Swirl’s Secret Santa

Hello friends! Today it’s time for the Small-fry’s Christmas gift exchange! This story is essentially two parts, selecting the gift and then the exchange. It follows Swirl, so enjoy! I stared at the slip of paper in my hand. “Cam Johnson,” was written on it in green ink. “What on Earth should I get for Cam?”  You see, the name on the paper was the person I had to buy a gift for. This year, we decided to do a Secret Santa gift exchange instead of getting a gift for every one of our friends.  I laughed at that idea. … Continue reading Swirl’s Secret Santa

Hot Cocoa Party

Hello friends! Happy Monday! If I was doing my normal Blogmas posts we’d be halfway done by now. But we’re doing 31 days! So we’ve still got 18 days left! Today, the Small-Fry girls had a hot cocoa party. It was Cherie’s idea, so she’s taking care of all the hostess duties. Look at the hot cocoa station she made. There’s hot cocoa, mugs, toppings, and cookies! Sandy is a little disappointed that she isn’t in charge. The other Stone girls are just excited for hot cocoa. Oh, look! The first guest is arriving. “Welcome to our party! Feel free … Continue reading Hot Cocoa Party

I’ll Have a Blue Christmas ~ Naughty and Nice Episode Five

Hello friends! We’ve reached the halfway point of Naughty and Nice. It’s kind of bittersweet for me because I’ve put a lot of time and work into this series and then the posts are all being published in a matter of months…but anyways, I’m really glad that I’m able to share this series with you! All of your comments on this series really do make my day! Need to catch up? He’s Making a List ~ Naughty and Nice Episode One A Mantle of White ~ Naughty and Nice Episode Two We Are Santa’s Elves ~ Naughty and Nice Episode … Continue reading I’ll Have a Blue Christmas ~ Naughty and Nice Episode Five

Swirl’s Christmas Photoshoot

Hello friends! I hope you’re enjoying all of the Christmas content here on the blog. I’ve been having a great time making them! It’s looking less and less likely for me to fail at 31 days. Still possible, but I’ve got a full week under my belt. Anyway, today Swirl had a bit of fun posing with various Christmas decor in my house. It was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy! We started out by the little Christmas tree. Look! It’s Star Wars themed! Here’s Swirl in our village. She loved posing with all the tiny buildings! … Continue reading Swirl’s Christmas Photoshoot

Build a Bears Furever’s 4th Annual Halloween Fashion Show!

Hello friends! Can you believe it’s our fourth Halloween fashion show? I can’t! The bears had a lot of fun dressing up this year! They can’t wait to model their costumes for you all. First up, we have our first BAB, Brownie! She’s wearing the first-ever Halloween costume for the BABs! She’s dressed as a talk show host. I don’t really know why I came up with this, but I suppose it was genius to my 10 year old brain. Another costume from the inaugural Halloween Fashion show is this Miss America costume! It obviously used a different dress(was Rose … Continue reading Build a Bears Furever’s 4th Annual Halloween Fashion Show!

A Halloween Masquerade ~ Collab with Maggie

Hello friends! Today, I’ve got a collab for you! Maggie and I decided to do a stuffie ghost collab! You can read her post here. Anyway, we swapped plots for our collab, so she came up with this idea! You will be first reading from Waffle’s POV, and I’ll let you know when you switch to someone else’s POV. Heh. I hope you enjoy! Halloween costumes of years past lay on my bed. Baker, spider, superhero…no. This year I wanted something new, but also traditional. I wanted to impress my new friends. But I was running out of time. Indecisiveness … Continue reading A Halloween Masquerade ~ Collab with Maggie

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Five

Hello friends! How are you all on this fine Friday? Welcome back to L’Etudiant Etranger! Today’s episode is the last episode…of season one. Thank you guys so much for loving this story so far! I had such a great time writing it and taking the pictures(especially this batch). Here’s the glossary and link to previous episodes. Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four “We’re leaving in fifteen minutes!” Clarice announced. “Oh là là,” I muttered to myself. I was not ready. Saturday mornings weren’t exactly my favorite time of day productivity-wise. I was more the type of person to … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Five

Back to School Portraits 2021 ~ Back to School Week

Hello friends! Today I have a post I’m really excited about. In 2018 I did a post where I took photos of the bears for their school photos. Well, I guess it’s become a tradition because this marks the fourth year! Anyway, here are the school photos 2021! I hope you enjoy, and also stay tuned until the end… Starting off…here’s your third grade class! It seems like only yesterday these guys were in Kindergarten. *sobs* My babies are growing up so quickly… Cali. Notice my new floors anyone? Cloud. …I only just realized that this is the same outfit … Continue reading Back to School Portraits 2021 ~ Back to School Week

Camp Happy Heart Talent Show

Hello friends! Welcome to our Camp Happy Heart Talent show! I’m your host, Summer! Our first participant is Sandy. Look at this lovely painting she’s created! Next up, we have Cam performing push-ups. How many can he do? Woah, 35! That’s pretty good Cam! Here’s this delicious pastry Waffle baked. I tried some myself, and it truly was delicious! Gracie will be hitting the ball with her paddle! That’s pretty great! Stella will be sharing words to describe camp. “audacious – extremely bold or daring” “boisterous – noisily jolly or rowdy” “effervesce – to show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness, etc.:” “mirthful … Continue reading Camp Happy Heart Talent Show

Band Photoshoot (the third)

Hello friends! This is always one of my favorite posts to make, and I’m really excited to share these photos with you! I really do feel like these posts get better each year. Here are our performers together! We’re running out of room to fit everyone lol. Cam’s on one of the guitars. He doesn’t really know how to play, but he has fun strumming the two chords Petal taught him. Likewise, Swirl only knows what her sister taught her. Petal on the other hand is a guitar queen! She picked it up a couple years ago at camp and … Continue reading Band Photoshoot (the third)