Wednesday, 7 March 2012

A Visit from Flat Stanley

Last week, Avery's buddy Tanner, who moved to Provo, Utah last year, sent him a letter with a Flat Stanley in it.  Avery was thrilled!  For those of you who don't know who Flat Stanley is, he is a fictional character in a children's book series.  As his name suggests, he is flat and this enables him to have many adventures and to travel all over the world via the postal system.  

I guess Flat Stanley has always wanted to explore New Brunswick and so it was our job to show him just how fantastic our province is.

We're off!
Our first stop was lunch at the new St. Hubert's Express. It was getting rave reviews from Elliot because they put your food in a cardboard car so Avery needed to check this place out for himself.  

It was a big hit!!
  No more envelopes for you, Stanley!  Travelling in a yellow, St. Hubert's convertible is the only way to go.

Then, we went to Costco, one of the Seven Wonders of the World . . . tee hee!

As we were pulling out of the parking lot, Avery spotted some rocks and was adamant that Stanley needed to have his picture taken on them.  Yes, I am that crazy lady who pulled off the road and was taking pictures of a little boy with a cardboard cut-out doll on some random rocks.

Although we were having fun, Stanley was becoming antsy to experience something famous from New Brunswick, and after much deliberation, we decided to take him to St. Rest's Beach to see the magnificent Bay of Fundy.

Listening to his mom, is not one of Avery's strengths, and so when his mom told him to only go near the muddy cliff, he scoffed at her and plunged right in.

And surprise, surprise . . . mama knew what she was talking about.  Avery got stuck in all that mud.  Then Elliot got stuck trying to pull him out, and then Avery fell down into the mud while he was trying to break loose from  his mud-packed boots. 

Even poor Stanley got dirty!

It was one very long walk back to the car carrying two mud-caked boots with us.

After we cleaned up:

it was time for soccer:

If you look closely, you will notice that Flat Stanley is now covered in saran wrap . . . tee hee!

And that's what a day in New Brunswick with the Websters entails, Stanley. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

1 comment:

  1. And what would a trip to New Brunswick be if you didn't get mud on your feet? :) It sounds like he will have lots to share with his friends in Utah!