Flat Stanley in Virginia

Flat Stanley was hot on the trail to Virginia again.  He was missing his bestie Alexa and had to find a way.  He heard the train rolling down the tracks and hopped aboard!

“All aboard!!” The captain shouted.

Flat Stanley waved his arms to signal his safe landing on the train; and he was off for another adventure!

Alexa met him at the train station.  The first thing she noticed is that he had lost his red suspenders.  She loves those red suspenders on Flat Stanley; it’s his badge of honor for being such a great farmer and taking care of the chickens.

Flat Stanley explained how well he’s been eating at Nana’s house and well, the suspenders just didn’t fit anymore.  You know what Alexa did?  She bought him new red suspenders!

After shopping and dinner, they headed back to the house.  Flat Stanley was so happy to be sporting his larger red suspenders!  He missed them!

Flat Stanley climbed up on their big couch and grabbed the remote control.  He loves clicking through the channels!

He started with the cooking channel.  He loves to watch chef’s create their masterpieces.  Today he was wishing for taste-o-vision.  He wanted to taste the bbq’d chicken!

Alexa was getting hungry watching the cooking show too.  She went into the kitchen and rummaged around for a nice snack.

Flat Stanley enjoyed the fresh fruit!

“Fruity Tutti, Fresh and Juicy,” Flat Stanley sang out.  He made Alexa laugh.

When they started cooking with sardines, Flat Stanley wrinkled his nose and Alexa copied him.  Can you wrinkle your nose?

They changed the channel to something more fun!

I don’t know what you call this, but it was LOUD and screechy!  Flat Stanley decided it was movie time.

Flat Stanley knew that “A Wrinkle in Time” is one of Alexa’s favorite movies.  They watched the astral travelers travel to a far away planet with  Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which.  They love watching this movie together.

After the movie, Flat Stanley was tired, so Alexa tucked him in on the couch and you can see he was smiling really big.

He loves spending time with his bestie.  Nighty Night Bestie!   I hope you wake up with that same smile on your face.

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Flat Stanley is Spoiled Sick

This was another day of fun for Flat Stanley!  So many days of fun wrapped up like a present called vacation!

Nana and Papa are having so much fun with all of their grandloves in Virginia.

Today may have been a little too much fun though!

Nana asked Jaida to pick her day of fun.  Jaida chose shopping!  Tomorrow, Jaida is spending the day at Kings Dominion amusement park where they have a lot of fast rides and roller coasters.

“I’m so excited!” Jaida kept saying.  Her band class had a fundraiser where they worked really hard at selling things to their family, friends and neighbors.  They did so well that they earned a trip to the amusement park for free!

As they buckled up in the car, Flat Stanley found his favorite cup holder seat and they prepared for adventure!

“Where to?” Nana asked Jaida.

“Oh Nana, there’s this country store up the road that you are going to love!  Every time I go there you come to my mind. There’s a lot of natural stuff and country pictures and things.”

Jaida pointed the way, and it didn’t take long to get there.

It WAS an amazing store!  Natural? Nana wasn’t so sure, but the cart was filling up!  Bakery goods, rows and rows of every kind of candy and fun games and technical trinkets.

“Look at the candy isle!” Alexa said as she led Nana to her favorite part of the store!

They had Nana’s favorite Almond Roca, Papa’s favorite chocolate covered chips of ginger and we bought individual turnover pies for everyone.

Flat Stanley chose the chocolate pie.  Nana chose the lemon pie and Jaida got a Pecan pie for her Grandma Christa and a Raspberry pie for Papa.

What is your favorite kind of pie?

We bought so much stuff that Jaida had to help the check out lady by bagging the items.

When we got home and unpacked, Nana told Flat Stanley that he could choose one treat to eat after dinner.  He was having a hard time choosing just one special treat!

After dinner, Flat Stanley chose the fiery hot chips as his snack.

They were spicy hot and made his lips smack in goodness.

Nana and Papa were watching the baseball game.  When Flat Stanley looked at the big pile of snacks as he passed by, the chocolate pie seemed to whisper in his ear.

You know he wanted to, you know he had to, you know he did!

Flat Stanley snuck the chocolate pie into the dining room and unwrapped the flaky crusted turnover.  As he bit into the creamy chocolate center, it was delicious! He ate the pie as fast as he could and then returned to the living room where Papa was screaming at the TV. His Red Sox team was losing.

Flat Stanley sat as cool as a cucumber, he knew he should have listened to Nana, but she won’t know.

Pretty soon his stomach started gurgling pretty loudly and his face felt a little green with sickness.

Nana looked over at Flat Stanley and gave that stern look she gives.  You know, the one where her chin dips down and she peers over the top of her glasses looking at him through her eyebrows.

Flat Stanley knew he was caught, but how did she know?  Did Alexa tell on him?  Flat Stanley thought Alexa had seen him in the corner of the dining room as he devoured the pie…ughh the thought of the pie and that stern look, was making Flat Stanley feel even more sick!

“Did you enjoy your chocolate pie AFTER your fiery chips” Nana asked.

Flat Stanley started to slowly shake his head no, but knew that lying would make things worse, so he changed the direction of his head shake from a no to a yes.

Nana could see that Flat Stanley didn’t feel well after eating so much.

“Go brush your teeth and get ready for bed Flat Stanley.  You’re going to go to bed early tonight.”

Flat Stanley was grateful for the punishment and opportunity to get away from Nana’s stern eyes boring into his soul, that wasn’t feeling very good tonight.

Flat Stanley knew he should have obeyed Nana, but how she found out was nagging on the edges of his mind as he made his way to the bathroom.

As he stepped up on his stepping stool to reach the sink he looked up into the mirror and there was his answer.  His face was covered in chocolate cream! Woooops!

Flat Stanley washed the evidence from his face, brushed his teeth and went to bed.

When Nana came in to tuck him in and read a story, Flat Stanley started feeling a little bit better.

Nana wasn’t too mad, she talked to Flat Stanley about how hard it is for everyone to resist the temptation of too much junk food.

He promised to do better tomorrow.

Nana left his room smiling as she thought of his messy chocolaty face that gave him away.

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Flat Stanley Goes Shopping

Grocery shopping is never a fun task, unless of course Flat Stanley comes along!

Nana always starts off in the produce section.  She loves her fresh fruit.  Flat Stanley loves fresh fruit too!  His favorite as you know is cantaloupe, so Nana bought a nice ripe one.

What’s your favorite Fruit?

While Nana was picking out some fresh herbs and getting carrots, Flat Stanley climbed up on the pineapple bin and began singing in a high pitched wail:

“Pineapple princess, he calls me pineapple princess all day, as he plays his ukulele on the hill above the bay.  Pineapple princess, I love you, you’re the sweetest girl I’ve seen.  Some day we’re gonna marry and you’ll be my pineapple queen.”

Nana didn’t even flinch.  She’s getting used to his silly ways.  She actually just continued shopping, shaking her head.  Other shoppers seemed to enjoy his singing, so he continued on.

Nana was three isles up when Flat Stanley thought of a trick.  He went up the next isle where Nana was heading, where the cereals were, he squeezed his body in tight next to Nana’s favorite.

When Nana came upon the cereal isle she was wondering where Flat Stanley had gone off to and was just about to turn around to go find him when she spotted her favorite cereal box.  She reached up to grab it and out popped Flat Stanley, making her shout in surprise!

“Flat Stanley!!  You got me!”  He’s so good at hiding in tight spaces.

Nana continued on and stocked up on milk and bread for the family.

As they were checking out and Nana was putting her groceries on the conveyor belt, Flat Stanley jumped onto the candy shelf.

“Pleeeeeease Nana, pleeease can I have one, just one?!” Flat Stanley asked in his voice that’s sweeter than candy.

Nana couldn’t resist his sweet voice. “Yes, you can have a candy bar,” she said.

Which candy bar do you think Flat Stanley selected?

Which one is your favorite?

Papa’s favorite is an Almond Joy, Nana’s is a Kit Kat, but Flat Stanley chose the M&M’s.  He likes the one’s without the nuts, because he’s quite nutty enough.

Flat Stanley left the store smiling with his bag of M&M’s in his hand.

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