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Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Well, Teddy Bear week is over.  Nathan sure enjoyed having his friend with him at school each day!  They even dressed twice in matching red uniform shirts.  The final event of Teddy Bear week was the Teddy Bear picnic at a park near school, and I was able to join Nathan for the fun.  The kids all enjoyed lunch on the grass with their bears, followed by plenty of time to play on the playground.  Bears were everywhere–one even got stuck in a tree!  The picnic ended with the kids splitting into groups to read the stories they had written about their bears.

Here’s Nathan’s:

“My bear’s name is Buddy Bear.  Buddy Bear is tan and medium sized.  My bear likes to copy me.  I love Buddy Bear because he copies me.”

Well, Buddy Bear, your friendship has lasted over 5 years and seems to be going strong.  Hope you enjoyed your time at school!

 

A Day at the Park

A Day at the Park

An e-mail I didn’t want to read confirming something I wish wasn’t true…

At loose ends, not sure what to do next…

Katya begging to go to the “Hat Park”…

Reluctantly I pack a picnic…

How can I not smile at that creatively dressed little imp who walked all the way to the park by herself, treasures in hand?

A peanut-butter-and-jelly picnic…

Friendly exchanges with strangers…

Katya testing but obeying…

Looking down into the ever-flowing water of the creek…

Pushing a stroller full of talkative girl home for naptime…

Tought situation changed?  Nope.

My attitude improved?  Yep.

Thanks, God, for nature and parks and water and girls with laughing eyes and sweet homemade raspberry jam and the reminder that You are always here.