I think we started talking about where our new Au Pair is from (Poland) around the same time that we were really into a book that features totem poles, and they've been confusing the two ever since. Every time we open the book they say "it's Poland" and the other day at dinner, Everett stacked two juice cups, proudly saying "I made a Poland." But it was extra adorable to see them run and point at the totem pole, shouting "Look! Poland!"

The miniature, toddler-size cabin thrilled these two. Only after a thousand laps of running in and out, jumping on the bed while their uncles tried to take a nap, throwing open the screen door and letting it bang shut behind them did they eventually run out of enough steam to sit still on the front steps for a few minutes.