Right after we got back from Congo our wonderful bible study group threw us an impromptu baby shower. It was the night that Brian got so sick. That night one of the gifts we got from the wonderful Malone family was this humongous adult sized (it is laying on a full length couch, not a love seat) teddy bear. Hilarious!!! We probably have never received a more popular gift. Especially with Grace. She is all about stuffed animals and this was the biggest one she had ever seen. She named him Big Bear (she's still a bit literal in naming things). She immediately started giving it lots of tender loving care. Later in the day it came down with a cold so she had to take its temperature and cover him up with a good warm blanket.
One night Grace had laid the bear out on the couch for bed. I got up in the middle of the night to make a bottle and I nearly peed my pants when I saw what I thought was a person sleeping on my couch! Grace thinks Big Bear is coming on our trip to Indiana this summer because we need someone to fill that 9th seat in our van. I don't think so. Though I'm a little afraid to leave Big Bear alone in the house. It looks like he might be multiplying!