The Toy Story movies have always been some of our favorites. My boys went through the Buzz Lightyear phase. Caleb did especially. He wanted to be the “real” BuzzLightyear when he grew up. I have countless pictures of him drawing Buzz, and they are some of my favorite pieces of his work. I think we have had a total of four Buzz Lightyear birthday parties between the two boys.
Sadly, they have moved on. Although they will happily still watch the movies, their new obsession is with Transformers. They are now talking Autobots and Decepticons and planning their own Transformer birthdays.
They may have moved on but my little Reagan is now in the Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie obsession. I adore it. She does not care about princesses or dolls the way she loves her Buzz Lightyear and Jessie the Cowgirl. Jessie ALWAYS has to have her hat or it’s a five alarm emergency around here. When she talks about Buzz she calls him, “Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue.” I can’t help but smile from ear to ear. She is a complete joy.
From the first time I watched Toy Story with Caleb, I adapted Buzz’s famous line to tell my kids “I love you to infinity and beyond.” It has become our common phrase in our house like “I love you to the moon and back” or “I eat you up, I love you so.”
Yesterday, I decided I needed a small piece of art to hang in our house and reflect this special phrase. I made this little print.
To demonstrate this great love of Toy Story, check out who was our dinner guest last night… She is a regular around here. 🙂