Route #1 --- Hope -- Judy Esterby --- Minnesota

Departing September 7, 2013

The Stops

1. Julie Rose - The Apple Orchard Family Childcare - Ohio

2. Abby Wilson - Bright Ideas Childcare and Learning Center - Arizona

3. Kimberly Stanton - Kimba's Preschool - Pennsylvania

4. Ellen Cain - ESU 4 - Nebraska

5. Ellen Hensley - Meshe's Preschool and Day Care - North Carolina

6. Lisa Cameron - Lisa Cameron Family Child Care Home - Pennsylvania

7. Sheena Wheeler - Building Blocks - Arizona

7. Judy Esterby (home) - Minnesota

    Friday, September 6, 2013

    Hope is all ready to go to the post office tomorrow.. She did try and crawl out of the box, but is all tucked in.

    The Apple Orchard Family Childcare - Ohio
    Monday, September 9, 2013

    Hope is here! We are so excited! It's naptime here...can't wait for the kids to wake up!!!

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Hope playing outside!!!

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    Today The Apple Orchard will be saying goodbye to Hope! We had a yucky bug come through last week and many of the kids would not get to say goodbye to her so we had her a few extra days. As you can see Hope is sporting her new Cincinnati Bengals bib as she gets a little messy when she eats!

    Sadly I just left Hope at the post office but as you can see she is in very good hands!

    Bright Ideas Childcare and Learning Center - Arizona
    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Hope is here safe and sound.

    Thursday, October 3, 2013

    Enjoying our last few days with Hope before she goes back on the road!

    Kimba's Preschool - Pennsylvania
    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    At the door, Hope finally got here to Kimba's Preschool in PA. I opened her up just to check on her..... We warmed her up and let her stretch out. She is resting today and TM we will get into the box and read about her travels.

    Friday, November 1, 2013

    I wonder why the kids gave hope an orange plate hmm. Charlie tried to scare her today is storming here so it's a DVD day on character building pillars and whinny the pooh friendship. More pics to come oh and popcorn of course.

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    Waiting for the kids in the morning. Site seeing today (Mon) outside Philadelphia. We went shopping.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    We had a storm here. On her first day, she wanted to go out but we couldn't.

    Hope Bear is telling us all about her travels and all about her home. Now Miss Kim is behind the 1/2 door talking for the bear. The kids got a kick out of this circle time and so did I. Having fun here in Pa. At Kimba's.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Hope bear is getting packed up today. She will be mailed out first thing Friday morning. We are having lots of fun! My Parent's thought it was a great teaching tool. They were all giving me great praise on the great job I do with their children. I said I get a lot of help from my great teacher Friends out here. everyone have a great day.

    Friday, November 8, 2013

    Hope is dressed and moving on to her next stop NE. Have a safe trip. Due to Monday being veterans Day. She will be there by Tuesday.

    ESU 4 - Nebraska
    Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    Hope arrived in Auburn safe and sound! The kids really enjoyed meeting her and seeing all the souvenirs she has collected. We'll be choosing which ones we want to add to her bag before she leaves!

    Meshe's Preschool and Day Care - North Carolina
    Saturday, December 7, 2013

    Hope was picked up at the post office today. She will be opened Monday morning when the kids get here. I know that the kids will be excited.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Kids so excited to see Hope!

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

    Hope and my fur baby Mr. Honey wanting to blend in with the other's.

    Matilda giving Hope a big bear hug goodbye.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Hope said her goodbyes today. She will be tucked into bed tonight as snug as a bug in a rug in her traveling box and will be shipped tomorrow to her next adventure. We had a lot of fun with her even though a lot of the kids have been out sick this past week. I did try to sanitize her with a Clorox wipes in hopes not to have traveling germs with her.

    Lisa Cameron Family Child Care Home - Pennsylvania
    Monday, December 23, 2013

    I have received Hope on Sat. evening safe and sound.

    Friday, January 3, 2014

    Hope had a wonderful first day with our kids at Happy House Learning Care yesterday. She was introduced at circle time, helped us put up our day on our calendar, had a picnic with the girls, and took a walk before our 8 inch snowstorm last night. She is playing with just one or two children today, as the snow is keeping children home.

    Building Blocks - Arizona
    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    Hope arrived this afternoon, after the kidlettes wake up they will get to open the box.

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