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Bubbles and I had the opportunity back in November to go and watch Disney FROZEN. It was her second theater movie, and the first one she sat all the way through. She was mesmerized from the start and over the last few weeks as she breaks into the song with “Let It Go” and asks for “warm hugs like Olaf” she’s proven that the movie made an impact on her.
When I was planning a special mother-daughter day for us recently, I decided it would be fun to do a FROZEN-themed day. It certainly was apropos as the country was literally frozen in many places, including us here in Kentucky. We’d been “enjoying” weather in the teens and it was about to dip below zero on the thermometer. I wanted us to be able to get out and have some fun before it was too cold to be outside.
I laid out our plans to Bubbles: we would go do a little shopping, have some lunch, and then a day of play. She was more than on board, so we bundled up while the car was getting warm, then hit the road. We knocked a couple of errands which took us near Walmart where I had a few last things on my list.
Because this was our day of #FROZENFun, I thought it would be nice to let her pick out a couple of FROZEN toys or books for us to play with that afternoon. The shelves were a little thin just after the holidays, but we did find a toddler Anna doll and a grown-up Anna doll that Bubbles loved, as well as a book and coloring book.
The grown-up Anna doll actually lights up and sings a little when you hold her hands. When she holds hands with the corresponding Elsa doll, they sing together songs from the movie. So now Mom is on the hunt for Elsa to give Bubbles on her birthday.
By this time I could tell that Bubbles (and Mom) were getting hungry. It was a bit past lunch time, after all. Fortunately this Walmart has a Subway restaurant inside!
I love the Subway Fresh Fit Kids meals. You get a small sandwich (we chose turkey), apple slices, and a drink (low-fat milk, chocolate milk, or juice) which is a great, nutritious lunch. They come with cute themed lunch bags which were FROZEN-themed. Ours included a FROZEN puzzle which thrilled Bubbles.
We took our lunch to go so that we could have a little indoor picnic when we returned home. Of course our new Anna dolls and Olaf toy (that came with one Anna) had to join in the fun, and Bubbles wanted to wear the FROZEN t-shirt we found on our way out of Walmart. By the time we were done lunch, she had also convinced me she also needed her hair braided “like Anna’s”.
So after cleaning up lunch and braiding hair, it was time to play. The first thing Bubbles wanted to do was to open her new Disney FROZEN coloring book and crayons to color pictures for Grammie and Great-Grammie back in Maine. Mama had the chance to do some coloring, too (am I the only adult that still loves coloring?).
We then read the new FROZEN book with audio sounds which prompted her to also read the FROZEN book Grammie had sent her at Christmas. Bubbles loves all our new FROZEN friends and activities, especially when Ashley (Sissy) comes over to play “like Anna and Elsa do”. Toddler Anna has even become a nap-time buddy.
Our mother-daughter day ended with a little baking. Cupcakes and individual cakes with snowmen on them were what we came up with. We did our best to make them look like Olaf, but he’s quite the original!