Thursday, July 19, 2012

Forever Home

Our sweet Maggie will not be traveling anymore. We'll leave this blog up so we can always remember all of the fun places she went and the wonderful hosts that she had while traveling.

Maggie has decided to return to her original "Kirsten" roots. She has been adopted into a forever home where a little girl was very, very happy to meet her on Christmas morning, 2011.

Thank you all for giving Maggie (and us) such a fun journal to help us always remember Maggie Scout.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Home again

After almost 4 months of traveling, I'm home! I had such a fun time everywhere and I met so many new friends. When I got home my sisters, Lanora and Kaya and my brother Rosco gave me a little party. They'd really missed me.

Here I am in my new outfit from agfan84 and all the goodies that the hosts gave me when I was visiting with them. They were such a wonderful group of hosts and I had such a fun time!

Thanks to MrsMac, tinalala, romperoo, agfan84 and EofA for being such wonderful hosts. I had so much fun and I thank you all from the inmost parts of my muslin torso.


Friday, July 16, 2010

A visit to Pennsylvania

I got to visit with EofA in PA for a few weeks, and the photo story is ready!!

Click THIS LINK to see what I got to do in Pittsburgh. Lots of fun stuff! Thanks, EofA and little MissEofA!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Last entry from NY

Whew, I've had a busy time in New York with AGfan84. Here are a few photos of me helping agfan84 do a mock lesson in one of her classes. - The lesson is called 'naturalists' and the students are guided through movement based activities where they play/pretend to be 'naturalists'. I got to be the "Special Guest" - I role-played being an expert Naturalist who was the 'tour guide' for the students.

This next photo is me helping agfan84 study for her 'Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written' (NY state teacher certification exam)... A few days before this photo agfan84 had to go into the city for another certification related assignment and could only bring pencils, erasers and such, so I couldn't go :( Fortunately for me, she felt badly so she brought me back a souvenir... AGP NY shirt!!

Now off to PA to visit with EofA. I wonder what's in store for me there?


Monday, June 14, 2010

New outfit!

I arrived at agfan84's right after the girls there had all received custom made crocheted summer dresses by agfan84's mother. The girls all got to talking and felt that to really welcome me into their family, I deserved a custom summer outfit as well!

Without telling me their plan, they spent a few days getting to know me to try and figure out the perfect outfit. They decided a dress wouldn't really suit me, and opted for a shorts or pants outfit. Then agfan84 mentioned something about it being 'fleet week' and Nicki got all excited because her dress was sailor themed, and she said "Maggie Scout would look great in an outfit just like mine!!"

The other girls were a little disappointed because they ALL wanted me to be just like them, but it being fleet week and all, and wanting to give me something special, they decided to be the bigger 'people'. They elected Nicki to ask their 'Grandma' if she would be so kind as to make me an outfit. And of course Grandma agreed! So the girls and Grandma all worked together, sketching and picking out yarn, and secretly borrowing some of my things, to custom design and crochet an outfit that was just right.

-- When it was finished agfan84 felt like something was missing, I needed the perfect pair of shoes to go with my new outfit. -- Being a little matchy - outfit crazy, agfan84 decided that sending me off in an outfit with soccer cleats, and/or pink slip on sneakers (the pairs of shoes I'm traveling with) just wouldn't be right... and so she made me a pair of flip-flops to match my outfit. ---

When it was all finished, the girls presented the final product. I was so excited and honored that the girls of agfan84 had inducted me in to their gang.

Monday, May 31, 2010

NY Yankees game!

Even though AGfan84 (my host mom) is a Mets fan, her friend was given pretty nice seats to a Yankee game. Since Agfan84 has never been to Yankee stadium before (even before it was redone) and because I AM VISITING (of course), she thought it would be fun for us to go!!
They were playing the Cleveland Indians..which was funny because I just came from Ohio! Here I am at the game. I borrowed some clothes from my host sisters, I wanted to look a little sporty (which wasn't easy because they're all very girly girls!)
Bottom 2nd: NY Yankees - N. Swisher homered to right,
Swisher & R. Cano scored!!

Later we saw a GRAND SLAM!! (home run when bases are loaded)
In the bottom 7th: NY Yankees- R. Cano homered to deep right,
D. Jeter, C. Granderson and M. Teixeira scored

Doing the YMCA!

The final score was 8-2 YANKEES!!! Whoo hooo!!

I had a fun time. I wonder what else I'm going to get to do in New York?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Arrival in New York

Whoa, that was a quick trip! I spent less than two days slumbering in my traveling box. Here are some pictures of what happened next:

The girls at AGfan84's house discovered a box delivered to their house.
Kitty, Jacs, was curious about it too!

Samantha decided she'd take charge on this one because she usually gets lost in the shuffle and demanded that this time she's be first!
Here's the comfortable traveling box emerging from the carrier. The girls of AGfan84 could hardly contain themselves with excitement.
Of course, Jacs was filled with curiosity, not so much excitement.
Tada! It's me! The girls were happy so see me.
Kirsten was shocked to see me. She stared and stared and finally decided it could be a good thing to have a friend who looks just like you.
Check us out! We could pass for twins!

I'm looking forward to all the adventures I'm going to have with AGfan84 and her girls on Long Island, NY.