Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20th, 2012

A long time ago, my mom found a fellow plushie blog called Buttons’ Because. In an attempt to exchange mail, my mom found out that Buttons and his mom lived in Illinois, which is very near (at least in the plushie world) where we live in Wisconsin.

Fast forward a year or two, and Buttons’ mom announced that they were coming up north for a graduation party! It was located only about a half an hour away from where I live! We quickly agreed to meet!

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And here we are! My mom and Buttons’ mom met at a McDonalds, had a little breakfast, and then went to a local park to take pictures! Don’t we both look really snazzy! It was a beautiful day!

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Caleb and Scruffy decided that they also wanted their picture taken. I like their matching Chicago White Soxs hats! Maybe I ought to get Mom to make Caleb and I some matching hats!

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We went for a little walk. Buttons’ Mom found some really cool boulders to let us climb on. For a bear who spends most of his time either on the bed, on the couch, or in his mom’s arms, the climbing was really cool! I told Mom that she’s got to take me out climbing again real soon!

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I liked being outside! Mom lets me go outside on the porch all the time, but it was nice to see new things!

Mom and I think we ought to break up the visit into more posts so it doesn’t get too long—but you all get to see all the pictures!

Marlowe II

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24th, 2012

One more bunch of zoo pictures for my blog! Mom loves taking zoo pictures! Next I hope we can share our pictures from Buttons’ visit!

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My mom really loves horses, including zebras. Someday, we’re going to own one! (You can have pet zebras!) This one was very happy to pose for Mom’s camera!

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Another creature that Mom likes a lot are koi. Last year, there weren’t any koi in the pond, but they returned this year. The water is very clear and makes for very nice pictures.

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And lastly, a teenage camel. He’s been at this zoo for a long time. Somewhere on my computer I’ve got pictures of a baby camel!

I hope you all enjoy my zoo pictures! Mom took some pictures of my friends and I after the Buttons’ visit that I will share soon too!

Marlowe II

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20th, 2012

Back to the zoo! Mom loves the petting zoo the most. We both love farm animals, but Mom loves to pet them. (I don’t think I ought to get very close to critters who like to chew on things!)

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Mom loves cows. Well, she loves cows as pets! This little calf was Mom’s friend when she was there. She followed her around and started to lick at her purse and keychain.

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It apparently tasted really good!

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This miniature donkey followed Mom’s sister around. I love his ears!

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This is a Polish crested chicken that Mom caught to show her sister how soft her feathers were.

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This is a baby-doll faced sheep. They were pretty happy to just sit and enjoy the sun!

Mom says that we have one more blog post’s worth of photos, so there will be more soon! I hope you all are having a great day!

Marlowe II

Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 17th, 2012

I had SO MUCH FUN hanging out with Buttons and his mom and dad! Button’s mom wants to release the pictures together, so there will be blog posts soon! I thought I would share the getting ready pictures today!

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Last night, Mom let us pick out the clothes that we were going to wear. I was a little nervous because I had never met a new bear like this before, but Mom reminded me that it was Buttons and we’ve known him almost forever!

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This is all of us all spiffy-ed up! Mom picked out my outfit, but I picked out my shoes! (I have to wear shoes so I stand up better!) It turned out that I probably didn’t make the best decision about the shoes, but there was no way for me to know about that!

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Into the travel bag we go! I had to sit on the bottom because of my shoes, and I didn’t like that too much!

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And here we are in the front seat of Mom’s car. I was so excited! More pictures later!

Marlowe II

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16th, 2012

I GET TO GO OUT TODAY! I am going to meet Buttons! It’s my very first meetup! My mom and his mom have been emailing each other—we wanted to keep it a secret, but I don’t have to any longer! Wahoo!! I love the posts when Bob T. Bear, Dilly, Beanie, and Hammie all get to meet, and now it’s my turn! (Although going to meet all those friends is on my list too!)

I’m going to get all spiffy-ed up and Caleb’s gonna come with, and it’s going to be all fun! We’ll post plenty of pictures later, but I am too excited not to share now!

Marlowe II

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14th, 2012

Mom’s sister wanted to go to the zoo to see the big cats. There are four of them.
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This is a Bengal tiger. He or she was lounging in the hallway between the two cages. It didn’t look very comfortable, but who would argue with a tiger!
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This is a white Bengal tiger. I’m pretty sure it’s a boy named Kenny. I think this looks like a much better place to sit!
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This is the lioness. She was also showing Mom and her sister her belly.
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And finally this is the lion, with the very unoriginal name of Leo. He was showing off for Mom’s sister, who was very much impressed!
Next time, the petting zoo animals! (My mom’s favorite part!)
Marlowe II

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11th, 2012

My mom and her sister went to a little zoo near where we live. My mom loves zoos, mostly because she gets to take all sorts of interesting pictures!
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This is a blue and gold macaw. Mom likes big birds like this parrot.
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This is a white or umbrella cockatoo. This guy or girl was talking to Mom and her sister.
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This is a peahen. This bird kept on looking at Mom and her sister, closing one eye and then the other. Birds sometimes do this so their depth perception is clearer. She was basically doing it so she could get a good look at Mom!
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This is an ostrich. Mom was surprised to see them. She’s been to the zoo lots of times and didn’t know that they were there. She had never seen an ostrich this close and was really impressed by their big dinosaur like feet!
Next time, we’ll post about the cats that live at the zoo!
Marlowe II

Thursday, June 07, 2012

June 8th, 2012

Today via Twitter and Eldritch’s blog, I discovered that I was awarded an award! It was actually a double nomination! Kolo Martin gave it to me too! I’m a very lucky bear!


As part of the award, there are ten questions to answer. Mom loves quizzes, so we’re okay with it!

Here we go!

1. My favorite number?- My favorite number is 17. It’s mostly because it was Mom’s favorite number when she was a little girl. She doesn’t remember why! Now she’s decided it’s interesting because it is a prime number. The fear of the number 17 is heptadecaphobia, which is a great word!

2. My favorite non-alcoholic drink?- Our favorite drink around here is Coca-Cola!

3. Facebook or Twitter?- Mom says that we have enough social networks to check, so she says no Facebook for me. She seems to like Facebook the most, but we have a program called Trillian that combines all of our Facebook and Twitter feeds and shows them as little pop-up windows as we browse around the internet, so we see both. (It’s actually a chatting program, but you can sign up your social networks that you can chat with, so it works peachy!)

4. My passion?- Books! Naps!

5. My favorite pattern?- Clouds in the sky? Tree leaves? Hm.

6. Favorite day of the week?- Since my mom works retail, we don’t really have a favorite day. Her days off vary, so I would have to say that my favorite day is any day she’s not at work!

7. Favorite flowers?- Tulips, roses, daisies, and apple blossoms!

I shall now tell you about five blogs that my mom and I read. I don’t know if they read my blog, but it’s the thought that counts! Most of the other award winners are the plushie blogs that we would’ve listed here, so we decided to go a different route!

1. Julie Zickerfoose- This lady likes birds and has a dog named Chet Baker. Chet Baker has his own Facebook page!

2. Dr. Scott Sampson’s Whirlpool of Life- This is the paleontologist from Dinosaur Train. He writes about paleontology and science.

3. Neil Gaiman- Certainly a very good author no matter what your favorite book genre is, but is also one of Mom’s favorite-ist people ever. (Well, we think he’s probably a very cool guy!)

4. Living with Anteaters- They don’t really explain why or how they got pet anteaters, but this lady has them!

5. Atlas Obscura- I don’t know if you can call this a blog, but they do post something nearly every day about interesting, off beat places that you can visit!

I hope this stuff is interesting to you! Mom went with her mom to Door County today, so we’re going to post some photos soon!

Marlowe II

Monday, June 04, 2012

June 4th, 2012

My mom and the BJD kids went to another meet-up last weekend. I thought I would share a few pictures because I know that there are people who read my blog who like the BJD kids like Mom! Caleb went with too—since he is her travel bear!

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This time it was a little distance away. This meant that Mom and her friend had to start earlier. While Mom is a morning person, her friend is not, so that started the day a little late!

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This time, Mom didn’t take as many pictures. There were a lot of people there and not a lot of room. Mom isn’t very fond of pushing her way into groups of people, so she made do! On the Flickr photo page, you can see the dolls much better!

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Wren and Raven did get to meet someone as tiny as they were. This is apparently a little boy vampire. Mom said that she didn’t quite understand how he got dressed up in a dress with purple shoes, but it doesn’t really matter!

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This is what Mom worked on while everyone else was sewing and such. She bought Wren and Lark an itty bitty sewing machine a while ago, and decided that they need some supplies! So now they have their own fabric stash!

Mom wants me to tell Bob T. Bear that Build-a-Bear makes clothes for smaller bears. They’re part of their SmallFry collection. The bears that you get from BAB are only about six inches tall, but they’re for rather rotund bears. They might fit an eight inch bear too. They fit Caleb, but they’re rather tight!

Mom remembered that we haven’t shared her zoo pictures here yet, so that’s going to be the next blog entry! She went with her sister and Caleb to the zoo a few weeks ago and took lots of pretty pictures!


Marlowe II

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27th, 2012

Sigh. When Mom has tiring days at work, she never feels like helping me type. Things have been pretty quiet here though, so I guess I don’t have much to report.

Wren’s friend showed up. His name is Raven, and he is itty bitty.

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He’s kind of cute, I think, but he’s really high strung! He’s always bouncing around and doing things. He’s so high maintenance that Mom invited another doll home to help keep track of him.

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Meet Lark, Wren and Raven’s nanny/governess/au pair. Mom is letting her have some time off before they talk about what Lark’s going to do.  I think she’s going to have her hands full taking care of Raven, but what do I know! Mom says that they both need to go to school, but she doesn’t know of any place that would accept such tiny pupils!

After Mom took some photos off the camera and put them on the computer, we remembered that we forgot to tell you one big thing that happened. Mom took Milton, Caleb, and I INSIDE BUILD-A-BEAR! BAB was holding a 100 Million Friends Made event, and if you brought your BAB friend in, you got a free t-shirt. Mom carried us in a bag inside the mall. Milton and Caleb got to come out of the bag—Milton being a BAB, and Caleb was actually wearing BAB clothes. I was a bit miffed that she didn’t let me out of the bag, but then she reminded me that I am going to go on a HUGE outing in June! (Right, Buttons?!)

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Mom says that it is getting near our bedtime, so I’m going to sign off here. I hope you all are having a good day!

Marlowe II

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

May 8th, 2012

Things have been pretty quiet around here. Mom works, and we all read and watch TV. She takes me and a few of my friends to work with her—we wait in the car for her lunch.

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Spring has struck Wisconsin. All sorts of plants are in bloom! The first trees that flower around here are apple trees. That picture is a crab apple tree that Mom found at a local park.

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Those are pear blossoms from our front yard. Mom loves taking pictures of flowers—especially ones that live around us!

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There also have been plenty of pretty skies to take pictures of. This one is over Partridge Lake in Waupaca County.

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And of course, Princess, who always makes Mom smile!

Marlowe II

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21st, 2012

My mom has been struck by a wave of work related grumpiness, so we haven’t been updating like we should.

We have also been playing around with Etsy. Mom started herself a shop there to sell her photography. We’re going to first start with the postcards she gets for Postcrossing. We also made a Facebook page for her website. She says that she would love it if any of you would drop over there and ‘like’ it. (She says that I have more readers than her website and Facebook page!)

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We have been updating her website too. The website is mostly Mom’s attempts to show off her photos. She wants to be able to pay for her photography habit with her pictures! I guess that makes sense! If she uses that money to buy photography stuff, she will use the other money to buy stuff for my friends and me! (And books!)

Are any of you (or your humans) on Pinterest? Mom spends a lot of her time on there too.

Wren is still here. Mom ordered another of her kind a month or so. He comes from a place called Lati. His name will be Raven, unless he protests a lot! He is a White Basic Laches Special—whatever that means! I’m not too worried, because Mom is having a hard time finding him clothes, and she says that she won’t start making him his room until he ships! Right now he has some toys and a wig to wear when he shows up.

Mom says that we have to go to bed soon!

Marlowe II

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

April 3rd, 2012

Mom has been taking my friends and I to work lately. We sit in her car and wait for her lunch break. It’s been so nice! We get outside and get to see all sorts of interesting things.

Caleb and Wren get to go inside the building, while Milton and I wait in the car. During her break, sometimes we drive behind her building and look at the pond.

The pond itself isn’t very pretty—it’s a retention pond that doesn’t get cleaned out. But sometimes, there are birds there.

Including ducks, which are some of Mom’s favorite birds! This is a mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
Does anyone else get to go on drives? I know Sullivan and Hammie get to go on all sorts of walks. Mom takes me for a walk sometimes in her backpack—maybe now since the weather is so nice, I can convince her to go!
Marlowe II