Not only is today the shortest day of the year, it is also Crossword puzzle day! Click here to see the Nativity puzzle and print it out. Have fun and please let me know how you did!
At the Goshen library we wrote Santa notes and I wrote asking for green snow and my walk and driveway shoveled. In a few days I got a note just saying Santa and his elves were having fun and that I was on the nice list.
A few Sundays ago, we went to get our Christmas tree. Then we went to see Santa. I asked again for green snow, and my driveway and walk shoveled. Santa asked if I wanted a shovel, but I told him that he could do it or his reindeer or elves could shovel it. Then Santa asked me what else I want, I said I wanted a fresh watermelon. Santa said he would try. Then the rest of us asked for snow and other things, especially baby alpacas. Then we went home, and decorated our new Christmas tree.
I know Santa is not real but it is fun seeing him and asking for snow.
Thor and Paul wrote this story together, I illustrated.
(Thor) I was playing with my chew toy when Agent 8¼ called me. “Thor, Lady Flopsy and Lea Dea have been captured!”. When I got inside Agent 8¼ continued, “They have been captured by Baron Von Web”. I whined questioningly. “I don’t know why they have been captured”, Agent 8¼ replied. “But we think that you will need a partner, so we chose Paul”.
I sat down to try to remember who every one was. Lady Flopsy was writer of Diary of a Wimpy Dog, she is famous. Lea Dea was a new recruit for S.A.D. (Superhero, Animal, Department), I do not know why they want her. Baron Von Web was a dropout of S.A.D, he was called GIGANTIO and could turn huge and his fangs dripped a sleeping potion. Paul was a cat and a member of S.A.D, Paul could turn invisible and climb anything, his code name was HUNTER.
(Paul) I entered the room and purred, “Hi, Thor”, Thor was about to respond but I continued,”Lets go now and we can talk in the car, we’ll take your car but I’ll drive”. Thor pressed the button on his collar and the wall slid open to reveal his car. “Oh, Thor, Paul, I put a potion in your collars that will dissolve the most stickiest webs”, called Agent 12½. Then I pressed the go button and we sped through the tunnel.
(Thor) Soon we shot out and were on the highway, Paul almost crashed into ten cars, five houses, three posts, and one plane. I guess he needs more driving lessons then I do. When we got to Baron Von Webs hideout we stopped. I expected a cave or tunnel but it was a large warehouse. We jumped of my car and walked in, it was full of boxes and crates. Paul gave instructions, “You watch for anything and I will try to find Lady Flopsy and Lea Dea”. Then Paul vanished, I watched a mouse run across the floor and through a hole in a pile of boxes, then after a second the pile fell across the floor. I sighed. Cats always chase mice and other rodents.
After about an hour I felt something drip on my head. I looked up, nothing. Another drop hit my eye, I guessed it was raining or there was a puddle of water on the roof. Soon I began to get sleepy and I lay down and fell fast asleep.
To be continued…
Thor dictated this story to me. I illustrated it, because Thor is not a very good artist, he gets slobber all over everything.
I was rolling on my back, enjoying myself when alarms suddenly started to blare. I jumped up and raced to the door. Agent 12½ opened the door, “Agent SNORE, we have trouble”.
SNORE is not my real name, it’s Thor. SNORE is my code name and I am a secret agent in the Super Animal Department, SAD for short. I am also a English mastiff, six years old, and able to speak English and Cat fluently. I can send a shock wave with a loud bark, and if I want, my slobber will stick to anything.
When I got inside, Agent 12½ continued, “We need your help, the evil Dr. Boul Ing Bal is in the county”. Dr. Boul is my arch-enemy. Dr. Boul would harm the bowling pin inhabitants of a city, then disappear for a few weeks so no one would find him, then terrorize another town. Last time we saw him I stuck a tracking bug on him.
“I’ll happily help,” I barked. “Good boy,” Agent 12½ replied. “I knew you could help, Agent 8¼ has the tracker”. I rushed over to Agent 8¼ who stuck the tracker to my collar. Happily I scratched my collar and it opened the secret cave that has my specially designed bed/car. I hopped in and placed my paws on the wheel, “Get him this time SNORE” Agent 8¼ called. Then my car door closed, and I shot off through the tunnel.
I shot out through a cave and hit the highway. By the time my tracker found where Dr. Boul Ing Bal was, I had almost crashed into five lampposts, three mailboxes, and two trucks. I guess I need more driving lessons.
When I saw Dr Boul, he was in his sphere-mobile rolling over all the pins in the park. I drove over and parked in the parking lines, and jumped out of my car. Suddenly the sphere-mobile rolled right toward me! I barked and every tree within twelve feet of me uprooted, but the sphere-mobile still rushed at me! I slobbered my sticky slobber where the sphere-mobile was rolling. Then I jumped out of the way and the sphere-mobile stopped, covered in slobber. Dr. Boul Ing Bal jumped out of the sphere-mobile and started to run, a few of the braver pins captured him.
We placed Dr. Boul in my car. Then Agent 12½ and Agent 8¼ locked him in the shed. I took a long nap, when I woke up I realized
Last Christmas, Oma and Opa gave us tickets to see the Ark Encounter over Thanksgiving weekend. Oma and Opa also got a house/hotel for the whole family! We drove down on Thanksgiving day.
The next day we went to the Ark. After parking we got on a bus to the Ark. Then we started exploring the first floor. It had some animals and lots of food storage bags.
On the second floor, they had more animals, and some real ones. Also Noah’s family’s living quarters. The third floor had things that happened after the flood.
Then it was nighttime. We went and saw ChristmasTime. Uncle Sam and Aunt Lilly treated us ice skating, it was our first time so mom took lots of pictures of us.
Then we went back to the hotel. It was fun, thank you Oma and Opa!
~ Uncle Andrew, The Magicians Nephew
Adrian McGuire 3 Nov 2018, coloring book and gel pen.
Today it snowed. When we went outside, the Enemy (Andrea), the Neutral (Megan), and Agent 12½ (A.K.A Adrian) had a snow fight. The Enemy launched snow powder bombs in shovels and hurled it at Agent 12½, Neutral hit snow at both sides. Then Enemy and Neutral ran inside the hideout and closed the vacuumed air lock. I took a secret back way in.
We then had hot chocolate and a candy cane. Agent 12½ said he had fun, not sure about Enemy after he dumped a snow bomb down her back…