Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flying Penguin

Fiona has been interested in animals for some time. She loves to watch animal videos on youtube. I came in last week to catch a snippet of this one... make sure you watch it before reading on...

Isn't that incredible? I thought it was the most wonderful video. I didn't think too hard about how feasible it was that they'd discovered a new species of flying penguin, never mind how likely it would be for them to land in South America. And Fiona LOVES this video. When we watch it she gets so excited and jumps around yelling "pehguings... fwy! fwy!". It's really fun.

So you can imagine my disappointment to find that the video was a BBC April Fool's joke! I feel a bit dopey for not realising it, but most of all I'm just worried that Fiona is going to grow up thinking Penguins can fly ;-)

If you're interested, there's a video about how they made it.

Later this evening Ben, in fake frustration, jokingly stomped his foot and exclaimed "dang it!". Fiona laughed so hard I thought she was going to wet herself. Maybe she did, she does wear diapers, I'd never know... For the rest of the evening Ben, Me, or Fiona would say "dang it!" and Fiona would crack up all over again. I haven't laughed so hard in a long long time. And yes, we really have to watch what we say around her now!

She's so funny :-)


Michelle said...

Oh my word, I love flying Fiona! That is the cutest thing ever! (I was also quite disappointed to discover the flying penguins were not real).

Robbie said...

I cant wait for you guys to come over! I have sooooo many new words for Fiona!!

Love Robbie

C. L. Hanson said...

Wow, she is sooo cute!!!

I just watched your movies with my kids, and they loved seeing their little cousin say "dangit!" even more than they liked the flying penguins.

p.s. Leo figured out immediately that the penguin thing was fake, but Nico kept asking over and over whether it was real (even after I agreed with Leo that it was fake).

Erekson's said...

So super cute. Your girls are so cute, I can't believe how fast the time is going and how fast they grow up. Can you send me your address, we want to send you a grad announcment.