Monday, December 26, 2005

December 26th, 2005

Sorry, we were too busy to post the last couple of days. We've been busy helping with all sorts of different Christmas things.

We hope you had a good Christmas. We did. Mom made me a sweater, Eva and Chloe new dresses, and bought presents for Robinson and Charlotte. Mom got a brand new digital camera. She's taken lots of pictures of us.

Hope you all had a merry Christmas and have a great New Year!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

December 17th, 2005

Mom was home the whole day today. We've spent the last hour or so playing computer games. I'm helping her here. I love playing computer games, but sometimes I have trouble using the mouse! I don't have a thumb to hold it well. But Mom helps me most of the time.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

December 15th, 2005

Things have been very busy around here. We've been preparing for Christmas. I helped Mom decorate the Christmas trees, and Chloe and Charlotte have been helping Mom make cookies! It's all been very fun. This is Eva's first Christmas with a family, and she's been carefully watching. I'm sure that she's going to have lots of fun.

I found a new website to share with you. It's a website by some people who make bears for a living. They're awfully nice looking bears! It's called Bears by Beesley.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

December 11th, 2005

Eva is settling in her new home with us today. Mom made her some new clothes that fit her better. She is enjoying our company. She says that she likes all the attention and hopes to stay here forever. I told her that she didn't have anything to worry about.

She says that before she came to GoodWill, she had a home with a little girl who outgrew her. The little girl's mom is who gave her away to GoodWill. She is glad that Mom found her. We're glad too.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

December 10th, 2005

We have a new friend today. Mom rescued her from GoodWill. Her name is Evangeline. Mom rescued my teddy, Caleb, from GoodWill too. She bought her for company for Polly. Polly got a new dress. I don't really understand girls' fascination with dresses, but I admit this is a real pretty one. She's got a cap and a hat. When we go outside, now Polly can come with us if she wants!

Mom gave us some bad news today. She says that the place she works at is closing. It really doesn't mean much for us-- but she says that she needs all the hugs and moral support we can give her. She told us that Grandma will help her take care of us if she can't find another job right away. She's mostly sad because she's worked there for such a long time and she likes her co-workers. We all love our Mom and we don't want her to be hurting. We're going to give her lots of hugs and moral support. Cheer up, Mom!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

December 8th, 2005

Just a short post today. Mom is tired and she wants to go to bed. Mom got a new camera for Christmas (a bit early), so we'll post new pictures tomorrow!

Monday, December 05, 2005

December 5th, 2005

Hello! Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I had a tummy ache. I ate too much chocolate. Mom made me stay in bed all day. I feel much better today though! I mostly napped! I don't mind spending time in bed. I read books all day. Chloe and Robinson kept me supplied in new books and orange juice. After my tummy ache went away, I was a content bear.

I have a website that I want to share with you. It's called Billy Bear's Playground. It is a bear friendly website with all sorts of educational stuff. It has information about animals, things to download and color, clipart to make pretty pictures on the computer with, and all sorts of different things. I don't like the ads on the pages, but Mom says that's how they pay for the website. I found it today while Mom was at work and I just had to share. It's even got some things for the grown-ups in your life! I've bookmarked it and I'll visit it again sometime. I have LOTS of bookmarked websites!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

December 3rd, 2005

My mom finished my coveralls today! I'm pretty proud of them. She's been making lots of clothes for Chloe, and I felt left out. Now she's made me these great coveralls. They've even got buckles!

I wanted to share with you a book that Mom brought home for us a while ago. It's called Zen Shorts, and it is by a man named Jon Muth. It is a series of interconnected short stories about different Zen principles. It has beautiful watercolor illustrations. The main idea of the story is that a panda named Stillwater moves into the backyard of three siblings. They all visit Stillwater, and he tells them a story. It is a very well written and impressively illustrated book. It is much worth anyone's time, no matter their age.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

December 1st, 2005

Today, I got to help put the Christmas tree lights on one of my Mom's Christmas trees. I had a lot of fun. This Christmas tree is a lot bigger then I am, so I had to let Mom help me. But I put the lights on, and arranged them so they looked nice. We waited for Mom's mom to put on ornaments. Maybe that'll be tomorrow's project!

The lights that were on the tree weren't working. So Mom and I had to take them all off. That was a lot of work! They were pushed to the center of the tree, so we had to pull them out of branches. Since it is an artifical tree, the branches kept on coming out too!

Then we put on all the new lights, and arranged them just so. I want to help put the ornaments up. This tree has a lot of bird ornaments, glass ornaments, bells, and metal horns. It's really festive. I like decorating for Christmas. Mom and Grandma have a smaller tree that is more my size too. I hope that I can help fix that one. One strand of lights on that tree are out too. Mom and Grandma have to buy new lights with green wires. I don't know why it matters so much, but Mom thinks so! So we've got to wait!

Mom got to stay home today. Besides putting up the Christmas tree lights, we cooked lunch and napped. I watched her put ribbons on a new dress for Chloe too. I like it when she is at home. She's got to go to work tomorrow, but she has the whole weekend off!