Kate and I have been watching DVD’s of the show Avatar: The Last Airbender via Netflix for a while now. Around the originally predicted due date for SteelyKid (that is, a week and a half before she actually arrived), we were joking about what she could possibly be waiting for. During one episode, she squirmed really impressively during a scene featuring Appa the sky bison, and I suggested that she was holding out for a bison of her own.
I made a sweep through local toy stores, but failed to locate a bison. Of course, they do sell plush bison on the Internet, so I ordered a “sixteen-inch” plush Appa. The scare quotes are because… Well, here’s a picture:
Bear in mind, SteelyKid is 20 inches in length. I’m not sure what dimension of the ginormous bison is 16″– across the horns, maybe?
At Kate’s baby shower, we got a great big teddy bear, and we had been thinking of using it as a standard reference for a photo series of SteelyKid (one picture a week as she grows). Now I’m leaning toward using Appa as our reference plush animal instead.