Muenster cheese eyes, apple nose, nutella detailing
Richard Scarry’s books were a favorite of mine growing up, especially What Do People Do All Day and The Funniest Storybook Ever. So much so, that my mom saved them and we have passed them on to Avery, who enjoys them as much as I did.
I could get lost for hours looking at every detail in those drawings and I still do but with the company of my own son. Poor Mr. Frumble always chasing his hat and that Bananas Gorilla is so cray cray.
Avery has also discovered the Busytown Mysteries series, which is available on Netflix. It’s fun being an adult with the theme song lyrics “Who, What, When, Where, Why, How” stuck in your head all day. Or for days. And sometime even weeks.
P.S. There is another older Richard Scarry series available on Netflix. It’s called the Busy World of Richard Scarry and is a closer adaptation of the books.
Nutella, muenster cheese & mini chocolate chips
This is how one feels when awaking to the sound of a sneaky tabby using your pile of shoes as a litter box at 6 am on a Saturday. True story.
And now my best oxfords smell like pee pee. Boo!
Apple tongue, blueberry eyes and Nutella covered nose
I sometimes forget we live within biking distance to the Virginia zoo, but was reminded last week when a few frantic 911 calls reporting a lion on the loose made national headlines. The lion, however, was a stylishly groomed local labradoodle named Charles the Monarch. By this time, I’m sure you’ve heard of him.
Tips: Try layering small pancakes for added depth (the one above is comprised of six).
Blueberry and apple
Exactly when I feel like I’ve exhausted my pancake ideas, taking a request from someone besides Avery is all I need to get me back in the mood. We spent the holiday weekend with another family in Chincoteague and their toddler Fen has an affinity for elephants.
Tips: The tusks were made from Granny Smith apple and the skin was used to give the pancake color.
Nutella & seedless grape
Sometimes a blank face can say more than any expression, but in case you disagree, I’ve included some options below to match your mood.
Our mood today? Bummed. So I’d pick the top right panda if Avery had the stomach to eat breakfast. It was our first orientation day of Pre-K, which he’s supposed to start tomorrow, and I took the day off so I could escort him to school to meet his new teacher and classmates. But a morning tummy ache, which I first attributed to nerves, turned into the real deal with a side order of puke. Needless to say, our first day of school was anticlimactic.
Tips: Sliced grapes can provide great circular shapes
Nutella, marshmallow, raisins, junior chocolate dipped cake donuts
This guy was made on location for a coworker and regular reader who is about to head north and leave our little charming (hehe) work family. We’re all really happy for her and support her in her decision, so a special breakfast was in order.
She requested her favorite animal – a monkey – so I packed up the griddle and necessities and whipped one up in my office before the workday began.
Have fun, C. We’ll miss you.
Tips: Cut a jumbo marshmallow in thirds to make eyeballs.