Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day at our house...

The 233rd annibearsary on the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Here in America we celebrate the day with parades, picnics and fireworks.

It was a rainy day, so no parade for us. Made it easier for dad to say no, without having to admit he'd be embearassed taking us. Besides, he still had some things on his help mom get ready for our picnic list.

Scruffy and Bro T brought some of his Chicago friends.

Benzer (in back; l to r ) Braxton, Skipper and Scruffy

It was great to see Scruffy again. The first time
he's been here since he moved to the big city. Notice how he's wearing his collar these days, all popped up, he really is a city bear now.

Benzer and his brothers brought their dad. Their dad is responsible for the Teddy Bear advertisement sign from 1908 you see along the side of my blog. He sent me a photo of it for me to use. So he brought along the actual sign so we could see it in person. He took a picture of it by our Bears of Lake Cedar Chest. I may have to post it later, as he's sending it to me.

Our picnic had to be inside. At least we didn't have to share with the ants.

Look bear sized hot dogs!

Dad bought us these really cool holiday light sabers.

Mom would not let us do sparklers for obvious reasons.
Then after everybody left we watched the Boston Pops Symphony and Neil Diamond, then the fireworks in Boston. Seeing Neil made mom happy after a long day.

Watching fireworks on TV.
Chicago's fireworks were last night, mom said if it weren't for the John Hancock building being in the way we could have watched them from Bro T's balcony on the 30th floor.

Just a little more patriotic jousting fun.
With our red, white and blue light sabers.
Now off to bed, I'm exhausted, fun and patriotism wears a bear out.

Hope you had a great Fourth of July!

Grr-bye for now,



Orso Bear, Esq said...

Greetings from England, Buttons and friends.
Good to see that you seem to have been getting along okay without us for the last 233 years, though if you do need any help or assistance with anything in the future, don't be afraid to ask.

All the best to you,
Mr Orso Bear, Esq.

PS: I'm following your excellent site but I can't seem to get my handsome face on your list of followers. I'll try once more...

Orso Bear, Esq said...


Teddy and Pencil said...

No parade because of rain? That was a pity. But even then, it seems that you still had a real good day ;)
Teddy and Pencil

Buttons the Bear said...


Thanks for the kind offer of assistance. The same offer to you as always.

Thanks also for the compliment on my site. 8:-) I'm glad to see your handsome face made it. Maybe it was lost somewhere over the pond?

Teddy and Pencil,

Oh there was a parade alright, we could hear the sirens and marching band faintly from our house. The rain let dad invoke his no bears rule.

Hmmm...Maybe next year we should have our own parade.

It was still a great day!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

WOW! Grayte jumpers, lads!!

Cheryl Courtney Semick said...

Hey Buttons - looks like y'all had a great time celebrating the 4th! Those Chicago Bears really know how to par-tay! Love those light sabers too. Nice of Dad to get those for you even though he's embearassed to take you to a parade (they have counselors for that you know).

See you Sunday at Chuckles after the 4th barbecue...AC