When I heard that the FROZEN DVD would be released the week of my birthday,
I just knew that we had to do something FROZEN theme to celebrate with the kids.
It's no secret that we adore Elsa and Anna around here and since the due date of my next
baby was March 22nd, I thought celebrating a few days early would ensure that we did
something fun before life around here changed in a big way.
So we headed to WalMart on release day -March 18th - and were greeted as soon as we
walked in the store with a big display of all the newly released DVDs of the week.
The FROZEN DVD took up an entire side of the display and Isabella was eager
to snag our copy and head home and watch it for my birthday celebration.
Plus, you can't beat the great $14.96 pricing on the FROZEN DVD at WalMart.
Isabella had a really hard time waiting for her brother to get home before we started
When we got home she put on the Elsa outfit that I made for her FROZEN birthday party
in January and set to work opening the new Anna and Elsa toddler dolls we grabbed from WalMart to help us celebrate. She really is my own little feisty Elsa incarnate.
I just love Anna and Elsa because it is their love as sisters that saves the day
in FROZEN. Isabella was about to become a big sister and I would love for her
and her new little sister to depend on one another, stick up for each other,
and prove that being family is even better that being best friends.
We decided to get the cupcakes baked for my birthday celebration while JT was
still at school, so they could set to decorating them as soon as he walked in the door.
It's hard to keep a five-year-old distracted and wait 2 hours for anything.
We enlisted Anna and Elsa to help mix up our beautiful blue velvet FROZEN cupcakes.
As soon as JT walked in the door from school, Isabella put him to work
decorating his plate of cupcakes. The kids decided that since the cupcakes
were for my birthday, that I wasn't allowed to help them frost and decorate. So I set
them each up on a large cookie sheet, gave them frosting and a knife, and the sprinkles
and let them create their masterpieces.
It was so fun to watch their individual personalities come out as they
set to frosting and decorating their FROZEN inspired cupcakes.
While they decorated we talked about their favorite parts of the FROZEN movie
and which characters were their favorites.
The FROZEN inspired cupcakes turn out so cute and the kids were proud
that they had decorated cupcakes for my birthday all by them themselves.
They could hardly wait to choose their favorite to eat and enjoy while we started
Isabella even made a special cupcake for Daddy when he got home from work.
I really enjoyed spending the afternoon chatting with my kids about
FROZEN and family and celebrating my birthday a few days early and cherishing
the time we've had together as a little group of three each day after school.
I'm so excited for Isabella to have a little sister - because sisters are built in best friends.
My sister currently lives in Korea and I am so thankful for technology that allows us to keep
in touch regularly and share our struggles as mothers, wives, and women.
I can only hope that Isabella and Grace will share the same bond as they grow up.