Mt. Rubidoux Hike
So, I had never been on a hike before in my life, until last Thursday when me and my mom were invited to go with our friends (my best friend Emma 😉 ). I loved the hike- it was SO much fun! But these last couple of days I have been sooo sore! My legs are not used to that sort of thing 😛
Me and Emma each brought a doll along (of course!) to take pics of, so here are the photos I took! 😀
I love this outfit on Kanani!
Kanani trying to climb a tree, it didn’t work out so well, though 😛
I love this picture 🙂
Kanani taking in the view 🙂
I wasn’t sure which one I liked better… What do you think?
This tower was so cool!
The plaque on the tower.
And that ends our photoshoot! Kanani said that she really enjoyed the hike and would love to go on one again! 🙂
It was so amazing to be up so high and to just look around the beautiful world God has created. It was so neat to think, “Wow, God made all of this.” He is truly amazing 🙂
Do you or your dolls like to hike?
Annika & Saige: An American Girl Adventure Continued
Here it is! Part 2 of Annika’s and Saige’s Adventure!
So last we left off was that Annika & Saige heard something coming towards them! What could it be??
It’s a little baby Raccoon!
Annika- “AAAAAAAAH!!! A RACCOON!!
Saige- “Annika it’s ok! It’s just a baby! And lower your voice you could startle him.”
Annika whispered- “Are you sure it’s ok?”
Saige- “Yes, he’s probably just hungry that’s all.”
Saige- “Come on boy! You want some bread?”
Saige- “Go on- take it.”
The little raccoon settled down and ate.
Saige- “You see, Annika? It’s perfectly safe!”
Annika peeked around Saige’s shoulder to look at the raccoon.
Annika- “Weeelll… I guess so.”
Saige- “What are you doing?”
Annika- “I have a book about animals- there may be something about raccoons in here.”
Annika scanned through the book until she came across a page about raccoons.
Annika- “It says that at this young age it should have a mother nearby.”
Saige- “We have to go look for her! We have to re-unite her with her baby.”
Annika stood up and said- “Are you crazy? It’s cold, it’s dark, we’re not familiar with this place, and you wanna go search for a mommy raccoon?”
Saige- “Yep! We need to help them. What if there’s something wrong? What if something happened to his mom and he’s all alone?”
Annika- “Alright. I’ll come, too.”
Saige- “Thanks, Annika!”
Saige- “Wait- what’ll we do with him? Should we take him with us?”
Annika- “No, he’ll stay here. Give him the rest of our bread.”
Saige- “What? We’ll starve out here!”
Annika- “It’s ok! We’ll go home tomorrow or something. Now give him the food!”
Saige- “There you go boy! Now stay here until we get back!”
The girls walked on until Annika saw something…
Annika- “Look! Do you see that? Maybe it’s the mom raccoon!”
Saige- “Oh, no! She’s hurt her leg!”
Annika- “You stay with her! I’m gonna go rinse off my bandage in the stream over there!”
Annika- “So we can use it to bandage her up.”
Annika came back and she bandaged the raccoons leg while Saige calmed her.
Annika- “There- all better.”
Saige- “Come on let’s take her back to camp!”
Annika- “Hey, little one! We have a surprise for you!”
The mother and son ran to each other!
The sight was so touching to the girls and they realized that they were ready to go home and be with their families.
Have you ever helped an animal before?
Note: I don’t really know anything about raccoons, so if you notice that I’ve made a mistake- sorry!
Annika & Saige: An American Girl Adventure!
So, you know how when you play with your dolls you have to use your imagination and make do with what you have? And when we make photostories with our dolls we try to make everything all perfect with props, backgrounds, outfits, etc.?
Well, I always do that and make everything perfect, but today I’m going to give you a photostory without making it perfect. It’s going to be exactly as if I am simply playing with my dolls. So, are you ready? 😀
Saige- “You almost done, Annika?”
Annika- “Yep! Just gotta pack my notebook and the telescope and I’ll be ready. You packed the food, right?”
Saige- “Oh, yes! I was only able to pack bread and two water bottles, though. It will hardly be enough for our journey.”
Annika- “That’s ok. We’re only going to be gone for 5 days- we’ll be fine.”
Saige- “Have you planned out exactly where we’re going, yet?”
Annika- “To the mountains! We are going mountain climbing!”
The two sisters set out on their journey!
They came to the first rocky mountain and climbed up- it was no easy job!
Annika- “Watch out for this ledge, Saige! Poison Ivy is growing there.”
After walking another long distance they came to a very large mountain!
Annika- “AAAAAHH- OOF!”
Annika slipped, but was able to grab on to a ledge.
Saige- “Annika, are you alright?!?!?”
Annika- “Yes, I think so. Throw down a rope so I can climb back up.”
Saige threw down the rope and Annika climbed back up.
Saige- “Come on, you’re almost there!”
She made it up safe and sound!
“Thank you, Saige.” Annika breathed.
Saige- “You’re welcome.”
Saige- “Are you alright?”
Annika- “Yeah, I just have a little scratch.”
Saige bandaged up Annika’s hand and wrist.
Saige- “There, all better.”
Annika- “Thank you! Now, we need to make it down the other side of this mountain. Then we’ll make camp.”
After some effort the girls finally made it down the mountain.
They found a perfect to spot to set up camp in the woods and they made a fire.
Saige- “You know- plain bread isn’t actually all that bad. I thought for sure I would gag!”
Annika laughed- “Yes, I thought you would, too. I would, however, rather eat a nice home cooked meal after this hard day of climbing.”
Saige- “Yeah, I would, too.”
Annika- “Did you hear something?”
Saige- “Yes, I did..”
Annika- “Ssh! Something’s coming!”
What do you think they heard? Is it just their imagination? Or could it be a person or an animal? Find out in Part 2 coming tomorrow! 😀
P.S. How did you like the photostory being done this way? 🙂