Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19th, 2017

It’s been a pretty quiet week around here. But the apple trees in the front yard have been blossoming!
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Mom also bought some plants for her miniature garden this week, so we’ll have some pictures of that too soon!
We watched the nephew this week. Mom’s mom—had an appointment, so we were left with baby-sitting duty! He’s almost 17 months old now, so I guess it’s more of a toddler sitting. We went to see his mom for lunch. We were early, so we all went for a walk. (I stayed in the bottom of the stroller!)
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Mom says that she really can’t go places that will allow Oliver without him, so Oliver came with too.
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He was a very happy dog! There were plenty of things to smell. He got to bark at lots of people too.
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This is a view of the Fox River. The drawbridge was up for a bit while we were walking, so Mom took a picture.
Mom has to go to work in the morning, so she says that it is time to go to bed. (We write this earlier in the week!) Sometimes, she’s not any fun! But alas—it’s part of having a Mom!
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Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12th, 2017

Mom invited another American Girl doll home to live with us. Her name is Zola Yang. She says that she would like to be called Zoe. She likes taking pictures and making videos! She has a fancy camera and camcorder that she let us play with.
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She is Imogen’s cousin. I do think they look alike!
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Don’t you like Imogen’s new hat? I think it looks very dapper!
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Since it seems important to Mom, here is Zoe, the newest AG friend, and Adelaide, who has been here the longest!
Zoe says that she is going to show us how to make a stop motion movie! We probably won’t finish it for next week, but we will keep you updated!
Hope you’re all having a great week!
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Friday, May 05, 2017

May 5th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? Things are pretty much the same for all of us. Mom did place an order from Build-a-Bear though. I have a brand new shirt!
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She saw the t-shirt in an ad on Facebook of all places, and we had to have it! (Although, even though it’s probably only a week old, it’s already pilling, so Mom’s patience for it is dwindling.) Mom has seen shirts for Life is Good at gift stores.
Mom posted this on Instagram, but I thought I would share it here too. In our area of Wisconsin, there is a fish called the lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). They are living fossils! They’ve been around for 136 MILLION YEARS! One of the places they breed is on the rocks of the Wolf River in a tiny town called Shiocton, Wisconsin. A few days ago, Mom went there to look at the overflowing Wolf River. It turned out that there were still some sturgeon there!
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Mom uploaded a video to her Instagram account. I wanted to upload it here, but it won’t let me without uploading it to YouTube first. So here is a link to some ancient fish in action!
Hope you’re having a great day! Talk to you next week!
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 29th, 2017

Happy Adoption Day to Oliver!
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He may be trouble sometimes, but I’m glad that Mom brought him home!
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Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28th, 2017

Last Saturday, Mom and one of her friends went to the Bay Area Porcelain Doll Show. It was more of a meetup for the people of the club, but it was still fun. Mom took Ash, Adelaide, Wren, Raven, and Lark. (Molly went with, but she had to stay in the car with us because Mom couldn’t hold all of them.) Mom bought a new dress for Wren.
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Lots of people asked about Ash. They did all mention that he’s a bit short, which hurt his feelings a bit!
Mom buys the crochet dresses from the same lady year after year. This time, she got Wren a dress in a darker purple.
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It is nice because she remembers Mom and the BJD family. She also had tiny dolls—like made of clay or something like that. When they came dressed, they were out of Mom’s price range, but it turned out that there was a very tiny teddy bear that wasn’t—but she’d already bought the dress. Oh well. There’s always next year!
Are there any gatherings like this in your area? I think it would be grand to go to more things like this. (Mom doesn’t always agree with me on that!) Talk to you next week!
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22nd, 2017

Happy Earth Day, everyone!!
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Hope you’re having a great day!
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Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21st, 2017

Mom has to work all day today, and we napped yesterday evening by mistake. So we don't have a regular blog entry for today. I'll fix it tonight!

Mom and I went home after she got done with the second job and promptly fell asleep again. I guess that's what happens when you work so much! She says that we will do better next week.