Friday, July 19, 2013


 Hey guys! I know I haven't blogged in a while. I'm want to try and do better. I really, really do! I have been busy... yada, yada, yada....

Anyways... tonight I had a spare minute so I wanted to share this story that happened tonight!
First, let me introduce you to Hernando the bear...
Hernando is a Build a Bear Workshop bear that we found at a yard sale last year for 25 cents. We instantly loved Hernando but, you see, he had a problem. He could talk.
When you would press his hand, he would say in a very annoying feminine-like MALE voice, "Goodnight. Sweet dreams. I love you baby."
At first, we dealt with it. But tonight we decided it was time for Hernando to get a new, masculine MALE voice. So Dr. Ivy (me) performed voice-changing surgery on him. Dr. Ivy done all the necessary things to make sure he was healthy enough to have the surgery. Everything looked good. I gave him a shot to numb his back, opened him up, removed his heart, and then removed his voice box.
After removing the voice box, we found that it was possible to erase the previous annoying, feminine-like male voice and record a new, masculine MALE voice. A very special thanks to Dr. Steven who performed this part of the procedure. (I took Hernando in another room to "clean" his voice box and this is when Dr. Steven recorded the new voice. Trinity was not aware of this.)
So, Hernando came through surgery great and after he woke up from being sedated, we tried out his new voice. When I pushed the button, Hernando now said, in a very masculine voice, "Hello, my name is Hernando." Trinity's eyes got huge and her mouth fell open just like I had performed a miracle. She was so shocked that Hernando had a new voice! It was hilarious! She couldn't believe her ears! She didn't recognize Steven's voice. She said, "I have to go show Daddy!"
She was so happy Hernando got a new voice!

This is Trinity with her Build-a-Bears, Sarah the Panda, Princess the Rabbit, and Trixie the Bear.
And I thought I'd throw in a picture of this cute little guy!


  1. Hey Ivy! I am cracking up and loving this story! The things we do as parents :)I am so glad that Hernando came thru surgery ok! Welcome back to blogging.

    1. Hey Sarah! I thought this story was so funny! I didn't want to forget it! Lol!

  2. Hilarious! The things we do for our kids. Wow!

    1. Hey, I'll do anything for an excuse to get to play with their toys!

  3. What an awesome story to start off Blogging again!! (Yes, I know, I haven't done the best either! ha!) It really shows how spoiled our kids are when we do things like this for them! Thanks for sharing, and welcome back!