Zoe and Ella LOVE their bears.
They've even named them --
Zoe's bear is 'Zoe' and Ella's bear is 'Ella', of course.
They would take them everywhere if I let them,
but are content (at least for now)
to keep them by their sides around our house.
Or to wear them in handmade slings.
The other day they did so much with their bears
I had to document with photos.
After singing Barney's hit 'I Love You' to them
(I have video coverage of that I'll post later),
they gave their bears a ride on their scooters.
After strapping the bears on,
they pushed the scooters to the top of the back hill.
They actually told their bears to 'hang on tight!' . . .
They were glad the pool was a soft landing.
I think the bears were too.
Then it was off to the sandbox,
with the bears having front row seats.
After taking the bears down the slide,
and showing them how to go fast but be safe . . .
. . . they decided the bears could go by themselves . . .
The bears seemed to love the crib tents as much as Ella and Zoe do (and Tom and me -- it's AWESOME to still zip the girls in and know they're in one place), and all four girls/bears slept great : )