Monday, November 15, 2010

Mr. Bumbles

Mr. Bumble's is the travelling class bear that goes home with a different child each weekend.  This weekend was our weekend.  Here's what we wrote to send to the class about Mr. Bumble's weekend. 

This weekend was the perfect weekend to have Mr. Bumbles! We were headed to Grandmama’s house and to the Peanut Butter Festival in Grand Saline for the weekend. As we headed out of town, we stopped for a slushee at Sonic because I got all greens this week. Mr. Bumbles likes the blue coconut flavor.


When we got to Grandmama’s, the sun was going down and the sky was beautiful, but we had just enough time to show Mr. Bumbles what hay is and how much fun it is to throw! That night we slept in Grandmama’s big bed.


Saturday morning we got up early and went to town for the first annual Great American Peanut Butter Festival. We had peanut butter pancakes and got our picture taken with Buddy McNutty.




Afterwards we played on the caboose that was nearby. Next, we stopped by my great-grandmother, Uldene’s old office. While we waited we played on her old pump organ.





 

Now the real fun begins! We bounced in the bounce house. We watched the parade. There were two bands, clowns, peanuts, beauty queens (Miss Texas included), firetrucks, motorcycles and covered wagons.


Afterward, we went to the Pet Parade Contest. Mr. Bumbles was given a participant ribbon and so we chose to enter the “Most Unusual Pet” category. They judged by whoever got the most applause and Mr. Bumbles won!!!






We came home for lunch and filled the estimation jar with hickory nuts from Grandmama’s yard. I won’t tell you how many, because we didn’t count as we placed them in the jar.
Our afternoon activity was riding the tractor and splitting wood for our fireplace. Mr. Bumbles wasn’t scared at all. He sat in the driver’s seat while we did all the work.





 Later that afternoon we went back to town to see the World’s Largest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich being made. But, first we stopped by the Salt Palace. The walls of this house are made entirely of salt. Salt is what the city is know for and they have a big salt mine there. That’s not ice Mr. Bumbles is sitting on—it’s salt!




Now for the main attraction! We watched them make the biggest PB and J ever! It weighed 1,342 pounds. That’s 710 pounds of bread, 503 pounds of peanut butter, and 129 pounds of jelly! We even got our picture taken with Miss Peanut Butter.




Sunday we had more peanut butter pancakes for breakfast but this time Grandmama made them and then we went to church where Mr. Bumble’s and I got to place a rose on the alter remembering Uldene (my great-grandmother) for All Saint’s Sunday.

That afternoon we split more wood and then headed back to Allen. It was a great weekend and I’m so glad Mr. Bumbles could share it with me!

If you’d like to see more pictures from our weekend go to my Mom’s blog at  http://hilldds.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-american-peanut-butter-festival.html.

1 comment:

Blair said...

A fantastic blog! We were honored to have such a well-traveled, interesting bear as Mr. Bumbles in our contest. He was a welcome addition to the Peanuttiest Pet Contest and the Great American Peanut Butter Festival!
It sounds like he had a wonderful time in Grand Saline, and I know his Grandmama enjoyed the visit.
Y'all come back and see us!

Blair Currey
Grandmama's neighbor