Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
I really did think about doing a St. Patrick's Day post today, but we have already said about as much as we have to say on this post. It really isn't too late to incorporate some of the ideas that Alicia shared. We will be eating corned beef and cabbage, as well as Key Lime Pie. I hope you enjoy this fun day!
A different event that I have been looking forward to is happening today! The opening of the live action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson! I can hardly wait to see it!
Have you seen the trailer?
I have been a Disney girl all of my life, and with the excitement of this movie coming out, I was inspired to make today's Friday Fave question be...
Which Disney Princess is Your Favorite?
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So, let's begin with princess #1, Shyanne! Shyanne is 8 years old and tells me that her favorite Princess it Ariel, from the Little Mermaid! Shyanne has always loved to sing. I have the Disney Karaoke for the Wii. I can hear her sweet voice now singing, "Under the Sea!" My personal favorite is, "Kiss the Girl." Little Mermaid is a great movie. Who doesn't go around quoting it? It has such great phrases like, "Zut alors, I have missed one!" We have all heard the rumors that the VHS version of the movie sells for hundreds of dollars on eBay. I have checked, (because we have one) and yes some are LISTED for that, but there are others much cheaper. But, really, just get it on DVD and enjoy it all over again.
Princesses #2 are both Alicia and my 5 year old granddaughter, Jayda. These two both chose Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Jayda also loves to sing, plus I think the idea of the Beast speaks to her adventurous little heart. This movie came out when Alicia was a little girl. When she was 3 years old, for Christmas she received a cassette player with a sing-along microphone and the soundtrack to Beauty and the Beast. She went all around with that thing singing, "Be Our Guest, Be our Guest!..." over and over again. It is one of my favorite memories of her as a child. Now, Alicia says that she loves Belle because she is smart, loves to read, brave and she sticks up for herself. She also believes in giving people second chances, or in other words, she is forgiving. I think that one of my favorite songs for this movie is the one about Gaston because it is so funny.
I knew what Princess #3, Madalynn would be. She made me stand in line with her at Disneyland when she was 18 years old to get her picture taken with Aurora, Sleeping Beauty. I was going to put the picture up, but I looked and looked and can't find it! If I come across it, I will add it. Madalynn loves Aurora's voice and range. It is beautiful and lilting. Just think of "Once Upon a Dream" and you will realize it is true. Plus, Maddy says, " Aurora loves to sleep a lot, just like me!" My favorite part of the movie is at the end when the fairy godmothers are arguing about whether her dress should be pink or blue. As she twirls with her prince charming around the floor of the ballroom, they keep changing the color back and forth. It was always magical to me as a child. (I liked blue.)
Lindsey is Princess #4. She chose Mulan because she loves what a strong, brave and loyal woman she is portrayed to be. Lindsey says, "Mulan is wonderful, beautiful and deals with insecurity like most people but she finds out that it's okay to be different as long as you are always trying to do the right thing." She says that the scene when they are singing, "Be a Man" and she goes up to retrieve the arrow always makes her cry. Plus, there are also some other great songs in that movie! I have always love the song, "Reflection".
That makes me Princess #5, (but I am really the queen, sometimes Maleficent.) I had such a difficult time choosing! I mean, I grew up with Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. I loved them all! But in the end, I finally chose Rapunzel from the movie Tangled! You can rent the movie on Amazon, or buy the DVD here. I love that Rapunzel is klutzy like me, and romantic and that she just plunges into things wildly, (like me). Plus, the song, "At Last I See the Light" is amazing.
I know that the trend now is to make the live action versions of the classics, and I am super excited to see Beauty and the Beast, but I will always love the animated classics! Sometimes, it is just time to watch them with your children or grandchildren, And also, to sing the songs together! There really are good messages to be gleaned from them, but mostly, just some great entertainment!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!