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Monday, May 16, 2016

BIRTHDAY BEAR WASHES ELEPHANTS

It was Birthday Bear celebration time again last week. It was our grey nomad, Chris's birthday, and she and Bob were close enough to Brisbane to come and celebrate her birthday with us. If you are unfamiliar with our Birthday Bear Tradition read here. We drove up to Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast to meet them at the Power Boat Club for lunch, overlooking the sea. It was a great spot. 
Chris and Bob have recently been to Asia and one of her most exciting days was when she helped wash the working elephants.

Birthday Bear decided it would be fun to help Chris wash some elephants.


Bear brought her own brush and lots of little elephants to wash. She even wore an elephant mask to join in the fun. Maybe Chris could give Bear Elephant a scrub.

Ann was the clever one to dress Bear for Chris.

L to R Bob, Helen, Chris, Ann, Mary, Bill, George and me.
The food was good, the service was good, the view was good and the company was good except we all missed Paul, who passed away last month. It is our first Birthday Bear celebration without him.

18 comments:

  1. Hello, what fun washing an elephant. That is cool. I love the birthday bear's elephant mask, very cute. Happy Birthday to Chris! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. I've said it before and I'll say it again Diane.. you guys sure know how to have fun :)

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  3. Sounds like a lot of fun. Birthday bear is always busy it seems. T'other Diane

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  4. i think this bear wins the blue ribbon for most fun bear of all. love it... love the head she created.

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  5. I never realised that bears and elephants got along so well! Great fun.

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  6. Your BD group is so creative and fun. The first time without someone is always hard. I'm sorry (again). Easy to say life goes on. Hard to act on. But it does and you did!

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  7. Oh so it was only a mask, I saw the picture and thought bear had turned into an elephant

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  8. Great job on the post Diane. Thank you again to my lovely bear friends for making the day so memorable. Love Chris X

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  9. You are all so clever with this tradition, Diane. This one was a perfect bear for your friend Chris. I'm sure Paul's spirit was smiling about this

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  10. The birthday bear has become such a wonderful tradition. You know of course that it won't last forever.

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  11. That's almost artwork your birthday bear ! Incredible, so nice !

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  12. Happy Birthday to Chris. This theme is adorable - so creative!

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  13. Always so much fun with the birthday bear adventures

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  14. How fun! The actual washing of the little elephant and the Birthday Bear elephant. You have creative friends.

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  15. Oh my gosh that look so incredibly fun :)

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  16. Love these birthday get-togethers. Such a great tradition and the elephants were adorable.

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  17. I was sad to read that Paul had passed away. He seemed such a friendly character from photos of him at previous Birthday Bear parties. Birthday Bear looks very fetching as an elephant.

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