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Originally Posted July 14, 2014 – Updated October 9, 2015

There’ve been several running themes that I’ve revisited on occasion here on THE ROCK FATHER over the past few years, and one of the biggest is the importance of imaginative play. Especially right now, in the summer months – when so many would just surrender the little ones to a tablet or smartphone – it’s important to get the kids outside and let their imaginations run wild. Playing dress-up is a classic tradition that works indoors and out no matter what the season, but when the weather is good, we need to take advantage of it. Actually, I posted about this very subject exactly one year ago, and now that Little Finn is mobile and can join big sister Addie in the action, we’ve been revisiting a favorite locale… but under a new theme. Two little girls… two young sisters… completely enamored with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ FROZEN. I present to you, Anna and Elsa: Arendelle In Summer, featuring Adalyn as Elsa, and Finley in her new Deluxe Anna costume, graciously provided by my friends at BuyCostumes.com.

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As if FROZEN weren’t enough of a pop culture phenomenon for everyone, we really have a connection with it here as I took part in the Press Tour for the film earlier this year, where I spent some time with the Academy Award-winning filmmakers (Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Peter Del Vecho), lent my voice to Olaf, and got to go hands-on in the animation lab. As a parent, this is the first time that I’ve witnessed a movie that has instantly resonated with both of my daughters, and become something that they’ve added to on a near-daily basis by letting themselves inhabit the characters, in-costume or without.

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Whether Arendelle is in a special location… our home or in our backyard, there is adventure awaiting around every corner and through every gate to the Kingdom…

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And just because it needs to be shared again, here’s my favorite cover of Idina Menzel’s iconic “Let it Go” – the pop-punk version by THE LAST SLEEPLESS CITY!

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