I should start by saying that there are few people alive that I like as much as Kim and Peter. They're the type of people that make you scratch your head and ask yourself, "How are they so damn nice? And so freaking smart? And so all around wonderful?" Ok, ok. I'll move on...
Kim loves Peter. Peter loves Kim. Peter also loves science-y space stuff. You know, the space station, Saturn, rovers, etc etc. Peter also happens to work on the largest microscope in the country. Yes, that is something of an oxymoron. But I digress...
They both love their twins, Landon & Riley. And their twins love wubbanubs. So much love. So little space. So when Kim wanted to surprise Peter for Christmas, we had our formula laid out for us: The Ercius Space Shuttle, a team of five astronauts (including their lady-dog, Taco), and a bunch of things they can't live without. Lots of wubbanubs, aliens, meteors and fun colors. For your sake (and for theirs) their identical twins, Landon and Riley, are always kept on their respective left and right sides. How else would you expect a scientist to identify and track two identical children?
Step 1: A small handful of texts and emails about this all.
Step 2: The Blueprint, to be approved by Kim.
Step 3: Pencil
Step 4: The ink.
Step 5: The paint.
I'm a sentimental softy, so this text I got from Peter when he opened it was pretty awesome: "Thanks so much for the amazing painting! It's the most thoughtful gift I've ever received!"
If you didn't watch the video above, please do. And check out the following photos, including the last one here with source images.