Friday, February 13, 2009

Flat Emma

Have you heard of the book, Flat Stanley? It's where a boy gets smashed flat and realizes that now he can go anywhere in the mail. Apparently it has become a favorite Social Studies assignment among elementary school teachers. I remember the first time I heard about it was when my nephew Reed had to send Flat Stanley somewhere. That was when my parents lived in Africa, so that was pretty cool! Well, the parents no longer live in Ghana, so I guess Texas was second place when my niece Emma had to do the assignment. But we treated Flat Emma pretty well! Here were our adventures:

We took her to see the Texas State Capitol. Following the trend to make everything a little bigger and better in Texas, the Capitol was built to be 15 feet higher than the national one in Washington, D.C.

Back in San Antonio, our first stop was El Mercado, or the Mexican Marketplace. Flat Emma jumped right in and grabbed a little instrument to join in with the Mexican band playing.

Next we took the trolley to the other side of Downtown. She was a little nervous to be without a seatbelt.

We are the "Alamo City," so of course we had to take her here. She was very respectful during the tour. Not even a peep.

Lastly was the Paseo del Rio, or Riverwalk. She almost fell in, but we caught her. Phew! That would've been a little bit embarrassing, jumping in to save a paper doll!

Hopefully next time some real people will come to S.A. We'd love to take you on the same tour!


  1. Darling! I think it's so sweet that you took flat Emma to all those cool places! What a lucky paper doll she is!

  2. We'll be there in a little over a month. Can't wait!!!

  3. Hey,I just did a flat Stanley for my nephew too. We are the only memebers of the family outside of Utah. We were supposed to send a texas-themed treat back with Stanley for the class- All I could think of was hot tamales!

  4. Donn and I will be there in April. Hopefully we will get treated as well as flat Emma!! You guys do so many fun activities.

  5. So cute! And it makes me want to come visit.

  6. I have never heard of this assignment, but I like it! Will you send me a flat Sally to take around?

  7. I love the whole Flat Stanley concept. Maybe we should start a blogging phenomenon... Maybe I'll make a flat Rachel (wish my belly really was flat) and send him to my blogging buddies to post pics of themselves with Flat Rachel on their blogs. How funny would that be??? Hmm... now you got me thinking!


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