Sugar + Spice

August 4, 2010

From Grandma Buzz:

The Bears are going to live with their mom and dad in their new home very soon. I wanted to do something extra special for them before they left. I decided they have probably never had junk food.  I’m the grandma, so I seized the chance. They were so darling in the convenience store and each made a very careful decision.

Churton chose cheese curls.  He thought they were delicious!

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And he learned they could be put to educational use too.

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Bocker was worried about what his mom was going to say if she found out he was having candy.  He chose something with fruit in its name because that sounded nutritious. He was delighted when a visiting ballerina appeared on our porch. He came back into the kitchen and asked for a nice dish so he could serve her properly.

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Beaker selected cupcakes.  Or I should say luckily selected cupcakes. Turns out it was the ballerina’s birthday!  All joined in on a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday." 

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Then, when the bears cut the cupcake open, they were enchanted.  Bocker said, "Grammie, there’s icing inside."

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They had no clue such wonders existed.  It’s a good thing the world has grandmothers!

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1 Monique August 4, 2010 at 11:28 am

SO cute! And quite hilarious.

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2 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

Lol! Bad bears rebelling..I hope they’ll be on a strict lettuce-only diet when they come back to live with you :P

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3 Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks August 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

You’re spoiling those bears like a proper grandma, Kath! Well done.

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4 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

They sound like my kids! Junk food is such a mystery! They get it from time to time…but regret eating it afterwards!

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5 Rae August 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

That’s incredibly cute! I’m sure the bears will thoroughly enjoy their new home… and the occasional treat :)

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6 Maggie (livingfoodjunkie) August 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

That was so adorable and cute! Got to love grandmas :D

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7 Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks August 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

Oops, I misread — they are living with grandma right now. And SHE wrote this post and is feeding them junk food. Oh dear . . . this is just too much!

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8 Cynthia (It All Changes) August 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

Oh the joys of being a grandmother. :-) My mother looks forward to loading our future kids up on cinnamon sugar bread and sending them home. Thanks mom!

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9 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats August 4, 2010 at 11:31 am

omg this is the most precious thing I have ever seen! Awesome Grandma and naughty bears!!!

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10 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 4, 2010 at 11:33 am

oh sweet sweet bears :) i would give them cake and cheese curls too :)

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11 Michelle August 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

This is the cutest thing! I love the bear posts!

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12 Meg August 4, 2010 at 11:37 am

Hahaha! Totally brightened my day! Hooray for Cheetos and fruity snacks at Grandma’s :D

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13 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 4, 2010 at 11:37 am

I don’t get it. What’s with the teddy bears?

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14 Kath August 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm

You need to read more carefully!

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15 Whitney August 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm

wow…

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16 andrea August 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm

@kath i read carefully and i dont get it. sorry…i wanna get it though:)))

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17 Jennifer August 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Kath has explained the history of the bears before (in a previous post). However, I don’t see it linked in this post which would be helpful if someone is a new reader. I am not sure how a more careful reading would provide further background to either Samantha Angela or Andrea.

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18 CJ August 4, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Maybe these readers could go back and actually find and read the previous posts where the bears have been explained!! They have been featured and explained many times.

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19 Jennifer August 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm

How would a new reader know that?

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20 Jennifer August 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Kath, maybe you could make a Bears tag or a favorite posts section (I know you link back to receipes) so new readers can catch up quickly. If this has already been done, I apologize :)

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21 Kath August 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm

My comment was directed at Samantha only!!!

New readers just have to ask nicely and I’ll explain :)

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22 Lita August 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

But then you would have less things to act snotty about, CJ ! Not everyone reads this blog all the time.

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23 CJ August 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Oh please – you people are just too lazy to actually go find the posts in the archives!

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24 andrea August 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

wow!

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25 Wei-Wei August 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Okay, guys. Just cool down for a second… I do believe that Samantha has been a reader for some time (I think…) so Kath was just telling her to read a bit more carefully. And to new readers: Don’t be afraid to ask Kath what’s going on! Once you get it, it’s incredibly cute.

Um, these are three teddy bears. They stay with Kath’s mom and call her “Grandma”. I do believe this post was written by Kath’s mom, was it not? Correct me if I’m wrong, Kath ;)

Wei-Wei

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26 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 9, 2010 at 8:18 am

Sorry, I didn’t mean to incite a debate, or be rude. I was just wondering what the bears were all about.

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27 Carrie August 4, 2010 at 11:40 am

I’m pretty sure that is one of the cutest posts I have ever seen. Love the bears!

And Cheetos. Shhhhhh.

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28 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 4, 2010 at 11:44 am

That is what Grandmas are for: to spoil the grandkids rotten! Bocker is such a mama’s boy picking something with fruit in it! :)

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29 Liz August 4, 2010 at 11:44 am

OMG.. Thank you for posting this. Just what I needed to see today to cheer me up!

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30 Carrie H August 4, 2010 at 11:45 am

I LOVE IT! So cute! Watch out sending your kids to Grandma’s when you have them! They’ll return sticky and sugared up. LOL, that’s what Grandmas are for, when kids have an awesome mommy though! <3

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31 Estela @ Weekly Bite August 4, 2010 at 11:45 am

So so cute! Your mom is too funny!

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32 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 4, 2010 at 11:49 am

Grandma has just made my day. Thank you Grandma – you are the cutest!

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33 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 4, 2010 at 11:49 am

haha too funny! I think my mom spoiled me more than my gma though.

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34 Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life August 4, 2010 at 11:53 am

Oh my gosh, that’s hilarious!! SO CUTE! Did you write the captions or did “grammie”?

Either way… precious!

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35 Kath August 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Grammie writes the posts!

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36 homecookedem August 4, 2010 at 11:53 am

Haha, I think grandma wants some real little KERFlings!! :)

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37 Katie August 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

omg how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grandmas do spoil and give kids yummy treats that they dont get alot of at home! So cute!!!!!

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38 pam August 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

oh grandma buzz you made my day..made me laugh..kath you have such a great mom.

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39 Gail Crane August 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Now Kath, please remember about Grandmas and Grandpas having the right to spoil their grandbears (and grandchildren some day). Grandparents have earned that right! And children love it. You can detox them when they come home.

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40 Melissa @ HerGreenLife August 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Yikes! Looks like grandma corrupted the poor little bears. Hope they’re back to real food soon ;)

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41 Liz August 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Grandmas are the BEST!

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42 Rebekah August 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Your mom is the best! I almost want the bears to stay with her so that we keep getting these updates! The last photo is my favorite!

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43 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy August 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I won’t even imagine how the future Kerf’s nibblets will be spoiled with such an amazing grandma :)

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44 Sarah August 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I have a ballerina frog at my parent’s house! Your mom is so sweet.

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45 Camille August 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Omigosh, cutest. bear. post. ever.

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46 Allie August 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

your mom is going to be a fantastic grandma!!

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47 Cassie @ Back to Her Roots August 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

HAHA! The bear posts make me giggle so much. And I think KERF spelled out in Cheetos is one of the most ironic things I’ve ever seen.

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48 Cati August 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Hehe, I love the Hostess cupcake…those used to be one of my (and my dad’s) favorite treats!

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49 sweetersalt August 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Ohmagoodness, that is hilarious. Luvs it!

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50 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf August 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

That is so adorable!!! My grandmother would feed us Dr Pepper, chips and Pace Picante Sauce, and Honey Buns. :)

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51 megan August 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I love it :)

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52 Kerri @ Kerri Turns into a Zombie August 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Nothing like being spoiled by grandma. Send those bears home. :)

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53 tanyasdailyproductreviews August 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

when the grandkids come they are going to be so lucky to have a grandma like that!

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54 angierunner August 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Too cute!

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55 Lisa - respect the shoes August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

This is adorable. And I heart Cheetos too, good choice!

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56 Maria @ Kale and Cupcakes August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

This is so adorable!!! Nothing like some good old fashioned playing with toys. Keeps us young!

Maria

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57 Evan Thomas August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Teehee, my grandmother taught me the wonders of Lil Debbie’s oatmeal pies and frozen buffalo wings.

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58 Karen August 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

So clever, Grandma Buzz! This is my favorite bear story yet!

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59 Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

That’s what grandmas are for right?! Spoiling:)

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60 laine @ beets, butter and mountaintops August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I can hardly stand how much I love these posts by your mom.

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61 Angela (ohsheglows) August 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

bahaha oh these post crack me up!! Keep em coming grandma Buzz!
I can sorta relate to the whole bear thing. Not that my husband and I have voices or names for our stuffed animals or anything… ;)

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62 Dynamics August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

HA HA…Grama’s are great! My mom feed my daughter CAKE for breakfast stating it had milk and eggs in the cake so it was a good balanced breakfast!

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63 Mom August 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Go Your Mom!

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64 RhodeyGirl Tests August 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

What’s your mom gonna do when you have human children?!?! She is going to go nuts!! :)

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65 Dana August 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm

That was one of the most hilariously awesome blog posts I’ve ever read!

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66 Anna August 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm

That was too cute! What a great post for the afternoon (and a nice treat as a break from work for me!)

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67 Brenda August 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Grandmas ROCK! The question is….is there a sister in the near future for the boys?

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68 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Mama KERF, you are adorable!!!!

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69 Janelle August 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I’m with Churton – Cheeto’s rock! But most certainly do not qualify as “real food.” This is adorable, thanks for the laugh!

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70 erica August 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

the bears are back! i cannot tell you how much i LOVE these bears-at-grandma’s installments! so cute and cracks me up. this was the perfect start to my day! =)

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71 Julz @ freshman5k August 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

All I can say is :)

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72 anne August 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Your mom is the best! She will be a wonderful grandma!

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73 Lindsay in Indy August 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Hahaha!!! My MIL and mom try to convince me its ok that my child eats copious amounts of fruit snacks at their house since they are “fruit” after all! LOL I love when the bears make apperances! :)

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74 Callie August 4, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Haha! I used to be like Bocker, anything with the word “fruit” in it must be good for you.

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75 tiffany August 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Love the bear posts! I bet you can’t wait for them to see the new home.

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76 Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews August 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm

haha you are too funny with the bears!

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77 Tami August 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm

These bear updates have been my favorite part of your blog lately! Your mom needs to create a series of children’s books based on the bears visiting their grandma’s!

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78 Kathy W. August 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

You can tell your mom is a writer! I know she’s written a number of children’s books–is she working on a new one?

Teddy bear photos plus captions that told a story would actually make a great kids’ picture book…Churton et al would become stars!

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79 kathleen August 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Best Grammie Ever! My grandma Nonnie used to give us Pepperidge Farm Milanos and Brussels when we came to visit, man do I miss those times with my grandma. Before I forget, happy birthday to the visiting ballerina. ;)

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80 Kathy W. August 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

looks like Tami & I had the same thought at the same instant!

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81 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com August 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Haha, funny! I was a big fan (and still am, secretly) of the ho-hos…or are they ding dongs?

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82 Allison K August 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

seriously too cute. It’s so evident your mom is a writer, I can really feel the emotion of the little bears!

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83 Marissa August 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Such an ADORABLE post! Kudos to your mom for her creativity (she’s even a good photographer!).

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84 KellyB August 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Your mom is an amazing writer!

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85 Nicole @ Getting Back to the Basics August 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Cutest blog post EVER!!!

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86 Gretchen August 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm

So funny! I loved this post! And yes, grandma’s really do this… my kids and their grandma are living proof!

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87 Laura August 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Absolutely hilarious!!!!!!!

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88 Megan August 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I love the bear posts! One of our bears is actually named Cheeto, so this really made me smile. I showed this to my BF to prove that we aren’t the only ones with a bear family. Your mom’s photos have such personality. Thanks for sharing.

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89 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm

That is hilarious, your mom is so creative and a good story teller.

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90 Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

How funny! Those bears are getting spoiled!

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91 Sarah R August 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Does your mom and the bears get any cuter?!

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92 Stacey August 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Those bears are quite spoiled ;)

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93 Jessie Street August 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm

What a great mom to do that for you. That’s sweet. I love moms.

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94 Jo @ Steamed Broccoli August 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I LOVE these bear stories. So adorable and creative!

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95 stephanie@Avocado Nation August 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

They’re going to be bouncing off the walls when they get to your house!

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96 Alison August 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I want Grandma Buzz to be my grandma! Those are three very lucky and loved bears.

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97 Cathy August 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I love the bear updates! This made my afternoon! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

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98 Terri from Sunnyvale, CA August 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

That gave me a good laugh today! The photos were simply “unbearably” cute. :-)

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99 Clare August 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

WARNING! Grandmas do this with actual, real children. My three come back from time at Granny’s house in a state of EXTREME hyperactivity from all the treats (junk) they get there. That said, it sounds like KERF mom would be a wonderful grandma. If you have children one day you can organize a real-life teddy bears’ picnic with the gang. So cute.

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100 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm

i want some of those cheetos!!!

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101 Judy August 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

So cute, I can say being a grandma is the best role I’ve ever had. Your mom is going to be a great one….

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102 kristy @ ksayerphotography August 4, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Oh my goodness, this is TOO cute!!

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103 Amanda August 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Haha grandmothers are always the best! Some of my best memories have my nanny in them and the crazy food she let us eat!

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104 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) August 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

These posts always make me smile!

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105 Veronica August 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Hehe, yes my two year old can attest that grandma’s always have the best junk food! Thanks for the smile!

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106 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales August 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Love that they spelt out KERF with the Cheetos!!

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107 Heather August 4, 2010 at 4:12 pm

hilarious! I love it

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108 rebecca lustig August 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

bahaha you’re adorable! those bears aer livin the dream!

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109 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Looks like the bears had an amazing time with all that junk food!! They better enjoy it before going home and having to eat Real Food again!

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110 Elizabeth Mackey August 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I love bear stories!!! :)

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111 Lea August 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Great story about the bears…I should show it to my niece. She likes visual things and things that are whimsical.

I was entertained :)

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112 Lisa @bakebikeblog August 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

hehe awww this is too adorable!!!

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113 Brooke August 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm

That is histerical!!!! I love it!

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114 Sandy August 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

I think Grandma Buzz needs to write some more children’s books to use her creative side when the bears come back home to live.

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115 klm August 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm

looooooooooooooooooove it!! did grandma eat the leftovers?!

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116 Kath August 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Yep. The bears have small appetites.

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117 Kelly August 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I LOVE YOUR MOM!

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118 Shannon August 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm

OMG that’s so frickin cute. I chuckled all throughout that post!

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119 Sabrina August 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

This was the cutest post ever! Made my day!

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120 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Haha it looks like she’s spoiling them, just like grandma’s always do. ;)

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121 Maren @ Simply Maren August 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm

The last picture cracks me up! I literally laughed out loud and people stared. Very Awkward.

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122 Rachel August 4, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Too cute!! I love the bears’ adventures! My grandma used to spoil us with Drumsticks and Push-Up Pops. :)

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123 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Hehehehe this is so cute! I wish my grandparents still spoiled me like that!

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124 Beth August 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm

omg, that is the cutest thing ever! All the bears AND my favorite foods….. :)

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125 Hannah August 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

That’s so adorable! I love that your whole family is into this bear thing. Whatever would they have done had you stayed in your “I’ll never own a bear” mindset?!

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126 coco August 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

hahhahahhaha….. you makes me laugh!!! :D

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127 Wei-Wei August 4, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Your mom is so awesome! I think the bears and Grandma should have their own blog. ;)

Wei-Wei

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128 Jen August 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I still stand by my idea that you should create a children’s book (or several!) filled with the adventures of your bears.

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129 Spiceaholic August 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm

OMG, too cute! I love “story” posts like this!

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130 Jen August 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I hope this isn’t too newbie of me to ask… I know your mom is a children’s book author and I love her bear posts so much I want to read her books. Does she reveal her name so we can look her up on Amazon? :)

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131 Kath August 5, 2010 at 6:22 am

Her name is Barbara Younger :) Most of her books have been Sunday School related, but you will probably find a few others in the mix :)

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132 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef August 5, 2010 at 8:21 am

love it!

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133 lee August 5, 2010 at 11:14 am

This is adorable! I love the bear stories, because the creativity is so fun…and the captions on the pictures suit the scenes so well. Wonderful!!! =)

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134 Lauren @ 40Apples August 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I had that same frog growing up!!! Ahhh the memories :)

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