My daughter recently visited Taiwan on a business trip with two of her colleagues and their almost 2 year-old daughter. The toddler was strangely enamored of eating squid in all its forms; a good thing it turns out since squid appears to be a food staple in Taiwan. The little girl kept squealing, “Squid, squid, squid” prior to every meal; perhaps she just loved the sound of the word more than the tasty seafood, who knows?

Yesterday was the little girl’s 2nd birthday, and archaeologist daughter worked for weeks to craft her a special gift. Here it is sitting in her high-chair during her birthday party. A talented artist with a sewing-machine I must say.