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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 16th, 2017

Happy Easter, everybody!
I hope everyone had a great day!
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Friday, April 14, 2017

April 17th, 2017

Hallo iedereen! How is everyone? We’re all right around here. Mom has been working a lot. We also have been in charge of driving her sister and nephew back home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We really haven’t had any time to do anything interesting. We wake up at 4, go to work at 4:45, get there around 5:30, sit in the parking lot for a while, and then she goes inside to work at 6. Lately, she comes back outside for her lunch break and we chat for a bit. Then she has to go back. She gets out at 3:30, and we drive back home.
So she’s really tired, and it’s sometimes difficult to talk her into going anywhere or doing anything. We do still take pictures for Instagram, so I thought I’d show you one.2017-04-09 15.48.39
We had to spend a few hours sitting on the porch a few days ago. Wisconsin weather was pretty nice, and Oliver insisted that we sit outside! I am going to try to convince Mom to do something interesting this week so we have something to talk about next week!
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Friday, April 07, 2017

April 7th, 2017

Good afternoon, everybody! Mom is helping me write on Thursday because she has to work on Friday night. She had to work all day today and then we drove her sister and her nephew home. We got home about twenty minutes ago, so it’s been a long day.
Spring has decided to stay in Wisconsin. Last week the weather forecasters threatened snow, but this week we’ve had temperatures around 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. Thursday was especially pretty, although it was kind of windy.
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Mom also bought some more tiny things. Wren, one of our BJD friends, has decided that she wants to learn how to paint. So Mom bought her some canvases and an easel.
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Do you have any ideas of what she should paint? I’ll show you what she makes if she will let us! Talk to you later!
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Friday, March 31, 2017

March 31st, 2017

It is very late on the 30th. (Well, at least very late for people and bears that have to be awake at 4 in the morning.) Mom spent the morning and afternoon working and the evening driving her sister home. So we’re all pretty tired.
But yesterday, Mom went shopping at a local thrift store. She found something that she thought you’d all find kind of interesting!
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It’s three books in Dutch, in a thrift store, in Wisconsin! Who would’ve thought! There were some other children’s books there that she left. She picked the top one because the back said it was a Dutch bestseller (Lulu Wang), and the bottom two because she recognized the names. She googled them, because she didn’t recognize which Baldacci or Grisham books they could be. (Frankly, she could translate the first one, but the second one was out of her vocabulary.) It turns out that the Grisham is Bleachers and the Baldacci is Simple Genius! Mom did read Bleachers when it first came out, but not the Baldacci. (She’s honestly not much of a fiction reader any more.)
So when Mom feels up to reading an adult book in print, in Dutch, we have choices. (We’re going to try some classics on the ipad first!)
Time to go to bed!
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Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24th, 2017

Spring has finally arrived here in Wisconsin. It really hasn’t been very warm, but it has been sunny and the plants have been waking up. (Although after Mom typed that for me, we looked up the weather for the upcoming week, and it’s supposed to be gray and rainy all week. Sigh.)
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Mom’s parents are back home, so we all have to go back upstairs. Mom took Adelaide, Moira, Imogen and I to work for a few days this week. We sat in the car while she did the work, but it was a nice change of pace!
I’ve been watching Mom work on her genealogy for most of the day. She is currently working on some families that lived in Virginia and West Virginia in the 1800s. They lived in the same area as the Hatfields and the McCoys! They also lived in the same area as Davy Crockett’s family! (Technically, Mom is slightly related to Davy Crockett through these people!)
We have to go to bed soon. We’re writing this a few days before it posts so Mom doesn’t forget. But it is almost time for bed. I’m still pretty awake, but Mom has to sleep, so we all do!
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Friday, March 17, 2017

March 17th, 2017

Hallo iedereen! Hoe gaat het? Everything’s all right, for the most part around here. Mom’s parents are on their vacation this week, so it’s just Mom, Oliver, and the rest of us. It’s nice and quiet, and we all get to be downstairs. It’s a nice change of scenery for most of our hug. They usually have to stay upstairs, so being downstairs is something different!
It is St Patrick’s Day here in the US. It’s more of an excuse to party then anything religious for most of the people of Wisconsin. We live near the town of New London, which changes it’s name to New Dublin for the week. Mom has never went to the festival, but maybe some day. She is a tiny bit Irish, so I think she should go!
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I hope you all have a great day! Talk to you later!
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March 17th, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!!
I hope you’re all having a great one!
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Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10th, 2017

Hallo everyone! How has your week been? Things have been pretty quiet around here.
Mom said that we couldn’t afford a new TV for the bigger kids, but she gave me something that is pretty close—her old phone!
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It doesn’t get any cell phone service, but it works just fine on our wifi! So now we can watch our own Netflix choices! Foster, Milton, Caleb and I were watching Netflix for a while, and then some of our AG friends came to see what we were doing.
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Sometimes, human fingers, even if they’re doll sized ones, help, so Shiloh, Adelaide and Mercedes helped us with the apps.
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We ended up deciding to listen to some music instead because we all couldn’t see the screen at the same time. We listened to it for a whole hour! I think I like the phone almost better than the idea of a TV! What do you think?
Talk to you next week!
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Friday, March 03, 2017

March 3rd, 2017

Good afternoon, everybody! Mom bought the BJDs a new TV this week!
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It’s gotten us bigger folk around here wanting our own TV! My teddy bear friends and I are the same size as the AG kids, so we were thinking of talking Mom into buying all of us the AG TV. They made one for MaryEllen too. We just googled it to come up with the links, and there’s even an Etsy link to make a TV! This one is from Target. We haven’t heard of the Lundby brand though. (Although at that price, it might not matter too much! Hm.. Clicking through to the Lundby brand page on Target makes me think it might be a BJD sized thing.)
Do any of you have your own TV? I’d like our own TV so we could chose what to watch! I don’t mind watching Mom’s shows, but it would be nice to pick out something by myself!
Talk to you all later!
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Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24th, 2017

Hello, everybody! How are you all? Things here are still very quiet!
Yesterday, Mom got out of work early. She got home in time to see Graham for a while. She noticed that Graham was wearing the same shirt as me!
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Sorry, I’m looking a bit off in this picture, but he just got done hugging us all. But we’re wearing almost the same outfit! Foster is also wearing a shirt that Graham has too. (This is what happens when your mom buys clothes at the same place as someone else’s Mom.) He is very fond of Mom’s hairbrush, but we don’t know why. But it got him to stay still long enough so we could take a picture together, and that worked for Mom!
This week the temperature here in Wisconsin got to 60 degrees Fahrenheit! It is usually about 29 to 16 degrees! (I looked it up!) That meant that on Wednesday, Graham, Oliver, Mom, and I went for a walk. We ended up going to the park! I stayed in the stroller, but Graham went for a swing! He’s old enough now to sit up in a baby swing!
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He lost interest in the swing pretty quickly, but it was still cool. We then walked back home. Mom took some pictures on the way back.
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It’s supposed to snow this weekend, so the unseasonably warm weather will just be a faint memory!
Tot ziens!
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Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17th, 2017

Hello everybody! I don’t have much to report today. Mom worked ten and a half hours on the day that we’re writing this, so she’s pretty tired.
Mom did just tell us that she ordered Logan from AG. That means we’re going to have another boy here! (Mom has a lot of girl AGs.) I’m looking forward to another boy that is our size! (With fingers that can type!)
We’re just going to leave this here, because Mom says we ought to go to bed.
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See—even Oliver wants to go to bed!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 14th, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hope you’re all having a great day!
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Friday, February 10, 2017

February 10th, 2017

Good afternoon! How are you all? I’m all right! We have had a quiet week. Mom bought some things for our new Wellie Wisher friends. The store that Mom works at carries them, so she brought two of them home.
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This is Evangeline. These are the new pajamas Mom bought her.
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This is Wing. These are the pajamas that Mom bought her. We picked these because of the lady bugs! I thought that Hammie might like them! All this talk about pajamas made me want some new ones. I thought maybe some footie pajamas! Graham has some pretty cool footie pajamas. He even has some with rhinos on them. What pattern do you think I should get?
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Friday, February 03, 2017

February 3rd, 2017

Good afternoon everybody! How are you? I am all right. We have had a quiet week around here. On Wednesday, Mom had the day off of the new job, so she was here when Graham was. I thought you’d like to see how big he’s gotten. He’s almost 13 months old now.
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He really likes Mom’s new camera. He really wants to chew on it.
He also really likes Oliver. Oliver really likes him, so it all works out. Here is a picture of Oliver trying to get Graham to play squeaky toy.
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Graham doesn’t quite understand what’s happening, but it’s pretty cute.
He has stopped trying to chew on my nose, although now he enjoys pull at my ears and pulling me off the couch. Luckily, it’s not very far to fall, and it’s nice and soft carpet. (I’m just glad he’s stopped trying to chew my nose off.)
Mom bought a new friend home. It is a childhood doll. They were called My Child dolls. They have sort of a felt soft skin. This one has told us that her name is Clementine.
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I have to go to bed now, so I will write more next week. I hope you all are having a great day! Talk to you later!
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Friday, January 27, 2017

January 25th, 2017

Good afternoon, everybody! Things have been pretty quiet around here. I’ve been encouraging Mom to stop checking Facebook all the time due to the current political situation around here. (It just depresses her.) She still checks it once or twice a day—but I’m trying to discourage it all the time! We will see now that goes! (We check Instagram instead!)
Mom bought all sorts of miniature stuff for our future dollhouse earlier this week. Michaels, a chain craft store, had some new miniature stuff in their advertisement, and she just had to go and check it out!
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It’s a pelican! Mom, who is a stickler for scale, has decided that it’s a juvenile pelican, because it is too small to be a full sized one. They are very big birds! (I fell into the Wikipedia trap there for a bit—now I know that pelicans have been found in rocks that are 30 million years old!)
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And then a pair of mallard ducks! Mom bought these because the one in the foreground is a girl mallard—and it actually has the blue wing feathers! (Wikipedia says they are speculum feathers!) Mallards in crafty things are almost always boys. (They have flashy heads.)
Do any of you have any miniature things you like? Mom loves miniature things, so I love them too! Talk to you all later!
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Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20th, 2017

Hello! How are you all? We’re all right here in Wisconsin. Mom visited eBay this week and bought Caleb some new clothes. One of the outfits is a new version of his dinosaur t-shirt, but the second one is brand new. It is a bright green sweatshirt with the words ‘rawr’ on it.
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I wish it came in my size! I love dinosaurs, and I think it’s very dinosaur-ish! The hood is too big for Caleb. (Smallfrys/Buddies have big heads!) Mom did buy Foster and I some new shirts though, so I shouldn’t complain.
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We both happen to fit infant size three months, so when they go on clearance, Mom almost always buys us a new shirt. (We still really like Build-a-Bear, but they seem not to keep pretty as long as baby clothes.)
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See—more dinosaurs! Mom says it is time to go to bed. She has to work in the morning! Talk to you all later!
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Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13th, 2017

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! How are you? Mom caught a cold, so along with working all the hours, we are kind of under the weather now.
So one of the movies that we like to watch is Mystery Science Theater 3000: the Movie. We were excited to see that they were going to bring it back, and backed it on Kickstarter. We received a part of our backer kit this week. The t-shirt and the postcards arrived! I’m so excited!
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There is a great t-shirt that is unfortunately just human sized and not bear. It is currently Mom’s favorite part.
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Have you backed anything on Kickstarter? We have backed a series of boy 18 inch dolls, and a book called Dressing Your Baby Octopus.
Have a great day!
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Friday, January 06, 2017

January 6th, 2017

This is going to be a short entry. Mom was reassigned to the picking part of Silver Star, and it is a lot of walking and walking and walking and walking. Mom’s feet have always been very picky, and this is not agreeing with them. We are writing this the day before because on the sixth, Mom has to work at SSB all day and then the bookstore all night.
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Mom found this at an antique mall. It’s a tiny Dutch tile. I’m not sure what it is supposed to be for, but it’s going to go in the dollhouse. Mom thinks it’s screen printed rather than painted, but it only cost one dollar! Does anyone know if the flower/decorative things in the corners mean anything?
I hope that Mom will feel up to more of an entry next week! Hope you’re all having a great day!
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