Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hide and seek with Stanley

When Stanley arrived, he was promptly introduced to all members of the family.
For some reason, Mini-E decided that she needed to give him a talking to. And a poke in the eye.
He and J-man got off to a good start. J-man can even say "Stanley". A fact that pleases my mommy heart very much.
Stanley and J-man sat in the big blue chair and watched a repeat showing of Go, Diego, Go! Save the Jaguar (for the bazillionth time). I think, for Stanely, it fell a little flat.
After all, he's a fellow of letters. He needs more mental stimulation. More -- action!! Something like a rousing game of Hide and Seek!! Lately, though, instead of just a regular game of hide-n-seek, it's more of an orienteering event. One person hides something and then draws a map to where the object can be found. Think Treasure hunt. G-man absolutely LOVES this game. He can navigate the house by way of a pencil drawing.
I'm very impressed.
He and Stanley got to go first.
Time to Hide.

Time to draw the map. Where's Stanley?

Peek-a-boo! Hiding behind a curtain.
Mini-E found him first.

After her aforementioned eye-poking, I mean - lecture, Stanley was a bit apprehensive.
I think he was afraid she's eat him.
He was right to be afraid.
Now- It's Mini-Me's turn..
Shhh! It's a secret!
Since Stanley is flat, he can hide anywhere - even under the white board.
G found him very quickly via the map that Mini-Me managed to draw with her left hand.
All in all, it was a rousing Game of hide-n-seek.
J-man still sees Stanley, who's watching and waiting for something exciting to happen, and he'll holler, "look! There's Stanley, Right there!"
I'm afraid that Stanley came to visit at a most boring time, though. Things in the laundry pile are a bit normal.
I think Stanley might just be bored.
flat bored.


Training Hearts said...

Wow! Sounds like fun :) I'm sure that he isn't bored at all. I can't wait to read episode 2. It's up to you about posting and's a no pressure type of thing.

Thanks for sharing!

Halfmoon Girl said...

My two oldest did the Flat Stanley experience in public school in kindergarten. They loved it. I will have to remember that for the littles.

appleleaf said...

Flat Stanley? I had no idea who this guy was. At first, he looked like a very easy to care for alternative house guest. I had to scroll down to see if I could sus him out. What a great idea and what fun your family are having.
I also liked your lovely face painting photos.

Monkey Giggles said...

oh what fun. We are going to do him starting in September.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

How fun! Good thing he didn't get forked!

Beckyb said...

How fun is that - so how do you get hooked up with Stanley!?!? That is a great idea!

ThoughtfulMom said...

Sounds like Stanley's having a ball to me.

I mean - G is happy, and he and Stanley are close to the same age. :)

jugglingpaynes said...

A cousin in Puerto Rico sent us Flat Stanley once. We had great fun forcing people to pose with him!
Maybe now is a good time for you to read "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" with Mini-Me. ;o)
I had to laugh at your comment about the pictures! These were the good shots! I'm amazed at how their faces can suddenly get that novocaine look when I point a camera at them.

Peace and Laughter,

Mrs. Darling said...

Woah! Im totally lost! It looks like Im going to have to read this closer and scroll down a little.

Debbie said...

Yep! He looks flat board to me! :)

call*me*kate said...

Thanks for your comment! Yes, I believe that God can make Todd's heart new again. I've even prayed for that myself. We'll see what the MRI shows - he has to stay in that machine for 2 hours - I'd go nuts! If you have time, I'd appreciate a prayer for that as well. Thanks for your encouragement!

Your kids sure had fun - great photos!


Anonymous said...

Forget about Stanley! I'm in love with all those lil chubby cheeks! Precious babies! :o)

Shari said...

I used to read your blog a lot on HSB, but I see we've both moved to Blogspot and I found you again. I've enjoyed catching up on your blog.