24 September, 2010

Last Saturday we 3 bears participated in our towns Fun Run! It was FUN! (ha! ha!) We chose to run the 5km route, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day to do it! Papa Bear came in second place! We don’t have a photo of him crossing the finish line, because with a time of 0:26:13 there was only 1 person ahead of him, and it wasn't me!

Papa Bear did get some photos of Little Bear coming in to the finish, she was a bit ahead of me with a time of 0:45:45

All I wanted to do was finish, and not die. Both goals were accomplished with an untied shoe and a time of 0:46:00. Just minutes ahead of the first place winner who ran the 10KM route. It was a good family activity, though we weren’t nearly as active the rest of the day.

22 September, 2010

She's Arrived!

Well folks, she arrived! Little Bear is now an over-the-moon owner of one American Girl Doll. The photographs speak for themselves I think. 

This one is my most favorite!

20 September, 2010

First Day of School

First Day of School has come and gone, but I wanted to put up a couple of pictures anyway, better late than never right?

17 September, 2010


During a recent bought of rearranging and tidying, I was organizing the books on the new bookshelf we put in Little Bear’s room. Each book that had a marker in it was put on a shelf together. I laughed when I was done with her books this is what the shelf looked like:

I showed Papa Bear, and told him how funny I thought it was. He then pointed out to me my book shelf, where I had also been doing some tidying up. There on one shelf were all the books of mine that had a marker:

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it?

15 September, 2010

School Days

Due to a gigantic miscommunication, misinformation and missed phone calls, we ended up enrolling Little Bear into public school. I am incredibly frustrated with how everything went. We are trying to make the best of the situation though. Little Bear is doing ok so far, and hasn’t had any problems. I am feeling quite on edge about the whole thing, and I am prone to over analyzing everything, so some things have already got on my nerves. We will forge ahead though, do our best and take it one day at a time.

14 September, 2010


At the beginning of the year, Little Bear discovered American Girl Dolls. “I WANT ONE!” She declared to me, over and over and over. I told her, SURE! You may have one, but you need to save up the money for it. I thought that would be the end of it, but not so! She got an empty juice container, and decorated it. That container has lived on my counter all year. Each week when we gave Little Bear her allowance, she would pay her tithing, put part of her money into long term savings, and then she was free to use the remaining money for whatever she wanted.

I have to say I was quite pleased to see her add her spending money to her Doll Savings. To get her closer to her savings goal faster Little Bear started volunteering to do extra work around the house. One job that she seemed to really like doing was cleaning the car! My car was kept super clean inside, all for the low, low price of $5 a month! My point? Well a couple weeks ago, Little Bear was counting her money and SHE HAD ENOUGH! Out came the most recent catalog, and we poured over it for hours, choosing a doll, and an extra outfit. The doll has be purchased, and is on the way here! Stay tuned.