Sunday, November 28, 2010

Short Update

Sorry I haven't posted the next part of the photo story yet, but yesterday and today were crazily busy. Anyway, please vote on my pole! It closes tomorrow. Thank you to those who did vote already. Happy Advent!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Mysterious Night- Part 1

I finally finished that photo story I told you about, but it is SUPER long, so I thought that rather than post the whole thing at once, I'd do it in parts. Enjoy the first part! (Sorry lots of the photos are so blurry, they didn't look blurry on my camera)

It was a dark and stormy night, but the girls of Pleasant View Academy hadn't noticed, as they were all fast asleep.


All except for Sandy, that is, who was trying to get her owner's attention. She desperately needed to do her business and absolutely could not wait.

"Sandy, what is it? It's the middle of the night." Sandy whined. "Do you need to do your business? Oh, geese. Let's go." Kailey climbed down from her bunk.

"Sandy, you have a knack for choosing the worst times possible for necessary functions." Kailey grumbled as she pulled on her poncho. Sandy woofed, trying to tell her to hurry up.

*Sorry this is sideways, I can't figure out how to rotate it!*
"Woah, Sandy! Slow down!" Kailey chided her dog as she rushed toward the door, pulling her owner into Kit's bed, waking her up.


"Kailey?" Kit asked groggily, "What are you doing?" "I'm taking Sandy out for, uh, necessary functions. Go back to sleep."

"No arguments there," Kit said dreamily as she drifted back to sleep. Just before she did, she noticed the glow-in-the-dark clock flashing 11:08.

Kit woke with a start, knowing something was wrong. She looked at the clock, which read 2:17, then at Kailey's bed. Kailey was gone! Kit hopped up and turned on the light . . . . .

 . . . . which woke everyone with a start. "Oh, Kit, what are you doing?" Molly demanded. "Yeah," Emily agreed, "It's the middle of the night!"

"Kailey's missing," Kit announced, "At 11:08 she left to take Sandy outside, but she's been gone for three hours!"

"Uh, excuse me Kit, but, are you sure you didn't just dream it or something? What trouble could Kailey have run into on a boarding school campus that would keep her for so long? She's probably in the bathroom."


"Well, you can believe what you want, but I know what I saw three hours ago, and Kailey is missing, and I'm going to go find her," Kit said, slightly hurt that Chrissa didn't believe her. She started going through the chest of jackets, looking for water-proof ones that would protect her from the rain."

"Kit," Emily said gently, "We believe you, it's just that we're curious as to what happened, as school officials would lead us to believe that nothing like this could happen. We'll help you find Kailey, don't worry."

"Yeah," Molly said, "It'll be like we're Nancy Drew, Bess and George!" 

"Uh, and their two best friends," Chrissa said, reminding Molly about her and Kirsten. "Oh, right. Sorry. You can be the Hardy boys, only better, because you're girls."

"Great," Kit said from across the room. "Some of us can wear these water-proof jackets so we don't get soaked."

"And I found a bunch of pairs of boots so our feet stay dry, too," Emily added.

"Wonderful! Kit, you and I will take these jackets and look around for Kailey outside. Grab a hat, too. We'll probably be out there for awhile."

"Emily, Chrissa and Kirsten, the three of you will look around in buildings Kailey is likely to be in. You'll want jackets, too, of course, for going from building to building."

"If , er, when we find Kailey," Molly explained as she tugged on her boots, "We find the others at ASAP and we all come back here for hot chocolate. Sound good?" "Yup!" "Sure." "K" "Fine."

"Move out, girls! Hopefully we will see each other soon."

Thanks for reading! If anyone knows how to rotate pictures on blogger, please leave a comment telling me. Thank you! The next part will probably be posted tomorrow or the next day.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving one and all! My dolls had a great day, eating turkey, (They wound up going to the dinner, to Emily and Kirsten's great distress) watching the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day parade, and enjoying the start of a four-day weekend.
 
NOTE: I do not own this picture; I found it at this website: http://www.granbypdblog.org/2008/11/27/happy-thanksgiving/

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hola!

Hey! I just want to say that I am working on an amazing photo story! I thought the last one I did wasn't great, so hopefully this will make up for it. :) Anyway, my dolls are getting ready for Thanksgiving, Emily and Kirsten are convinced they should cook their own meal exactly the way the pilgrims did with exactly the same food. Everyone else thinks they should get turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes from the awesome diner down the street. I think the second one is actually going to happen. What are your dolls doing for Thanksgiving?

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Look!

Hi everyone! As you probably noticed, I changed the look of my blog! I liked the old look, but I wanted to have something fallish, since winter is right around the corner! If you love it or hate it please comment! I love comments! I'm using lots of exclamation points! I'll stop before I weird you out too much. Anyway, please vote on my poll as it will be closing in about a week. Thanks!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Kailey!

"Happy Birthday to ME!!!!" Kailey sang as she walked into the cafeteria. After a long morning of pre-season basketball practice, she couldn't wait to have lunch with her friends. When Kailey reached the table where they always sat, however, it was empty. "Hey, what's this?" She wondered alound, picking up a piece of paper. "Kailey:" she read, "Come find us to get your birthday presents! We are all in our favorite places, so it shouldn't be too hard. Signed, Chrissa, Molly, Emily, Kit and Kirsten."


"Let's see, their favorite places. Well, I know that Kit's favorite place, after all, she is my best friend. To the soccor field!"


"Gag me with a spoon, Kit! I found you!" (Kailey is obsessed with the '70's) "I knew you'd be here, every waking moment you're not eating or in class, you're out here practicing!"


"Yes, Kailey, you found me, but I refuse to give you your present until you promise to never say 'Gag me with a spoon' or any other wierd seventies expressions!" "I promise, sorry."


"It's okay. Here's your present, or, more accurately, your first present. I got you a subscription to AG magezine!" "Kit, you're the best! I bet Chrissa will be glad now that I won't be reading over her shoulder when each magazine arrives!" Kit smiled, "I figured that. Did you find anyone else yet?" "Nope, but I think I'll look for Chrissa next, anyone with half a brain knows her favorite place is that bench by the pond thanks to the silly duck she insists is her pet. Come on!"


Sure enough, Chrissa was sitting on the bench with William. "Chrissa!" Kailey yelled, "Hi!!!!" "Hi, Kailey," Chrissa called back. "Come over here, or you won't get your present!"


"Here, I know that other than Julie, Felicity is your favorite american girl doll. I thought you'd like this." "Thanks, Chrissa! I love it! I heard that this book is amazing, I can't wait to read it."


"Well, it looks like you found Kit," Chrissa commented. "Who are you going to look for next?" "I'm not sure, I can't think of where anyone else hangs out all the time." "Oh, come on," Kit said, "What place is Emily obsessed with to the point of insanity?" "The library!" Kailey said, jumping up, "let's go!"


Emily was indeed in the library, reading her favorite book: Gaining Skills With Words. "Howdy, Emily!" Kailey screamed, before being shushed by the librarian. "Hi, Kailey," Emily whispered, "Happy birthday!"


"Here's your present, a connect four game! I remembered that you complained that you were getting tired of playing darts and cards." "You guys know me so well!" Kailey exclaimed quietly, smiling.


"So did you find everyone yet," Emily asked, getting up. "No," Kailey replied, "I haven't found Molly or Kirsten. Maybe Molly's in a different part of the library? She loves mystery books." "She does," Emily agreed, "But I assure you, she isn't here."


"Hey, I've got it!" Kailey yelled, again being shushed by the librarian. "Follow me, and prepare your noses!"
At the barn, Molly was brushing her horse, Diamond's, mane. "Molly!," Kailey screamed, running toward her, "Hi!!"
"Oh, Hi Kailey!" Molly replied, "Happy birthday! Here's your present, a bandana to keep your messy hair that you're always complaining about out of your eyes." "Thanks, I really need this, and I love the leaf pattern!" Molly smiled, "You're welcome."


"From the looks of it, you oly have to find Kirsten, right?" "Yep," Kailey said, "But I can't think of where she might be! She goes all over the place during her free time. Not just to the barn, like you." "Well, I will admit that her hiding place is the hardest one, but really think about."


Suddenly, Kailey knew. "How could I not have thought of that earlier?" she muttered to herself. To everyone else she said, "Come on! I know where she is!"


"I found you, Kirsten!" Kailey said as she walked into the skating part of the sports complex. On the sidelines, Kirsten was sitting polishing her figure skates.

"You did find me! And it looks like you found everyone else, too!" "Yup! Once I really thought about it, it wasn't that hard. You're always doing something with figure skating, whether it's in our dorm or on the glice (Synthetic ice) over there." "Well, I thinkg it's still pretty impressive. Now that you're here, I can give you your last present, a . . . . ."


"Vanilla Icecream Cake! I know it's your favorite! Happy birthday, Kailey!" "Happy birthday!" Everyone echoed. "Thanks, guys," Kailey said, leaning in to blow out the candles.

"What did you wish for?" Chrissa asked. "I'll tell you, since it already came true," Kailey took a dramatic pause, "I wished that I could have the best friends in the world, which you guys are.

 Thanks if you read the whole thing!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hello Everyone!

Hi! Kirsten here for the weekly update. On friday the cafeteria broke a new world record for world's worst food. They were serving spam and rotton vegetable stew. Blekh! The girls and I ordered pizza, so much more practical. Then, of course, on Saturday we had our be thankful party. Yesterday Kit had her last soccer game of the regular season, which we all went to. They won, so now the PVA Conquerers are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 1987! Thanks to Kit and her amazing defense, of course. :) Earlier today, Chrissa decided that if Molly, Kit and Kailey could keep their dogs in our dorm room, then she could keep William there, too. Well, after a huge argument involving the whole gang and the floor monitor who lives down the hall, it was decided that William had to leave. To make up for it, Chrissa put a virtual William on the side bar. Well, that just about covers what happened this past week. To wrap up this update, Kailey's birthday is on Saturday, and we have something special planned for that, but don't tell! :) Bye!
P.S. In case you didn't notice, I took down the old poll, (Kirsten got two votes, Nellie one and Samantha one) I got a total of four votes, including mine. I guess that isn't too bad considering I've had the blog for a week. Please vote on the new poll! Also, I'm going away from tomorrow to friday afternoon, so no new posts tomorrow or the next day. :( But, when I get back I'll tell you all about it. :) Bye!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Quinlyn!

Hey, I just want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Quinlyn from www.quinlynsblog.blogspot.com! Happy Birthday Quinlyn!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Last Name Game

Hiya! A while ago someone sent me this cool tag-along e-mail thing called the last name game. I was just thinking about it and thought my dolls would like to do it. I won't, for obvious reasons, but I thought you might like this! Kirsten and Kailey are the only ones who decided to do it.

Last name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larson
A Boy's Name . . . . . . .  . .  . . . . .  . .  . . Lars (My Brother!)
A four-letter word. . . . . . . . . .  . .  . . . . Love <3
A Girl's Name . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucy
An occupation . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . Lawyer
A Color . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .. . . . .  . . . . Lavender (My favorite!)
Something You Wear . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Lace Petticoat
A Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lemonade (Yum!)
A Food . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . Lemons (Ew!)
Something Found in the Bathroom . . .  Light switches
A Place . . . .  . . . .  . . .   . . . . . . .  . . .  . . Luxembourg
You shout . . . . . .  . . .  . .  . . .  . . . . . .  . . LOOK OUT BELOW!

Last name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hopkins
A Boy's Name . . . . . . .  . .  . . . . .  . .  . . Harold
A four-letter word. . . . . . . . . .  . .  . . . . Hope
A Girl's Name . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . Hope (Kirsten: Hey, you can't do the same thing twice! Kailey: Says who?!") 
An occupation . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . History Teacher (Which I would NEVER be)
A Color . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .. . . . .  . . . .  Hot Pink (Which I HATE!)
Something You Wear . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Hoop Skirt (Which I would NEVER wear)
A Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hot Chocolate (YUM!!!!) 
A Food . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . Hamburger (Now you're talking!)
Something Found in the Bathroom . . . Hangers (Why do we bother hanging up our clothes if we just take them back down?)
A Place . . . .  . . . .  . . .   . . . . . . .  . . .  . . Hawaii (Aloha!)
You shout . . . . . .  . . .  . .  . . .  . . . . . .  . . HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bye! :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Always Be Thankful- An AG Photostory

One day in early Novemeber, Molly was watching TV and noticed all the commercials were for Christmas specials, and yet Thanksgiving hadn't even come yet.

"It's as though everyone forgot about being thankful!" Molly exclaimed to her dog, Bennet. "All anyone cares about is getting presents at Christmas! We need to do something about it.

Molly jumped up and grabbed her earmuffs and Bennet's leash. "Come on, Bennet," she said, "We're going to get all my friends to help me make posters for Thanksgiving and being thankful, that'll remind everyone not to get too much of a head start on Christmas!"

The first one of her friends that Molly ran into was Chrissa, who was feeding bread crumbs to her 'pet duck' by the pond. "Hi, Chrissa!" Molly called.

"Oh, hi Molly. What's up?" Chrissa asked. "Well, Chrissa, I was wondering if you'd help me make posters about being thankful to hang around the school. It seems as though everyone's forgotten about Thanksgiving, don't you agree?"

"Oh, well, er," Chrissa replied awkwardly, "I'm actually really busy." "Doing what? Feeding your duck?" "Well, his name is William, but yes." Molly rolled her eyes.

As Molly walked away, though, Chrissa did, too. She was muttering to herself, "Let's see, I'll need to start looking for an orange tablecloth . . . . ."

The next person Molly found was Kailey, who was waving goodbye to someone. Molly barely noticed. "Hey, Kailey!" she yelld.

"Molls! What's happening?" "Well, I was wondering if you would help me make posters about being thankful to hang around the school. Everyone seems to be forgetting about Thanksgiving."

"Oh, well, geese, Molly," Kailey answered, embarrased, "I'd honestly love to, but after I finish walking Sandy, I have an essay to write, and some English homework, not to mention a book report . . . ." she trailed off. "Oh, well it's okay, I guess," Molly sighed as she walked away.

"Oh, Bennet," she said, after she was out of earshot of Kailey, "This is not going as I planned. What's wrong with these modern dolls? I must go find Emily, she's from my own time period, she'll understand."

Meanwhile, Kailey was muttering to her dog as well. "That was close, Sandy! I'm such a terrible liar. Hurry up, we need to get to the party store!"

Outside the library, Chrissa had found Emily, and told her what she wanted to do later that afternoon. "Will you help?" Chrissa ended. "Of course, Chrissa! It's a fabulous idea. I'll try to bribe the cook at the cafeteria if you track down that tableware."

"Shhh!" Chrissa said suddenly, "Here comes Molly, I gotta amscray!"

"Hello, Emily," Molly said cheerfully as she found her best friend. "Hello, Molly. What's new?" "Well, Emily, I was wondering if you'd help me make some signs about being thankful to hang around the school. It seems as though everyone's forgotten the reason for the season, so to speak."

"Well, I'd love to, Molly, but I have this science project for the state science fair in January, and I really need to do research, plus I'm doing an extra credit paper for history, and I'm sorry but I'm just too busy." "Oh, it's okay, I guess," Molly said as Emily dashed into the library.

"Bennet this is awful!" Molly wailed when Emily was gone. "Not even my own best friend will help me! Let's just give up."

While walking back to her dorm, Molly ran across Kirsten, who was haneing up her laundry, as she refused to use the washing machine or dryer that was in the community center. "Hi, Kirsti!" Molly called.

"Oh, hello Molly. Why so glum, chim?" Kirsten asked sympathetically. "Well, noone wants to help me make posters about being thankful to hang around the school, not even my one best friend!"

"Not even Emily? Oh, that's terrible. I think it's a great idea, people forget why we celebrate Thanksgiving, other than to stuff our faces with food, and some people forget the holiday all together. I'll help you!" "You will?!" Molly asked excitedly.


"Of course! Let's go on the library's computer to look up information on the first Thanksgiving, we can includ that on our poster, too!" "Sounds great," Molly agreed, "Let's go!"
Meanwhile, Emily had found Kit in the library. "Kit!" Emily called, "I need to ask you something!"

Emily told Kit Chrissa's entire plan. "Well, what do you think? Will you ask Mrs. Havic if we can use her room?" "Sure," Kit said "She's so nice, I'll bet she'll say yes." 

"Thanks again for helping, Kit." "No problem, it's a great idea!" "What's a great idea," Molly asked, walking in.

"Oh, for me to use personal experiences in my essay about feeling," Kit said stiffly, but Molly knew she was lying. "What essay about feelings? Did Mrs. Hope assign that to everyone?" "No, it's, uh, an extra credit project."

"Oh, well will help Molly and me make some signs about being thankful to hang around the school?" Kirsten asked, joining the conversation. "Oh, well, I'd like to, but this essay is going to take a while. Sorry!" Kit and Emily scampered away.

"Don't worry, Molly," Kirsten said when they were gone, "We can make the posters oursleves, and maybe we can send a message to them about being thankful for things like friends!"

Molly and Kirsten went to the computer and scored the internet for information about pilgrims and Native Americans, as well as the first Thanksgiving. "Wow," Molly said, "They probably didn't have turkey at the first Thanksgiving, and yet it's tradition that you eat it every year. So strange!"

Later, when they were walking back to their dorm to make posters, armed with information, Kirsten and Molly ran into Emily in the hallway. "You two have to come to Mrs. Havic's room RIGHT NOW!" She screamed at them. "Why?" Molly asked, afraid that she was in trouble. "She didn't say, but she DID say to hurry!"

When they reached Mrs. Havic's room, it was all dark. "Hey, is this someone's idea of a joke?" Molly asked, groping for the light switch. When she found it, she flipped it on.

"SURPRISE!" Everyone yelled. "WELCOME TO OUT 'BE THANKFUL' PARTY"

"Wow! This is great!" Molly excaimed. "It was all Chrissa's idea," Emily said, "She knew how upset you were that everyone was forgetting what Thankgivign is all about!" "Emily helped alot," Chrissa said, embarresed. "The cake was her idea, she knows your favorite is chocolate with vanilla icing!" "You guys are the best!" Molly laughed.

"I love the decorations," Kirsten gushed, admiring a scarecrow head. "Thanks," Kailey said blushing, "I was in charge of the decorations." "Well you did an A plus job!"

"And the best part," Kit said, stepping to the center are theses pieces of paper. Everyone can write what they're thankful for on them, and we'll hang them up in the library to remind everyone, as Molly said earlier, the reason for the season! We can make other posters for the rest of the school, too!"

Everyone sat down and immediately started thinking about what they were most thankful for, and at the top of everyone's lists were friends, because they knew they were blessed to have such amazing, loving friends.
THE END
           Thank you if you read the whole thing! It took me all day to do, but I think it turned out great. I know it's a little early for Thanksgiving, but it's never too early to be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving!