Congratulations to commenter #4, Dan, who won the polka dot knife set! His guess was:
You the camel
Tim the penguin
Isaac the snake
Emma the mouse
I actually know Dan "in meatspace" (actually, I knew the large majority of entrants, which made me very happy), so I feel no qualms with ribbing him for getting Emi's name wrong (thanks, Uncle Dan!). But otherwise, he nailed it, like most of you did.
The story behind the animals was: Emi and her bossy nature. She commissioned, rather demanded, that her daddy draw us this way one day at a Chinese restaurant. Her inner world is interesting, no? I knew I shouldn't have smoked that peyote while I was pregnant with her...
Anyway, I won't be able to really post until later today because all day I'll be chaperoning Isaac's class on a field trip to a science museum! Zoiks! So here are some pictures of what happened this week in our little world: