Turns out, anyone and anything can play the piano.
Many mornings Mommy and Daddy let us in their room while they're getting ready (we call it putting our faces on). We often put on "odorant" just like Daddy does (after he puts on "DEodorant" of course).
Their closet has two REALLY heavy sliding doors that have mirrors on them. We spend most of our time either on their bed or hiding in that big closet.
Who's Scotty? And we're not really sure we want him "beaming" us anywhere. There are just so many ways of moving from floor to floor in this world. There's regular stairs, the MUCH cooler moving stairs . . .
. . . and let us not forget the trusty elevator with all the buttons we can push.
We went to Children's Museum this morning. We played with all kinds of great stuff, including giant containers full of goo. Daddy came with us and he brought the new camera he got for his birthday to use for the first time.
We played with the water and Daddy did a pretty good job capturing that.
Then we popped some bubbles. This an ok picture, but it's obvious he's still learning how to use it. If you want to see what what kind he got, click here.
We saw all kinds of great stuff. We met Daisy the mouse. That's her running in her wheel.
And we watched the buses and traffic pass below as we looked out the top window on the fourth floor.
When you have a craving, sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands. Once you find the bundt pan, you get your bread dough (even if it's made of wood), roll it in cinnamon and sugar, put it in the bundt pan, cover it in a caramel-like sauce and cook it. It's that simple.
We got Daddy some awesome new shoes for his birthday. They're just like the shoes we have, that's how awesome they are.
After making the birthday pie this morning we waited all day before eating it. It seemed like forever.
It was so long, in fact, that when it was finally time, we made sure it was REALLY okay to eat it.
It was, so we dug in. The pie was SOOOOO good. If anyone needs a French Silk pie, just ask us. However, Aunt JenJen thought it was a little weird that Daddy wanted a birthday pie. She sent him an e-card that's pretty funny. Click here to check it out. Once it loads, click on the desserts on the list. Be sure your sound is on.
We helped make Daddy's birthday pie this morning. Check it out!
Once the crust was complete and the filling was finished, we squeezed the cream on top of the pie.
Of course we made sure we used every single drop.
There was a lot of cream to put on the pie.
When it was all covered, there was even a little still left. We finished that off too.
So what are your thoughts? Did this awesome gift arrive late or are Mommy and Daddy hiding gifts from us? In the end, perhaps it doesn't matter. We were just as excited.
As soon as we saw it, we began tearing into the wrapping.
It was a big gift and there was a lot of wrapping so it took us some time.
Just look at all these animals! There is a waterfall-slide, doors (both trap and normal) and swings. It's great.
. . . is keeping us from going anywhere. However, we been successful in going from the floor . . .
. . . to the couch. Also, what likely comes as no surprise, our bubbies and blankies are going wherever we go.
It's been a rough few days. Hopefully we'll be on the mend soon.
We're not too sure who Monkey Joe is, we didn't get to meet him, but he
lives at this great place.
We went with Will and took full advantage of all the slides.
Mommy always tells us how crazy we are. Perhaps it's only fitting we ended up in
a padded enclosure.
It was a pretty long day, but it was worth it when we finally made it to Will's house.
Those are his legs, but it's not REALLY his house. It's his Grandma and Grandpa's
house, or Mom and Pops A and our Mommy calls them.
There's Will's head. We used to have one of these in our house too. It never seemed
quite THIS crowded. There is one more person on it and we're all a lot bigger than
we used to be.
We had lots of stuff to do when we arrived. It was a whole new
place with new rooms to explore . . .
. . . new toys to figure out . . .
. . . and great new spots to take a break. The day caught up with us eventually.
We set out early in an attempt to beat a winter storm moving across southern Iowa and north Missouri.
Shortly after we crossed the border, we took a break from the
drive and ran around an indoor play place.
We had a good time, but had to get back on the road. No sooner had we pulled out of the parking lot than the snow started falling, lots of it.