Thursday, January 31, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Big Adventures of a Little Hippo

Hippo wrote a book about his adventures in Washington, D.C. and along the East Coast:

Hippo has a happy life

Hippo hangs out with the big hippos

Hippos can fly!

The universe revolves around hippos

Hippo finds his inner artist

Hippo makes a friend at La Hippoheme

Hippo tracks his adventures on his blog

Hippo provides lots of moral support

Hippo enjoys cultural festivals – and food!

Mickey Mouse grants Hippo's wishes

A Hippo dream comes true – 2 sombreros!

Hippo enjoys dressing up

Go Heffalumps!

Hippo is patriotic

Hippo likes to give gifts – and get them!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hippo's new friends

I made friends with a very cute little hippo who is even smaller than I am! Her name is Tiny Little Green Hippo and she has a pet Shih-Tzu puppy. The puppy is cute too, but she plays a little rough so I'm keeping my distance.

Blueberries for Hippo

Hippo discovered that his red mittens make good oven mitts too. We baked up a tasty blueberry muffin recipe that includes cinnamon and nutmeg. They were yummy!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Winter at the National Zoo

Hippo and I took a break from our artwork to go for a walk in the snow.

There weren't many humans around, but plenty of animals. Hey, wanna make snowmonkeys?

It's a little chilly without my hat. Thanks for keeping me warm.

The best part about playing in the snow is getting hot chocolate afterwards.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Plentiful gifts

Apparently Hippo was very good this year. The Three Kings and other humans showered gifts upon him. Just opening them all was exhausting.

In addition to the festive sombrero he received early, Hippo also got a warm knit sweater to keep him toasty through the winter. In the spring he can play with his new baseball bat, ball, and glove.

He also has his very own little hippo-sized game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. There's a book about another young hippo who was adopted by an old, old tortoise. And Hippo has a travel-sized tiny hippo playmate, Smiley.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Little Christmas

HippO, HippO, HippO!

Hippo has had a looong wait to open his presents. We traditionally open gifts on Epiphany, also known as the Feast of the Three Kings or Little Christmas. That's today. Hurray!