When I showed her this picture only 5 minutes after taking it, she laughed.
She has a serious relationship with the penguin now. 🐧
* Sophia highly recommends all little babies buddy up with their very own Lamaze High-Contrast Bend and Squeak Toy, Penquin
I put this together last night. If you like things that are well made and have the resources and skill, build your own.
It’s not as easy as it should be to assemble AND one screw was missing. I have a jar full of screws and am moderately skilled at assembling things, so no big deal here…but I can’t imagine my own mother or most of the people I know trying to follow the instructions and assemble this thing.
Did I mention one of the screws was missing? Yeah, just one. They also don’t fit in the holes they’re supposed to fit in (presumably because the rails are painted after they are drilled), so good luck with the “self tapping” screws!
The instruction translation from Chinese isn’t bad.
I found this calendar page of “lesser known holidays” and, after discovering my own birthday is also National Hot Cross Buns Day and also National Neighborhood Day (9/11), I wanted to note these for when she arrives. Now we’ll also have a little fun fact about her birthday, which I am told almost certainly won’t come on the date she is expected, which is sort of in the middle of this list:
Tuesday, April 23rd 2013
A Mad scientists Favourite Day
Wednesday, April 24th 2013
24 Hour Comics Day
A day to not only celebrate, but to engage in the creation of comics. Try to create your own full 24 page comic book in 24 consecutive hours.
It should be called Astronomy Night, have a look up at the stars tonight
If you are a plumber, today is your special day
Thursday, April 25th 2013
World Penguin Day
Today is dedicated to our fine feathered swimming friends, the penguin
Friday, April 26th 2013
Landscape Architecture Day
Today in 1822 Frederick Law Olmsted was born, he is the father of landscape architecture
National Pretzel Day
Eat your heart out on pretzels, but be sure not to choke.
Get out and play a round of Shuffleboard today
Saturday, April 27th 2013
World Tapir Day
Write an Old Friend Today Day
Compose and eMail or letter to someone you haven’t talked to in awhile
Sunday, April 28th 2013
Great Poetry Reading Day
Why not read some poetry
Santa Fe Trail Day
Tuesday, April 30th 2013
Hairstyle Appreciation Day
Tell someone their hairstyle looks great
Wednesday, May 1st 2013
Save a Rhino Day
If you see a rhino in need, save its life and it will grant you three wishes
Thursday, May 2nd 2013
Roberts Rule of Order Day
I second that motion
Learn something about outerspace today
Saturday, May 4th 2013
Get outside and fly a kite today – weather pending!
National Weather Observer’s Day
Sunday, May 5th 2013
Cinco de Mustache
Grow the best Mustache posible and compete with your friends for their adoration.
National Hoagie Day
Stuff yourself silly with a good ol’fashion Hoagie Roll.
Monday, May 6th 2013
Tuesday, May 7th 2013
International Tuba Day
Listen to some Polka music and enjoy the sounds of one of the biggest brass instruments
Wednesday, May 8th 2013
National Teacher Day
No Socks Day
Put on some sandles and go sockless today.
Thursday, May 9th 2013
Lost Sock Memorial Day
Take a moment of silence for all the lost socks and their loved ones.
Friday, May 10th 2013
Golden Spike Day
Think about a world without a transcontinental railroad
Saturday, May 11th 2013
Eat What You Want Day
Better than meat day and vegetarian day combined… eat what ever you want today
Sunday, May 12th 2013
Another Kite Day
Wednesday, May 15th 2013
National Chocolate Chip Day
Put chocolate chips in everything today, your cookies, coffee, everything
National Receptionists Day
Be extra nice to your receptionist today
Straw Hat Day
Break out the straw hats today and wear them with pride
Thursday, May 16th 2013
National Sea Monkey Day
Order some Sea Monkeys and watch them grow
Hey ladies: you know how your boyfriends are always bugging you with music? Insisting that you sit through a whole song even though there are about eight million other things you’d rather be doing? It’s because men have a hard time expressing themselves and they somehow think that if you listen to a particular song you’ll magically be able to understand the feelings that song engenders in them and, by extension, their whole range of emotions about life itself. They haven’t quite figured out that you don’t actually care how they feel about anything; you just want them to look good in front of your friends and give you babies.