Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Adventures of Twiggy Bear: Puzzle Finished/Orphanage Project

It's finished!!!

Twiggy One and Mama began working on our orphanage project tonight.  In the contract with the adoption agency, Mama B and Mr. Branch agreed to do some sort of service project for Twiggy Four's orphanage.  His orphanage has mostly kids with cerebral palsy and many of them can't feed themselves.  Mama figures that must get pretty messy so she decided to make bibs from hand towels.  She loved those when we Twigs were little!  

Here I am wearing the first finished product.  You can't tell from the picture, but the cheap towels Mama bought frayed around the neck ribbing so she's going to have to look for different towels.

Here are 36 neck ribbings waiting to get attached to towels.

Mama sure is anxious for next week when the adoption agency representative should be home!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Adventures of Twiggy Bear: Silverwood Theme Park

Two things before I tell you about Silverwood.  First, Mama B changed her mind last Saturday about the SUPER fun activity and didn't take us to the World's Largest Pillow Fight.  Actually, it didn't break the world record so we didn't miss much.  Mama B was sad to hear the organizers didn't ask the city ahead of time and they kind of stole the show from a scheduled wedding.  Boo on them!

Second thing, here's a puzzle update.  Almost done!

And now, about Silverwood.  The big Twigs earned free tickets doing a reading program at school and I got in free because I rode in Mama's bag.  The big Twigs had lots of fun showing me all their favorite things.  The MOST favorite was getting the really big scoops of ice cream.  We only got kiddie scoops and look at the size of them!

Twiggy Three got really brave this year and tried all kinds of new rides.  He spun, he went up and down, and went crazy driving the Krazy Kars.  He was a great big brother and took me on the airplane ride.

Twiggy Two took me on the carousel at the end of the day.

Mama B took a long nap today and had a dream that we got Twiggy Four's referral.  She was sad to wake up and realize it was a dream.  She told me the adoption agency is in Twiggy Four's country right now so she's really hoping to get an update soon.  As soon as we get the referral, Mama B says she will mail me to him so he can hold me until she gets there.  I will miss her but I know I'll see her again soon.  It's an important job she's given me and I'll do my best.

Click Here to read the post introducing Twiggy Bear.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Adventures of Twiggy Bear: A Week Without Twiggy One

Twiggy One has been at Junior High Camp all week and should be home just any time now.  Ever since school got out, we've been busy with getting ready for and doing VBS, then we were off to Family Camp.  This week was the first week of summer we've had with no schedule.  We younger Twigs got a little restless so Mama B took us bowling (Kids Bowl Free) another fun, free summer activity.

Mama B let us spend a quarter on candy and this is the face Twiggy Three made when he ate his Lemonhead.

Mama B pulled a puzzle out of her "The Natives are Restless" stash.  It looks like I could be in it!

Mama just announced a SUPER fun activity this afternoon.  I can't wait to show you pictures!!!

Click Here to read the post introducing Twiggy Bear.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Adventures of Twiggy Bear: Family Camp

July 3rd, Mama B had all us Twigs get our suitcases packed up for Family Camp.  Remember mine?

We took Mama's new Prius to save on gas and she volunteered to sit in the middle in the back so we Twigs wouldn't fight.  She says she was comfortable, but what do you think?!

We arrived at camp a day early so we could watch the Carnation, WA 4th of July parade.  Here Twiggy One is babysitting me while waiting for the parade to start.

Some of the candy handed out were packets of S'More makings.  Twiggy Two shared hers with me.

Remember I told you Mama B was looking forward to not having to cook and clean up for over a week?  Well, she REALLY enjoyed it and is not happy to be home and making menus again.

After dinner every night the Camp Gilead train gave rides.  Mama B told Twiggy One to take me for a ride and this what she did while waiting in line.  I hope she got bit by a mosquito!

At least she let me ride on her lap.

Family Camp was super fun but super tiring. I shared the double bottom bunk with Mama B.  Mr. Branch got his own bunk since he needed to plug in a mask he wears to bed so he doesn't snore.  We all agreed Twiggy One needs one too!  She sure can snore!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Adventures of Twiggy Bear: VBS

This week at VBS we traveled all around Australia on a train!  I got to be the conductor one time.

Here I am at Bible Study Outback where the kids learned about the life of Peter.  The Chalkie (teacher) in there had great ways to explain how much Jesus loves us.

I almost got wet in this next picture.  Mama B had me sit on the pier and I almost fell in the water!  This was Mission Harbor.  You can see the picture of Sydney Harbor in the background.  The missionary Chalkie in here was very creative with his illustrations of Jesus' love.  Mama B and her co-director said this room had a holy atmosphere.  I'm not sure what they meant and they were crying when they said it.  I liked this room.  Not sure why they were crying.

At Craft Crossing I managed to get stuck in the Moab Tree.  Mama B had to help me down.  That's what Mama's are good for!

Wednesday night Mama put on a carnival for the VBS families but she said I had to stay home.  She said there would be too many people for her to keep up with me.  I was sad but when I saw how much the wind was blowing I was glad I got to stay home.  Mama showed me some pictures though.  I would have liked to see the clown show!  He had a Bible coloring book that colors magically appeared in then disappeared.  He also made lots of balloons...

Mr. Branch got to dunk Twiggy One in the dunk tank.  That must have been lots of fun!

All of us Twigs are getting packed today for Family Camp.  They say it's lots and lots of fun.  We don't have to wait for Mama to call us for dinner.  When the camp bell rings, all we have to do is get ourselves to the dining hall.  Mama says she likes that a lot!  Our cabin has 6 beds...  just right!  Can't wait to post pictures and tell you all about it!