We Have a Three Year Old



It is so hard to believe that our little Mousekatot is already three years old. Time has flown by too quick.

We had a birthday party for her earlier in the month, which I will do a blog post about later, but on her actual birthday we wanted to do something special to commemorate the day.

We started off the day having breakfast at her favorite local restaurant.

The servers were very nice and even came out and sang to her and gave her a special dessert.

We then went to the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum because Lily wanted to go back to the Daniel Tiger exhibit.

In addition to visiting with Daniel Tiger, Lily also played with various types of balls in the garage area of the museum and tested out different cars that she created and even made a track where she raced Matchbox cars.

We also took Lily to Build-A-Bear so she could make a new stuffed friend. She choose to make Ruble from Paw Patrol. (Also, the clothes for the bears also fit Duffy the Disney bear.)

We ended the day by having dinner at one of her favorite restaurants that is a local Tex-Mex chain.

I am so glad and thankful that we were able to celebrate the day with Lily.







Calling All Daniel Tiger Fans

Living near the city of Pittsburgh has so many advantages.

The city is like something that you will not find elsewhere.

Well, with a view like this, how could you not fall in love?

Our view from our cousin’s wedding at the Le Mont at Mount Washington.


Another one of Pittsburgh’s greatest treasures was the man Fred Rogers, also known as Mister Rogers who many of us would visit in his neighborhood each week.

At Idlewild, that I mentioned in a previous post, guests can enjoy a ride on Trolley into the Neighborhood of Make-believe.

Starting this June The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum unveiled a new exhibit centered around Daniel Tiger and his neighborhood and neighbors.

Lily outside of the Tiger Family’s beach house.

After watching Daniel Tiger myself I have to say they did a really good job recreating the neighborhood and offered the kids a lot of different ways to interact in the neighborhood.

You can visit The Clock Factory and work at Dad Tiger’s workbench and learn how the clock works. Pay a visit to Music Man Stan’s and play various musical instruments. There is also a thank you tree that you can write on a leaf what you are thankful for and tie it to the tree. And have some quiet time at the schoolhouse to read some of your Mousekatot’s favorite Daniel Tiger books. There is also the opportunity to dress up as neighborhood helpers and put on some special cars to zip around the neighborhood.

Lily’s favorite activity was to take the wooden envelopes out of the mailbox, but them in her mail cart and then deposit them back into the mailbox. We spent a long time doing this.

However, the absolute highlight for Lily was getting to meet Daniel Tiger in person.

When we bought our ticket we were asked if we wanted a ticket to meet Daniel Tiger. We said yes and were given a green ticket that said our time to meet with him was between 11 a.m. and 11:25 a.m. (Almost like a FastPass!) This was nice having a scheduled time because it meant we didn’t have to wait in a super long line.

Lily really enjoyed this part and was so excited to give him a big hug and a high five. We even got her to cheese it up for the camera with Daniel.

The exhibit will be at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum until January 2017 so you have plenty of time to visit Daniel and his gang. If you have a toddler who is crazy for Daniel I can’t recommend enough about visiting the museum. Plus, there are tons of fun and interactive exhibits in the rest of the museum that you would want to check out,

Is your Mousekatot a Daniel Tiger fan? Leave your comments below.