The craziest thing…

The craziest thing happened to me yesterday…

I was lazily checking my email–er, whoops, uh–scrubbing my kitchen floor with a toothbrush for the fifth time that day (that’s how I keep it so shiny), when lo and behold a baby ELEPHANT walked through the front door.

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“Why, hello there,” I said in shock, “Um, welcome to my home.”

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“Aw, you’re a cute little baby elephant, aren’t you?” I said, not able to resist those big round eyes, “Would you like to be MY baby elephant?”

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“I’ll take really good care of you,” I promised, “I’ll feed you peanuts every day and scratch your back where it’s hard to reach.”

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“What do you say? Will you stay with me?” I pleaded with a big friendly smile.

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“Um, is that a raspberry?” I asked with surprise.

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“That IS a raspberry!” I declared, “I didn’t know baby elephants could do raspberries.”

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“So, does that mean you’ll stay?” I hoped brightly.

And then all of a sudden, the baby elephant spit up!

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“Oh my! Let me help you–” I said, then paused, “Wait a minute, I think I recognize that spit up…”

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“You’re my Bubbers!” I exclaimed with glee.

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“Hooray!!” I shouted as I picked him up and swung him around and around, “You get to stay forever and ever and ever!!”


Happy First Halloween, Mr. Bubbers Man!


(Bubbers got a dose of pink antibiotics and went to bed early for Halloween. He’s recovering well from his first ear infection. What a trooper!)

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22 thoughts on “The craziest thing…

  1. Meghan,
    –Thank you for visiting and commenting!
    –Aw, thanks for thinking he’s cute! I have to say, this was the first Halloween I’ve been excited for in a long time, because I knew I was going to get to dress him up and take pictures. :):) Kids definitely add a whole new fun level to holidays.

  2. what a cute elephant!!!! i’m so glad you finally reconized him as bubbers! j/k very cute story to go with the pictures, hope he had a fun halloween.

  3. Andrea,
    –Thank you! I was so happy with how it turned out (I wasn’t sure it was going to fit, but then it did).
    –He had a pretty mellow Halloween. When Daddy got home, we put him in his costume and paraded around the living room for a little while. Then we took some pictures and Bubbers was ready to be done. :) He was sure cute, I felt bad for him that he was sick for his first Halloween. Oh, well.

  4. Tearese,
    –Thank you!
    –We were going to go to our ward’s trunk-or-treat, but with his ear infection, Bubbers wasn’t up to it. I almost took him, but realized it would have been more for MY enjoyment than HIS, so we stayed home instead.

  5. Ailene,
    –Thank you, so do we! :) He’s almost over it, I think (though it’s hard for me to tell, since it’s his first one).
    –Halloween was fun. We had a few trick-or-treaters (our first ones ever!), which was awesome. One little boy turned back as he was leaving our door and called, “Thank you! Have a great Halloween time!” You could tell he wasn’t sure what to call it, and that’s what he ended up saying–I loved it! Kids are the best.

  6. Hey Heidi- Thanks for your comment on my site the other day. Bubbers is such a cute little guy! So expressive! And he makes a great elephant!

  7. Kara,
    –You’re very welcome!
    –Thanks for thinking my son’s cute. We sure enjoy him and his fun expressions!

  8. Whimsy,
    –Thank you! Can you believe that costume? When I pulled the hood on, I loved how the nose stuck straight up on top of his head!
    –Yes, we nibble on him quite frequently! :):)

  9. SOOO Cute! He’s a keeper! Kimberly has started the raspberry thing too! Everything is soaking wet now. What do you do? Don’t you love being a mom!?

  10. Shanda,
    –Thank you, we think so, too! :)
    –Aren’t raspberries so fun? I love it! The other night he made me laugh outloud when he suddenly did a raspberry right in the middle of eating his baby cereal. The cereal went everywhere and I just kept laughing it was so darn cute!
    –Being a mom is the most wonderful job in the whole world. Now I know why I’ve always wanted to be one. :)

  11. Hi Heidi! I’ve been here several times since you posted this to check for updates… every time, I can’t help but look at the cute baby elephant pictures again and again!!! :D

  12. Hi Heidi! First time on your blog. And you have the cutest little boy there. That costume is AWESOME. Love all the photos. I’m going to check out the rest of your blog now. See you again!

    Heidi (ah, yes, we share a first name:))

  13. Heidi,

    Hello and welcome to my blog! Thank you so much for your comment. I’m so glad you think my son is cute and enjoyed his costume! :) I hope you enjoy the rest of my blog, too, and come back often.

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