Yesterday was the birthday of Buttons, one of the hippos at the aquarium.
We celebrated with hippo-shaped pancakes, an explorer hat that was promptly found to pull Lara's hair and thus had to be retired, and a peek at the hippos waking up in the morning (the staff had transformed their usual morning veggies into a cake!).
Truth be told, the organization of this event was a few wires short of a circuit, but the kids didn't seem to mind too much. Lara liked it just fine... but she did make it fairly clear that the aquarium is better with daddy than with mommy. I guess I can't fake my way into being interested in fish.