Four Yelling Birds at Breakfast

I have to believe that one of Vivi’s favorite times of the day are when we’re all gathered around the table eating. She seems to like Saturday and Sunday mornings best when Addie is home for breakfast and Addie loves, LOVES to feed Vivi. We like to make up songs about our breakfast and with Christmas a week away Addie has been singing holiday songs at school and butchering them at home so this morning as we were eating our Rudolph pancakes complete with grape stem antlers, strawberry noses and donette eyes (imagine there’s a picture of them here, as we wolfed them down far too fast to actually take pictures of them) we came up with a few new holiday classics.

We started to sing and Vivi couldn’t take her eyes off of Addie and her gradual volume increase. We made up new lyrics to Silent Night (Silent Baby, Noisy Baby, all is calm, all is loud) Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Hark the Hairy Puppies Scream) and we changed to 12 Days of Christmas to the 12 days of donettes.

I love weekend mornings with these two little critters, and I love how silly they can inspire me to be.

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  • 12 Donettes Drumming 1 of 12
    12 Donettes Drumming
    Drum the donettes enough and you could flatten them out into a donette pie crust which you could fill with ice cream, just an idea.
  • 11 Donettes Piping 2 of 12
    11 Donettes Piping
    And drumming, and playing the banjo, the bass and a violin.
  • 10 Donettes Leaping 3 of 12
    10 Donettes Leaping
    Now that is a donette with nice form.
  • 9 Donettes Dancing 4 of 12
    9 Donettes Dancing
    Why don't we ever have dances like this anymore? You could even leave the donettes out of it and I'd still be all for it, especially with the cupcake dresses.
  • 8 Donettes Milking 5 of 12
    8 Donettes Milking
    Because you have to have a drink to go with your donettes.
  • 7 Donettes Swimming 6 of 12
    7 Donettes Swimming
    Nothing like teaching your donettes to swim at the lake.
  • 6 Donettes Lying 7 of 12
    6 Donettes Lying
    Donette's day out on the beach. Hope they wore their sunscreen.
  • 5 Gold Donettes 8 of 12
    5 Gold Donettes
    Forget precious medals, let's award Olympic athletes with chocolaty goodness.
  • 4 Donettes Calling 9 of 12
    4 Donettes Calling
    They're pretty chatty, those devil's food donettes. (I should also add that Addie sings yelling instead of calling.)
  • 3 French Donettes 10 of 12
    3 French Donettes
    Oui oui! These donettes are delicious!
  • 2 Turtle Donettes 11 of 12
    2 Turtle Donettes
    Big turtles, little donettes. (Who knows what a turtle dove anyway?)
  • And a donette in an acacia tree. 12 of 12
    And a donette in an acacia tree.
    Nothing says treats like donettes hanging out on the African plains.

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Hostess for sponsoring this post and for providing me and family with a supply of Donettes. Find out more about Hostess Donettes at their Facebook fan page.


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