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The Robertson Family, Venus, Texas

May 23, 2003
Rufus arrived today! Sharayah (7, dx'd 2/11/99) was so excited. We decided to take it easy on him since he was tired from his trip. We stayed home, read his journal and just planned a few things to do while Rufus is here. Sharayah brought out her Ruby and they had a really good time playing together.

May 24, 2003
Rufus was still a little tired today. But after his afternoon nap, we all went shopping. He really liked the people we visited with today, also. I think he is liking our little town of Venus, Texas. He is looking forward to school on Tuesday because it is the last full day of school here before summer. Sharayah is anxious for the kids in her class to meet Rufus also. Well, Rufus and Sharayah are off to bed after an ice cream. Good night, Rufus!

Sunday, May 25, 2003
Rufus and Sharayah didn't have a very good day today. They both woke up with an upset stomach. I guess we will have to wait until another day to get to the zoo.

Monday, May 26, 2003 (Memorial Day)
Today is a better day for Rufus and Sharayah. They both feel much better now. Even though they feel better, we decided to still take it easy. So, we went out for supper, and on the way, we saw a herd of buffalo! Rufus thought the buffalo looked a lot bigger in person than they did on tv! I think he is having fun here in Venus, Texas.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Rufus went to school with Sharayah today because it was the last full day of school this year. Sharayah is in 1st grade and she has a friend (Hunter) who is in kindergarten who was just diagnosed about two months ago, so she asked if it would be ok for Hunter to borrow Rufus for graduation. Everyone said it was just fine. Wow, Rufus sure is a persuasive bear, to talk his way into graduation! Well, it turned out to be a really nice ceremony, and Rufus got some really nice souvenirs. He brought home a graduation cap with tassel, a diploma, and an American flag (it was a patriotic ceremony). When they called Hunter up, her teacher explained about Rufus, he even got his own round of applause. It was a great night! Now, Rufus is sleeping soundly. It was a busy day for this little Rufus bear!

Thursday, May 29, 2003
Today was the last day of school, and Rufus had a great time. We left school early to go eat lunch with some friends. But on the way, Mom's friend's van broke down. Rufus had a look but just couldn't figure out what the problem was. So, while we waited on my Nana to come pick us up, Rufus and Ruby had a good cuddle with Mommy's friend since she was so upset about her van. But, it all turned out good in the end. We still got to go to lunch and it turned out to be a good afternoon.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Well, it's been a busy and quick two weeks. Rufus was a very busy bear. From graduating kindergarten, trying to fix a car, meeting a lot of new friends, going swimming, and watching a talent show at a karaoke restaurant, we have had a great time. It's been really fun watching Sharayah take care of Rufus and becoming a bit more responsible for herself. We are going to miss him a lot.

We are sending with him his graduation cap with tassel, diploma, American and Texas flags, and a bulldog and paw print pin on his shorts. The bulldog is our school mascot. And he got both pins right after graduation. Have fun at your next visit, Rufus. I hope they enjoy your visit as much as we did.

Bye, Rufus!

The Robertson Family
Kevin, Toni, Ethan, and Sharayah

Sharayah's friend, Hunter, at graduation (Rufus participated)

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