Miss Rylie has received some super cute gifts lately…one of them being a little bear all dressed for bedtime…from Cousin Rose in PA. When you squeezed the pillow, a little voice would come on and say, “Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray the Lord my soul to keep.”
I put Rylie down for a nap one morning and came out to the living room to find Abe quietly snuggling with the bear. Later that afternoon, I found him on my bed…with the bear. And then, in early evening, I found him on the couch…with the bear… and in a moment of pity I allowed him to stay. He just looked so pathetic.
The bear is now his “baby”. If you ask him to go get his “baby” he will search high and low for it. It’s the only soft toy he hasn’t destroyed in a matter of seconds…I think he really loves it. We had to cut the voice out of the pillow, though. Abe would fall asleep on it and I’d hear “nowIlaymedowntosleep nowIlaymedowntosleep nowIlaymedowntosleep” over and over again. So, thank you, Rose, for the sweet gift. I know you intended it for Rylie, but you’ve made a 100 pound lab very very happy.
Today is January 18th…and that means it’s my father’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Pap. I am so happy to have had Rylie so Curt can know what it’s like to be loved by a little girl the way that I love you. I hope your day is fabulous…I sent you some Michigan weather to celebrate.