Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Teddy Bear Day

September 9th is known as Teddy Bear Day and since I’ve been busy with tons of other project I’m behind on activity posts…please forgive me.

The Origin of the Teddy Bear:
During the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt was in office as President of the United States. He was a hunter. While hunting in Mississippi in 1902, he refused to shoot a small bear. The Washington Post picked up on this story, and made a cartoon of the event. Toy store owners, Morris and Rose Michtom, wrote to President Roosevelt for permission to call their stuffed animals "Teddy Bears". Teddy bears became wildly popular. Their company went on to become the Ideal Toy Company, one of the largest toy companies in the world.

Benjamin, {gasp} my soon to be three year old, has a beloved teddy bear named Bear; actually to be accurate Bear technically belongs to Hayden, {louder gasp} my soon to be one year old. A week or two before Hayden was born my husband and I took Benjamin to “Build A Bear” to make a teddy bear for his baby brother; Benjamin fell in love with the bear formerly Known as Bubbles.

Having a scheduled play date at the Hands on House didn’t leave much time for Teddy Bear activities but I did manage to find a way to incorporate it into our day.

Breakfast consisted of teddy bear pancakes

Teddy bear sugar cookies for an afternoon snack.

Incase anyone thinks I'm Martha Stewart...THANK YOU Pillsbury Dough Boy for making life slightly easier!

Because their so cute, I leave you with these.

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