Sunday, August 8, 2010

Allie's Stanley

I hope if you have kids that one day they will make a Flat Stanley in second grade.  What's a Flat Stanley?  Jeff Brown's Stanley Lambchop is flattened by a bulletin board that his dad puts up over his bed. - Ta da!  That is how Stanley became Flat Stanley.

Second Grade in Red Lake Falls has been doing the Flat Stanley project for years.  Allie decided to send her Stanley to Belden and his wife in New York.  And sure, Stanley hung out with Belden and Venece in New York, and after awhile, Belden, his dad and brother extended an invite to Stan to travel to Mount Everest and the Taj Mahal .  Of course,  Stanley said "YES!!!!"

I don't even think Stanley needed a passport - how cool is that?  While the three explorers trekked around the world - they would carefully unfold Stanley and pose with him. 

Here's Don with Stanley in front of the Taj Mahal.  Notice the cool Hornbacher's shirt?  Yeah - totally awesome - it pretty much matches Stanley's shirt too.

Stanley took this picture of his fellow travelers - Belden is in the middle, his father wearing the fisherman's cap, and his little brother in the blue/green scrubs.

Nothing will describe look o f fascination on Allie's face as she saw pictures of her Flat Stanley traveling the world. When Allie got Stanley back, she read Belden's letter over and over reliving Stanley's adventures imagining there is such a place as the Taj Mahal and Mount Everest.

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