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I was writing a camp story. (I am kind of stuck on camp.)


Mckenna came and started writing something.


She pulled a book off the shelf and showed it to me. I saw that it was Grace’s book.

“I think that Grace is lonely,” Mckenna started. “It can be hard to be the one getting all the praise. I think that we should surprise her with some treats in the kitchen.”

“I like that.” I said “I will tidy up the kitchen and set out some pretzels and you go get everyone.”


I went to the kitchen and looked around. It was pretty messy.


I tidied up and set out 8 pretzels, the best for Grace.


Mckenna went to where all the dolls were watching a movie.

“Grace would you mind getting me some pretzels?” Mckenna asked. “I think there are some right over there.”


Grace quickly sat up and did as she was told.


“Come into the kitchen.” Mckenna told everyone. “We are going to surprise Grace.”


Everyone went into the kitchen.

“As soon I am finished talking we are going to turn the lights off.” I said “Riley you will hit the lights as soon as Grace comes in. Everyone will yell surprise. Got that?”

Everyone agreed.


Mckenna met Grace.

“I couldn’t find any.” Grace said

“Let’s go look in the kitchen.” Mckenna told Grace.


Mckenna and Grace came in, Riley hit the light and everyone yelled surprise.

“We wanted to surprise you.” Mckenna said “We thought that you were sad and we want you to be happy and enjoy your year.”

“Thank you.” Grace said “I like that.”

Then we partied and ate our pretzels.


Story Saturday-Friend Fights


“Today we have the art challenge.” Katelyn said to all the contestants. DSCN3976[1]

“One girl from each team will draw something with the utensils and on the canvases.” Katelyn said turning toward the supplies.

“Oh can I do it?” Joy asked Riley.

“Sure.” Riley told her.

“I will do it.” Mckenna said to Grace.

“You do it then.” Grace said.


Mckenna and Joy turned to the canvases and started.


When they were told to present their masterpieces it was clear that Joy’s was much better.

“We will take a loss.” Mckenna said before Katelyn could even ask.

Story Saturday-Friend fights- part 1

Because the computer is working for now I am going to try and post a story every Saturday. And starting today even though this was supposed to be for three weeks ago I am starting a series called the friend fights. Come on Saturdays for a new part.


“Welcome to the Friend Fights. I am the host, Katelyn Russ. You will be in teams of two. There are six challenges. In each challenge there will be one loseing team.


Katlyn held up some mats and blankets. “The first chalange is to go outside and sleep there all night. If you come it your team may get a loss. You may use the supplies but nothing else.”


Every team got their pack and waited.



they gathered around the tree outside.

“I guess this is where we part.” Mckenna said.


“Let’s go somewhere away from wind and rain.” Grace suggusted.

“That is a good idea.” Mckenna encoraged


It was cold so we got in bed as soon as we found a place and whispered as we huddeled.


“We can just get into a sunny spot” Abby said

“But it might rain.” Hope protested.

“It won’t.” Abby said


They got settled-and it started to rain. DSCN3822[1]

As soon as Abby was asleep Hope was gone.


Meanwhile Riley and Joy were huddeled. They were so shy nether spoke.



Finaly they just dropped and slept.


In the morning everyone met up messy and tired. Hope was with Katlyn.

“Wash up and then come back.” Katlyn said.


Mckenna looked around the nice bathroom. It was as nice as everything else.


When everyone was back Katlyn spoke.

“Hope and Abby, Do you want to take a loss or vote someone off?”

Hope said take a loss but Abby said vote someone off.

“That means you have to go Hope.” Katlyn said “What team is Abby on?”

“Her own.” Hope ansewed. She knew what the next chalange was, everyone did, and she wanted Abby to know that she was not happy with her.


For this story I dropped Grace in the mud and I had to soake her hair in cold water to get it out.

Mckenna’s competition

Mckenna’s gymnastics competition was yesterday. I took pictures so I will show them to you. Most of the story is from Mckenna’s second book but I took the pictures. A big thanks to my friend for helping with the pictures and letting me use her doll McKayla.


I arrived in the gym and was overwhelmed by the noise and people.


I spotted Toulane and Sierra so I went over to them.


Then as a surprise I pulled out bracelets and gave them to my friends.

“Cool! I wish we could wear them but I guess we will have to wait until after we compete.” Toulane said


“That’s right.” Said Isabelle coming up behind us. “Remember girls even though you are competing against each other you are still a team. You need to encourage each other and help each other have fun.”


The last word must have stuck because we were smiling while went to the mats to warm up for half an hour.


Then each team marched around the gym while being introduced.


Isabelle signaled us over to a corner along with four girls that I did not know.

“This is where you will be trying out. I will be taking notes along with two other coaches.

Then it was time. I was last on vault.


When it was my turn I ran and jumped on the spring board, pushed off the vault and landed on the mat.


I did pretty well on bar.


On beam I tottered once but I stayed on.


I was most worried about floor. I saluted, and then I froze! I weren’t sure if I would even hear the music when it started.


Desperate I glanced at Toulane. Breathe.


It all came back to me and I started my routine.


“You were amazing.”

“Thanks.” I said, I wasn’t just having fun I was flying high! It must have been contagious because my friends did well too.


When we were finished and the teams were getting medals we gathered in the corner.

“No matter what happens we are all teammates and friends. Right?” I said


“Yup.” Toulane said putting on her bracelet. We did so too.


“And now for the scores of those trying out for the competitive team.”


When the girls from outside our club had taken their places they were up to fourth place.


“Third place and honorable mention goes to Sierra.”


“Mckenna is in second.”


“And Toulane in first.”


We came off the podium and hugged. It was a perfect day!

6 x green

Happy saint Patrick’s day! I helped my dolls fine green things to wear. From left to right Riley is wearing Hope’s meet outfit. Hope is wearing an outfit that came with a girl sized outfit. Mckenna is wearing an outfit made by me for saint Patrick’s day. Grace is wearing the outfit that came from an Amish store in Pennsylvania. Kaitlin is wearing a nightgown from a girl and doll night gown set. And Abby is wearing a outfit from madame Alexander that I got before I was interested in american girl dolls.

Humans And Horses Part 2



Finally the day arrived to go to hearts and horses. Shannon met us at the door and then gave us a tour of the place.


When we get to the riding ring I introduced some of the riders as they passed.


When Dora passed she said to me  “Purble in…”

“Wait, What did she say?”Sierra asked.

“Gray sky OUT!”

“You taught her our gymnastics trick didn’t you?” Sierra asked punching me playfully.


When the riding session was over Shannon led us to the kitchen where some riders were waiting. I was glad to see that Josie was there. To my surprise Shannon asked me and Josie to divide everyone into groups.


When we were in groups we started making cookies. Everyone seemed to be having fun except Toulane. She watched the cookies bake in the oven.

“Hey Toulane want to help make a new batch of cookies?” I asked her. To my relief she turned back to the group.

Julia held out her hand to  Toulane and said “ME Julia.”

Toulane shrank back “I can’t understand her.”

“She said her name was Julia.” I said gently.



“Come on Toulane, We need help measuring.”

“I am just not good at this.” She said

“Well how do you get over things at the gym.”

“Blue sky in, or maybe purple.” she gave me a half smile

“So can you shake off your stress the same way here?” I asked.


“You will do fine.” I assured her.


She turned back to Julia

“Want to work together?” She asked

“I working hard.” She said clanking her spoon around in an empty bowl.

“Want to help measure flour?” She asked

“I helping!” Julia answered.


Okay um, I will just and a few eggs and you can keep stirring.” She said.

“I good at stirring.” Julia said

“Yes you are very good.” Toulane agreed.


Crack! Julia must of stirred too hard because her spoon landed on the floor. I waited to see if Toulane would help her but Toulane just stood there.”


I quickly washed the spoon and handed back to Julia.


I looked around for Toulane but she was gone.


Humans And Horses Part 1


Today I am going to do the first part of one of my things.


My teammates and I were stretching at the gym.


After a few minutes Toulane leaned forward and said

“I see your tutor is here. Do you need her to tutor you in gymnastics too?”


I looked up into the stands where Josie was watching. She had come along to watch me practice.


“She is not tutoring me.” I answered “We are friends.” DSCN3638[1]

At the word friends Toulane’s expression turned stormy. She got up and walked away. I called after her.

“What’s your problem?”


“Okay time out!” Couch Isabelle said “Everyone come sit down for a moment.”


I sat by Sierra and as far away from Toulane as I could.

“I have noticed some tension between some of the teammates.” Isabelle said. I knew she meant me and Toulane but I couldn’t meet her eyes. “Does anyone have any team building ideas?”

“There is a horseback riding center around here.” I suggested “We could volunteer there.” I risked a glance at Toulane but she didn’t shoot down my idea.

“Good idea Mckenna.” Isabelle praised “I will have to look into that.”


Then we went off to practice our gymnastics.

Snow Missadventure. – Photostory


Riley and Abby had heread about Hope and Grace’s snow adventure so they gathered around them hoping that they would take them outside.


“Please take us.” Abby begged.

“Sure.” Grace said “But lets make it short.”


After ten minutes they made it to the top of the hill and discussed what to do.

“We have a sled.” Hope said

“But we also have ice skates.” Riley said “And I would rather ice skate.”

“Me two.” Abby chimed in.

“Well then you two can go down the hill to the river at the bottom of the hill. It is frozen and safe for skating. Be careful though, as it is hard to stay up.”


Riley and Abby went down the hill and started to take of their shoes in the river.


Abby got up and started falling and would have fallen down if Riley hadn’t grabbed her.


Riley had a little more luck. she wasn’t exactly graceful but she wasn’t ready to leave yet. Abby, was though. After almost falling she sat down and waited for Riley.


After the sled would not slide Grace pulled Hope down the hill to see if Riley and Abby were ready to go.


Cold and covered in snow after their activities did not work the girls decided to go in.


Inside though the girls were glad they went outside because they got to get dried.


They loved the hairdryer. However after they were dry they asked why I did not use the doll hairdryer. 🙂

Grace and Hope’s outfits are the same outfits they used before. I made Abby’s outfit though. I made Riley’s Pants and the sweater is build a bear.



A gymnastics competition

I helped my friend put this together for you.

team awards

Here they are, The gymnastics competitors. They are getting team awards, they are just about to announce  the individual awards.

the first three award winners

The competitors that will be getting the first three awards are here discussing things. Mckenna, Grace, and Abby.

Dolls at podim

They are now getting their individual awards. The girls not standing on the podium are tied for fourth place.

Our generation Riley


This is Riley. I sleep with her so she is not in as good a condition as her friends.


She comes with a white felt sweater and a pink checkered shirt.


She has sparkly purple jeans and pink shoes with berry’s/flowers on them.


She also has blue eyes and has red curly hair.

Over all she is a great doll, not perfect but worth the money.