Tuesday, July 25, 2006

July 25th, 2006

Mom took LOTS of pictures today. I just wanted to share one. We've got another new friend living with us. Mom bought him from Build-A-Bear. His name is Milton. Our circle of friends keeps on getting bigger and bigger. But there's enough love to go around, so I don't mind! I'll share some more pictures in the next few days!

Monday, July 24, 2006

July 24th, 2006

I had a great day today! Mom was home all day, so she took me to help her with her chores!

First, we had to water the garden. When we were out there, we found some tomatoes! They were yellow cherry tomatoes and they were very yummy! They were the first ripe tomatoes of the season. I love cherry tomatoes. They're very bear-size. Mom says that we're going to have many different varieties of tomatoes. She picked out several different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, along with red cherry, yellow cherry, yellow pear, and one that will produce huge tomatoes the size of a grown up's fist. I told her that I'd stick with the cherry tomatoes.

The next thing we had to do was water the plants on the porch. Mom just let me watch. Picking the cherry tomatoes through all the leaves was hard work. I like sitting on this chair though and watching the birds. There weren't any blue jays today though. Mom said that they probably wouldn't come around until she had stopped watering the plants. I wanted to wait outside until one showed up, but she said we had other things to do. Some doves and red-winged blackbirds didn't mind Mom's watering though, so I got to look at some birds! I love looking through Mom's bird books! It's as close as I'm going to get to some of the really colorful parrots or the huge birds of prey like a bald eagle.

Then we went back inside to have lunch! I got to help make lunch and then we came back upstairs. Mom read some books to all of us, and then we all took a little nap. Now I'm here, posting on my blog all the interesting things that I did today. We're going to have to go to bed soon, so I'm going to have to stop this here. Mom says that we can post more tomorrow or the next day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

July 19th, 2006

I saw my first blue jay today. I know that they live around here, but I never seem to be in the right place at the right time! Mom says that there are three blue jays that live around our house. They come and eat the birdseed and the peanut that Mom's parents leave out. She even found a blue jay feather and brought it upstairs for us. This picture isn't the blue jay that I saw. Mom didn't have her camera with her. She said that she couldn't go and get it because moving might scare the bird away. The one here was even prettier then the one in the picture!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

July 12th, 2006

Today I spent my evening helping Mom water the plants on the porch. It was probably almost 8 in the evening-- so I was wearing my PJs. It was fun. The water was mighty powerful for a small bear like me, but Mom helped! I liked watering the plants. They need the water. It was almost 90 degrees today. We're probably going to have to water them again tomorrow. Mom had to move the sprinkler around on the big gardren out back when she got home from work. I liked the flowers on the plant that I'm standing next to in the picture. Mom calls it an elephant ear plant, although she's not sure what it's technically called. I think the pink flowers and the shiny leaves are pretty.

Here is the link to the book that I was talking about yesterday. Mom is a big fan of Kevin Henkes books. She has them all. This one is her favorite. It's called Chester's Way. I like how Chester and Wilson are best friends and do everything together. My best friend is Robinson. We do lots of things together too. We're both the only boys in our little group, so we stick together. Ambrose, Nate, and Friday moved in recently nearby though, so maybe we'll all become friends. We'd finally have closer to the same amount of boys as girls around here for a while!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

July 11th, 2006

My Mom has helped my friend Robinson make his own blog, here on blogger.com. It's at _http://robinsonchorse.blogger.com_ (http://robinsonchorse.blogger.com) . We're both going to help him work on it. He mostly wants to post things like mine, but much more horse-orientated. I hope it works out for him!

Today we spent a lot of the day reading. Mom brought us Kevin Henkes books home from her shopping. We've seen all of them before, but now we've got copies for ourselves. I like Chester's Way the most. I'll post a link to it on amazon.com tomorrow!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

July 9th, 2006

Mom tells me that she'll update my blog later. And when I ask her to help me, she says that she'll help later. Later, later, later, later, later.. It's a mom thing. I don't hold it against her. It's just much easier for her to type then me! It takes a long time when you've got to type one letter at a time. Capital letters are even worse! Oh well, bear paws have their uses too!

Things have been pretty quiet around here lately. Mom has been working a lot, so we don't get to go outside as much as we used to. She did help us all go outside when she had to water all the plants on the porch a few days ago. The sun was very nice. I do admit that I like being in the air conditioned house the most though. Teddy fur keeps you warm in the winter, but it can make you awfully hot in the summer too!

Opal, one of the Build-a-Bear friends that Mom has brought home recently, had a little ouchie today. One of the strings that holds her toes together disappeared! Mom had to sew it back together! It was pretty quick, but Opal said it hurt! Mom gave her lots of encouragement and hugs though, so now she's okay. (Opal is a chicken!) Mom wrapped her foot up so it wouldn't get hurt again until the stitch heals. She's going to be all right, but we all worried about her!