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.

 

Flat Stanley & Briana Made Nana Cry

Auntie Terri and Briana brought Flat Stanley to the store with them.  Auntie Terri made Flat Stanley promise that he was going to stay right with her and not run off or go for rides on the riding wheelchairs at the entrance as he wanted so badly to do.

“Next time, when we come with Nana & Papa, we will.” Briana whispered to Flat Stanley.  This made Flat Stanley smile as he pictured himself and Briana racing down the isles in the riding carts!

They shopped and shopped and had fun together, and then they spotted the perfect gift.  A beautiful pillow to sit on Nana’s easy chair that said “NANA You’re the Best” on it.  Flat Stanley looked at Briana and said “we gotta get it!” Briana and Flat Stanley have been saving dollar bills all month.  Sometimes, they’ll get a few dollars for helping with Nana’s chores or doing work outside on the farm.  Briana agreed, they just had to buy it.

Nana was sitting in her easy chair when they returned from shopping.  The kids ran next door as quickly as their little legs would carry them, and gave Nana the gift they bought for her.

Tears of joy instantly sprang to Nana’s eyes as she hugged the fluffy, soft pillow to her chest!  Briana and Flat Stanley looked at each other with wide eyed amazement, is she ok, they were thinking.

Nana jumped out of her easy chair and came in for big hugs for both of them.  It was such a thoughtful and beautiful gift.  The pillow even had a warm scent, it smelled like the lotion that Briana wears.

“Oh honey, it even smells really good, just like you!” Nana said to Briana.  This is when Briana and Flat Stanley both knew that Nana was just fine.  They had just grabbed Nana in the “feels of her heart,” and that’s what brought tears to her eyes.  This is love…in it’s greatest form.

When I went into the kitchen later in the afternoon, Briana gave me a book she had written.  “This is really my lucky day!” first a beautiful new Nana pillow and now a one of the kind book with original artistry!  This day couldn’t get any better!

Nana loves the joy Briana finds in writing stories and bringing characters to life!  She’s got talent!

Briana was looking at Nana’s refrigerator showing all of the artistic talent from all of her grandloves and asked Nana if she could re-arrange them.

“And this day DID get better!” I said after seeing the beauty of Briana’s new arrangement display.  Flat Stanley had jumped into the mix and became a centerpiece within all of the amazing artwork.

Each little piece of art holds a special place in Nana’s heart.

and then there’s Papa’s favorite:

Nana is feeling the love today!!  My heart is full and my smile is Huge!!  Thank you Flat Stanley and Briana for making my day so beautiful.  This was my most personal adventure.

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