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I’m Going to Disney!

Well…we all are 🙂

I just booked our very first REAL family vacation!! (Sorry folks, weeks/weekends in Vermont don’t really count. I mean…it’s a vacation, but … you know!) We’re headed to Disney in January. I’m SO EXCITED!!!!! Mike’s never been there – so he has no clue as to how excited he really should be. LOL

And we haven’t told the kids, so…shhhhh!!!!! I believe – if we can wait that long – the vacation plans will be reveled as a Christmas present.

Have I mentioned that I’m excited?

Who Doesn’t Love Disney?

I’ve been talking about wanting to take the kids to Disney … Maggie seeing Cinderella? Burke seeing the Cars cars? Logan seeing Mickey Mouse?? I’m excited for how excited THEY are going to be.

Alas, this will have to wait until we save up the funds to go. Unless. Unless! I win 🙂

Rayovac batteries and Disney have partnered to give us
Rayovac Powers Your Vacation— Magic Wand Sweepstakes
.  AND a Twitter event! Sign up for the sweepstakes and take part in the Twitter party to win some cool stuff.

Unlock your imagination and celebrate the chance to win a celebration vacation for four to “Disney World®” or “Disneyland®” by entering the Magic Wand Sweepstakes. In addition to the Grand Prize, there’s also the chance to win a lifetime supply of Rayovac batteries or a Disney Gift Card from Rayovac. Enter the sweepstakes from now until 11:59 p.m. (CT) on July 31, 2010 at www.rayovac.com/disneyvacation (eligibility to enter the sweepstakes subject to the official rules found on the website).

There’s a cute video that reminds me of what Maggie would do if she had Molly’s Magic Wand…

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Makes My Monday: First Crush

I was watching Disney’s Atlantis with the kids yesterday. Maggie had borrowed the book from their school library … which reminded me that we had the movie. They’d seen it before, but it’s been over a year, so they didn’t remember it at all.

When the main character, Kida, first came on screen, Burke whispered, “She’s BEAUTIFUL!”

And then asked me why she wasn’t wearing any clothes.

Trying to think quickly…I said, “Kida lives in a very hot climate, so she doesn’t need to wear much.”

He then proclaimed Atlantis to be the best movie EVER.

The pure innocence and wonder in Burke’s voice totally Makes My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Scary Disney Movies

What is it with Disney – supposedly FAMILY oriented Disney – that makes them have a scary part in pretty much every single movie?? Don’t get me wrong. I’m a *huge* Disney fan – I was a member of the Disney Movie Club long before I had kids. But wow. I guess you don’t really realize how bad it really is until you’re watching WITH kids.

A random sampling:

  • Bambi – mom’s shot. ‘nuf said.
  • Beauty and the Beast – uhm. Not just the Beast…there are wolves too!
  • The Fox and the Hound – The entire movie is crazy! I remember a cute friendship story…watching it (ONCE) with my kids showed a very, very dark story where they’re always trying to kill the fox!
  • 101 Dalmatians – Cruela DeVil. She wants to make a coat out of the puppies.
  • Monster’s Inc. – The very first scene is monsters trying to scare a kid in bed. nice.
  • Lion King – Dad dies. Scar then tries killing off Simba. And Scar’s FAMILY!
  • Finding Nemo – Mom dies. (What IS it with mom dying??)
  • Little Mermaid – Shark scene.

So…we start watching and ack! a scary part comes up and my brain freezes…do I turn it off or keep it going?! I’m thinking that most of these would be scarier if I turned it off before the warm fuzzy happy ending, so instead of doing that, we brave the monsters and plunge right on through…

I guess the ones that were around when I was younger didn’t scar ME for life (at least…I don’t think they did! LOL), so perhaps I shouldn’t be too worried. But then again, I hear that we can’t help but scar our kids for life, so why not let Disney help …

***EDIT*** I’m told that this is a good candidate for another blog listing (see comments), the Daily Mish Mash and July Movie Madness, so I’m adding a link to over there…looks like fun!