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bear cave

July 11, 2013

One of Lilly’s latest interests is bears.  Grizzly bears, black bears, polar bears, panda bears, mama bears, strong bears.  I think much of the interest stems from our favorite Russian cartoon — Masha and the Bear (known in our house as “bear show”).  This is the only TV she watches, and it’s great because episodes are 6-7 min each and completely in Russian (I don’t have to worry about what words/tones/teases/whines she’s picking up), and the animation is really cute.

We also can talk about different bear features (and study our Schleich bears!): tails, ears, teeth, where they live, what they eat, etc.  And also, we’ve learned that bears live in bear caves, and we even made our own bear cave.

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Jason cut windows and a door, and Lilly was responsible for decorating it with paint and chalk.  Every once in a while, she finds a place to add some new artwork with pencil, marker, or chalk.

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I’m becoming more and more convinced that kids don’t actually need toys.  Dirt, stones, and now cardboard boxes seem to be some of Lilly’s favorite things.  And Lilly’s not the only one who loves the bear cave.

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As it turns out, bear cave is an ideal place for an afraid-of-storms-or-fireworks dog to hide.  And it also seems to be good for sleeping in (I can hear Barley’s snores from deep within the bear cave as I type!).

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Lilly thinks its awesome that Barley will share her bear cave with her.  I think it’s awesome that a cardboard box has entertained her for the past few weeks.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Debbie permalink
    July 12, 2013 6:58 am

    That last picture is especially adorable! Pure love between those two! Can’t wait to see you all and snatch that beautiful girl up in my arms.

  2. Katie permalink
    July 12, 2013 8:55 am

    She looks like such a big kid now! When did that happen?

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