Wherever you are today, hope your Thanksgiving is a good one.
Puppets need a human (or two) to come to life. One to operate and even better with one to appreciate the effort of the puppeteer.
This puppet looks like a giftwrapped present. Surprise! It’s a furry puppy. Like a manual Jack-in-the-box without the organ grinder music. This particular puppet was Michael’s (12) and he’s passed it on to cousin Charlie (2 1/2).
Laura surprised Charlie.
Then Charlie gave the puppy a kiss.
Figuring out how it works
Through the years on the blog.Happy Groundhog’s Day.
Groundhog’s Day first celebration in Punxsutawney was in 1886.
Snippets from previous Groundhog’s Day Posts. If you want more pics or details, click on underlined links.
Let’s see if there is a clear day with a shadow or an early Spring for 2017.
History of Groundhog’s Day– from Stormfax
“If Candlemas Day is bright and clear,
There’ll be two winters in the year.”
Shout out to Kyle Kline on the bass
And yes we were there Me. Laura and my sister Mary
Michael on left and Jack on the right with Baby Groundhog (a family puppet)
Groundhog BrewSkumps Groundhog
Groundhog Day Movie Capture Pittsburgh SkylineThe Pittsburgh Skyline before all the neon signs on the buildings
Monday May 2, 2016.
Charles, Laura and I went to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
When you’re ten months old there are so many “firsts” to experience.
I am so glad I bought a family membership last summer when Mark and Erika’s children came to visit.
Today the waterplay at the end of our visit was his favorite but I didn’t get any photos of his splashing. So much more to explore next visit!
Playing with toys in The Nursery
Lunch in the café. Mom brought a pouch for Charles. We ordered a slice of cheese pizza. Laura ran into a friend Stephanie and her son Joe in the cafeteria so that was nice.
Making the lights move onto the wall as Laura pushed the stroller through the light.
The Wooden Mirror is amazing. I am still trying to figure it out, how it works.
One of our favorite parts was the helpful woman in the Museum Gift Shop.
We found a little “first car” and a baby beaver Folkmanis puppet for Charles’ first birthday coming in June. (shhhhh, it’s a surprise!)