a day to celebrate love? Shouldn’t we celebrate love all the time? Yes, teenage Bailey, we should. But now that I’m an adult with a child who takes a fair bit of our time and money, I’ve realized that Valentine’s Day is just a wonderful excuse to spend some money for gifts and have some quality time alone as a couple. Continue reading “V-Day: The Date that Got Nerdier than Originally Intended”

My First World Boss: The Story of How I Became a Gamer

It’s a good day. I got my bangs trimmed, my roots recolored, I’m hanging out in my new Star Wars Yoga pants, Oliver’s yoda costume came. Yeah, I’m pretty much over the moon right now.

The Force is strong in our family. And to top things off, while I was at the salon, Taylor caught up to my Jedi on SWTOR! Continue reading “My First World Boss: The Story of How I Became a Gamer”

And the Oscar Goes to…

It’s been a good weekend. I played Magic for the first time (awesome game), our costumes for Comic Con started coming in the mail, the Super Bowl happened, which I didn’t really care about but Coldplay performed the halftime show, which is always good news for me.

Oh! And this video of my cute little Ollie Hoot gained some traction over Facebook! Continue reading “And the Oscar Goes to…”

The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review

Publishers and Hollywood are scrambling to find the next big YA trend. We had magic schools with the success of Harry Potter. The rise of vampires after Twilight. The takeover of dystopia with The Hunger Games, which paved the way for Divergent. But now we’re all growing weary of the totalitarian-themed fiction and all the B and C class knocks offs. Continue reading “The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review”