I will admit I had not even heard of the movie when we were asked to screen it. Since then though, I’ve seen the commercials everywhere so hopefully you know what I’m talking about! If you don’t, or need a refresher here is the plot.
Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.
Before the screening I watched the trailer and thought this looks like it should be pretty funny. I was wrong, it was hilarious. We laughed throughout the whole movie. Andy Samberg is perfect as Junior, the about to be appointed successor of Hunter the insane, mean boss. He has a good heart and that gets him into a lot of trouble. Instead of “freeing” aka firing Tulip, he gives her a job to do. Unfortunately for Junior, that results in her using the Baby Making Machine to make a baby. They team up to deliver this baby and try to return everything to normal. But with Hunter and his goons, a wolf pack, and other hazards along the way, will they get the baby to her home safely?
The movie isn’t just funny for kids. All parents who are well versed in the sleep-deprived baby stage, will love the parts where Tulip and Junior were suffering through new parentitis. Not to mention the fight scene with the penguins where everyone is battles silently because you NEVER wake a sleeping baby!
I would recommend this movie for the whole family. It really is a wonderful story that shows you just why family family is so special.
Go see Storks in theaters September 23rd!
Hello! I’m Megan and my blog is Essentially Megan. I am a work from home mommy of two boys with another on the way. Essentially Megan is about all the things that make up my world. I write about my family, friends, food, travel, and healthy living. Ashley and I have been like family for over 8 years. She is a huge reason I began my blog. When she asked if I’d be interested in doing a guest post I said absolutely.
Fall is here and with it cooler weather and delicious foods. One of my favorite things about Fall is the abundance of apples and apple festivities. Sometimes there are more apples than we know what to do with. What should you do when you have an abundance of apples? Make homemade apple butter.
Slow Cooker Apple Butter
- 6 lbs of assorted apples-cored, peeled, and diced
- 1 c white sugar
- 1 c firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tbs of apple cider or apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ tbs of ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp of nutmeg
- ¼ tsp of allspice
- ¼ tsp of salt
- Put all ingredients in a crockpot, stirring to get apples coated.
- Set crockpot to low for 10 hours stirring every couple of hours to avoid anything sticking.
- Enjoy the wonderful smell in your home.
- Remove lid and cook on low for an additional 1 ½ -2 hours. You can leave it longer if it still looks watery.
- Blend to desired consistency.
- Recipe yields 6 half pint jars. Can these if you know how or give them away as gifts.
Melody Ellison is a civil rights believer, chorus leader, and daughter of Detroit. She is all about inspiring girls and their families to be a force for positive growth and change. Nine year old Melody provides a glimpse of life during the 1960s. This is a time of great energy, optimism, challenges, and change. With the struggle for equality and justice still prevalent today, Melody bridges the past and present for girls and shows them how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they come together to make a meaningful difference.
My daughter loves Melody, not only because she is a beautiful doll with cute accessories but because of what she stands for. My husband is bi-racial, and reading about life during the Civil Rights movement, she knows that if we lived during those times we wouldn’t be allowed to be a family. She wouldn’t have her friends at school either. Life would be very different from as she knows it today.
Just like Melody, my girl has a kind heart, she stands up for what she thinks is right and does her best to create change in her own little world. It warms my heart to see her lift her voice and I hope that Melody inspires girls everywhere to do the same thing.
My girl is sharing a story about how she used her voice to stop a bully on the playground at school.
American Girl wants to hear how your girl lifts her voice whether it’s through art, poetry, photography, or even song for a cause. For complete info about the Lift Your Voice campaign visit American Girl.
Have your children ever used their voice for a cause?
Thank you to American Girl for sending her to us. All opinions are our own.
- 4 medium sized golden potatoes
- 1 Squash
- 1 Zucchini
- Garlic Powder
- Ranch Dressing
- Shredded Cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel (or not) the potatoes. Slice them into about 1 inch thick pieces. *Note you can use whatever potatoes you like. We just happen to love the golden ones.
- Peel and cut both the squash and zucchini.
- Place cut potatoes, squash, and zucchini in a 13×9 glass dish.
- Sprinkle to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Add scoops of butter throughout the dish.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40-50minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Remove from over and lightly cover with the ranch dressing and shredded cheese. Okay I go crazy with the cheese because cheese.
- Place back into over for about 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
What is your favorite easy weeknight dish?
During the show we will just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and Hank as they embark on a life-changing adventure to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Out of the ocean and into headquarters with Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. Riley needs their help to find the confident to win the hockey championship and ride that emotional rollercoaster of growing up.
Old favorites are returning, like Anna and Elsa with their friends Olaf and Kristof. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.
And of course you can’t have a Disney On Ice show without the mouse himself! Mickey, Minnie, and the gang will take you on this magical journey full of fun. It is must see for any Disney fan, big or small!
Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart will skate into the Eagle Bank Arena:
- Wednesday, October 19th 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 20th 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, October 21st 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22nd 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 23rd 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Purchase your tickets today at Ticketmaster
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