The Dress Rehearsal

November 3rd, 2008

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This is our little bumble bee.

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On his pre-Halloween Dress Rehearsal.

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Quickly veering off to the park as fast as his legs can carry him!

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“Daddy?”

“Hewp?”

“Pweeth?”

“Sure, Little Man!” Daddy smiles and helps Bubbers down the hill and across the ditch.

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“Tank tu!!” Bubbers smiles.

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“Smooch!!” he plants a sweet kiss on Daddy’s cheek.

“Aw,” Daddy blushes, “Anytime, Little Man!”

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Then we threw him in the leaves!

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Empty?? he suddenly realizes.

Hmmm…..

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There you go!!

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Boy, I really have no idea why I’m dressed like a bumble bee….., Bubbers thinks to himself.

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But it’s so much fun…..

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I think everybody should do it!!

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Oh, holy smokes, he freezes in his tracks and looks off into the distance.

Is that what I think it is??

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Blackberries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Halt!

What’s this??

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A stick!!

Holy smokes…..

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This goes perfectly with my leaves!…..

Okay!

Back to the blackberries!!

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“Ouch,” he says.

They poke.

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“Hey look!!” he cries.

It’s my neighbors!

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Wow, he watches in amazement and wonder.

Both my Dad and Joshua picking blackberries for me.

I’m in heaven!

Joshua’s such a good friend…..

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“You can see my stick,” Bubbers says solemnly.

“Wow, what a cool stick,” Joshua responds in awe.

“Tank tu,” Bubbers replies.

And then he heads back home…..

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But….. What on earth?!?

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Everybody’s playing in the leaves!

Even Joshua’s sister, Olivia!

I can’t go home now!!

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I have to play, too!!

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Ha, ha!!

This is really great.

I could do this all day!

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Okay.

I’m done.

“Hey, Joshua?” he suddenly calls out to his neighbor.

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“Could you help a brother stand up?”

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“Sorry, Bubbers!” Joshua calls back, “I’m playing with the toys!”

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[Bubbers pauses].

[And wonders].

[Will I ever stand up again?]

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Then his mother heaves him up.

And they head inside for dinner.

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10 Comments

alycia | 11/3/2008 11:36 pm

I love the story, so unpredictable! I also love the leaf pictures and all of his cute expressions. :)

Heidi | 11/3/2008 11:39 pm

LOL! “Unpredictable”–that’s Bubbers all right!! :) I love his randomness, but at times it makes writing a coherent blog post quite challenging… :) So I’m glad you enjoyed it!

 
 
Suzanne | 11/4/2008 3:49 am

Heidi I am so loving your dress rehearsal post. Bubbers looks like a real little boy walking along holding his pumpkin.
Boys are so cute when they stop to investigate things like sticks.

 
charlotte | 11/4/2008 7:01 am

Very cute!! The obsession with sticks sure starts young, doesn’t it? We had to institute a “no sticks in the car” policy after a certain driver almost lost an eye. One of those rules you never thought you’d actually have to make a rule about…

Darling pics!

 
Darcy D | 11/4/2008 10:09 am

SO cute. True to the nature of a toddler… SIDETRACKED!

 
Neighbor Katie ~;o) | 11/4/2008 10:15 am

Too cute Heidi! I looked at this post with Joshua and he was saying Bubbers’ name! Then he was excited to see his face on there! Bubbers sure made a cute little bumblebee for Halloween! ~;o)

 
Kara | 11/4/2008 2:51 pm

What a fun story! Kids are so easily distracted! At least he figured out that something was supposed to be in the bucket!

 
Jesse | 11/4/2008 7:33 pm

Love those little boy kisses. I can’t get enough.

 
Lisa | 11/4/2008 10:24 pm

He is getting soooo big- cutest bumblebee ever!

 
tearese | 11/4/2008 10:59 pm

He was obviously having so much fun! I hope the real trick or treating was just as fun.

 

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