Happy Mother’s Day from Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley would like to wish all the mama’s, and those that care for the loves in their lives a big Happy Mother’s Day!

“Here’s a big cup of your favorite blueberry coffee with toast and pretty smelling lilac flowers that Briana picked for you!” Flat Stanley said with love in his voice and a bright smile on his face.

A big Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies out there with little loves in their care!

Auntie Terri came into the room singing “Happy Mother’s Day to youuuuu…” to Nana, and then Nana joined in, singing the same tune back to her.  “Happy Mother’s Day to Youuuuu…” they were singing and laughing together in the tune of the happy birthday song.

They made Flat Stanley smile as they hugged good wishes.

Nana was thinking about her own mom on this special day.

“Look at this picture of Nana as a little girl with my own mom,” Nana said.  Flat Stanley’s mouth opened wide.  It was hard to imagine Nana as a little girl in her mother’s arms.  But he recognized her smile right away.

Flat Stanley was happy when he heard Nana and Papa saying that we were all going out to lunch with GrandmaT, Auntie Terri and Briana!

When we pulled up to a bakery, Flat Stanley’s belly growled really loud and it made everyone in the car laugh!

We stepped inside the bakery and the smell of fresh cookies greeted you!  Yum!!  Nana let Flat Stanley know that he could pick out a treat, but first he had lunch to eat.  He and Briana both chose bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches.  It was stacked so high, Flat Stanley could hardly get his mouth to stretch that wide!  But he did.  He ate every bite and then had a pastry!  It was filled with his favorite lemon filling.

Flat Stanley offered to take our picture as we stepped out of the car to give Mother’s day hugs to GrandmaT.  He got pictures of all the ladies.  Flat Stanley and Briana were really enjoying this day to celebrate the ladies in their life.

When we got home, Briana set the camera up in Nana’s living room and sat her mom in Nana’s big easy chair.  Auntie Terri wasn’t feeling well, but she smiled really big when Briana surprised her with concert tickets to see one of her favorite musicians, Chris Brown; LIVE in July!

Auntie Terri was so happy and filled with love for her daughter that had worked so hard to save up every dollar earned for months, in an effort to give her mom a Happy Mother’s Day gift.

GrandmaT kept putting her rolled up newspaper over her face because she thought Flat Stanley was holding the camera too close.  Nana quickly moved the newspaper away from her face, and Flat Stanley caught her beautiful smile!

Everyone was smiling and feeling the love!  I hope this finds you smiling too and a BIG Happy Mother’s Day!  **Don’t forget to make plans to visit if you’re missing your mom or grandma, you know they’re missing you too!**

 

 

 

 

Alexa Visits Flat Stanley in Massachusetts

You know that Flat Stanley was quite the prankster yesterday, we were all gearing up for the big April Fool’s pranks.  But the biggest prank of all was played on Flat Stanley!

Last night, we told Flat Stanley that the Easter Bunny was coming for a visit.  He was so excited, he hopped like a bunny around the living room and wiggled his little nose.  “What does the easter bunny smell like?” Flat Stanley asked.  “I know!” he said, answering his own question; “CANDY!!!”

Well later in the afternoon, sure enough the doorbell rings.  DING DONG.  Flat Stanley’s mouth opened wide, “He’s here!! Or is it a She?” He opened the door, just a crack at first to take a peek, and then IN HOPS the Easter Bunny!!!  The prank came when the easter bunny lifted the head off of her costume and Flat Stanley saw it was really ALEXA!  It was a she!  Nana and Papa’s granddaughter Alexa came up from Virginia to spend Easter with Flat Stanley in Massachusetts!  Flat Stanley was so excited!

They went out to the chicken coop first and Flat Stanley introduced Alexa to all of the chickens and let her help in giving them their treats and fresh water.

Later that night, they decorated EASTER Eggs!  They have so much fun when they get to visit each other!  Look at how they both glow with joy when they share time together.

“Tadahhhhh” Flat Stanley said, when his were all finished.

This is Nana’s favorite.  Look at how smitten she is.  She loves her Flat Stanley.  Nana loves them both so very much.  I’m so glad Alexa came to visit us!

After the eggs were all colored and a treat for the REAL easter bunny was “layed” on the table, everyone went upstairs to read their bedtime stories and go to sleep for the night.

In the morning, guess what?!  YUP!!  It was EASTER!

 Yeah!  What a beautiful day!  Happy Easter!!

When Nana and Papa came downstairs, they went out with the kids to hunt for Easter Eggs!

 Good LUCK!  The bunny knew it was April Fool’s Day too and hid WHITE Easter Eggs in the WHITE snow!!!  Haha.. not really, April Fool’s to you!!!  Flat Stanley and Alexa wanted to play this silly joke on you.  Actually, the snow has melted and we’re starting to see little crocus flowers blooming in pretty yellow and purple!  But if white eggs had been hidden…phwew they would have been REALLY hard to find in the snow last week!

Hunting for eggs was fun with Flat Stanley.  Alexa would see an egg under a bush or in a really tight fitting place that she couldn’t reach, but Flat Stanley would squeeze his flat self in to get the egg for Alexa.  They got a nice basket of eggs together from very well hidden places.  It was a fun Easter morning for all of us.

Nana came inside because she wanted eggs for breakfast.  She wanted Papa’s really good scrambled eggs.  So, as usual, she got his pan, butter and eggs out.. but then an idea came to her.  She saw the WOODEN (but VERY real looking eggs) she keeps in a jar on the window sill.

 …and now we wait for Papa to come downstairs and try to crack the wooden eggs into the pan.  I’ll try to have my camera ready…tehe.  It’s going to be a FUN day with the combination of BOTH Easter AND April Fool’s Day all wrapped up in one big pretty bow!

We love you Alexa and we’re SO Happy that you got to share this Easter Morning with us in Massachusetts (wink wink)!

We hope you enjoy a wonderful Easter with your family and that you smile a lot today.  If Flat Stanley brought a smile to your face, please SUBSCRIBE so that Nana can send you a smile the next time a new Flat Stanley Adventure is posted!!