"A Toddles Travels" (Part 1)
It was a cool crisp evening when Gracie met up with Josey. Both girls were excited but nervous about the new adventures that awaited them. They traveled threw the forest looking for excitement and mystery only to find bees and worms. Sudden Gracie stops in her tracks and Josey is flying threw the air shocked by her friends sudden stop. Looking up at Gracie from the forest floor she opens her mouth to speak.
"What was that for?" Josey asks
"Look a hot air balloon!" Gracie yells out as she points to the sky.
"Wow! We should ride it." Josey responds with excitement.
"Yah! But to where?"
"Who knows. We are on an adventure!" Josey yells as she climbs aboard.
"We didn't say goodbye!" Josey begins to mutter
Gracie looks at her and whispers "Goodbye"
"No, Gracie! I mean I didn't say goodbye to mommy and sissy." Josey softly responds
"We can send them a postcard from wherever we are going. You said it is an adventure so make it one!" Gracie says with pure excitement in her voice.
"I know, but what if..." Josey responds quietly trying to control her emotions
"What if what?"
"What if they think I ran away to join the circus. You know I have been saying I would for a long time Gracie."
Gracie tries to control her fit of giggles but when she opens her mouth to speak nothing comes out but laughter.
"I am serious Gracie! Stop laughing at me!"
"I am not laughing at you. Here I got an idea!" Gracie says with enthusiasm.
Gracie quickly pulls out a piece of paper and a tiny crayon from her pocket and writes both their names down along with "Went on the Adventure of our lives. Will be back before story time". She reaches over and grabs one of the books they found in the balloon. Stuffing the paper in it she turns to Josey.
"They will find the book and inside the book the note." Gracie nods at Josey and then down at the book.
"Smart thinking Gracie! Now they won't think I went to live with the clowns!" Josey smiles as she grabs the book and softly throws it out of the balloon. Both girls watch the book fall the short distance and begin to smile once more.
"Lets go on our adventure now Gracie!"
"Right on Matey!" Gracie says in her best pirate voice.
"Oh, Gracie. We aren't on a ship!" Josey says threw her fits of loud giggles.
"We are on a Pirate Balloon!" Gracie yells as she raises her hand in the air to mimic a salute.
"Sail straight ahead!" Josey yells
Please stay tuned the story has just begun!