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27 July 2015 @ 07:05 pm
what's making me happy this week - 26 July 2015  
Visiting my brother and his family in Dallas over the weekend. I haven't seen all of them since we all went on a cruise together a few years ago. I haven't seen my new niece (18 months old) at all.

We had a nice time. We didn't do a lot, mostly hung out together. That was great. The new niece is a hoot! She's a *massive* dinosaur fan, so I brought her a small set of plush dinosaurs with a carrying egg. We spent much time playing dinosaurs. By "Playing Dinosaurs" I mean she gave me a dinosaur and said "DINOSAUR!". And then we repeated that. A lot. We also played trucks and trains for a while. She's an active kid.

Also spent time with my niece and nephew who are 9 and 11. It was good to reconnect with them, they are fun and bright and cool. Also with my sister-in-law, who is a super-duper geek girl and great with the nerdy pop culture.

Overall, a wonderful visit and I look forward to seeing them again soon.

- yeff
 
 
 
Dorothy Winsordawtheminstrel on July 28th, 2015 11:10 am (UTC)
In small doses, toddlers are great! But they're exhausting.

So the plush dinosaurs come in a "carrying egg"?
jeffsoesbejeffsoesbe on July 28th, 2015 05:24 pm (UTC)
After the first day I was tired. They both work, so I'm sure they are wiped out every day.

I found the toy on Amazon. Here's a picture and then the link. She really liked it!



Plush Dinosaur House with Dinosaurs - Five (5) Stuffed Animal Dinosaur in Play Dinosaur Carrying Case