Tag Archive | Maria May

Make a message center

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We were sitting by the pool again when Faith suddenly said something “We need a message center!”

Here is how to make your own.

For a board for your announcements

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Cut the lid off of a egg carton.

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Line it with paper.

For the mail center.

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Take a piece of paper. I am using the leftover stuff from the board.

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Cut a square of paper and fold the corners in to make an envelope.

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Cover your paper with envelopes.

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On the wall I hung the board with thumbtacks and the dolls can use it for announcements. I also hung the mail paper with thumbtacks and the dolls can give and receive mail there.

There is still time to enter my contest

https://dolltasticallyfun.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/contest-and-rules/

LExie

Camp is coming

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I sat waiting. The camp counselor was supposed to be coming.

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When she got here she said hi.

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Then she sat down and handed me her clipboard. “Would you please sign these forms?”

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I showed her around and then we sat talking in the pool area.

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We made the first camp shirt and then decorated it.

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I made the shirt by cutting a piece of cloth, Cutting arm holes. Gluing on buttons and cutting button holes, and then decorating it with markers. 

LExie

Friendship Bracelets.

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Abby came up to Maria.

“Hi Maria!”

“Oh hi Abby!”

“I haven’t seen you in awhile. Would you like to do something fun?”

“Sure. Let’s make friendship bracelets!”

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We sat down

“I have the yarn!” I said

“So what’s new with camp?” Abby asked

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“They are going to have a contest and I am entering.” I told Abby.  “It is writing a story and they will pick the best one for a camp play.”

“That sounds cool.” Abby said “Can I enter.”

“I think that the whole world can enter.” I said “But I am going to make sure that all the dolls enter.”

“Cool!” Abby said “But let’s get to our bracelets.”

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We sat with the yarn in front of us to pick colors.

“How about we each make a bracelet and then trade?”

“Works for me!”

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As we started on out braclets we talked.

“How was your month?” I asked

“It was great!” Abby said “All of the spotlight was on me and I got to do a lot of fun stuff. How is yours going?”

“Good.” I said “It is fun. I can’t wait till camp though.”

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We both had finished bracelets so we traded.

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We put them on, linked hands, and yelled: SPRINGFIELD FRIENDS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your dolls can make bracelets too. Embroidery thread works well for yarn and any simple pattern is pretty. 

LExie

Writing and Fun

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(Ignore the doll feet.) 

I was writing in my journal.

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Riley came up.

“Whatchya writing?” She asked.

“A story.” I told her. “Wanna read?” DSCN4268[1]

Riley took my journal and read the story.

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When she came back she told me they were awesome.

“You should send them to camp for the contest.” She said. “They have a contest where you send in the story and they pick the best one and use it for the play.”

“Thanks for telling me.” I said “I think I will.”

You can be part of the contest too! Write a story that would work for a play and send it to my gmail account. It is pretty piggie girl. Send your entry(s) no later than June first and I will pick the best one and use it.

If you have any questions feel free to comment. 

LExie

Trampolining

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Maria and I went to the trampoline we had heard about.

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We went into the place where it was supposed to be and saw a big trampoline.

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We started to climb on it.

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We stood on the trampoline but Maria decided to give me my own turn.

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Me jumping. (This my favorite picture because I held her hair to get her to stand up better and I like the way it looks like her hair is pulled up.)

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I got off of the trampoline while Maria got on.

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Maria jumping.

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And then we had to leave.

 

The trampoline is actually my mom’s new re bounder. It works as a doll trampoline.

LExie

Thrifty Thursday-Science and Dolls

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Hope and Katelyn found a box by the door.

“What do you think is in it?” Hope asked.

“Let’s find out.” Katelyn answered.

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We sat down and opened the box. It was filled with a bunch of projects.

 

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We pulled out a light and at attached it to a battery pack.

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Hope pulled out a guitar and started playing it.

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We found a fan.

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And I pulled out a scale but Samantha jumped out of the doll house and started using it as a teeter totter.  We just moved it aside.

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I found a stick. That was not making it into our lets do this science next year cause of all this cool stuff pile.

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Then Hope had the idea to hook the fan and lights together. It works! We looked at each other.

“MARIA!”

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“I was in the SHOWER!” Maria grumbled

“We found this cool thing and thought that you would want to use it in camp.”

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This is what they did with it.

 

I am getting really lazy on Thursdays. I forgot it was Thursday. (What happened to Wednesday?) and turned this into the Thursday post. But if you did cool things in science you could use them for dolls. I put the fan and lights on the same circuit to make a cool thing for the doll cafeteria. The fan is actually solar powered but you can use battery’s for it too.

LExie

A book world

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I looked at all of the books. It was like a dream come true.

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I made a chair for reading.

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Or a desk.

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I lined up books for a bed and put a soft book for a pillow.

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Then I decided to explore. I climbed up the bookshelf, shelf by shelf.

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I got to the top and enjoyed the sight.

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I jumped down and turned around. I thought that was a lot of books. This place is AWESOME!

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I climbed onto a shelf and sat down.

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Then I started crawling.

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I came to the end of the shelf and stopped short. What now?

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I crawled a bit more and fell. It was like a ladder! I could climb up the shelf!

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I pulled myself up and up.

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I stopped and rested near the top.

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I sat on the top of the shelf.

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Then I sat near a plant and read a book till I was ready to go.

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I looked down. It was a long way.

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I started down.

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When I was down I went back to my bed and took a nap.

 

The library is my basement. We have a lot of books………..

LExie

 

Stop yelling!

Random name, Yes I know. I couldn’t think of anything better.

I have been stuck on camp lately so I went outside to think about other things.

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I sat on the bridge and gazed at the water. It would be fun to go swimming in this during camp. I thought.

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On the hammock I wondered how much fun camp would be.

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I wondered how much time we would spend outdoors.

Then I decided to just go in.

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I wasn’t prepared to come it. Grace was yelling: I can’t bake, Katelyn was rolling for a random reason and everyone else was screaming.

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“I know we are all excited  for camp but STOP YELLING and come with me.”

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I took them to the doll camp

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And the rest to the campgrounds.

 

The mini doll camp is on my dresser and I stuck the dolls in drawer to get them to stand up.

LExie

disappearing items

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Grace and I were admiring things on the shelf. I leaned back to sit down…….

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Plop! I fell over because the seat wasn’t there.

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And then I fell down to the kitchen.

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“Are you okay?” Grace asked.

“That was fun, let’s do it again! Not!”

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Grace saw the kitchen.

“Where’s my kitchen?” Grace said “I wanna bake, I can’t bake!”

I giggled. “I think your kitchen is at the same place as my chair. At camp”

“Can I go to camp?”

“No but you can be the cook.”

“Cool!”

It’s true that that stuff went to camp. I am busy setting up camp and that is really all I am thinking about. However you will be able to see a few more non camp things.

LExie

Surprise

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I was writing a camp story. (I am kind of stuck on camp.)

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Mckenna came and started writing something.

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She pulled a book off the shelf and showed it to me. I saw that it was Grace’s book.

“I think that Grace is lonely,” Mckenna started. “It can be hard to be the one getting all the praise. I think that we should surprise her with some treats in the kitchen.”

“I like that.” I said “I will tidy up the kitchen and set out some pretzels and you go get everyone.”

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I went to the kitchen and looked around. It was pretty messy.

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I tidied up and set out 8 pretzels, the best for Grace.

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Mckenna went to where all the dolls were watching a movie.

“Grace would you mind getting me some pretzels?” Mckenna asked. “I think there are some right over there.”

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Grace quickly sat up and did as she was told.

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“Come into the kitchen.” Mckenna told everyone. “We are going to surprise Grace.”

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Everyone went into the kitchen.

“As soon I am finished talking we are going to turn the lights off.” I said “Riley you will hit the lights as soon as Grace comes in. Everyone will yell surprise. Got that?”

Everyone agreed.

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Mckenna met Grace.

“I couldn’t find any.” Grace said

“Let’s go look in the kitchen.” Mckenna told Grace.

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Mckenna and Grace came in, Riley hit the light and everyone yelled surprise.

“We wanted to surprise you.” Mckenna said “We thought that you were sad and we want you to be happy and enjoy your year.”

“Thank you.” Grace said “I like that.”

Then we partied and ate our pretzels.

LExie