Friday, March 20, 2009

Hello From Flat Stanley

Have you ever heard of Flat Stanley or the Flat Stanley Project? Me neither, that is until we got a note from Kristina's nephew whose name is August but whose really good frineds call him "one way" (like the street sign). Any way, the story goes something like this:

Stanley Lambchop and his younger brother Arthur are given a big bulletin board by their Dad for putting pictures and posters on. He hangs it on the wall over Stanley's bed, but during the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his altered state, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door, and playing with his younger brother by being used as a kite. Stanley even helps catch some art museumsneak thieves by posing as a painting on the wall. But one special advantage is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope.

More about Flat Stanley here:

So we got Flat Stanley in the mail and took a bunch of pictures of him in Nepal. By the way, the second shot with the woman was taken in a hut on the side of a mountain before the sun rose over the Machhapuchhre mountain. Machhapuchhre means "Fishtail" in English and that is how it is commonly referred to. So, what was I doing in a hut on the side of a mountain in Nepal at 4:30 in the morning? Believe it or not, in the dark, working my way up the side of the mountain, I smelled coffee and she sold me a cup.


Anonymous said...

I am slightly jealous that FLAT STANLEY has far better travels than I !

Joe and Kristina said...

I know, it seems unfair considering how shallow he is. Get it? Shallow? Hahahahahaahaha!!!!!


Amy CarlFinn said...

I do think I love flat Stanley. If he were to come visit us here in Chicago, we'd be sure to take some pictures of his adventures & post them on G's blog (I suppose we'd have to have some adventures then, but all the more reason to do so).