Friday, December 6, 2013

CC Creates 'Frozen' Play Space *Giveaway*

CC rebuilds the "Frozen" landscape.
UPDATE: Congrats to Mami2jcn, who won the Frozen doll! She was in it to win it! Please email me at losangelesstory@gmail.com with your contact info. And thanks to everyone who participated. I really loved reading these stories. Kids are so brave and really have to deal with so much! Hope everyone has a happy holiday!

Ever since we saw Disney's latest animated film Frozen, CC has been talking about sisters Elsa and Anna, Sven the reindeer and Olaf the snowman.

Let's just say, it made an impact. She already wants to see the film again. (You can check out our video review of the movie here.)

So when we had the chance to participate in Mattel's Disney Insider program, which gave CC a sneak peek at an assortment of Disney dolls -- Elsa, Anna and Kristoff (SRP: $19.99) -- she was thrilled! (She even took Anna to the Frozen screening.)

What was even better was when she used her amazingly vibrant imagination (yes, I'm her mom; I brag sometimes) to re-create the icy snowscape from the movie during play time.

She gathered up her wooden blocks and built the town of Arendelle, where the sisters are from, and placed one of Will's white blankets on top of a step stool to make Elsa's ice castle.

It was pretty creative, I have to say. She even built a makeshift sleigh with a little Sven made of wooden blocks!
Princess Anna sits in CC's makeshift sleigh.
She's been playing with the dolls so much since we received them, taking their clothes on and off, of course. I've talked her into keeping their tiaras on -- but that will only last so long. Every girl I've ever known loves to take those off and play with their hair.

When I talked to CC about the movie -- and how brave and persistent the characters were -- I asked her if she's ever been scared of something that she later overcame (not in those exact words, but you know).

"When I had my first spelling test," she said. (That was this year in 1st grade.)

"And what did you do to keep going, even though you were nervous?" I asked.

"I just did it. Now it's really easy."

Just like Anna, trekking up that mountain with Kristoff and Sven. She just did it.

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away a Disney Frozen doll, courtesy of Mattel.

To enter, leave a comment below, telling me how your child has overcome something, or how you helped him/her overcome something scary.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page and share the giveaway.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so. 

Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Friday, Dec. 13!

22 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

This isn't scary, but my daughter overcame her nail biting habit. I told her how she was putting a lot of germs in her mouth and she might get sick and miss out on fun stuff, and she quit biting.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I like you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy and shared:

https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/674236249273408

noreen said...

My girls adore this movie too and are asking to see it again.
My youngest used to have a huge fear of hair, loose hair no longer attached to anyone's head. The worst was in the tub when a hair would be floating. It took a while but I would show her as I plucked a hair from my head and then let it float in the tub. After a while she wasn't scared anymore.

Crystal said...

What a great giveaway! Something that Maisie has been scared of is swimming and falling to a pool! We had tried lessons in the past and then again this year. This year with consistent lessons, she's been a trooper and has overcome her fear of jumping into a a pool and I have confidence that if she fell in she'd be OK. She's done great at working through the "scary" moments. I'll share too!!

Crystal said...

OK - I love your blog so here's all my sharing from personal and my blogs ;): FB x2 - Twitter x2 -Google +.

Mami2jcn said...

12/7 Shared on Facebook again today:

https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/674428902587476


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Mami2jcn said...

12/8 Shared today on Facebook:

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Mami2jcn said...

12/9 Shared on Facebook:

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maggietucker10 said...

My granddaughter was afraid of heights, she wouldn't go into the play house at McDonalds because she didn't want to go up so high. One day there was a little girl there her age who asked her to go up with her...now she loves it!
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Mami2jcn said...

12/10 Shared again on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/676039259093107

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Maria Malaveci said...

My daughter is terrified of lightning/storms. We have an icon in her room of Saint Katerina & I told her that mom and dad, and Saint Katerina watches over her and keeps her safe.

mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

Mami2jcn said...

12/11 Shared on Facebook:

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karenmed409 said...

Our little gal used to be scared of talking to anyone, she stutters and has speech delay and can't pronounce words very well. We explained that it takes practice to slow down when she speaks and it will get easier. She is not as afraid to speak to anyone now. And finally has a good circle of friends that help her when she has trouble getting any words out.
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karenmed409 said...

following you on twitter-gummasplace
tweet-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/410899905683546112

Maria Elena Dominguez said...

Following on twitter and retweeted
https://mobile.twitter.com/la_story/status/411052154133045248

Maria Elena Dominguez said...

When we moved to another state a few months ago the kids in the neighborhood would be pretty mean to my daughter, she would be so sad because they wouldn't want to play with her just for no reason. It was pretty upsetting for me to see but it's not like I could make the other kids play with her so I would just try to do fun things with her to make it up.

Mami2jcn said...

12/12 shared on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/676993825664317

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

12/13 shared on Facebook again:

https://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy/posts/677408988956134

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Fingers crossed! My daughter is OBSESSED with Frozen and she would be so thrilled to have these dolls.

Toystory said...

My grandson is determined to conquer whatever he comes across, and since he's only 2 - that's both scary and adventurous - He will do something over and over until he puts up both fists and goes "yeah".

Toystory said...

Liked U on FB and liked/shared/commented -- FB name: Johannah Brookwell

L.A. Story said...

Wow, these are amazing things to overcome. It's so great to hear from proud parents and grandparents, who've helped their (grand)kids feel supported.

Maria Elena, I hope your daughter has found some good friends. :)

Mami2jcn said...

Yay! I just saw my name posted as the winner! Thank you so much! I emailed you.

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