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That darn Red Bull truck…

People in my town must be really tired (I know I am) because I’ve been seeing the Red Bull delivery truck more often in the past few weeks. I’m guessing the truck driver drinks a lot of Red Bull because I never manage to take a picture of the truck before it disappears around the corner.

Well, yesterday was my lucky day because I managed to take this photo as the truck was turning left at a light.

Red Bull truck going out for delivery

Red Bull truck going out for delivery

Consider this post a bonus edition, because look at the cute cow puppet I spotted at Michael’s art & craft store this past weekend. Of course, BFF (best friend forever) Piggy is right behind as always. This cow is begging me to take her home…

Cow puppet and pig puppet

Cow puppet and pig puppet

French cows and American cows battle it out at Michael’s

Wow, I can’t believe I’m going to publish this post in a few minutes! I was actually done with it at 3:30 this afternoon when I suddenly lost power. Well, it’s 9:30pm and we won’t get our power back until “some time” tomorrow. Nice! My husband is now home and kindly offered me to tether with his phone so I could get an internet connection. Thank you!

Our family, along with 5 million other people in the US Southwest and Mexico are enjoying an evening by candlenight and thinking of our food in the fridge wasting away. Oh, and don’t even think about getting more food at the grocery stores, because they are closed too! Best thing about having no power? All San Diego County public schools will be closed tomorrow, so we can sleep in, which is great because we’ll have nowhere to go, nothing to eat. Argh, it’s going to be a loooooong day…

Today my youngest got his front tooth pulled out. He broke it a year and a half ago on the back of his brother’s head. At the time the dentist performed a root canal and installed a crown, trying to preserve the tooth. Now, here’s my advice to you if you have little kids. If you ever need to have this procedure done on your kid’s baby tooth, consider getting the tooth pulled out in the first place. You’ll save yourself a lot of time, money, anxiety and replacement crowns since they’re not as strong as regular teeth. Yes, we were on our third crown as of today.

As a pre-tooth-pulling reward, my son and I stopped at Michael’s, my favorite arts & craft store, to get him a toy. I also needed to get a pad of watercolor paper for my art class, so this worked out well. Michael’s has a great display of hard plastic animals for kids and we’ve got a pretty good collection of them at home already. My son chose a humpback whale to add to his marine mammals.

Humpback whale from Michael's

Humpback whale from Michael's

As he was browsing the toy section to make his selection, I took a look with him to make additional suggestions. That’s when I saw these two cows, the Charolais cow and the Texas Longhorn bull battling it out. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a little, as they were both standing very still on the shelf.

Charolais cow and Texas Longhorn bull

Charolais cow and Texas Longhorn bull

And on the aisle across from this toy display, I found… a new cow puppet, hanging out with its best friend Pig. Cute!

Cow puppet and pig puppet at Michael's

Cow puppet and pig puppet at Michael's

Don’t miss the cow at the botanical garden

Since today was going to be a hot one inland (mid 90s), we decided to take the kids for a visit to the San Diego Botanic Garden, which is about a mile away from the ocean in Encinitas, CA and 30 minutes from our house. I’m not sure we evaded the heat because it felt quite warm in the sun and there was only a light breeze until we left, but we had a great time.

The kids got to enjoy the new children’s garden where they were able to climb up a treehouse, make mud pies and play barefoot with boats in a little man-made stream. We then took a stroll in desert landscape, South African landscape and a rainforest with a lovely, refreshing waterfall. That’s where we decided to enjoy our well-deserved morning snack.

No trip to such garden is complete with a visit to the gift shop, which has to be the smallest gift shop in San Diego, allowing for no more than five people in at a time… There you can buy books on gardening and birds, a few T-shirts and hats, and of course, a cow puppet!

Cow puppet at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Cow puppet at the San Diego Botanic Garden

I have no idea why this cow is for sale in a botanical garden but we sure had a laugh. Happy 4th of July to everyone in the USA!

Do cows like music?

The pink cows from yesterday’s post make it difficult to top it off, so I won’t even try. I saw cows in several children’s books today but my featured daily cow comes from the music studio. I took my oldest there this afternoon for a drum session. When he was done, he started playing around with the hats and puppets the owner has on display. That’s when I noticed this cow puppet:

Cow hand puppet

Cow hand puppet

It does look  little nicer and more sturdy than the cow hand puppet I recently saw at Michael’s. Still, I couldn’t stop wondering, why would there be a cow (puppet or not) in a music studio? But then I also saw sheep, chicken and duck puppets, so a cow seems like the perfect complement to the other barn animals. I can’t imagine what they sound like when they try to sing all together. Fortunately we didn’t stay long enough to find out…

Spotting cows while shopping for Easter

The Easter Bunny will be visiting our house overnight and I want to make sure he’s got everything he needs to make my two kids happy. So I helped him out and bought a few things this afternoon. I hate doing last-minute purchases but with the kids at home for the past two weeks because of the Easter break, I’ve had little time on my own to help out the Easter Bunny.

So I visited two stores this afternoon: first Michael’s, then WalMart. Going through the stores’ entire Easter stock was painful and entertaining at the same time. Among the multitude of bunnies and chicks, I saw a few cows, clearly wondering how they got tossed into the mix (cows clearly don’t have an overwhelming presence at this time of year). The first one was a cow hand puppet, with as much material as $1 can buy:

$1 cow hand puppet

$1 cow hand puppet

Then I found the cow plush pen. Yes, it is a pen and I can’t even think about writing with something so bulky in my hand. Hmm, I wonder if it would improve my writing skills…

$1 cow plush pen

$1 cow plush pen

I found one of my funniest cow spottings so far this year at WalMart, in what I’d call an embarrassing position. See it for yourself, as I’m not sure how to describe this situation…

Easter bunny on top of pig, on top of cow

Easter bunny on top of pig, on top of cow

Hmm, I remember commenting in the past that cows and pigs often appear to be best friends, but I don’t think I meant friends that way. Seriously, do you think this an appropriate toy for little kids? Take a look at the pig’s blissful smile… Can you hear him say, “The Easter Bunny made me do it!”