On the bandwagon… with every other 4 year old girl in the world

On the bandwagon… with every other 4 year old girl in the world

My girls are certifiably obsessed with the movie Frozen.  I took Isla to see it with some friends at the theater just after Christmas and was really surprised at how much we both liked it.   You have to like cheesy Disney musicals, but it really is a great story – one I’m happy for my girls to see.

We came home and started watching YouTube clips of the songs, bought the movie as soon as it was available, and the rest is history.

They are constantly singing and acting out their favorite parts.  Isla is Elsa and Ruby is Anna, and if you try to even sing one of Elsa’s songs, Ruby will quickly let you know that you aren’t allowed to do that because her sister is Elsa, not you.  I said something about summer the other day and Rubes threw her hands in the air with glee and shouted “Olaf!”  Obsessed.

We’ve watched all of the little girls belting their favorite Frozen songs on YouTube, and I have to say, we’ve got dozens of our own girls doing the same.  I mean, seriously, how cute is this?

But the best cover that we’ve seen is this one.  This version of the song gets stuck in my head periodically and I die laughing every time.  Enjoy!

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Advent 2011

Advent 2011

A little over a month ago we realized that if we were going to have any family Christmas traditions, this would be the year to start because Isla will actually remember them.  We knew we wanted to do some kind of advent tradition with her, but couldn’t really find anything here – except for those calenders with the chocolates hiding behind the doors.  So, I had my mom type out the story from the advent calender we used when I was growing up and turned it into a ring chain.  Each night Isla gets to take a ring off the chain and read more of the Christmas story.  She’s loving it!

(I don’t expect anyone to actually watch this entire video except for grandparents and aunts and uncles as it’s 5 minutes long :))

Friends around the world

Friends around the world

Every time we hop on another plane, we have to leave behind ones we love.  We talk about her favorite people every day – multiple times a day.  I was actually pretty surprised – we had a layover in Dallas on our way from Phoenix to Raleigh, and when we told Isla we were in Texas, she got all excited because her friend Ruby lives in Texas… I didn’t realize how much she was paying attention, although it makes sense because she would ask to play with Ruby several times a day, and we also responded with, “Nope, Ruby is in Texas.”

She obviously has no concept of distances and place, but she does know that an airplane ride is required to see her buddies.  Ahh, the life of a TCK!!

***  edit… if you watched this before it was totally wonky… I think it should be fixed now!! ***

Isla dancing

Isla dancing

It’s a bit hard to write a blog about life in Beirut when we aren’t actually in Beirut…  that’s my excuse, anyways, for how terrible I have been about keeping up with the blog while we’ve been in the States on Home Assignment!

Sometimes I just don’t know what to write about… and now is one of those times… so I’ll just leave you with a fun video of Isla dancing in the closet this morning.