Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Avery and Bear

Several weeks ago, Avery's "Bear" disappeared. It was a very sad day in our house. Avery has been super attached to Bear since she was a baby... and poor Bear shows it! He used to be a nice pink color... and he used to actually have stuffing in him! Now he's more gray than pink... and from chewing on his nose, Avery put a hole there and made it her life's work to remove all of his stuffing, one teeny tiny piece at a time (you might recall this post from last December).

Anyway, he disappeared... and was gone for weeks!!! Amazingly enough, Avery was a trooper, and even though she didn't have her Bear anymore, she managed to survive (and sleep!) without him.

Then, one day, we were playing in the living room, and Avery brought out her favorite Dora backpack (that's full of card games, checkers, dominos, etc.)... she was digging around in her backpack and said, "Mommy, why is there a towel in here??" Mommy had no clue why there was a towel in her backpack... then, Avery yanked on the "towel" and screamed: "It's not a towel... it's BEEEEEAAAAARRRRR!" Oh, happy day!

In celebration of his return, Bear got a much-needed bath (although he's still gray... there's no help for that... pink dye, maybe??). And then Grandma performed a little reconstructive surgery on him. Grandma actually cut Bear's head off (ouch!), re-stuffed him, and sewed him back together (and repaired that pesky hole in his nose)!

So, here's to Avery and Bear. May they have many more happy years together!


meliss said...

Awww... I'm so glad Avery found her long lost friend. I love those pictures. They show how very happy she is!

Linda said...

Awww... how sweet! So glad she found him!!

Anonymous said...

Unbearably cute and sweet. . . She's beginning to look just like ME! -- Grampy

Trish said...

Isnt she to cute. Poor Bear living in that dark bag for that long time...LOL.

I cant wait to see the new and improved bear!

ErinRagan said...

Grampy, do they have you on some "good" pain meds, or what? lol (hardy har har)

Isn't Grampy a hoot?? I will admit that he was an absolutely adorable little boy, back in the day, so maybe it's possible that his granddaughter looks something like him! ;)