A Whole Wide Stanley World

Episode IV

Who did Flat Stanley meet on his whirlwind adventures?

He met orange people playing in the snow


He met green people on St. Patrick’s Day


He met blue people


He met Kuma, the miniature dachshund


He met Choko, the springer spaniel


He met the Guinness toucan


He met another Flat Stanley from Puyallup, WA


He met Alex and Lina, while they were getting married


He met people that work at World Vision


He met George


He also met President Obama


He met many other people, but they were wise and sage-like and did not smile for the camera.

This concludes the epic adventures of Flat Stanley.

For those of you that bought the DVD, stayed tuned for some additional ‘outtakes’. For those of you that haven’t bought the DVD, good show of will power. Stay strong!

Stanley y las Aventuras de la Finca

Episode III

Flat Stanley left the cold climes of Washington, D.C. for a 10-day jaunt through the city of eternal spring, Medellín, Colombia. He arrived with a twinkle in his eye and a sombrero de fiesta on his head. 

Stanley first tries to drive an escalera (a Chiva bus). 

Not going to happen


Instead he finds the business end of a windshield. 

Lucky I can't get any flatter


Stanley tries the zipline…is it safe? 

Wait..what I am getting myself into?


Okay, much better


Butterflies are pretty, and Stanley goes from one sweet flower to the next. 

Come my butterfly
Be very quiet, I'm hunting butterflies


Next Stanley wants to climb El Peñon, a gigantic rock.

I get to climb THAT!
Are we there yet?
Woo! Don't look down!

After too much fun in Medellín, Stanley travels to the Finca. 



And takes his afternoon nap with Choko…


Stanley gets in some rays… 

Would you pass the sunscreen?

before going into the pool… 



Daring rescue!

Time to dry off. 

Sun dried Stanley


Stay tuned for the next episode, when people Stanley met in DC and Colombia smile for the camera.

Stanley Flattens The Mall

Episode II

As a curious tourist to the nation’s capital, Flat Stanley decided to explore the famous National Mall with its memorials, monuments and museums. He donned his special snow suit once again and set out on a trek that would take him to the far-flung corners of Washington, D.C. Please look away now, if you don’t want to experience a flat journey songs will be written about.

Flat Stanley climbs a snow bank and lo! the US Capital building is in sight.

So Close!

Whipping whimsically in the wind, Flat Stanley looks out over the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial in the distance.

Don’t let go!
Use both hands

Sadly, the blizzard broke lots of trees and branches nearby.

Scotch tape won’t help this tree

Flat Stanley walks around the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and discovers FDR sitting quietly, thinking. Not to miss an opportunity, Stanley jumps up on his lap for a photo-op.

I Think Therefore I Am

Stanley gives Fala, FDR’s trusty Scotty dog, a biscuit in exchange for a photo.

Nice doggie

President Lincoln’s Memorial looks out over the National Mall. The sheer size of the buildings and statues makes Stanley seem so small.

Did you get my good side?

Flat Stanley says hi to Lincoln.

Is Abe looking at me? Awkward.

Flat Stanley peeks at the White House from the safety of behind the fence. Yet he wants to jump over and find President Obama to shake hands, but too many snipers wait diligently atop the roof. Stanley doesn’ t like being shot.

No Obama in sight

Flat Stanley is pretty tired after all that being carried around. He needs a nap.

Stay tuned for more…will Flat Stanley finally meet President Obama? Will he find any friends at all in DC? Will DC be the last city he visits? All this and more on the next episode…

The Wrong Stanley Was Convicted

The Adventures of Flat Stanley Episode I

Recently my niece, Alora, sent me her school project, known as Flat Stanley. The goal is for this little paper guy, colored to kindergarten taste, to see the world and for the recipient (me) to write about his exploits and take photos and all that. Seems like the wrong type of thing to expect out of me, but I sucked it up and painfully complied. Hold on for Episode I of an epic journey that surely will go down as the best two minutes of your day… 

Meet Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley arrives in Washington, D.C. Sadly, he did not receive a personal welcome from President Obama himself.

Where in the world?

Ahh, Washington, D.C.!
Flat Stanley’s first trial was to survive the vicious jaws of the dreaded Kuma monster.

Flat Stanley is food

After almost losing his head, Flat Stanley tries on a scarf to hide his scotch tape surgery.  

Oops, wrong city!

Flat Stanley tries his hand at chess. Unfortunately, he has no fingers to move the pieces.

Not a Grand Master  

Flat Stanley wonders what it’s like outside. Luckily, his host requires him to don a special protective suit. 

Snow Suit!
Flat Stanley hops out of his suit to make a new friend.
Meet Frosty

Stay tuned for more…will Flat Stanley learn the customs of the strange natives of Washington, D.C.? Will the Kuma monster return? Will he lose more then his head? All this and more on the next episode…