And a happy birthday to Emily, too!
It is still hot in Texas, so I took the Peanut to the Galleria today to play on the great playground with her friends Violet and Fletcher. Now, let's face it. I am a little bit of a freak. I don't like dirt or germs or danger, so I do what I can to help Daphne avoid those things as well. This playground is great because it has no sand, rocks, dirt, or woodchips for Daphne to eat or wallow in. There ARE probably germs, but if you get there before the mall opens, all the toys are clean, and there aren't too many other kids spreading Who Know What all over the place. And it is a very safe playground, because the toys are made of some kind of soft material, and the floor is cushy and bouncy. So, I decided today was the day to let the Peanut climb on stuff without hovering over her. She had a BLAST. Since I usually never let her climb on stuff, she isn't very good at it, but it didn't take her too long to get the hang of it, and by the time we left, she figured out how to get down without falling. Look how proud she is of herself, standing on top of that gator's back! And in the video, when she falls, she just says Uh-Oh and gets up to do it again, happy as a clam. And I only said "Oh Dear!" once or twice the whole time. Kev would have been so proud of me...uh, I mean Daphne.
My friend Emily is an award-winning pie-maker. Last night, she made a practice pie for this year's upcoming State Fair, and we were lucky enough to get a sample slice. Mmm-mmm. As you can see in the video, Daphne likes pie (and also spaghetti, which is all over her face). After she finished her pie, she set her sights on mine. Emily, if Daphne is the judge this year, I think you're gonna win. (Wummy = Yummy).
Daphne likes to play the instruments in our house. Right now, she especially seems to like the noisy ones like the drums and the trumpet. I am hoping she will eventually gravitate toward the nice quiet ukulele or mandolin, but only time will tell. Please enjoy this short drumming video. It only lasts about 20 seconds. But in real life, I got to listen to it for about ten minutes. I fear we will eventually have to build on a soundproof room.