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The Weekly Peanut, Issue 101

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 101

Brace yourselves, for I have something truly shocking to share with you. Are you sitting down? Here goes...

We didn't go to Disney this week. I know. Shocking. It was a struggle, I'll admit, but we'd been shirking some responsibilities/ errands we needed to take care of, and Ian'd had a travel heavy work week, so we decided to take it easy for the most part. It had also been a rather challenging week in peanut land..

Rather. By popular demand, here is a video of Daphne flipping her lid in time out.

Now you have an idea of what pretty much every morning was like in our house last week. Thank goodness she managed to mostly turn it around for the weekend.

We haven't watched The Lion King in a while, so it took me a while to catch on to what she thought she was singing. I'd still say she only got... well... the title correct lyrically or melodically speaking. Not sure of the significance of the blanket throwing either. I probably shouldn't be surprised that my kid would identify with tiny, power-hungry baby Simba. 

One of Ian's customers, the Gnarly Barley, was celebrating its third anniversary. We made a lengthier-than-planned appearance.  D started out with the shy schtick but eventually hit her stride.  Mostly she wanted to play in dirt (ewwww) and spin, endlessly, around this pole. As Chris Rock would say, we had one job...

Within an hour D was making the social rounds. By the time we were leaving she was handing out acorns to giggling drunk men. 

Two acorns for you... and none for Gretchen Wieners!

Two acorns for you... and none for Gretchen Wieners!

Sunday we had a family breakfast at a local diner. D entertained herself waiting for food.

Then she tackled a proper pancake.

I took D home to entertain her while Ian ran our endless back up of errands. Eventually we took a little break for a quick visit to the Central Florida Highland Games (D's third!). Instead of plaid, this year D went as her favorite Scottish princess. 

D found a walking stick

D found a walking stick

Speaking of Merida, she was at the Games greeting. How convenient.  Thank Goodness they wore different dresses, now THAT could have been embarrassing. ;P

D made new friends playing soccer.

And discovered the glory of wagons. 

Sunday night we Skyped with the grandparents in St. Louis.  D put on quite a show. Not pictured: the 2 minutes of foot-stomping previous to this recording, and a rousing rendition of Love Is An Open Door which followed. 

Personally, my favorite moment is the epic "Build the Castle" arm gesture at the TV.  I almost expected ice to shoot out of the floor. 

There you have it, a Disney-free week for the Peanut.  

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 102

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 102

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 100 (!!)

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 100 (!!)