Jan Berenstain.....I owe you
Heard some sad news today that Jan Berenstain, co-author of The Berenstain Bear books passed away. The ironic part is that I have been waiting to do a post about The Berenstain Bears. I bought Papa, Mama, Sister and Brother bear many many years ago at the St. John gift shop one night when I was on my lunch break. I saw them sitting on the shelf and scooped them up without even thinking. I put them away with plans to one day put them in my child's room. Now they are out!!
A very vivid memory I have of this little bear family is playing with my plastic versions of them at five years old, in the front yard, next to the road, in the ditch. Hello parents? Where were you on this one? Seems dangerous to me???? But I remember it like it was yesterday - or 25 years years ago :)
I wish I still had those toys and my books but they have vanished over the years. Here recently I have started Evelyn her own collection and dating the inside cover and I hope she takes them with her through the rest of her life. Still debating on if she gets to keep the dolls ;)
7/26/1923 - 2/24/2012
If anyone wants to get me the entire collection.....i'm not gonna stop you :)
Today I am 21 weeks.
Check out this comparison picture.
I'm still waiting to see myself turn up in US Weekly for "baby bump watch".
It hasn't happened yet ;)
Hope you are enjoying your week so far!