Thursday, February 25, 2010

cute-ventures in israel

My mom and dad are off on cute-ventures in Egypt, Jordan, and Israel this week. Mom sent me a photo of a new friend that she made on her trip, Shammo, and I have decided that I need to own a camel.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

the more you know

Do you remember Monchichis? I had a few when I was a kid - in fact, my dad's nickname for me was Monchichi. Well, they are back in stores and as cute as ever! Here are some little-known Monchichi facts (from our very favorite source, Wikipedia).

- The Monchhichi franchise is Japanese and held by the Sekiguchi Corporation Monchhichi was created by Koichi Sekiguchi on January 25, 1974. Sekiguchi claims he has created this character in order to inspire respect and love in the young (Japanese) children and adults.

- The original name was changed to "Chicaboo" in the United Kingdom, to "Mon Cicci" in Italy and to "Kiki" in France.

- Monchhichis were monkey-like creatures who lived in the forest land of Monchia at the very top of tall trees well above the clouds. The tribe's leader, Wizzar, was a magical wizard who could make up spells and potions to defeat their enemy, the evil Grumplins of Grumplor.

My adorable little sister bought me a Monchichi to cheer me up on Valentine's Day. Thanks Pookie!

What were some of your favorite childhood toys?

Friday, February 19, 2010

WPA Penguin

Penguins have been in style for years - here is one from the WPA...cute with a job.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tiny Turtle

There is a new link in the sidebar that takes you to a site zoo animals! Wooohoo! Here is a little turtle to celebrate the happy addition.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Featuring Muk Muk And the official cute mascots of the 2010 winter olympics in Vancouver. There is also Quatchi, Migo and Sumi.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

did you know?

The average American will eat 35,000 cookies in a lifetime.

I am not your average American. * wink *

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Baltic's Lucky Day

Baltic, the spunky dog who floated at least 75 miles on an ice floe down Poland's Vistula River and into the Baltic Sea, has a new owner: The seaman who rescued him.

Buczynski and other crew members spotted the dog Jan. 25 floating at least 15 miles (24 kilometers) from land. The rescue was difficult because the frightened, shivering dog kept falling into the water. Fearing he could drown, the crew lowered a pontoon to the water and Buczynski, the ship mechanic, managed to grab the dog and pull him to safety.

Read the whole story...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

happy birthday chibimaru

Groundhog Day wasn't the only big event yesterday... It was Chibimaru's birthday! Thank you, Sanrio calendar, for keeping us up-to-date.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

the verdict is in...

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken... 6 more weeks of cute! I mean, winter. Thanks a lot, Phil.

photos from national geographic