Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love Bears All Things

So speaking of love...(since it is Valentine's Day this week and all), I thought immediately of Teddy.

Who?

Alex's favorite stuffed animal of course. Teddy came into Alex's life 3 years ago on Christmas Day. He was such a soft, squishy bear, Alex immediately fell in love with him. Even though Alex is now almost 9, he hasn't outgrown Teddy.

Teddy and Alex have been great pals. Teddy has been with us on vacation, has provided a soft shoulder for Alex to cry on when he's sad, and has narrowly escaped (on more than one occasion) being thrown up on when Alex has been sick during the night. Some of the other stuffed animals in Alex's room haven't been so lucky.

Teddy's looking a little scraggly these days...but that just shows how much he's loved.
Sometimes when I look at Alex giving Teddy a huge hug, it makes me wish it were socially acceptable as an adult to carry around a large, mangy stuffed bear.
Here's Teddy!




25 comments:

Kelly said...

awe Teddy is cute and looks well loved. Nice portrait.

Cari said...

Oh that is so sweet. He looks SO loved!
Cari

Becky said...

He looks like a well-loved, and boyish, bear!

janett said...

How sweet, I love his big nose! :)

Janae said...

Nice catchlights! I love it when kids love stuffed animals!

pat said...

Oh, who couldn't love a face like that??

Sharon said...

Oh what character! Nice capture!

Shauna said...

Love the bear! Great capture.

CindyTykie said...

Teddy is adorable. What a great photo of him.

Becky Anderson said...

Great picture and i love the story you shared with it.

Lauren said...

Awww, Teddy is adorable, he's got such a fantastic face, who couldn't fall in love with that?!?

Raechel said...

What a great teddy!!! And I carried around my teddy Mr. Panda until I was 19... even to school. I still would but he's somewhere in the NL:(

Jackie's Shot said...

He is adorable. Reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit. ~Jackie

Suzy said...

I think I love teddy to! How cute is he?! Great pic!

Tracy said...

Ahhhhh....so sweet! We have a stuffed love at our house. His name is Beary.

Linnao said...

Oh my, I alsolutely love Teddy, he's soooo cute!

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness...he certainly does look like has gotten and GIVEN a ton of love. Its so amazing that you managed to get a little sparkle in his eyes...he MUST be magical.

Reds said...

Awwww - what a sweet bear!

Gypsy Girl said...

What a cute bear.

shirley said...

What a sweet tribute and great picture. Oh, yeah, I sleep with a stuffed animal!

Jess said...

Aww, what a CUTE CUTE teddy!

Angela2932 said...

Teddy is definitely a keeper! Nice journaling, and I love you POV in the photo.

Jen said...

That is so sweet!! It makes me remember my favorite stuffed animal when I was a kid. oh the days! :)

Amy said...

I can tell Teddy is a well-loved friend! :)

Photo's by Shan said...

I love Teddy! He is adorable! I love that picture too, it is really neat!