Wednesday, April 30, 2014

You disappoint us, human.

Wow.  The last time I got that look was when I mixed some mint tea with their oats and served it to them mistakenly thinking that if they liked them separately, they would really like them together.
(In my defense, I was just trying to get them to eat due to tummy troubles.  I had managed to make their favorite treat taste horrible!)
Anyway, I still don't know what I did wrong, but I feel my comeuppance is upon me.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The way is shut.

Two equally effective methods of getting behind the entertainment center.  I give them points for effort.
Sorry for the potato quality, but this shot made me laugh.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

I don't like to brag, but...

I'm a big boy bunny!
I caught Simon being coy next to the kleenex box.  I always get a chuckle when I see him trying to look bigger than he is.
Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back on Monday.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The eternal question...

Which one is it--bunny snuggle or shoving match?
They froze like this when I came towards them so I really can't be sure what was going on.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How did that get there?

Chaos and Mayhem strike again!  They think their cute little innocent bunny faces will make me believe any story they can come up with as to why the baby gate is in its current position.  I'm calling shenanigans!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Simon and River didn't think that the chocolate Easter bunny looked like them so I had to come up with an alternative Easter gift.  They found the miniature versions of themselves acceptable (though they would've preferred statues to truly capture them in all of their bunny glory).
A close-up of the miniatures next to a dime.
I made them 1/12 scale.  The color is a bit different from Simon and River's actual fur due to them both going through a heavy shed right now.
I had to include this pic--I'm amazed that he stayed still long enough for me to stack all of these on him.  River made a game of this by coming over and nose-bonking the Easter eggs off of his back.
We hope you have a very Happy Easter and if you don't happen to celebrate this particular holiday, we hope you have a great Sunday!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter is coming.

Simon and River patiently wait for their favorite holiday.
Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back on Sunday with a special holiday post!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Practice makes perfect.

By stepping on River's tail and talking out of the side of his mouth, Simon practices throwing his voice.
I didn't have the heart to tell him that the term is 'ventriloquist's dummy', not bunny.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I don't always lie like this...

But when I do, it means that I just rolled over.
(Simon assures me that he totally meant to roll over.  I assure you that I always have to look up lay vs lie in hopes of being grammatically correct--and without fail, I always choose incorrectly.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Don't be creepy!

I caught Simon being a cute little creeper.  Even so, we've taken to using that saying whenever we see one of them blatantly staring at the other for an extended period of time.
We can only hope that they're not plotting bunny world domination through their use of telepathy.  
Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back on Monday.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Double bunny derp!

I caught River with a full-on bunny derp while Simon looks on with his pseudo-derp (he's holding a tiny piece of cardboard in his mouth).

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Trouble in paradise.

This is the look Simon gives me when they have a disagreement over using the purple towel.  Clearly, River thinks it's nap-time while Simon was wanting to dig and binky on it.  First world bunny problems.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Rough Monday!

Instead of capturing Simon doing a binky, I ended up capturing the poor little guy doing a face-plant while River looks on, stunned.  The little guy was okay, just a bit shaken up.
Not long after that, there was a bunny collision at top speed.  Both of them were okay, just a bit dazed.
After the previous run-ins, Simon was a bit gun-shy and would brace for impact whenever River binkied or ran near him.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Make mine sugar.

With Easter coming up, I thought I'd share another alternative to giving a bunny as an Easter gift--give bunny sugar cookies instead!
Here's my recipe for soft sugar cookies and stackable sugar cookie icing:
Soft Sugar Cookies

4C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 ½ C sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ C sour cream

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in the egg, vanilla and sour cream until well blended.
Gradually stir in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Divide the dough in half and wrap tightly with plastic wrap and let chill at least 1 hour.
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
The cookie dough should be the consistency of play-doh before you roll it out onto a lightly floured surface. 
Roll the dough out to ~1/8-1/4 inch thickness and cut out the shapes.  Make sure the dough is cool for the best shapes.
Place cookies at least 2 inches apart (figure 6-8 large cookies) on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 5-10 minutes (longer for light colored baking sheets) or until the tops of the cookies look dry.  Let cool for a few seconds prior to removing them from the baking sheet.
Let cool completely before decorating.
                                                Yield: ~3 dozen large cookies
Stackable Sugar Cookie Icing

3 C confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 Tbsp milk (add extra by ½ tsp increments to reach desired honey-like consistency)
2 Tbsp light corn syrup (no more or it won’t set up)
1 Tbsp (clear for best color) vanilla extract
paste food coloring

Combine all of the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl and gradually whisk in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth and glossy.
Cover any icing you aren’t going to use immediately with plastic wrap or spoon colored icing into Ziploc baggies to use as piping bags for later.  This icing forms a skin easily and will need to be mixed often otherwise.
Allow to dry for at least 2 hours before trying to stack them—drying time depends on the thickness of the icing layer and your humidity that day.

Yield:  Should be enough to cover the 3 dozen cookies in the prior recipe. 
And to round out the week, here's a random bunny snuggle pic!
Thanks for visiting the blog and we hope you have a great weekend!  We'll be back on Monday.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Simon vs truck.

Simon:  1
Truck:  0
River:  Just trying to get out of the way!
We're thinking of offering Simon's services as a crash-tester.  If your toy vehicle can survive his fluffy little onslaught, it's definitely road-worthy.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fooled you!

I caught Simon rolling over.  After correcting himself, he dramatically flopped on the towel and proceeded to stare at me.
Humph!  Joke's on you, human--I totally meant to do that, so there.  Pbbbt!
(It took me a minute to figure out why his mouth looked weird.  He was mid-bunny sulk and sticking his tongue out at me.)