Hello friends – welcome to the next series of Travels in the South. This series starts with the arrival of Fozziemom and Fozziedad all the way from Australia. Today we highlight how the mom’s encouraged the dad’s to go to a baby hospital. Something was mentioned about biological clocks. I’m not sure what that means. So the field trip was scheduled and everyone gathered in the Jeep headed to Cleveland, Georgia. Does that town ring a bell with you? How about if I show you a picture of the hospital.
Now is that a hospital or what? The moms were so totally excited upon seeing this place. Personally I think it was because of all of the mountain streets that the GPS was directing everyone to travel. And yes, it was so hidden away near the mountains that dad said he thought he heard banjo music playing. But again I digress.
Welcome my friends to Babyland General Hospital – home of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Now if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will know that mom is not a huge fan of those kids. In fact to refresh your memory, mom got one when she was a young teenager. She completely hated it. It might have been because mom was a tomboy. It might have been because the freak had red hair and reminded her of Chucky. It could have been just because. But mom hated the freak of nature.
And upon getting fussed out repeatedly because she didn’t “play with it”, mom did just that one day. It was a swift game of Indians and Cowboys with the red headed freak being tied to a tree and set on fire. Don’t worry mom wasn’t hurt and the fire wasn’t huge… just big enough to take care of little Chuckette.
So knowing the story, you would think this would be the very last place mom would want to go for a visit. But through conversations with Fozziemom, it just *had* to happen. Strange huh?
When you pull up to the hospital, there are huge ceramic babies in cabbage leaves all along the front and sides of the building. Some are boys and other girls. Some have pacifiers while others don’t. And look at this picture closely – do you see who showed up for the tour? BASHFUL! Can you believe that?
Now daddy said that there were more squeals coming from the girls than he had heard in a long time. It wasn’t bad enough that the place looked huge from the outside but then you have all of these ‘babies’ sitting around the building. Shaking my piggy head. By this point, even mom was giving in to the hospital with anticipation and couldn’t wait to get inside of the hospital.
When you first enter, along the walls there are pictures of hundreds of celebrities who have autographed pictures to Xavier Roberts (the founder of Cabbage Patch Kids). Also as you go further into the waiting room, there is a huge cabbage patch chair. Oh don’t worry, everyone had to take a turn on the chair to get their pictures taken… you know for documentational purposes to prove they were there – yeah that’s it.
Now some people – snort oink – had a great time in that chair. And mom and Fozziemom said the cabbage patch chair is way comfortable.
Of course the dad’s were forced to partake in picture time. What? You never know when you might be back and you want all of the picture opportunities you can get.
The hospital is set up in many sections. The waiting room, the nursery, the baby room, the toddler room and then the delivery room.
The nursery had babies that were so young in their cribs. Of course Fozziemom couldn’t help but to gather one up and rock in the rocking chair that was so handy in the nursery. Look that picture – doesn’t that show ❤ ? And a cool thing about the nursery and baby rooms – there was crying. Babies that actually were heard crying! What an awesome delight that was.
And the baby room for toddlers – OMP! Mom said they had the toddlers in cribs taking naps, in high chairs, in bouncy chairs, on changing tables and in strollers. Can you imagine that? And there wasn’t just a few – there at least 50-75 babies in these couple of rooms. It was a hoot – and daddy said mom was overwhelmed.
After seeing these rooms, everyone had to go into the main room which also housed the delivery room. On this day, we were five minutes late or we would have seen the birth of a baby. Mom just kicks herself for missing that.
All over the main room there were hundreds of babies in different stages in their babyhood. These babies were sprouting from their cabbage patch leaves. Some of their heads would move. In another section, some babies were in their leaves and their bodies would come up and down out of the leaves. But these babies, they were ready to be born yet. The babies are pollinated by fanciful Bunnybees and taken care of by the licensed patch doctors and nurses.
Did I mention that the staff of the hospital are all dressed in nurse outfits? Of course they are – why wouldn’t they be, right? I mean it is a hospital – snorts with piggy laughter.
Dad – bless his heart – thought he was going to pass out when mom told him joyfully, “Honey, I want a baby!” He made her promise that it wouldn’t end up like the first one she had. After she promised, he let her loose to find her perfect baby.
So while Fozziemom and Fozziedad searched the hospital for their liking, mom took off to find her baby. Dad says he thinks that mom held at least 80% of the babies talking to them to see if any of them with bond with her. Just when she thought she was going to give up – she found her baby – Haley Bree.
And look at Haley Bree – with her pink glasses, pacifier and ballerina outfit that mom just had to buy for her baby – of course completed with tutu. And yes, that is a baby diaper in the picture as well that mom bought.
So my friends, what has the Travels in the South taught you? Putting together Fozziemom and mom, there will be trouble. You can’t even guess how much trouble because we will get more into that next week. But this day also teaches us that a mom can change her colors. Once mom saw exactly where Cabbage Patch Kids came from, she *had* to have one. Now, she has fond memories of their tour this day and all of the oohhing and aaahhing that mom and Fozziemom went through with all of the babies.
Join us next week my friends as we continue with our Travels in the South with Fozziemom and Fozziedad.
06/08/2016 at 1:51 am
CONGRATULATIONS on the new addition to the Hotel Thompson! Haley Bree? Does she have a nursery at your house??? Sharing a room with Bacon purrrrhaps? I knew you four would get into some kind of shenanigans while Bev and Phil were visiting but who knew it would include adoption!
Can’t wait to hear more……………..
Love, Pam and Sam
06/08/2016 at 3:18 pm
Oh cousin! This is just the top of the trouble they got into. Haley Bree has a special spot in the front room so everyone can see her. She is just so cute and adorable for sure. And to top it off she is so cuddly! XOXO – Bacon
06/08/2016 at 11:32 pm
I feel like a baby broker! I adopted one for my little niece..poor thing travelled wrapped in plastic..like Twin Peaks !! 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx
06/09/2016 at 2:36 am
How did it BREATHE????!!!!! Is it a boy or girl?
06/09/2016 at 2:39 am
Bwahaha it’s a girl! I had to go into the office with the ‘nurse’ and give her a name..Georgia June 😉 and swore to look after her..yikes..pressure much..especially when i swore my oath and said ‘doll’ and got corrected to say ‘baby’…bwahaha 🙂
06/09/2016 at 10:35 pm
Snorts! It was too precious – and Georgia June is absolutely beautiful. XOXO – Bacon
06/09/2016 at 11:31 pm
She is..must make the time to get her to my niece 🙂 🙂 Loves Fozziemum xxx
06/09/2016 at 10:30 pm
Shocker! It’s an alien – oh my! Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
06/08/2016 at 5:00 am
I love the chair!! and I remember the teaser pic… I really thought that’s the crib of J.R. Ewing … but it was the crib of the bbq-dolls hahahaha
06/08/2016 at 3:19 pm
Oh brother! Mom said that chair was totally huge and awesome. So comfy!! XOXO – Bacon
06/08/2016 at 11:33 pm
I made sure Miss June did not have any matches! That chair was soooo comfy 🙂 Loves Fozziemum xx
06/09/2016 at 10:31 pm
Snorts! Mom left all of her matches and lighters home. After visiting this hospital, she found a great appreciation and want of her very own hand picked baby. Too cool! XOXO – Bacon
06/09/2016 at 11:34 pm
I think your Mum was smitten Bacon..see what happens when you let mums loose 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx
06/12/2016 at 5:53 pm
She was my friend. She truly was. She has talked about that place non-stop! XOXO – Bacon
06/13/2016 at 6:11 am
It was one pretty amazing scene that is for sure 🙂 Loves Fozziemum xxx
06/08/2016 at 5:17 am
LOL! What a fun place. When I first saw the photos, I did a double take. Is that Bev feeding a baby? Oh no. just holding. Haley Bree is adorable! Just keep her away from trees! 😀
06/08/2016 at 11:37 pm
My comment to you got shuffled to the bottom bwahaga xx
06/08/2016 at 11:43 pm
I saw it! You looked like you knew have to drive those vehicles! 😀
What a FUN trip! Did you know you would have a wedding when you planned it? I reckon there is secretly two of you to get done what you get done! 😀
06/08/2016 at 11:46 pm
No we planned the trip in January..so now we are waiting for better weather to start doing some wedding stuff around here..seems we need two of all of us to get anything done! But we have some time..yikers !! Xx
06/08/2016 at 11:47 pm
And yes those vehicles got a workout in the day..funny holding babies you never forget lol 🙂
06/08/2016 at 5:59 am
Crikey … who knew those babies were born in a real hospital with real nurses and Doctors and all??? AND you adopted one! Oh my. I can’t wait to hear what else you got up to.
06/08/2016 at 11:36 pm
Hahaha..my baby is headed to my niece..after suffocating in the cargo hold for 24 hours…feel like a trafficker..yikes ! Loves Fozziemum xxx
06/09/2016 at 10:21 pm
Oh my friend. This hospital was amazing – so says my mom/dad. They had such a ball. And from what I can tell looking at some pictures – they are lucky they didn’t get arrested – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
06/08/2016 at 6:43 am
Say hi to the “Fozzies” for me and let them know that Tampa Bay is just a short side trip from you. 🙂
06/08/2016 at 11:35 pm
Hi Charles ! Wish we had more time we would have loved a trip to Florida and also Louisianna..dang!
06/09/2016 at 6:07 am
Dang is right but I understand. There are so many people and places I want to visit but can’t.
06/09/2016 at 6:08 am
Too little time and money 🙂 but plan on returning to the States for a much longer trip..now to save my pennies 😉
06/09/2016 at 6:09 am
I’d save more than pennies. 😉
06/09/2016 at 6:11 am
Hahaha too right ! Our dollar lost a lot in translation..your dollar buys a $1.20 here…ours being worth about 72 cents in the US…:/
06/09/2016 at 6:23 am
That means I need to plan a trip to Australia. Too bad my wife booked a cruise for us this year.
06/09/2016 at 6:33 am
Dang again hahaha 🙂
06/09/2016 at 10:21 pm
You know one day mom/dad are going to Tampa Bay to meet up with some other friends. They will keep you mind as well for a possible meet up. How about that? XOXO – Bacon
06/09/2016 at 10:26 pm
I look forward to it.
06/08/2016 at 7:54 am
I would love to go there. Thanks for sharing. Love your baby. Too cute.
06/08/2016 at 11:34 pm
It was a super cool place 🙂
06/09/2016 at 10:22 pm
aaww thanks my sweet friend. Haley Bree is a sweet adorable little baby. She hardly ever cries or has fits. XOXO – Bacon
06/08/2016 at 9:25 am
HI Fozziemom & Fozziedad! It’s me, SkylerBraveheart, and Mama and I are so glad you are having fun in the South. There is a lot to see, and it looks like you are going to cover a lot of ground. As to the Cabbage Patch dealio, they were born when Mama was already way grown up. We think visiting the hospital and finding your very own baby could be a game changer. Keep up these great reports, and travel safely!
06/08/2016 at 11:31 pm
SkylerBraveheart and Mum helloooo! We had a blast in the south..ya’ll have the greatest hospitality! We are home and pooped now..i need a holiday at this hospital i think! But it is lovely to be home with the furries 🙂 Loves Fozziemum xx
06/09/2016 at 10:24 pm
aaww thanks friends. We had such a blast during Fozziemom and Fozziedad’s visit. It was a hoot and a half. XOXO – Bacon
P.S. And the hospital was so very cool!
06/08/2016 at 1:34 pm
Hi Bacon. I want to encourage you to urge Houdini to not get jealous and, well, you know!
06/08/2016 at 11:29 pm
06/09/2016 at 10:26 pm
I know – snorts with piggy laughter. Houdini is taking things pretty well which is surprising. XOXO – Bacon
06/08/2016 at 3:41 pm
bacon….how total lee awesum lee kewl yur mom & dad getted ta chill with fozzie mum & dad !!! N we NOE everee one hada grate grate time !!!! N for sum reezon….fotoz one sure looks familiar two uz; now that we noe WEAR it iz sammy ~~~~~ ♥♥♥ 🙂 🙂 🙂
06/08/2016 at 11:29 pm
Haha dudes we had a great time..and wow what a hospital! Better than where i had my kids…lol 🙂 Loves Fozziemum xxx
06/09/2016 at 10:27 pm
Snorts with piggy laughter. I couldn’t resist sharing that picture with Sammy for his Tuesday Teaser. It was definitely an awesome place to visit. After visiting, mom has a better appreciation for the Cabbage Patch kids. XOXO – Bacon
06/08/2016 at 11:34 pm
Bwhaha it does look suss ! My baby feedin’ days are longggg gone hahaha 🙂 Loves Bev xx
06/08/2016 at 11:38 pm
Hee Hee! ❤
06/09/2016 at 10:31 pm
Snorts! See someone else thought the same as mom. Hilarious! XOXO – Bacon
06/09/2016 at 11:33 pm
Ewwwww hahaahhhah 🙂 Loves Fozziemum xx
The Swiss Cats
06/09/2016 at 2:47 pm
What a pawsome place ! It looks like everyone had great time ! Purrs
06/09/2016 at 10:37 pm
Oh my sweet friend. Mom said she has never squealed so much in one place from the excitement of the hospital. XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
06/13/2016 at 10:10 pm
MOL We loved the cabbage patch kids sitting on cabbage leaves. What a fn day.
Shoko and mom
06/14/2016 at 6:59 pm
It really was my sweet friend. The only thing missing was YOU looking for a baby. XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
06/14/2016 at 8:47 pm
That’s the kind of baby I could handle…a plastic one. hehe
06/15/2016 at 10:21 am
You and my mom are so alike sweet friend. That’s why we have to remind her to feed us. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
06/15/2016 at 12:10 pm
Oh my heavens, Bacon. My mom is like your mom-she was a Tomboy and never liked baby dolls. I think she would have totally freaked out at this hospital. It’s waaay different than the ones we visit!
For some inexplicable reason WordPress 86’d a bunch of the blogs mom follows and she didn’t see this until today. Ugh. Now I have to hear her whine about that for days. Grumble, grumble. But we can’t wait until the next edition about travels in the south-should be a total hoot with Fozziemum! No doubt the two mums had quite exciting adventures. 😉
06/16/2016 at 11:57 am
Oh my friend!! I thought we were the only ones that got taken by aliens and our computers messed up for sure. Thankfully we are finding our space again. This place at Baby General was totally awesome and mom just *had* to have a new baby. It was so weird. Dad said he could hear her biological clock ticking from across the room. So funny for sure. XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
06/16/2016 at 12:12 pm
I think in that hospital my ‘clock’ would have been only digital, not analog ticking!
06/16/2016 at 12:13 pm
Snorts with piggy laughter! XOXO – Bacon