Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Our Playful Penguin

Sophie has had a love for all sorts of birds for as long as we can remember. I think we first realized it while we were visiting Australia and she was enamored by the chickens at the Collingwood Farm when she was about 5 months old. She has a deep appreciation for penguins in particular these days. When she was about 15 months old she picked out a stuffed penguin that we got while visiting the Jacksonville Zoo. We aptly named him Jax and he hasn't left her side ever since. We've since added Pinky from the Shedd Aquarium to the mix. Pinky and Jax are her buddies. Shedd has a pretty cool Penguin Exhibit that we've been to a few times. Sophie loves to dress up as a penguin at the exhibit and waddle around like 'Jax'. I'd love to figure out how to make one of these costumes for her as they were apparently custom made for the aquarium and they don't sell them. If only I knew how to sew or had a sewing machine.

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