Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Give Away of Love

Wow, look at this beautiful little girl bear! And the artist who brought her into being has some amazingly beautiful pictures on her Web site! And if that wasn't enough - she has cats! A wonderful person indeed! :-)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Excitement's In The Air!

So does anyone want to tell Kirby Bear and Beatrice Bunny that Halloween isn't until Saturday? They've insisted on sitting outside to greet the first trick-or-treaters! Sigh...I think they'll have other visitors with this big container of candy - the two legged AND four-legged kind. Looks like it could rain so I better go pull them in. These young'uns. Leave it to the old wise bear to talk some sense into them!

But first, I need to find Miss Norah Cat. She's playing "hide and seek" and I can't seem to find her anywhere!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Teddy Bear's Picnic

Hello everyone out there in the World Wide Web! Tonight I, Lancelot Bear, had the distinct pleasure of having a picnic with my dear family!

Miss Sarah made delicious Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (the recipe can be found here). We brought them along to have for dessert.

Since we're going to buy sandwiches at the deli, the picnic basket only was needed for the plates and utensil (and because Mickey Mouse is so darn cute that he should always be part of the fun!)

We brought our friend Miss Chloe. She was soooooo excited to go with us!

Miss Chloe, Sarah and I are all buckled in so let's hit the road!

We ended up going to Centennial Park in Coronado. It is my mom's most favorite place to go. We bought sandwiches at the Boney's Bayside Market. Here are the adorable Mickey plates just awaiting the sandwiches!

Here's Mr. Ryan and Miss Chloe.

Sarah is getting ready to give me some of her yummy sandwich!

And because Mom knows how much I LOVE barbeque chips, she picked some up just for mean, for all of us!

I love to snuggle with Miss Sarah!

Aren't they a lovely family?

Look at the view of San Diego from here. You can see why it's my mom's favorite place!

Such a big bench for such a little bear!

But a great place to play "peek-a-boo"!

The sun is setting on our picnic.

But there's still enough light for a cookie!

I hope you enjoyed seeing our trip. I've got my blankie (all the way from Scotland - thanks Michelle!) and it's time to go home and go to bed!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From Ohio to San Diego!

Theodore M. Bear here! Once again, as head of the bears, I'm honored to introduce the newest member of our family! Here's a little background story:

My mom LOVES the Internet! When used properly, it can bring tons of blessings to us. The bestest part of it is the friendships she's made with people literally all around the world!

One of my mom's favorite Web sites is This is a site where people from all over the world post pictures they've taken. The best part about this site is that she's met so many wonderful people who LOVE to take pictures of their bears and other stuffy friends (that's stuffy in a good way, of course!)

One of the photographers on the site actually makes and sells teddy bears. Her name is Christy and she lives all the way in Ohio! My mom and she have been corresponding and my mom has told me what an amazing lady she is! Every time they write back and forth, it's as though they've been friends for a long time. Christy's Web site is called "Craggy Moor". You can see pictures of all her wonderful creations. My mom fell in love with all of the babies but most especially Betsy! She decided that we would adopt her! How wonderful is that? So dear Christy put Betsy in a lovely, handmade sleeping bag with plenty of honey and sent her on a plane ride to San Diego!

When my mom saw Betsy, she was just thrilled! Christy is amazingly talented and you can tell that a lot of love went into Betsy. I have the feeling that Betsy won't be the last bear that my mom adopts from Christy! (wink!)

Today, my mom took Miss Betsy on her walk to Coronado (a lovely place to live but way out of our little family's price range!) Here are pictures of Betsy enjoying her new home in San Diego (please click on the pictures for a better view - the thumbnails aren't really able to do the beautiful day justice!)

Mom said that it was quite windy by the water today so Betsy's dress got a little blown.

Welcome to the family, Betsy! We are so happy to have you with us!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Lancelot Gets Glasses!

We were concerned about Lancelot's vision. He seemed to be squinting a lot as he read the chalkboard at school and as he read his books at home. Mom decided it was time to go to the eye doctor for an exam. Lancelot will explain what happened next.

We met with the eye doctor (an opthamologist is what he's called but that's a big word for a young teddy!) He sat me down in a big chair and looked way into my eyes.

Next he had me cover my eye and read the letters off an eye chart.

He said the letters were in no particular order and didn't make words but they seemed to speak to me!

I covered my left eye and tried to read the letters. I didn't do too well.

So the doctor wrote me a (another big word, let me see if I get it right...) prescription, yes, that's it! He said that the people who make glasses would understand all the numbers and scribbles. I tried on several pairs of glasses and ended up liking these ones! What do you all think?

And now I can read my favorite books without having to work so hard to see the letters. I LOVE my new glasses!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Story of Bunny Love!

My name is Beatrice Bunny and I have a story to share with you!

My mom had wanted a bunny like me for quite some time. She found someone who had put me up for adoption at this special place called eBay. Well, Mom knew I was the one so she processed all the paperwork with my previous family and soon I was on my way.

Well, imagine my mom's surprise when I arrived on her doorstep, popped out of my suitcase (cleverly disguised as a USPS Priority Mail Box) and lo and behold I had this lovely Halloween outfit on! My mom was sooooo happy! Isn't that kind of my previous family to do this? A note was included with me that said, "Hi ~ I enclosed a set of new clothes for Bunny (my former name) - it didn't want to travel 'bare'!" Teehee, I'm still laughing over that one!

Honestly, people who love us stuffed friends are such kind and generous people, aren't they?

Here I am writing to let my previous family know that I made it safely to my new home.

But sometimes my fingers don't work so well on the keyboard so I use "ear power"!

I'm so happy to be part of this forever family and I look forward to sharing my adventures with you too!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Beary Quiet Saturday....A Blog By Sebastian

So my mommy was home alone today while Miss Sarah and Mr. Ryan worked on building sets for Miss Sarah's Drama class. I could see that she missed them both very much so I decided to keep her busy (and on her toes!)

Hmmm...let's go raid the refrigerator!

AHA! Just what I wanted - leftover Double Chocolate Bread Pudding from last night's "Mommy & Daddy Date Night"!

Mommy went to Costco and bought this just for me! Well, okay not exactly but..
Jeepers! It's almost as tall as me!

I love my honey!!

Mommy had a bountiful harvest from our garden so she decided to make salsa. Tomorrow we're going on a picnic with Mr. Ryan's homeschooled families so we're going to bring this along....

....that is, if there's any left after I get finished with it!

Mommy decided to go to Starbucks and it's a good thing she did! Look who she brought home!

I gave him a tour of the house and introduced him to our other friends here. While he loved having an endless supply of Frappuccinos where he lived before, he's VERY happy to now have a warm and loving home!

Off to see what more mischief I can cause - just to keep Mommy from not being lonely, of course!