On The Road Again With Toy Story 4

As die hard Disney fans we could not wait to take another peek inside the toy chest. We were invited to a few screenings for Toy Story 4 over the past couple weeks, but we could not make the day or times work, so we finally saw it on Sunday. Blake and I have grown up watching these movies and I am so happy to share them with my children now.  This time we join our favorite toy friends on an epic road trip and it was amazing. Toy Story 3 was the end of Andy's journey, and now in Toy Story 4 it is Bonnie's journey, along with Woody, who has always helped everyone find their happily ever after and now it is his turn.

In Toy Story 4 Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

I loved so many parts about the movie. I loved how Bonnie made Forky at Kindergarten orientation and it is so true in life today. Kids don't just play with toys, they play with everything. They make crafts and play with them and Bonnie's spork ends up becoming her new favorite toy.

The ending was very emotional for all of us, so be ready with some tissues. Also it was very emotional to see and hear Mr. Potato Head in this movie since Don Rickles just passed away and he voiced the character of Mr. Potato Head.  Make sure you stay for the ending credits, they show some extra scenes you don't want to miss. 

The movie is for all ages and the entire family will love it.  I do suggest watching Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3 before seeing Toy Story 4.  The movie is 1 hour and 40 minutes long and it is rated G.

If you are planning a Toy Story themed birthday party click here.  We threw Carter a Toy Story birthday party it was amazing!

Carter's Woody costume was pretty simple. You could easily do cowboy boots, but he had brown leather high top sneakers so we used those instead. I bought him a red bandana and a yellow long sleeve shirt from Amazon and with a red marker and ruler I made lines on the shirt like Woody's. I ordered a cowboy hat on Amazon and picked up some cow print fabric at Joann Fabrics and Crafts for the vest. I printed a vest template and just traced the template over the cow print fabric. I ended up just gluing the cow print vest on the yellow shirt and Carter was set. It was so easy and so reasonable.

Kennedy's Jessie costume was purchased from Target. She was begging for that particular costume so I figured why not. She loved that it was a dress. She already had cowboy boots and I ordered her a red hat from Amazon and I made her red braid. I just bought red yarn from Joann Fabrics and Crafts and yellow ribbon for the bow.


We also made our own Forky, Bunny and Ducky this week. It was very simple. I bought a Toy Story 4 kit at Joann Fabric and Crafts that included all of these items, but you could easily do this without a kit. For Forky you need a spork, googly eyes, a red wiki stick, a blue wiki stick, a red pipe cleaner, two popsicle sticks, and either some playdoh or doh to stick Forky to the popsicle sticks. To make Bunny or Ducky you basically need googly eyes, pom pom balls and with paper you could make the nose and mouth for Bunny and Ducky. What a fun summer activity to do with your kids!

I loved my shirt!  It reads Girls Supporting Girls!

Here are some fun activity and coloring sheets your kids will love and these are great to keep them busy this summer!  Click here to download.

At McDonald's right now you can collect all 10 Toy Story 4 toys that they are giving in their happy meals.  We have all 10 figurines and all the pieces comes together to make an RV just like in the movie!

 Love Duke Caboom on the back.

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And if you made it all the way to the end of this blog post you get to see this special treat!  Blake and I were Woody and Jessie for Halloween 2010!