Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bear hug

"Hey Ajdin," Uncle Tibbs called out to me.  "Come here."

"Why?" I asked.

"Just come here."

"Okay," I said.

"Come closer, Ajdin."  I eyed Uncle Tibbs suspiciously.  I think he is up to something.


"Just come a little closer!" he said.  I moved a little closer.

"There, that's better," he said.  "See, all I wanted was to give you... a GREAT BIG BEAR HUG!"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Baking an apple crisp

I'm going to put the apples I bought at the farm stand to good use today and bake an apple crisp.  I've got some apple crisp mix here and some nice Granny Smith apples.

The recipe says to peel and core the apples.  Be beary careful with knives.  Here I go.

Cool!  I peeled this apple in one long piece...

I really want to eat an apple now but the recipe calls for five apples and I only have five, so I guess I have to wait.

Next, I melt some butter and add it to the mix in a big bowl.

I stir it all together.  Hmm, I think this recipe could be enhanced if honey were added...

I place the apple slices into a baking dish.

Then I pour the mix over the apples.

Okay, now it's ready to go into the oven.

I wait eagerly for the apple crisp to finish baking.

Uncle Tibbs walks by to see what I am up to.  "Mmm...that smells good, Ajdin!"  We wait together.

30 minutes later, I take it out of the oven.  Be beary careful and remember to use oven mitts.  Also remember to share it with your friends.  :)  It was beary delicious!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Road trip

Uncle Tibbs and I decided to go on a road trip to visit some of my friends.  Since it is too far and too cold to walk, we took the car.  And since I am still working on getting my driver's license (hopefully I will get it soon), Uncle Tibbs drove.

"Remember, safety first, Ajdin.  Please fasten your seat belt."

The weather was very nice on our drive.  I really like the countryside view here.

We stopped at a farm stand.  There was a sign on the door that said "NO PETS ALLOWED" but it did not say "NO BEARS ALLOWED", so I went inside.  (Humans should be more specific with signage).

There were lots of apples for sale...

More apples...

And even more apples!

Mmm... these pies look good...


But, there was honey!

In fact, there was so much honey that I did not want to leave...

But Uncle Tibbs said it was getting dark so after a quick snack, we were back on the road.

Finally, after several hours, we arrived at my friends' house.  From left to right, this is Patch, Droopy, and Spunky.  As you can see, they each have their own sweaters on since it is still very cold.

We took a group photo..

And then just relaxed!  What a long day of driving!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

No pants!

I went to my local neighborhood BearMart today to shop for a few things.  Interestingly, I came across a whole bunch of bears who, like me, do not like to wear pants!  Nice to know I am not alone in this world...

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bath time

I've had a lot of fun adventures in 2013, but sometimes all that exploring and adventuring can get me dirty and smelly.  So I've decided to start out 2014 on a nice and clean note.  I've asked my mom to give me a bath, and of course I requested a hand wash instead of the dreaded washing machine.

I've got some nice fluffy towels here and I also recommend Woolite for stuffie baths.

Running the water for a nice warm bath...

I like lots of suds and bubbles!  Now I just need a rubber duckie.

My shirt needs to be washed too.

One foot at a time... is the water too hot?

Getting ready to jump in!

Floating...ahh, this is so nice...

Ahhh, lots of bubbles!

Now I don't like this part too much but my mom says it's necessary in order to get really clean.  Look at all that grey murky water.  I was really dirty...

After a quick rinse, now it's time to towel dry.

A hair dryer makes the drying go quicker.

This is my favorite part.  I get to lie here for a while for more air drying.  "A cup of honey tea please, while I'm waiting..."

Now it's time for a quick spin in the dryer to fluff me up and make sure I'm really dry inside.

I'm a little dizzy...

Brushing my fur.  Gotta look good for the ladies.

And here I am, nice and clean!

How do you take a bath?