My librarian friend asked me to go with her to see two other librarians present a puppet show they do to introduce kids to their summer reading program. Idea scouting...I was up and on the road with her at 7:30 on Friday morning. The school was an hour's drive away. Have I mentioned how much of a morning person I am not?
After the puppet show, we made a trip down to the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. Did you know you can get a Bernie Bear? Any branch of the service bear? A Fifty Shades of Gray Bear? Whatever, there's a bear for that.
I made a super hero costume (the cape and the mask) for a Vermont Teddy Bear that was donated by the company to the library. This will be a drawing prize at the end of the summer reading program. The theme for the summer program is super heroes.
I would read lots of books for a chance to win it if I was a kid.
They actually had a bear in a super hero costume, but it was about six feet tall. We looked for a mask and a cape amongst all the outfits you can buy for a bear, but didn't find anything exactly right. It didn't seem worth it to buy the Fifty Shades Bear just to get the fancy mask.
The brown bear in the background, by the way, is made from a mink wrap that belonged to my Aunt Stacia. She gave it to me, but the chance that I would ever wear it were so slim to none, that I eventually had it made into a teddy bear. The bow is made from the silk lining and have her initials embroidered on it. I think it is a sweet reminder.
Then my friend treated me to lunch at a Vietnamese noodle place. Yummy. And it was the second time in one week I had been treated to a restaurant meal. Good thing I have been good about my exercise walks.