Monday, April 30, 2012

Phyllis Visits Silicon Valley

We were lucky to host Punxsutawney Phyllis from Susanna Hill's picture book, April Fools, Phyllis, on her cross country, cross-continent tour.  When she arrived, it was cloudy and 71 degrees.  She noticed it was a touch humid -- uncharacteristic for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Phyllis seemed homesick (she'd been on the road for months), so we tried to make her feel at home by doing things that groundhogs like to do.

First, we took her up high to our tree fort, where she could get situated.

Then, we did some digging in the garden.

Finally, we burrowed through a tunnel.

But we also wanted Phyllis to enjoy a true Silicon Valley experience.  So, when she was ready, we brought Phyllis to do some kid -- ahem -- groundhog testing at a Silicon Valley startup called Kiwi Crate, which sells monthly subscriptions of crafts for kids.

As you can see, Phyllis had an excellent time.

This morning, Phyllis flew out on the last leg of her trip -- to visit Robyn Campbell in North Carolina.  

We'll miss you Phyllis!


  1. How beautifully adorable are those children. Phyllis' garden hat is a pretty fancy one. I know fun was had by all when burrowing through that tunnel.

  2. What fun! Love the tunnel and gardening pics but the wave goodbye stole my heart!

  3. How cute. Lovely, sweet post. Glad to hear you made Phyllis feel a little less homesick. She has been on the road for a while.

  4. I'm so glad you recognized Phyllis's homesickness and helped her through it. I also delight in the fact that she seems to find cool hats to wear wherever she goes! And your kidlets waving goodbye melted my heart. Awwwwwwwww!

  5. Who couldn't have fun starting an adventure in a tree fort. It looks like Phyllis had a great time!

  6. I can tell you made Phyllis feel right at home with all her favorite activities! And so kind of you to make sure she was protected from the sun with that lovely hat! Thank you so much for having her and showing her such a great time. And your little ones waving goodbye are just the cutest! :)