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February 24th, 2013, 12:56 AM
Cylence's Avatar I'm a Toys 'R Us kid
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(You can click the pictures to enlarge them, using my flickr)

Owlbert arrived in Tennesse, at our home, on a very cold day in January. Taryn was taking a nap, so he settled right in and joined her for a nap. When they woke up, Taryn was very curious about her new friend.

They quickly became such great friends. Taryn enjoyed having nightly slumber parties with Owlbert. The two would talk & play in her room until they passed out, most nights.

Shortly after his arrival, Eric & I got very very sick, so he & Taryn stayed a week with Granny & Grandpa. Granny said they would play all the time. Owlbert really helped Taryn when she was missing mommy and daddy. Once everyone was feeling better, Taryn & Owlbert returned home. They loved playtime and really were the best of friends.

(some of the 'play' photos are from granny & grandpa's house)

Taryn wanted Owlbert to see some of the history in our area, so we visited Stones River National Battlefield and Cannonsburgh.
Stones River National Battlefield was site to one of the major battles in the civil war and began on December 31, 1862. Each year, they do a (family friendly) re-enactment. It's also pretty haunted, coming from experience. People like to walk the grounds at night (even though it's completely against the rules and you can get into some serious trouble for it) and New Years Eve is one of the most popular times to go. You can hear cannons going off and sometimes even battle cries. It's pretty spooky at night, but it's beautiful to walk/drive/bike through during the day.

Cannonsburgh Village is a a representation of life from 1830-1930 and contains some historically significant buildings, to its time period, including an original school house, chapel, town hall, telephone operator's home, doctor's home, general store and more. They've set up a museum in each building (as well as it's own small one) to show what life was like for the pioneers. They offer guided tours, but we just walked around the outside, a bit, since it was a little chilly.
Cannonsburgh is also the original name for Murfreesboro and the original capitol of Tennessee. It used to be home to the largest Cedar Bucket in the world until it was burned down, several years ago. Each year, it is also home to Uncle Dave Macon Days, a yearly festival that began in 1978 "which celebrates the banjo-plucking Opry star Uncle Dave Macon with banjo, clogging and buckdancing competitions and showcases" as well as local vendors.

On our way home, we stopped off at the geographical center of TN.

Owlbert was so helpful, during his stay. He accompanied Taryn to her 6mth appt and cheered her on for growing almost a full inch! Owlbert cuddled with her afterwards, since her shots wore her out.

He helped out as my assistant during a photoshoot and had so much fun, he decided to model a few of the items himself!

Owlbert kept Taryn company on our grocery trips and even got to meet a celebrity!

On his last day with us, Owlbert wanted to pick up a gift for his next friend, Tuckr, and Taryn helped him out. As we said our last goodbyes to Owlbert, Taryn got a little sad, but was happy to have made a new friend

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February 24th, 2013, 04:14 AM
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Looks like he had tons of fun with you guys
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February 24th, 2013, 06:12 AM
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What a great trip! Looks like he had a great time with Taryn.
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February 24th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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How cute that you ladies do this! I love it!
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February 24th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Ohh I wish I had signed up for Owlbert!!
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February 24th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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I love it! The pics are great, looks like she did enjoy Owlbert!
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February 24th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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That's awesome, Jacque! I love his photo shoot hat!
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February 25th, 2013, 12:58 AM
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Awww, she looks like she really loved him! Glad you guys had fun and I love the pics of your local places of interest. Love him modelling the hair band and hat - could be a new career for him when he's finished his trip around the world!!!

TFS Jacque xxx
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February 25th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Looks like he was very entertained. Great pics.

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February 28th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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what adorable pics - love the little one of him in the well bucket
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