Route #1 --- Blizzard -- CeCe Holman --- Virginia
Someplace Special Family Childcare

Departing September 8, 2012

Note: This is Blizzard's 2nd trip out!! If you'd like to read about her 2011 travels, follow this LINK!

The Stops

1. Jana Ferguson - Step By Step Child Care - Ohio

2. Kelsey Probach - York Youngsters Childcare - Minnesota

3. Brenda Mikolon - Baby Cubs Academy - West Virginia

4. Patricia Patrick - Discovery Kid's Daycare - Ontario

5. Jennifer Miller - A Step Ahead Family Child Care & Preschool - Pennsylvania

6. CeCe Holman (home) - Someplace Special Family Child Care - Virginia

    Step By Step Child Care - Ohio
    Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    Blizzard arrived during naptime. We've decided to let her rest and meet her tomorrow.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    This is Blizzard's 2nd time here at Step By Step Child Care. We are very excited to have her here back with us! Blizzard promised us she would be a good bear this time and would not get into trouble like last year. Today we celebrated a birthday and Blizzard joined us in singing Happy Birthday and eating birthday cookies.

    Saturday, September 15, 2012

    Blizzard met a new friend, has played outside, and also gotten into trouble. She got stuck up in a tree and she keeps getting into Ms. Jana's plant and messing it up. Blizzard has been taking turns going home with different children for sleepovers. This weekend she is staying at the daycare to rest up because so much traveling is wearing her out.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    Blizzard has been having so much fun here. She especially loves to pretend she's a baby. We often find her in the baby exersaucer or the bouncer cuddled all up with her blanket. The weather has been very cool in the mornings and then gets warmer in the afternoon. Some of the children have had a virus and not feeling up to par so Blizzard suspended a couple of her sleepovers in order to stay healthy. We are making sure she is eating and drinking well. She will be leaving us on Saturday and heading to Minnesota.

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

    Blizzard is on her way to Minnesota!

    York Youngsters Childcare - Minnesota
    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    Blizzard arrived in Minnesota this afternoon, thankfully not bringing any snow (as her name implies) ;-) We will be opening her tomorrow morning when all the children arrived, however, I did sneak a peak & she is doing very well....she seems exhausted from her long trip from Ohio!

    Kelsey, York Youngsters Childcare

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Time has sure flown with Blizzard visiting....hard to believe she will be heading to West Virginia this Friday. I know York Youngsters Childcare will be sad to see her go, but we are excited to send her onto her next stop to meet some next new daycare friends! We have had lots of fun with her and making sure she stays out of trouble since we know that she got into a little trouble while visiting in Ohio :-) She seems a little sad since she has been missing all her friends back in Virginia although we have been telling her all the stops she has left to make which makes her excited to meet all her new friends ;-)

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Blizzard is on her way to Baby Cubs Academy in West Virginia and is very excited to meet her some new friends on her next stop. York Youngsters Childcare was sad to see her go, especially Ellie (the provider's 3 year old daughter) who is already asking if Blizzard is coming back next year or not. We enjoyed Blizzard's visit & thank Someplace Special Family Childcare for sharing her with us :-)

    Baby Cubs Academy - West Virginia
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Blizzard arrived in West Virginia and has been having a great time. The children were so excited to meet little boy wanted to take him home and cried because he couldn't.

    Blizzard Bear has apparently been bearnapped by Brenda Mikolon of Grafton, West Virigina.

    Blizzard - missing since October 9, 2012

    Update - after an exceedingly long stay in West Virginia and no updates causing great worry, Blizzard was finally packed up and sent on her way..

    Discovery Kid's Daycare - Ontario
    Monday, November 19, 2012

    Blizzard has finally arrived after a very long trip. Blizzard has safely arrived across the border into Canada. This is Blizzards first trip to Canada and she is very excited to meet some new friends. Blizzard is very tired from her long trip but she is too jumpy and full of excitement to rest. The children are so happy that Blizzard is here.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    After a long sleep when the children went home, Blizzard is now ready to face the day. Everyone is totally thrilled to see Blizzard. We put on some music and the children are taking turns dancing with Blizzard. Today is music class and the children are having fun showing Blizzard how to use the maracas and the bucket drums.

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Today was Show N Share day and Blizzard was so happy to show the other children her pawsport with stamps of where she has been and she showed everyone her journal and we read all of the stories of the adventures that Blizzard has been having.

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

    Today was teddy bear picnic day, everyone brought in their teddy bears from home. We played teddy bear hide and seek and learned a new teddy bear song. Blizzard was so excited to meet a traveling bear from last year Cooper. Cooper told Blizzard all about his travels last year and shared his pictures and the two bears shared stories with the children about how fun it is to make new friends. Cooper wondered if Blizzard has met any other traveling bears? Cooper told Blizzard all about how he met Patches earlier when she came to visit and how he met Timber a big giant traveling bear from last years trip. The children think Blizzard and Cooper look cute together, they have put together a Cooper and Blizzard wedding. (oh my)!

    Friday, November 23, 2012

    There are only 3 children here today, this makes Miss Patricia very happy, we watched a Sid the Science Kid video all about frozen water and fruit and now Blizzard is helping the children to try and get frozen fruit out of their own blocks of ice just like on Sid. This is very messy and Blizzard doesn't want to get all wet, she waits until the children have melted the ice and removed the fruit then she dives right in to eat some fruit. Yummy!

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

    Today we took a trip to the Build a Bear workshop and Blizzard had her pawsport stamped. Blizzard had fun doing some girl shopping for some new Canadian clothes to take home with her. She was excited to meet some new Canadian bear friends.

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    Today was Lincoln's birthday he just turned one every one is so excited to play some birthday party games and to eat birthday party pizza and Cup Cakes ......Blizzard made a mess of her face with pizza and then she wanted to eat all of the cup cakes. Silly little Blizzard.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    The weather was all cold, windy and rainy today and everyone was feeling a little sad from the gloomy day outside, but then Blizzard spotted some thing in the sky....what did she see, Blizzard told the children to run to window and look outside. The weather had gotten even colder and the rain had turned to Snow...Blizzard had brought snow with her after all.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Today is Blizzards last day with us, the children are feeling sad that Blizzard will be leaving us, but they are happy that Blizzard will be having more fun with Miss Jennifer and her children at A Step Ahead Family Childcare and Preschool. We will miss Blizzard when she is gone, She was so much fun and leaves us with many happy memories. Good luck Blizzard on her journey. What stories you will have to tell when you get home. Huggs and kisses from every one at:

    Discovery Kid's Daycare
    Patricia Patrick
    James, Nathan, Anderson, Lincoln and Davenie

    A Step Ahead Family Child Care & Preschool - Pennsylvania
    Saturday, December 8, 2012

    I arrived yesterday at A Step Ahead after a long trip from Canada. Since the kids were sleeping we decided it would be best to be introduced to all the children on Monday Morning. Miss Jenn asked me all about my trip so far. It's been wonderful and I'm excited to meet some new friends. I'm glad to have the weekend to relax.

    Monday, December 10, 2012

    Wow! The kids were so excited to meet me. I was a little worried that they wouldn't want to play with me, but they quickly set me at ease. They opened their gifts, and listened to stories about my prior visits while looking at all of my belongings. They enjoyed reading Bear's New Friend. The children explained to me that this week is Gingerbread week. We'll be reading different versions of The Gingerbread Man all week. I can't wait!

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Today was gym day. I am exhausted - how do they do it? They spent the whole time pretending to be Santa, loading the sleigh, going down the chimneys and delivering the presents. It was so much fun! The children here have been so sweet to me. They all want to play with me - Miss Jenn has had to intervene several times. I think Olivia likes me the best of all - she doesn't like to share me with the other children.

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    The kids did a really neat graph today. Miss Jenn gave them each a cookie and told them to take one bite and put it down. WHAT!!! What child can just eat one bite of a cookie??? I thought that Miss Jenn wasn't being fair until I realized that she gave them a gingerbread man cookie. She asked them to look at their cookie and make a paper gingerbread man look just like the one they bit. OH, I see! Which part did you bite first? The chart looks so funny with a bunch of half eaten cookies. I was shocked at how many children eat the head first - I am SO GLAD that I am NOT a cookie!

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    Today was music class. Those children love the instruments. I got to play the maracas and the bells what fun! At the end of music class we laid down on the floor and shined the flashlights on the ceiling. The music was so relaxing and I almost fell asleep. After music class the children were busy with making their parents holiday gifts. They invited me to help them finish them up.

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Today is my last day at A Step Ahead. Im sad to leave my new friends, but I am so excited to get back home. I miss my family. We had a fun gym class. We pretended to be reindeer galloping and landing on the rooftops. After we landed we played a fun game of tossing the toys into the chimney. The Grinch kept tossing them out and back at us.

    Jennifer Miller
    A Step Ahead Family Child Care & Preschool

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