Sunday, February 23, 2014

You've probably seen this.  And if T grew an epic mustache, this could be us.

There aren't any spoken words, just this song by the Bee Gees in the background:

"There's a light
A certain kind of light
That never shone on me
I want my life to be
But what good does it do
If I ain't got you, ain't got? Hey babe

You don't know what it's like, baby
You don't know what it's like
To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you"

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Hollow

Yesterday Pippa and I went to Happy Hollow with the M girls.  Happy Hollow is a small (small!) amusement park and zoo geared toward younger kids.  The target age range is probably 3-6.  There are about 7 rides, a petting zoo, a regular zoo, and several playgrounds.  We had a fabulous time!  If we lived closer we would totally get a season pass.

Pippa was too small for some of the rides, but she still went on four of them.

The rides go fairly fast (well, fast for a 1 year old) and I wasn't sure how she would handle it, but as soon as the ride started going she got a huge grin and she shouted "Wheee!"  I do think it helped that her little friend, J sat next to her on the ride.

All four girls.

3 out of 4 looking at the camera isn't bad!

After each ride was over, Pippa would sign "Again.  Again."  And then she would cry as I pulled her out to go get in line because she wanted to go again right then.  She totally has no concept of waiting in line, either (though at this age I definitely don't expect her to).

She was having the best time and I was having the best time watching her having the best time.
The fire trucks have a bell you can ring and that is what all the noise is.  I did put her in a fire truck once but she only pulled the bell twice then focused her energy on spinning the steering wheel and waving to her adoring fans (ie anyone who looked at her).

Waiting in line (this time) for the cars.  Again.

The last ride we did was the carousel.  It was actually the first ride we did as well.  Pippa loved it the first two times, but the third time she started crying.  Who knows what the difference was.  Maybe she was just tired - she did sleep on the way home.

We did visit the petting zoo (without touching any of the animals - yuck!) and the regular zoo parts.  But Pippa still isn't that into animals.  The only ones that really held her interest were the parrots.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Toys for Girls

This past Christmas T and I picked a few names from the Angel Tree.  One of them was an eight year old girl.  I thought we would get her some hair accessories and some legos.  I didn't want to get her a barbie or something like that, because even though most girls like those things, girls are also SO much more than those things.

But I couldn't find any legos that weren't ridiculous.  There were a ton of obviously boy sets, ONE girl set (ice cream shop), and NO sets of just the blocks.  And I looked all over.  A few days ago I saw this article on yahoo.  It's about a little girl who sent a letter to Lego.  Here is her letter.  All I can say is "Preach it, girlfriend!"