Friday, August 19, 2016

August 26th, 2016

Yesterday, my mom, Graham, Oliver, and Caleb were driving to be with Mom’s sister (Graham’s mom) for lunch. Mom spotted something on the road, and went back to see—and it was a turtle!
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It was about five inches across. When Mom walked up to it, it didn’t seem to care, but when Oliver got closer, it scooted the rest of the way across the road! Mom says that technically, Oliver rescued the turtle! After Mom got home from lunch, we looked it up. It turned out to be a painted turtle!  That was all very exciting!
This was the first wild turtle that we’ve seen in a while. We live in between the country and the suburbs. There is a swamp nearby and a man made lake across the road. We saw a snapping turtle a while ago that was pretty big. This one was tiny in comparison. But we saw some pictures of baby painted turtles while we were looking for the ID, and this one was probably at least two years old.
That was our excitement for the week! Have any of you seen a wild turtle?
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August 19th, 2016

Good afternoon, everyone! How are you? Things have been pretty quiet around here. Mom’s week went by slightly better, so we will have a longer post today.
Mom’s nephew, Graham, has decided that my nose is tasty. Mom, Graham, and I sit on the rocking chair and rock him to sleep. When he’s falling asleep, he tries to chew on my nose! Mom catches him, but I’m afraid she’s not going to catch him just once and he’s going to chew my nose off! He’s got two teeth now and they’re sharp!
Mom is currently working on her family tree. She was contacted by someone who lives in northern Wisconsin about a gentleman named Warren Holmes. It lead her on a genealogy journey to discover that she is very faintly related to Elizabeth Cady Stanton!
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My mom took this picture today. (She’s the blue jeans in the lower right corner!) This is Oliver and Graham waiting for Graham’s dad to come and pick him up! I thought it was so cute that I had to share!
Talk to you all next week!
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Friday, August 12, 2016

August 12th, 2016

Good afternoon, everyone! Mom has been having a bad week, so she wants to go to bed soon.
Mom and I spend a lot of time reading. Mom mostly likes nonfiction books. We mostly read books on the ipad. We’re currently reading two books. One of them is called the Gene, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It is about the discovery of DNA and what we have been doing with it. Mom thinks it’s really interesting—but I think it’s kind of boring. But she reads books with me that she thinks are boring, so it’s all even in the end! What are you all reading? We’d love recommendations! We’re also interested in reading books in Dutch!
Since a post isn’t the same without a picture, here is a picture of Oliver. He has been helping me keep Mom’s mood up!
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I hope you’re all having a good day! Talk to you later!
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Friday, August 05, 2016

August 5th, 2016

Boy, it’s been hot around here in Wisconsin. I’m very glad that we have air conditioning. I don’t think I’d be a very happy bear if we didn’t! (I know I talk about the weather a lot—I just don’t like the heat! When fall comes, I’ll talk about the leaves or something else instead!)
So Mom survived the Harry Potter night. She took pictures and posted them on her Facebook page and on our Flickr page in an album. Have any of you read it?
Mom loves buttons. I spend a lot of time helping her sort them. We have jars of buttons sorted by color. After a bit, we then spread those buttons out and match them with their friends. The sets of buttons go into little bags. We have big plastic bags filled with these sets. Some of the sets we take pictures of and post them to Instagram. We have it so Instagram automatically posts to Flickr where we have a whole folder of them!
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Do any of you collect anything like this?
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Friday, July 29, 2016

July 29th, 2016

Hello everybody! How are things around you? Things around us are pretty calm! By the time you read this, it will be one day before Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes out and Mom has to work that crazy night! Are any of you big Harry Potter fans? I think they’re all right, but Mom says that she has been Potter-ed out. She has worked at bookstores for a very long time, and there has been lots of Harry Potter craziness!
The past week has been very hot, so much like the week before, we haven’t spent a lot of time outside.
Here is another return to our hug!
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This is Bunyan. He is named after Paul Bunyan. He is a Centennial III Build-a-Bear. When my mom found him, she thought that he could be a logger! My mom’s grandma from her Mom’s side is from Bemidji, Minnesota. They have a huge Paul Bunyan statue there!
Talk to you all later!
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Friday, July 22, 2016

July 20th, 2016

Hello everybody! This week has been really hot here in Wisconsin.
What that doesn’t tell is how humid it is! Mom really doesn’t like humid weather. I don’t mind it too much, but I spend most of my day inside the house!
That mostly means that when Mom’s not at work, we spend most of our time inside, much to Oliver’s chagrin!
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This is as close to sitting outside as Oliver gets! But through the powers of the internet, Mom has been doing some rescuing. We have increased the size of our hug!
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Here is one of our first rescues! This is Buchanan. He is a Build-a-Bear Border Collie Kennel Pal. He seems to like being back home. He likes making sure everyone is safe and organized! He thinks that we all should stay in the same room, but so does Oliver, so it works all right. He doesn’t like it too much when Mom takes Foster, Milton, Caleb, and I to work, but he says he trusts Mom to take good care of us!
Have any of you found any new friends? I hope you all have a great week!
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Friday, July 15, 2016

July 15th, 2016

Hello everyone! How are you all? Things have been pretty quiet around here. We have mostly just been babysitting Graham. He comes over really early in the morning.
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We sit on the ground and he kicks and talks and chews on things. Oliver watches him. Sometimes we watch cartoons on Mom’s ipad. We spend time rocking him too.
We have made one discovery. Mom is very interested in her genealogy. We spend a lot of time adding people to her family tree! We have discovered that we are faintly (very faintly) related to Benjamin Franklin! There are eighteen steps between Mom and him. It’s not straight through—it’s not like he’s a great grandfather or anything like that. But it’s still very interesting!
Mom has been rescuing some of our friends. Some of them she has found locally, but there were a few others she found on ebay. We have introduced Jefferson and Shirley. We’ve also found Gulliver, Stevenson, Oak, and Hilary. Mom needs to take pictures, and we will introduce them!
Talk to you all later!
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