Last Wednesday, my cute little family woke up nice and early, we packed breakfast to eat in the car and we headed to Chicago. We had a date planned with Joan Cusack.
On Tuesday, a package arrived, in it were costumes for the kids. To say they were excited would be a total understatement. They wore the costumes while they watched TV, played Guitar Hero, watched over their brother and ate lunch. So the idea of wearing them to the Disney Store in Chicago nearly kept them awake the entire night before.
We honestly had no idea what to expect. We arrived to see a very long line. Disney was offering a limited edition Jessie doll, only 2010 were created. Fans arrived early to purchase their dolls and have them signed by Joan Cusack, the voice of Jessie.
Fortunately, we were able to walk past the line to the media area, where we were allowed to join the media frenzy that surrounded Joan. IT. WAS. FUN. Anna and Noah were being interviewed by TV and radio stations. They really did not understand what was going on, honestly, neither did I, I just felt so lucky to be there.
Needless to say, we met Joan and she was amazing.
After talking with Anna and Noah, she offered to buy them whatever they wanted from the store. Her two sons helped the kids shop, her sons were the nicest boys.
I was wearing Eli in my sling, Joan approached me and said “I want to hold him.” I said “NO WAY, HE’S MINE, BACK OFF.”
Okay, that’s a lie, I said “You do?! Okay then!” And she held him in her arms and seemed to really be loving him. I was like “can I get my picture taken with you?” and she said something like “uh uh, sure kid, whatever you say.”
“CHEEEEESE!” I said.
“You’re such a cute little baby,” she said.
She was smitten. (how could you not be?!)
You get the idea, we met Joan, she was awesome, Anna is in AWE of her, we can’t wait to see Toy Story 3 and now I have a giveaway for you!
Our friends at Disney are offering up a fun Jessie prize package -
One lucky reader will receive A Jessie Talking Doll, Jessie Backpack, Jessie Lunch tote & a Jessie Journal! ($67 value) This is bound to make one Jessie fan very happy. Anna picked out a Jessie doll and loves her, Jessie has been to WalMart, Target, the park and Anna wears her around in a sling. (she also sleeps by her bed in a bed she made of tissues. It’s all about hospitality in my house.)
What do you need to do to enter to win? 3 ways to enter:
-Leave me a comment telling me who your favorite Toy Story character is!
-Tweet about this giveaway, leave your link to your tweet in a separate comment.
-Blog or Facebook about this giveaway, leaving your link in a separate comment!
That’s it! This giveaway will close on Friday, June 25th at 9:00 CST, winner to be announced this weekend.
Thanks to Disney for this great giveaway and for giving my family the opportunity to meet Joan Cusack!