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Shaun the Sheep Movie + Giveaway

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Today marks the day that the new Shaun the Sheep Movie is released nationwide! Shaun the Sheep Movie is about a day when Shaun decides to take the day off from the farm and have a little fun in the big city with his other sheep friends. Although he is up for an adventure, the day is full a little more excitement than he planned. You can watch their adventure to the city and how they end up back on the grassy hills of their farm.

This movie looks like a really fun one to watch with your kids. If you are familiar with other movies and shoes such as Wallace and Grommit, you will notice that they are shot in the same technique using Claymation rather than graphic animation. The act of making a Claymation movie always amazes me. How much time it must take to shoot every frame and create every movement with the clay; it must be amazing to watch the process.

Shaun the Sheep Movie is geared towards children ages 4-10 but I think everyone in the family will love it. It’s fun, silly and lighthearted! 

While we were on vacation this past week, Lennox wore her Shaun the Sheep t-shirt at the beach, which was lots of fun too! 

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Shaun the Sheep Trailer

Have you seen the new trailer for Shaun the Sheep Movie? We saw it in the theatre last month and now it is on tv a lot – every time Lennox see’s it, she gets excited to see the movie when it comes out! You can see the full trailer here: 

Meet Timmy!

Lennox’s favorite character from the book and from the movie clips is Timmy! Timmy is the youngest sheep character and the one always getting into a little bit of mischief! Gee, what a shocker!! You can meet Timmy here:

Shaun the Sheep Movie Giveaway

One of my readers will win a Shaun the Sheep Movie gift pack! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter to win. Giveaway ends August 12th. Open to US residents only. Prize includes:

  • Shaun the Sheep Movie Children’s T-Shirt
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie Adult’s T-Shirt
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie Headband
  • book from the Shaun the Sheep Movie book series
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie poster
  • Serta Sheep Plush

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Shaun the Sheep Serta Giveaway

Additionally, now through August 18, 2015, enter to win one of our weekly prizes! One randomly selected winner will be chosen each week to receive a Movie Basket that includes:

  • Two movie passes to see “Shaun the Sheep Movie”
  • One “Shaun the Sheep Movie” plush toy
  • One “Shaun the Sheep Movie”  picture frame
  • One “Shaun the Sheep Movie” junior novelization (book based on the movie)
  • One Serta Counting Sheep plush toy
  • One Serta Counting Sheep keychain
  • One Serta Luxury Fleece blanket

 On the last day of the promotion, one grand prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress and a hometown screening of “Shaun the Sheep Movie”!

To enter, simply fill out the form on Serta’s Facebook Page

Easy Paddington Bear Cupcakes

Our trip to Paddington, Paddington Movie Night + Easy Paddington Cupcakes

Paddington was a movie that as soon as I heard about it last year, I was really excited about it. As I remember reading Paddington as a kid myself. Kyle remembers watching the Paddington Bear cartoons as a kid as well. So now that it was coming to the big screen, I was ready to have Lennox love Paddington as well! The movie was a hit, enjoyed by both adults and kids! I knew it would be one that we bought right away. In fact, we bought it the very first week it was out on digital download. You can buy Paddington Digital Download on Amazon now too before it hits the stores! Now that it is coming out on DVD, I wanted to share our trip to Paddington with you as well as some really cute and easy Paddington cupcakes to make for your family movie night!

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While we were in London – the only request that Lennox had, was to bring her back a Paddington bear. So of course, our first full day in London, we had to head over to the Paddington train station and find the statue, take some pictures and buy Lennox her Paddington Bear – straight from the source! 

When you enter into Paddington Station in London, you will find a statue of Paddington waiting to be found after his trip to London from Darkest Peru. He is located on the left platform way in the back of the station. It doesn’t look exactly like the movie, but Paddington really was named after the station in the story book some years ago. Here is that statue.

Paddington Bear Statue at Paddington Station London

The way the movie resembled Paddington Bear waiting in the station, is pretty close, don’t you agree?

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Now that the movie has become a hit, there is a full Paddington Bear store on the upper level near the entrance to the station. It has everything you could imagine from Bears to Books to Rubber Boots – Paddington is everywhere. We picked up a nice Paddington Bear for Lennox, as well as the original chapter book – that we have been working our way through at bedtime each night. They also have this statue outside their store.

Paddington Bear Statue at Paddington Station London

 This weekend we watched Paddington (again!), and decided to make some special treats to go along with the family movie night theme – cupcakes! I was looking for an easy way to make some fun cupcakes for Lennox but at the same time tie in Paddington Bear. And this is how they turned out:Easy Paddington Bear Cupcakes
All I did was take my favorite cake batter (Duffy’s) and make cupcakes. Once cooled I frosted them with Duffy’s Cream Cheese Frosting. I then dipped them into a bowl of rainbow sprinkles. You can only imagine has excited Lennox was about those sprinkles… I then slipped each cupcake into a Paddington cupcake sleeve that you can print out online here and they were ready to serve! Cute and easy!

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If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you really must – it is so great and a family classic. Also, if you are going to have a Paddington family movie night, a Paddington birthday party or any other Paddington themed party, make sure to check out PaddingtonParties.com for lots of awesome decoration ideas, recipes, coloring sheet print-outs and more for free.  

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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Starz and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Over 50 Doc McStuffins Coloring Pages

50 Doc McStuffins Coloring Pages + New DVD

Do you have a Doc McStuffins fanatic at home? Doc is one of Lennox’s favorite television shows – she sings the songs, pretends to be doctors to her stuffed animals and toys, and overall just loves the show. It really is a great show with some great messages – all put together by Disney.

We watch the episodes over and over – so since it’s such a favorite, I try to find Doc McStuffins related activities – and coloring is a great one. I have pulled together a few websites that offer free printable Doc McStuffins Coloring Pages.

Over 50 Doc McStuffins Coloring Pages

50+ Doc McStuffins Printable Coloring Pages

Cartoon Jr – 6 Doc McStuffins Coloring Pages

Coloring Book – 9 Doc McStuffins Coloring Pages

On Coloring: 25 Doc McStuffins Printable Coloring Pages

Dino Kids – 4 Coloring Pages

Doc McStuffins latest DVD, Cuddle Me Lambie, was just recently released and it’s another great one!

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Here is a little about the new DVD:

No one gives better cuddles than Doc’s warm and fuzzy best friend! She’s a princess and a ballerina, and she’s always there for toys that need an extra helping of tender loving care. Just say three little words: “Cuddle Me Lambie.”

Join Doc and the whole gang as they laugh, play and have a ball fixing boo-boos and discovering great ways to stay happy and healthy. Celebrate the power of true friendship as new, sparkly heart toy Val shows Lambie there’s plenty of love to go around. Meet Donny and Alma’s monster creation Charlie – who turns out to be very sweet and not scary after all. Then, see how Lambie gets out of a super-sticky jam! Bursting with five song-filled episodes and cuddles galore, this “hug-stravaganza” is magical fun your little one will adore!

You can find the new Disney Junior, Doc McStuffins Cuddle Me Lambie DVD at local retailers and online on Amazon.

Note: I received an early copy of this DVD in return for this post.