Flat Stanley Goes to the Petting Zoo

Flat Stanley’s eyes were sparkling with excitement when Nana told him that we were taking him and Briana to the petting zoo.

“I don’t know what kind of animals will be at a petting zoo,” Flat Stanley said, “but I love all animals!  So this is going to be a fun day!”

We piled in the car and drove out of town to where the special petting zoo was being held by Klem’s in Spencer, MA.

*** If you’re local, check it out!  They’re there all weekend. ***

When we got out of the car, we were greeted with the smell of fresh hay and cotton candy!

“This is what I’m talking about!” Flat Stanley said as he smiled up at Nana.

Briana took Flat Stanley’s hand and they ran ahead of Nana and Papa to see the baby goats.  Oh she knows how badly Nana wants goats.

“I want screaming goats and fainting goats,” Nana said, as she and Papa caught up with them.  “When the screamers blat out their screams, the fainters faint like they’re playing dead!”

Flat Stanley and Briana decided they wanted to see that too!

There were food receptacles set up near every stall with the animal’s favorite treats.  They loved being fed.  Briana was a little skittish at first, but the goats showed her how it’s done.  They’re not shy!

Papa’s favorite was the baby emu.  She was so cute with her little feathers and long legs the same length as her neck!

“It looks like a walking squash,” Papa said.

“Imagine what they’ll look like when they’re fully grown.” Nana pondered to herself thinking of their long legs and neck rising much higher than her own.

Flat Stanley liked the Llamas, and as you can see, the llamas LOVED him!

Briana posed for a picture with the big Australian Cow.  It was tame and let Papa grab his horn.

Nana said she took this picture for Auntie Shana, Alexa’s mommy.  She said she was waiting for them to dance like the ones in Barbados!  But they were very still.  Flat Stanley thought they were two large rocks in the corner, until Nana pointed out their little legs protruding from under their tortoise shells.

The sheep were very hungry with their calls for food.

Can you make a sound like hungry sheep?

We kept returning to the Llama pen.  They were so friendly, and they loved being scratched and talked to.

Papa was having a nice little chat with Eliandra the Llama, when Flat Stanley came up to do a little photo shoot.  They all smiled for the camera, even Eliandra.  Can you see her smile?

Wait, here’s a close up.

Flat Stanley saw the ponies and wanted to ride!  Unfortunately, Briana said she didn’t want to, so we had to just watch the other kids.  After a bit, Flat Stanley agreed that going in a circle being held on to, was more for babies.

He wanted a lasso, and to be let loose in an arena. As he imagined this he accidentally shouted out “Giddy up and RIDE!” The toddlers on the ponies loved it! One boy raised an arm in the air playing along with him.

After a lot of fun with the animals, Briana was drawn to the smell of cotton candy.  Flat Stanley, Nana and Papa followed her to watch the man spin the sugar on a stick round and around, until it was bigger than her head!

Flat Stanley enjoyed the fun adventure and skipped to the car smiling.  I hope this finds you smiling too!  Enjoy a beautiful day and please subscribe so that Nana can send you a smile tomorrow!  Who doesn’t need smiles delivered every day?

 

 

 

 

Flat Stanley Enjoys Time with Papa

Today, Flat Stanley enjoyed some time with Papa!

Flat Stanley and Papa just cruised in the car for much of the day.  Papa likes to turn up the music and they were singing the blues together.  Papa had to put his dark sunglasses on for the “coolness” factor.

“Dark glasses are a must when cruising in the car singing the Blues,” Papa told him.

We were jammin’ to Ray Charles as we cruised down the boulevard.  “Georgia, ooohhh Georgia, Georgia’s on my mind…”

Papa took Flat Stanley out for a nice lunch at Chili’s.  As we all know, Papa likes the spice!  But this time he kept in line with the southern blues line of food and went for the ribs!  Flat Stanley enjoyed an enormous plate of chicken fajitas.  They came out on a sizzling hot plate that was kind of scary, but Flat Stanley was very careful not to burn himself.

He liked the green guacamole and sour cream rolled up with chicken in the wraps they give you.

Flat Stanley started rappin’ to the beat.  The music in Chili’s is pretty loud and they were playing some upbeat music that had Flat Stanley a hoppin’ in his seat!

There was a really cool gaming system on the table and Flat Stanley wanted to play!  Papa found a video game that asks questions and he had to choose between four answers.  They call it “trivia,” and I’d agree…it was trivial!  But Papa has a lot of little weird information stored up in that brain of his, just like Nana.

“So, that’s why you like that Millionaire game so much,” Flat Stanley said after he did the millionaire tune while Papa tried to figure out the answers .. “do do do do, do do do.. bum bumm bumm bum bump bump BUMP!”

Flat Stanley chose the Creepy Spiders game!  It was fun.  While he was playing, the waitress came over and asked if they wanted dessert.  Papa has been so good at being careful with his diet, but Flat Stanley wanted that lava cake soo so badly!

Papa smiled at the waitress and Flat Stanley, who were both waiting for his response.

“Yes, Flat Stanley can have his cake, and I’ll steal just ONE bite.”

Papa caved.  It’s hard not to give in to Flat Stanley’s cute, pleading eyes.

Flat Stanley was wiping his chocolate covered face with the back of his sleeve, as they left the restaurant.

It was a fun day with Papa!  Flat Stanley was smiling his big beautiful smile!  I hope this finds you smiling too!  If so, please subscribe, so that Nana can send you an email when a new Flat Stanley Adventure is posted.