My Adventure To Surprise Part 9

Hey, everyone! I went to Surprise, AZ for the end of May/beginning of June with my grandparents (also known as The Romano Duo). I would just like to share my adventure with you. By the way, some of the times aren’t accurate. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy!

June 4th, 2018:

I woke up around 8:00 am. I decided to make that day a relaxing day as well. So, I just played on my phones, ate meals, and colored in my giant coloring pad until my finger hurt. While I took a break, I sat outside and got to see an awesome sunset and a real hummingbird. I was able to get a few pictures (the hummingbird is now a guest visitor at the Romano Duo backyard)

Anyway, I got into to bed around 10:00 pm that night but I stayed up until 12:30 am that night.

June 5th, 2018:

I woke up at 9:00 am that day. Shortly after breakfast, I played on my phones and read. After lunch though, Patty and I went to the Surprise, AZ library (has a real name) to get me new books.

We were in and out in just 30 minutes which was crazy because I usually take 1 to 2 hours in libraries. Anyway once we got back, I colored some more. I managed to take a picture of a fully bloomed rose plant as well that day.

Around 8:30 pm, I sat outside to get fresh air. I also got more magical photos of the sunset. Again,  I got into bed around 10:00 am but played on my phone and read. Around 12:00 am, I went to sleep.

Me wearing a beautiful new shirt.

Sunset

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful clouds with trees

Gorgeous sky

Awesome sky with the sun shining

A camouflaged clock that shows the time and temperature

Magnificent sky!

Unique sky!

Beautiful rose

See part 10 here

How Flowers Got Their Color

Hey, everyone! Since March 20th is the first day of spring this year, I decided to do a flower story. Here are some other blog posts that are related: http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/03/19/what-if-rainbows-were-magical/http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/04/24/fairy-shadows/, and http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/04/10/princess-beauty/. I hope you enjoy!

Once long ago, there lived a tree called Magic Olaf and in that tree was tons of flower colors that Magic didn’t know what to do with. One day, Rose said, “Do you mind if I grab 2 colors for the game?”. Magic said, “Sure, you can. I was just trying to figure out what I should do with these colors. ”

“Thank you, Magic! I will have my flower friends pick some colors too which will fix your problem,” suggested Rose as she walked off with the colors pink and red. Shortly after Rose said those words, Dandelion walked up and asked, “May I have the yellow and neon orange for the game?” and Magic said, “Yes, you may.”

So Dandelion grabbed yellow and orange while Daffodil grabbed pale yellow and creamy yellow. So Rose wrapped the red color around the outside of her petals and the pink on the inside of her petals and she had borrowed a beautiful green to wrap around the stem.

The other flowers including Dandelion and Daffodil were doing the same as Rose. The game was to camouflage into the color they matched. Little did they know that an evil flower fairy put roots on all the flowers and they stayed with the colors they chose except the colors had melted into the ground.

So if you see any pretty colored flowers, chances are that they were in the game many years ago. That’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed this story! I also hope this story got you into a springy mood!

Daffodil

Instagram Review for Spring 2016

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Tweet Hey, everyone! This is a Instagram review for spring 2016. I hope you enjoy! “Good nature for beauty is healthy for your skin.” – Lillian

Books I Recommend: Before the Bell by Kiki Thorpe

Hey, everyone! This is my 29th book recommendation. I hope you enjoy!

1. Before the Bell by Kiki Thorpe

2. Jess by Mary Casanova

3. Chasing the Dream by Ben M. Baglio

4. Forever Rose by Hilary McKay

5. Alice in Lace by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

6. Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation by Linas Alsenas

7. Tiger’s Story by Harriet Blackford & Manya Stojic

8. Cinders by Jan Brett

9.  Grandmother’s Song by Marion Dane Bauer

10. St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting

11. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

12. The Magic Bed by John Burningham

13. Liberty’s Journey by Kelly DiPucchio and Richard Egielski

14. The Story of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall

15. Sunflower Sal by Janet S. Anderson

16. God Bless America by Irving Berlin

17. Rosie’s Nutcracker Dreams by Patricia Reilly Giff

18. When Heaven Fell by Carolyn Marsden

20. Fiddle Fever by Sharon Arms Doucet

21. A Fairy Gift by Kiki Thorpe

22. A Gaggle of Goblins by Suzanne Harper

23. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

24. Russia by Julie Murray

25. Central African Republic in Pictures by Matt Doeden

26. Katie the Kitten Fairy by Daisy Meadows

27. The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberly Griffiths Little

28. Little Author in the Big Woods by Yona Zeldis McDonough

29. Far From Shore by Kiki Thorpe

30. The Loud Silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman

31. The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech

32. Rose by Holly Webb

33. The Salamander Spell by E.D. Baker

(The blue links are Amazon Affiliates). 

A Mindful Mermaid Story

Hey there! I think that mindfulness is a helpful thing to use. Hope you enjoy it. Visit my mindfulness blog post to learn more. I recently wrote Happy Dogs.

Mindful Mermaid

Once upon a time, there lived a mermaid who always had prefered to be having adventurous to staying in her mermaid cave. Her name was Evangeline E. (E stands for Emma) Rose. One day, her parents wanted her to be like her mermaid siblings. Despite what her parents wanted her to do, she wanted to be full of life. So she went to do some MM (mermaid meditation) to see who was right.

Even the meditation didn’t help, so she fretted until a fairy godmother suddenly appeared and Evangeline exclaimed, “Thank goodness! Can you help me decide who’s side to take?” So the godmother said, “Oh my goodness! I can help you by telling you to be mindful of your parents’ choice.” So Evangeline went to talk over her choice with her parents and after a while, they saw how mindful she was. They could also see that she had a point. So they let her continue to be adventurous and she lived happily ever after. That’s the story of how Evangeline learned to be mindful.

If you look carefully, you can see Evangeline being mindful. She might give you mindful advice!

Books I Recommend: Birdology by Monica Russo

Hi, everyone! This is the 20th book recommendation!

1. Birdology
by Monica Russo
2. Ms. Rapscott’s Girlsby Elise Primavera
3. Women in My Rose Gardenby Ann Chapmen
4. Rainby Cynthia Barnett
5. The Girl Behind the Glassby Jane Kelley
6. The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alyaby Jane Kelley
7. Sugarby Jewell Parker Rhodes
8. Aliens Don’t Carve Jack o’ Lanternsby Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
9. The Lily Pondby Annika A. Thor
10. The Fairy Bell Sistersby Marget McNamara
11. McKennaby Mary Casanova
12. Through No Fault of My Ownby Coco Irvine
13. Samantha’s Winter Partyby Valerie Tripp
14. Kit’s Tree Houseby Valerie Tripp
15. Kirsten and the New Girlby Janet Shaw
16. Kaileyby Amy Goldman Koss
17. Cyclops Doesn’t Roller-Skateby Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton
18. Jessby Mary Cassanova
19. Zombies Don’t Play Soccer (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #15)by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton
20. A Horn for Louisby Eric A. Kimmel
21. The Beginner’s Guide to Drawing Cartoons by Terri Longhurst
22. Alice in Wonderlandby Pamela Bobowicz
23. Art for Kidsby Art Roche
24. Storm on the Desertby Carolyn Lester

(Amazon Affilates)