Sunday, March 17, 2013


Today is the day that Mom said she would draw a winner for the little book that she made for the Altered Oz blog party. She said that since there have been people asking about our where about she would let us be the ones who will do the drawing and announce the winner. We had already planned on doing a post this week and Friday is the day we normally do our posts but because that was the day of the party we decided to let Mom have that day and we would take St. Patrick’s Day instead because that is what our post is about anyway.
So first thing this morning we sat down with our computer to put together our post. When we log on we usually check our email first thing and waiting for Bellamine was an email from Ms. Brenda Black Bear from Camp Good Bear saying they would like Bellamine to become their newest Bearcelor for the Arts & Crafts Program this summer. We were so surprised and Bellamine was jumping up and down and shouting and then Mom came in and wanted to know what was going on and when we told her she was just as excited. We’ll get a formal letter later and we’ll let you know more then.
Now back to our post.
As you all know, we have been decorating our little tree for each season and holiday.

We make most of the decorations that we decorate our tree with  but on our St. Patrick's Day tree we only painted the gold coins. Notice Sampson and Bellamine are wearing their green. Bellamine is really insistant that we all wear green today. It's something she heard about from the O'Dell kids.
We also help our mom doing other things like baking cookies and stuff. One of our favorite cookies to bake is cut out sugar cookies because we have a very nice collection of cookie cutters. What better dessert for today’s Irish Corned beef and cabbage dinner than Shamrock cookies?

Now to that thing we told our mom we would do for her. This is what she is giving away.

We wrote the names of the people who said they would like to have the little book that Mom made on slips of paper and put them into the Leprechauns pot and had our little brother Sampson reach in and pick one and the one he picked was number 17 which is Miss April. Mom is going to need an address to send your book so get in touch with her.
Remember, if you’re not wearing green someone just might pinch you.
OUCH!!! Stop doing that Bellamine. I told you there are green leaves on the flowers.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Bellamine & Wendy


yoborobo said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I love your little green tree, and the decorations. And those cookies...yum. Sorry to have missed out on all the fun and congrats to Miss April (sounds very Spring-like). xox!!

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Bellamine,

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Mom just started to cook our corned beef and it smells so good in the kitchen.

Your tree is bee-u-tee-ful and I love your dress. Sampson looks very handsome. You pinched Clarissa? Really? Giggle.

I am so excited about the news from camp. You are going to be the bestest Bearcelor ever. EVER! I am signing up for Arts & Crafts as soon as we get our letters.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

Linda Wildenstein said...

Oh Bearlings, what a lovely time you have had what with baking and decorating. And thanks so much for helping Momma Bear with pulling out the winning number. It is so very kewl that you selected Ms. April. She is a goodie and we love her so. She will certainly be pleased and I know her gnomes will be thrilled to enjoy the lovely book your Mom drew. You know I think your Momma is one of the most talented and wonderful makers of wonderfulness I know. You are lucky to have a Momma Bear like her.
Sending you all my love Bearlings, Oma Linda

Katy Cameron said...

Well decorated girls, and we see you finally conned mama into baking - LT's still hold out on us :o(


The Clan and Jack

April said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!! The Gnomes here at "The Angry Gnome" are jumping up and down and PINCHING One another (Even though they ARE wearing their green!!!) I made them Count to #17 to make SURE it was US!!!! "Maybe there is another 'April'???" BUT NO!!!!! It's US!!!!!! OH MADDYROSE!!!! Oh I LOVE AND COVETED YOUR JOURNAL!!!! OH I CANNOT BELIEVE I WON!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT to have it in my hands and read it to the Gnomes and study EACH Wonderful Illustration!!!!!!! Thank-you so so much!!!!! I still have your E-Maiul and I'll send you my address if you need it. I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day ;o) I would love to try one of your cookies! They look so good ;o) That is so much fun Bellamine, becoming the newest Bearcelor for the Arts and Crafts program at the camp! So exciting!! Yeh To Miss April ;o) She will treasure the journal ;o) Oh, Bellamine, stop pinching! LOL!

Kays Kids said...

Hi every one over there. Your picture is wonderful with your green dress and bows. Plus the lovely green tree.
I don't think I will come to dinner. Cabbage (WEll I won't say what I think) I told Granny NO Green vegetables for me today. No broccoli, spinach,or cabbage. Just Green biscuits.
Hugs Wilbur

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Maddy,
I think I'd comment directly to you today.
First of all, I feel so sorry for you that I missed your very important former post! It sure look fun party posted by your precious friend and I found beautiful new design there♡♡♡
Congratulations on your giveaway winner for your beautiful book, which I missed to enter(^^;) 

Wow, as usual I respect you with your preparation for the seasonal occasions(^_^)彡☆ Lovely dresses and tree. I would love to see how you do, my dear sis in America♪♪♪ Your candy look really sweet; your kids must have had enjoyed the sweets you made for them.

Now, My husband is watching the WBC (baseball game) beside me and so funny to see him so excited.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my dearest bs in America, xoxo Miyako*

Rhissanna said...

oooh! Congratulations to the winner! And those cookies? Very pretty! I hope you didn't get pinched!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your pretty tree and all of the beary good fun you have at your house! Congrats to Miss April! dollie hugs from Wendy...beary hugs from Tucker!

Jan said...

That's what I get for not paying enough attention to your blog, i totally missed being in the running for your magnificent give away! I'm so sorry I missed it! Rats. but congratulations to Miss April, she is obviously quite thrilled as i would have been.
Happy St.Patricks, a day late. Have a cookie for me!

IrelandBrady said...

Congratulations to Miss April! (I'll bet she is doing the "Happy Dance"!)

And Congratulations to Bellamine on the honor with which she has been bestowed, (hope it doesn't go to her head! LOL!).

You all have baked and frosted the prettiest shamrock cookies I have ever seen! Bet they were tasty too ... 8)

Lisa said...

Dang, I did miss don't want to know why.
I didn't have one spec of green on, for St. Patrick's. But, since I didn't leave the house no one got to pinch me.

so sorry I missed the party, but congratulations to Miss

xoxoxo said...

Your cookies look awesome! Congrats to the winner! :-)

Bren said...

You and the gang know how to celebrate, those cookies are works of art, bet they taste great, drooling over here. Can't wait to hear more about the Art & Craft program.

Sunshineshelle said...

Congrats to Ms April! But I'm wanting a cookie ;) Mother's are cool in helping out, my mum's birthday was St Paddy's Day, hope you wore some green ;)

Kayzy said...

Cookie! Green cookies! WE WANT COOKIES! We're going on strike because Nana Kayzy didn't celebrate St Pat's Day. She was sick and poorly, and didn't even have enough energy to make us toast'n'hunny. I ask you, what kind of a mother is she? And none of us had anything green to put on, so we all pinched each other - now we've got greeny coloured bruises! Ah well, we'd better stop complaining and give Nana some big hugs - we think she needs plenty right now.
Hugs to you from Kayzy's Critters :)

Ascension said...

Enhorabuena a ña gandora.
Me encanta esa preciosa decoracion y esas deliciosas galletas.
besitos ascension

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

We love your little tree. What a pretty little book!
I want to give Blossom a little book for her to keep a diary. Then you know what would be fun? I can read it when she's asleep. :o)

Can't wait for camp.


Ascension said...

Enhorabuena a la ganadora!!!
Me encanta la decoracion que has puesto.
besitos ascension