California: The first full day

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Hi Everyone!  I’m excited to tell you about our vacation last week!…..  We went to visit Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Elise in California.  They’re my Mommy’s parents and sister and we sure had a great time!

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They had a tractor!

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That was just the right size for me!

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And boy, I just hopped on and took off!  I accelerated up a storm, but my steering skills were quite limited, so Mommy and Daddy stayed nearby to keep me on the right path.

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And wook!!

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There’s Wucy!!  I wove Wucy!!!!!

She came with my Uncle BJ’s family and holy smokes did I wove it!  Every time she was awake, I followed her all around calling out the name I gave her, “Ruff Ruff!  Ruuuuff Ruuuuuff!”

And when people told me, “Her name is Lucy,” I replied calmly, “No, it’s not.  It’s Ruff Ruff.”

Then all of a sudden, I looked out the window and saw this:

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It started snowing!!!!!

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It was beautiful!  And I was really excited, because I’ve been wanting to build a snowman all winter!  So I went outside with Daddy, but the snow wasn’t ready to build with yet.  So Daddy promised we could try again the next day.

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So then we went back inside and I played with my cousins, Aunts and Uncles.

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And then I found Wucy’s bed!!!!!!

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Oh man, this is the wife!

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**Chickit**

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“Wook!  My wittow paw is stickin’ out!”

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Hey Snuggles!  Can you see me in here?  Can you see me?

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Ha, ha!!  Cousin Adam took a turn, too!

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Then it was time for bed.  Good night, Snuggles!!

Christmas sweaters (by Sir Snuggles and the Bubbers King)

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Holy smokes, Mommy did it!

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What? What did she do?

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She finally got pictures of us in our Christmas sweaters that she liked!

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Oh! I’m so glad! I know that means a lot to her.

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Merry Christmas, Mommy!

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Yes, Merry Christmas, Mommy!

[Oh, thank you, boys! Thank you for cooperating and thank you, Daddy, for your patient help on three consecutive Sundays!] :)

My First Easter Egg Hunt (by the Bubbers King)

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I’m here today on special assignment.

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To report on my very first Easter Egg Hunt that Daddy and I went to while Mommy was working.

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When we got there, Daddy gave me my brand new Easter basket.

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And then after they said, “Go!”, I walked out and carefully picked up four Easter eggs.

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And curiously, the Easter eggs were made of plastic.

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Hmm…..  Plastic…..

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….. What on earth is plastic?!?

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And then all of a sudden, I was distracted by a helicopter off in the distance.

So I asked Daddy if we could go see it.

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And he drove us over to it and asked if I could sit in it.

And the pilot said, “Sure!”

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So all was right with the world again.

p.s. Thank you for taking me, Daddy!  I had a lot of fun and talk about it every day.

p.p.s. Thank you to the churches who sponsored the hunt.

p.p.p.s. And thank you to the pilot who let me sit in his helicopter.

Halloween Night (by the Bubbers King)

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Hey, y’all!

I’d like to tell you about a very special night.

Halloween Night.

Last year, I had a really cute costume, but I was sick and didn’t get to go anywhere in it.

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But this year, Halloween night was different.

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This year, my Mom helped me get all dressed up and ready to go.

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Oof!

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She made sure we didn’t forget my pumpkin.

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And then we were ready to go!

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[Holy smokes, what a cute little bumble bee!!]

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My Mom pointed me in the right direction…..

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And I was off!

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Our first stop was our wonderful Neighbor Katie’s house.

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And as I climbed the stairs, my Mom carefully told me what to do.

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“First, you knock on the door,” she explained with unconcealed excitement in her voice.

“Okay,” I said and went toward the door.

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Then promptly turned right back around.

“Um,” I smiled up at my Mom, “Would you knock for me, please?”

She smiled back, “Sure, Little Man!”

Then she knocked and we waited.

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And all of a sudden Olivia opened the door!

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Only she looked like Wonder Woman!

And I didn’t even know who Wonder Woman was!

So I tried to walk inside.

But then she gave me a big hug!

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And then my Mom told me to say, “Please.”

“Peease,” I said with a smile and confusion in my eyes.

And then, “Plop!!”

Wonder Woman dropped a bag of candy in my pumpkin!

Then my Mom told me to say, “Thank you.”

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“Tank tu,” I smiled with confusion still in my eyes.

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Because I had no idea.

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What candy was.

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“It’s food,” Neighbor Katie explained kindly from the doorway, “You’re supposed to eat it.”

“Yes,” my Mom chimed in, “Take a little bite.”

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Hmm, I thought.

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And I took a bite.

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And I loved it!

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From then on, you couldn’t stop me!

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Because I had this whole crazy thing figured out.

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I buzzed from house to house.

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Climbing up stairs.

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[And looking super cute!!]

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Grabbing my trusty pumpkin.

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And knockin’ on doors with more “Peeases” and “Tank tus” than anybody could ask for!

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And the whole time we walked, my Mom just loved the sound of my pumpkin thump-thump-thumpin’ against my leg.

With the rustle-rustle-rustle of the candy inside.

Then she couldn’t help herself…..

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And just had to squeeze me tight and take a picture of us.

And after we’d hit all the neighbors.

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It was time to head back home.

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And get down to bidness.

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Oh yeah.

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Animal crackers were meant to be eaten a whole zoo at a time.

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Because that’s what Halloween Night’s all about…..

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Right??

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Well, I’ll catch you later.

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s.  My Mom made me put those last pictures in because she loves my cute legs.

And arms.

And the way I hook my feet together when I sit cross-legged.

And the one single mole I have on my left arm.

p.p.s.  We missed you, Daddy, but we’re glad you’re working so hard at school so you can take good care of us!

p.p.s.s. Thank you Uncle Brett and Aunt Jenica for the costume!

p.p.p.s.s. Here’s a clip my Mom took while we were Peease-and-Tank-tuing:

p.p.p.s.s.s.  Here’s another clip my Mom just had to take of my pumpkin thumpin’ against my leg while we walked: