Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Flat Adam"

For those of you not in the grandparent/parent loop, school children often make a likeness of themselves and mail it off, this was inspired by the book "Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown.

Yesterday we had a visit from "Flat Adam" he was well travelled, too bad he didn't need a Grandma chaperone. He had been to Kodiak, Alaska..the lucky little flat guy, New Jersey and Washington State before ending up at his other Grandma and Grandpas way up in Northern Minnesota. Flat Adam has a few words written on him .... Try your best!

"Flat Adam" had quite an adventure here too..first we discovered how he became flat...
Then he visited lots of big boy toys...Far Guy had lots of fun with this part...
No, I will not bore you with all fourteen photographs..he just had to go to the Fire Hall too! He was definitely getting very tired by the time I made him rest among the Day lilies...

Then Far Guy needed a nap so he left Flat Adam with the best of babysitters...

Sadly Flat Adam was stuffed into an envelope after an appropriate story with photos was written. It was puzzling..Flat Adam had no blankie, he didn't whine once, he wasn't starving to death and there were no requests for chocolate milk. Not even one "Grandma Can you..?"
No hugs either..guess I like visits from round real Adam better:)



20 comments:

  1. What a cute post Connie. I know you miss hugs from the Real Adam! Chance looks very content in the photo. Such a beautiful dog. Hope you are enjoying your afternoon.

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  2. That is so funny! I'm gonna have to do this with my grandkids!

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  3. Looks like you set the bar high for Flat Adam's travels. He should have started at your house.

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  4. We had a "Flat Stanley" at our place one Saturday afternoon last fall. But, since Gracie brought him with her, we got the hugs, too!

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  5. He may be flat, but he is darling!

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  6. Hey there Connie - what a cute post. Flat Adam is cute and Chance looks like "do I have to babysit, again" LOL. Happy gardening... Becca

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  7. What a fun thing for kids to do (and grown ups too!) I'll bet Chance was an exceptional sitter :)

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  8. What a great idea Connie! I love that and isn't it a fun one for kids? I see our lovely Chance doesn't ever miss a photo op now does he? He was a good boy to just lay there and pose for this one! By the way...I have given presented you with the Bella (lovely blog award) and if you go to my blog you will see it! If you like, you can copy it and follow instructions. It's a great way to showcase new blogs too.

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  9. Hey Connie, I am BACK!

    Had a great birthday, and a wonderful time.

    Flat Adam is too cute.

    Jen

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  10. Too cute! I've always loved the whole Flat Stanley idea. I don't think I've ever actually read the story and my kids never did any of the related assignments but it's always seemed like so much fun!

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  11. That was a laugh out loud post. I love those flat guys! The picture of how he got flat was too funny.

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  12. We've had a visit from Flat Caroline, Flat Jonathan, and Flat Matthew. Still waiting for a visit from Flat Brett.

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  13. I love getting "flat" company! So much fun. Looks as if you were the perfect hosts for yours.

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  14. Very fun!! I love that he got truly flattened!

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  15. the best photo is of course by "Chance" heh heh.

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  16. Connie,
    I have been a longtime fan of Flat Stanley. Here's a fun twist, for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. What a great idea! Love it... Will have to suggest it to our school too.

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  18. You could have sent flat Adam to West Texas to visit! He could have gone hunting, to the sand dunes, to the oilfield, to Starbucks. (Yeah, sometimes we're civilized!).

    Maybe next time!

    Flat Adam is too cute!

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  19. You are so creative! What a neat idea! I laughed and laughed and enjoyed every minute!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  20. Not sure where I found your blog but I am a new blogger and am looking for friends. I am a great great grandma,retired,disabled and love to read,crochet, cook and anything else I find interesting. This will be my newest hobby.We are expecting our newest great grandbaby in September. I am really hopeing for a boy as we have many girls in our family. Lilly

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie