Did you gals hear the sad news? Jan Berenstain (the co-creator of The Berenstain Bears) passed away at 88 years old a few days ago. Her husband Stan (the other co-creator) passed away in 2005. Over the years their son Michael has continued to help keep The Berenstain Bears alive. In my mind her and her husband are hanging out together again reminiscing and smiling that Michael will no doubt continue their legacy. I want to say, rest in peace Stan and Jan. I grew up with The Berenstain Bears and plan to raise Baby Whimsy with them too. I really do look forward to discovering them all over again with my wee one. Oh and still to this day I wish I could live in that tree house.