Thursday, November 27, 2008

We woke up to a winter wonderland yesterday! This is our first winter at our new home and I knew it was going to be gorgeous here, but honestly, even I was surprised at how stunning it was! I can't wait for a sunny day to take decent pics of it.

Howard wanted to give this whole "snow" thing one more try. He's always willing to try new things, I'll say that for him!


I guess it was a bit cold for Howard. After another search, I found him in our mailbox


"I don't like snow"

After a while though, he really started to enjoy himself. He even started making a snowman! How in the world little ol' Howard rolled that big snowball around, I'll never know!


I guess I'm going to have to start paying more attention to what he's doing!!

All in all Howard had a really fun time! He really did get into the spirit of things.

Now he wants to know when he can go sledding! That crazy Gumble. ;)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a Gumbly Day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Howard Has A New Home!

Well, over the summer, Howard and his family made a big move. We sold our house in town and moved out to the country! It's absolutely wonderful. Howard now has just under 3 acres to play on, plus chickens and a goat to keep him and his other Gumble friends company!


It's so peaceful and quiet out here. It's perfect for Gumbles! It did take a while though for Howard to come out of hiding. I went on a big search for him yesterday so I could take some photo's of him to share. After a while, I found him hiding in a bowl in the cupboard of all places!




And after a bit of coaxing I managed to get him outside to see the snow! We started on the front porch which is covered to get him used to it a bit.



Not too bad! So, off to the back deck where he could experience the actual snowfall!



That didn't go as well. ;)


Later I found him all curled up feeling safe and secure in his favourite plant.



Poor Howard. I don't think he likes snow!

We did get a lot yesterday, so I'll be taking Howard out again to get him used to it.

Be sure to stop by to see more of Howard's adventures in snow!

Have a Gumbly day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Where In The World Has Howard Been??

Well, Howard didn't have the best summer. Due to a family emergency, we had to cut his world tour short and bring him home in a hurry. He's been taking care of things, though and is ready to get back out there and start having adventures again!

Be sure to check back later on today, Howard has a new home he wants to show off!

Have a Gumbly Day!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

In the continuing adventures of Howard...

We posted a parcel to Ireland & Howard wants to know if he's heading there someday? It was all we could do to keep him out of the envelope.



He made a new friend when Jake came home from a birthday party with Ralph the bear.



He loved Western - rated Canada's most beautiful campus - we sat under the trees & knit at lunch - but unfortunately despite taking Howard twice, I didn't take my camera even once! We're hoping to remedy that tonight with an evening trip to see A Midsummer's Night's Dream on the lawn at University College.


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It looks like Howard is having a great time! Don't forget to visit ElanKnits shop to see all her wonderful goodies!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Howard's Arrival!

I was starting to get so worried about poor Howard! It seemed to take an awfully long time for him to get from his last visit to the new one. But I found some great new pics and a story in my inbox today!

Howard is visiting our friend ElanKnits. Be sure to stop by her shop and see her amazing work!
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Howard arrived while I was out running errands, I saw the post man heading towards my house as I left, with a padded envelope in hand, so I was hopeful Howard would be here when I got back.

I put him straight to work, he had some great ideas for the new patches I'm making for my sale next weekend, we're taking individaul pictures of them later so we can list them on etsy.




Jake was quite excited to find Howard on my work table aka the diningroom table & wasn't too impressed to learn he's just visiting (I think one of Howard's cousins may have to come to live here via x-mas stocking this year).




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It's so nice to see my little Gumble's face again! I can't wait to see what he does next!
Deon

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Howard Settles In

Well Tuesday night Howard was finally feeling a bit more comfortable and by the time movie night began he was feeling right at home. We decided to watch the Time Machine,


which Howard thought would be kinda scary. It was a little but luckily Howard had a nearby pillow to hide under.



Wednesday morning when I left for work Howard was still fast asleep. Good thing because when I got home that night I decided to introduce Howard to Daisy my pup.


They had a brief unsure moment but soon became the best of friends. So all three of us decided to go for a walk before it started to rain again.

I promised Howard on the walk I would show him where I picked the flowers from the previous night


and that we would leave some peanuts out for the squirrels.




We also stumbled upon some very large tree fungus and Howard was quite eager to have a closer look at them.



This morning Howard was up bright and early to have breakfast with me. I think he misheard me when I told him we would be having eggs in a cup, because when I came out of the kitchen Howard was trying to get into the egg cup himself.





He didn't fit and was actually quite relieved when he realized his error and I told him he could have his own seat.

It's Rummoli night tonight and Howard just finished helping me set up the table.


He is quite excited at the prospect of winning some money (I haven't the heart to tell him plastic poker chips aren't real money)I told him we couldn't be up too late though because tomorrow night we had lots of things to do in order to get ready for the weekend.

Can't live in a reno house for a week without pitching in at least once! Yep Howard is gonna be put to work!

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I have to admit, I'm awfully excited to see my Howard get put to work!

Be sure to stop by soon to see the latest Howard adventure. And be sure to stop by Fotofiction's shop to check out her amazing photography!

Have a Gumbly Day!

Deon

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Howard Arrives!

I was horribly excited to find photo's from Fotofiction this morning in my Convo folder. The adventure has begun!!

Howard just arrived today. He was feeling a little shy at first and wasn't sure he wanted to come out and play. I was taking some photographs of some flowers and eventually his curiosity must have gotten the better of him cause he came out to check out the flowers.


I tried not to make a big deal of it so he wouldn't remember he was shy, but my puppy saw Howard and started to bark in excitement. (she loves new friends) Howard quickly hid the best he could!



I managed to coax him out again when I told him because it was raining so hard we were going to have a movie night and that dinner was almost ready. I'll send more after dinner. I hope Howard likes my cooking, no one else seems to!

Cheers
Howard and Lindsey