Friday, December 25, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Caleb is my teddy bear. He also is Mom’s travel bear. He is with her almost all the time. He can fit inside her purse! She has taken him on some road trips to Door County, Chicago, and even Minneapolis. He also gets to go inside when she’s shopping, or eating at a restaurant. Milton, Foster and I have to stay in the car when she’s at work, but Caleb has accompanied Mom almost every day.
Caleb fits the mini Build-a-Bear clothes, so he often has a snazzy shirt on. It’s a dinosaur shirt now. He loves dinosaurs, adventures, and the color red. He doesn’t like being outside of Mom’s purse in public—he’s worried that he’ll get lost. He is my best friend.
He also has Carabella, a bear that Mom brought home to be his friend. They don’t always get along! He says that it is nice to have someone to talk to sometimes when they’re in Mom’s purse or bag together, but sometimes it just gets crowded! They’re both kind of cranky sometimes!
I’m feeling pretty good about this blogging stretch! I hope we can keep it up! We’re working ahead, so I think that will help a lot!
Friday, December 11, 2015
One of my favorite authors, Blue Balliett, has a new book in her Chasing Vermeer series. It is called Pieces and Players. It is about the three children from the previous books, plus two new children, trying to find out what happened to stolen pieces of work across the globe.
Mom likes this series because the first book reminded her of a Da Vinci Code kind of book for kids, and the second one is about Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings. (He was born in Wisconsin, so Mom has a soft spot for works by him—but he wasn’t a very nice person, so we keep our reading about him to references in kids’ books!)
Do you have a new book that you’d like to recommend?
Friday, December 04, 2015
This week it is A for Adelaide. Adelaide is Mom’s first American Girl doll. She found her at a Saver’s thrift store.
She loves the color red, horses, and reading. (We’re all fond of reading around here, if you haven’t figured that out!) She has silver eye—the brown in one of her eyes has disappeared, but she can see just fine!
Next week will be B for books. I’ve got my choice all lined up!
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Mom and I wanted to leave a little note here. Grandma (Mom’s mom) is all right. She did another round of chemo. At the end of this round, she got another CAT scan. There is one nodule left and it was half gone. Her cancer doctor needs to talk to another cancer doctor who is in Madison. They gave her a month off all kinds of doctors. In March, she is going to have another appointment to see what they have decided. They may give her some medicine that will hopefully stop the nodule from getting any bigger. That way she won’t have to go through any more chemo! My mom was hoping for no more cancer at all, but she will take whatever she can get.
On a more positive note, Mom and I are learning Dutch on Duolingo. Some of you might know that Mom’s interested in her genealogy. She got pretty far in learning Dutch on Livemocha a long time ago. They don’t have an ipad app, so she stopped when she got her ipad. But Duolingo does, and we’ve been having a lot of fun. Mom says that it will take some courage, but maybe some day we will post something in Dutch!
Hope you all are having a good day!