Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23rd, 2017

Mom and Caleb went to a park in Oshkosh for one of Mom’s work things. It had a little zoo!
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Mom’s sister works for the same company, so they wandered around together! It was sort of raining, but not too bad. I think some of the animals didn’t like the rain.
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Look at this fine fellow. He talked to the little kids that were in the park. They gobbled right back at him.
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Mom’s brother-in-law brought Graham. (He had to pick Sam up anyways!) He didn’t really seem to be interested in the animals, just walking around and playing in the mud!
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Mom was hoping for a petting zoo, but there wasn’t one. The corn feeding dispensers were empty near the animals too.
We love animals, so this was kind of fun. Mom even got paid to hang out! She says that she’ll take the rest of us someday! I would like to look at the lake.
Have any of you been to a zoo? I think I would like to go!
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Friday, June 16, 2017

June 16th, 2017

Hallo! How are you? Things are all right around here. Mom’s been working a lot lately, so we haven’t gone on any adventures!
There were tornadoes around where we live on Wednesday. We were safe inside, but there were some people who took pictures and videos! (Actually, we were at Mom’s sister’s house, and she didn’t want to go out in the rain, so she decided to stay there until it stopped raining. It turned out that it was a very good idea!) The trees around our house just got some branches broken off.
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Oliver was not impressed with Mom’s picture taking. But he was making such a grumpy face that I decided wanted to stare it with someone!
Mom says that she wants to go to bed now, and since she’s my typist, I guess I ought to!
Talk to you next week!
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Friday, June 09, 2017

June 9th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? Things here are all right. At Mom’s retail job, they recently started carrying a brand of toys called ‘World’s Smallest.’ They had a yo-you and the toy that Mom bought the AG girls, my plush friends, and I. It’s called a Perplexus.
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Mom says that she doesn’t have enough patience to solve it, but between all of us, someone here will!
Adelaide said she’s going to try. I think her fingers will help!
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Do any of you have toys that are your size?
Talk to you all next week!
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June 9th, 2017

Mom fell asleep again by mistake. We will try to write our blog entry when she gets home from work this afternoon. (We have pictures!)

Friday, June 02, 2017

June 2nd, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? We are watching Netflix right now. Mom is trying to stay awake for a bit longer so we can write our entry!
Mom put our miniature garden together last weekend. So now the BJD family has a place to sit outside! We have to buy some stones for the paths, but I really like what we did.
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We will probably redo it a hundred times over the summer!
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Do any of you like gardening? Mom likes miniature gardening. I like flower gardening!
Talk to you all later!
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Friday, May 26, 2017

May 24th, 2017

Hello everybody! How are you? Things around here have been pretty quiet, which is a good thing. (Mom says that you don’t get to pick which kind of exciting, so quiet is better!)
Mom and I have been watching a lot of Bob Ross this week. She finds it soothing and I don’t mind him. We watch him on Netflix and Twitch. Do any of you have a Twitch account? It’s actually a social networking sort of site based around video games! But they have been showing some vintage TV shows. They recently started airing all of the Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood—all from the beginning!
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Mom has to work in the morning, so she wants to go to bed now. I hope you’re all having a great day!
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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.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 16th, 2017

Happy Easter, everybody!
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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!!
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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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