Daddy’s Movie Day – The Secret World of Arrietty


While Shelley was out of town, I was very excited to be able to take Zoe for a Daddy/Zoe date to see a preview of The Secret World of Arrietty.

Now I am going to begin this review with a preface.  The Secret World of Arietty, which opens today in theaters, although a very good movie may not be appropriate for smaller children as it more serious and has some emotionally intense content…You’ll see what I mean in a moment…

The story begins with Shawn, a small sickly boy, coming to his family’s house in the country to get the care that he needs.  While there he discovers Arrietty, a borrower, on her first borrowing.  Borrowers are tiny people who live under the floors and “borrow” the things they need to survive from the people where they live.  They only take the things that won’t be missed, a cube of sugar, or a single tissue.

Briana Alessio’s Look At Dole Whips…

I have to give a special shout out to Briana Alessio who is my special guest writer today! She is an awesome gal, and I can’t thank her enough for her post!!!

The Dole Whip.  Just saying it brings a smile to the face of many.  Whether you are a fan of fruit or not, this is definitely worth a try.  Located in The Walt Disney World Resort, you can get one at either Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian Resort or at the Magic Kingdom’s Aloha Isle in Adventureland.

Aloha Isle’s menu of assorted Dole Whip treats consists of two different treats: The Dole Whip Soft Serve in pineapple, vanilla, orange, or swirl ice cream for $3.49, or the Pineapple Float which is a pineapple Dole Whip served with pineapple juice for $4.49.  Aloha Isle also offers a Coca Cola or Barq’s Root Beer Float served with vanilla Dole Whip for $4.19.  They also have various other beverages and a couple of additional snack offers.  (Note: The Magic Kingdom does not serve alcohol so you will not find any here or anywhere throughout the park.)