Friday, June 29, 2012

{good morning, two-year-old}

Today, Tilly is two -- a morning celebrated with a breakfast picnic, and a first play in her newly-finished, newly-furnished house.

Inside the house, she has a little kitchen, some animals, and a lovely miniature grand piano that our neighbours passed along. So far today, Tilly has been finding new and unusual combinations of putting these three elements together -- using a spatula to play a tune on the piano, cooking up a big pot of peanut-butter-and-animal soup, and sitting her little wooden tiger on top on the piano so that she can serenade him.

Now having a little midday rest, Tilly will no doubt be all-energy again in time for the dinner party she's having tonight for her friends. Let's hope they like stewed elephant.

And, if you'd like to see a little of us all in (stop) motion, here's a video that I've made, just remembering the last few weeks of playhouse building and decorating. 
Watch out for:
  • Justin recreating one of his favourite Simpson's moments.
  • Tilly walking the plank.
  • me proving that IKEA kitchen scissors can do anything. Yes, even cut roof shingles.
  • a lot of dancing cups, and a Marmite jar that likes to twirl.


Loreal said...

WOW! That was an amazing video! It makes all that work look like a lot of fun!

Merja said...

Oh what an amazing house you guys have made! She's a lucky girl and HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY to her.

Ali said...

Happy Birthday! That is am amazing house and an even more wonderful video. One to treasure.

Anonymous said...

Love it.

blandina (aracne) said...

What a sweet post, Tilly looks happy and it has been amazing following you and seeing her grow.
I almost share the birthday with her, since mine is July 1!

Kathryn said...

Sweet video! It makes me want to learn how to do that. Nice work.

Nanny said...

Finally got to see the video! (Took me awhile to figure out how to download flashplayer with Mozilla!) The house is amazing and Tilly will have sooooo much fun. Happy Birthday Tilly! Love, Uncle Charlie and Aunt Stephanie

Emily Howell said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the video!!!!!!

Malisa Price said...

That is the most adorable play house I've ever seen! Happy birthday, Tilly!

Anna Lloyd said...

Great cubby house! Will have to make some curtains for our cubby house too.