Saturday, June 19, 2010

Winnie the Pooh

DEEP IN THE HUNDRED ACRE WOODS....



I fell in love with Winnie the Pooh in college. 

His sayings.  His philosophy.  His friends.

He makes me laugh. 

     When I was pregnant with Ben, it was a NO-BRAINER how I was going to decorate his room.  My kids were going to be 'Pooh' kids.  The only problem with that idea was that Winnie the Pooh was NOT in fashion when I was pregnant with Ben.  There were no Pooh items for sale at the store.  You couldn't get sheets or curtains or mobiles for the crib.  I don't remember what was available but it was NOT Pooh.
     But Winnie the Pooh had captured my heart in college and so I was not giving up on having Pooh and his simple, funny philosophy on life surround my kids.  I scoured yard sales and found crib sheets from 20 years before.  I found an old Pooh Mobile and old Pooh wall hangings.  I even found the bumper pad for the crib.  My son's room was decorated with Pooh and the only thing I bought new was his Pooh bear that we took to the hospital and put in his bassinet the day he was born.  His first baby picture was taken with Pooh at his side.  Each year for Christmas and his birthday he received another pal from the Hundred Acre Wood until he had the entire collection.


     When Elijah was born Pooh had come in style (actually only a few months after Ben was born which is why he is wearing a Pooh outfit in the picture).  You could get Pooh items everywhere you went.  But we already had our Pooh world so the only thing Elijah really needed was the Pooh for his bassinet that we gave him on the day he was born.  Each year for Christmas and his birthday he received his own collection from the Hundred Acre Wood.




     Can you see where this is going? 

Aaron needed a Pooh Bear. 

The day we received our SDA appointment and we knew without a shadow of a doubt that we would be going to get our son... I ordered him Winnie the Pooh.



Because his sixth birthday is so close .... I also ordered Eeyore.


Aaron's Pooh and Eeyore are bigger than Ben and Elijah's. 
I find that a bit appropriate! 
They will fit him just right! 

In 22 days we leave for Aaron's country... because according to the wise and wonderful Winnie the Pooh:

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

 




5 comments:

  1. Ah, kindred Pooh lover! I fell for him in high school. My mom worked at the Disney Store and would buy me Pooh things at every opportunity. She even bought some clothes and toys with her (very!) future grandchildren in mind. (Quite special to me now since my mom passed away back in 2005.) I had classic Pooh pictures up in Isabel's room for when we brought her home. She had no idea who he was then, but now he's a favorite. She wanders around the house, singing about "Poo-bee, Ee-yo and Tee-tee." So adorable. I know Aaron will love his Pooh bear, and I think it's great that you're doing it for him as well as your other boys, even though he's starting the collection at an older age. You're never too old for Pooh! Congrats on getting your SDA appointment date!

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  2. I lurve Pooh!!!!! My dad painted a stool for me when I was little with Pooh and Christopher Robin and all the gang!

    I love me some Eeyore too! He's just so cute and curmudgenly

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  3. I absolutely love this part of your family story!! Welcome to the 100 acre woods Aaron!! We are all coming to get you with our prayers!! And Julie, I hope to head to Lynchburg in early/mid-August and am very eager to try to see you and all your guys that I have never met except in pictures!! Will keep you posted and keep following the blog! Love ya!

    Sharon RG

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  4. Here's to Pooh! We are huge fans here.

    Thanks for coming to the service yesterday. It meant so much to have everyone there. We are blessed to belong to this wonderful, loyal family.

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  5. Ahhh, I LOVE pooh and the whole gang. Classic Pooh is the best, but harder to find. Tigger is my favorite though :)

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