One Last Summer Adventure

img_0122Good afternoon, everyone! Can you believe today is the last day of summer?

img_0119As for me, I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t looking forward to fall at all! Everyone else was, though. The sooner fall, (even with its non-cooler weather) came, the sooner winter could get here. And then Floridians everywhere might get a chance to be relieved of this sweltering heat.

img_0123Not me. I didn’t want summer to end!

It wasn’t school I was disappointed about beginning. Our homeschool had already started, and it was fine.

img_0124It was the lack of freedom for adventures I was going to miss.

img_0125And if you know anything at all about me, you know that I am an adventurer through-and-through. And extra curricular activities would take up my epic adventure times.

img_0126Which would be absolutely horrible.

img_0128I stood by the pool, willing summer to last longer in these last few moments. I had nothing else to do; I was the only doll who didn’t play a major part in Hang on to Hope, ( :'( ) so while the others were busy in their costumes and being photographed for the next part, I made a decision.

And you know what I decided as I stood by our pool, wishing for autumn to be delayed?

img_0129I’m going to make the absolute most of the last day of summer.


By having one last summer adventure, of course.

So I darted back inside to get my adventuring boots on (sandals don’t do well for climbing, exploring, and adventuring, you know).

img_0141“I love this fence!” I sighed dreamily.  Being up high doesn’t scare me. I love looking out about our backyard.

img_0144And hey! This is my third favorite tree.

img_0145“Ooh, is that another fence over there?”

img_0147“Ha HA! Yet another fence has been conquered!”

*bees buzz deep within the bushes that climb the fence as well*

“Uh, on second thought, those flowers look really pretty down there.” I scrambled as fast as I could down the fence.

img_0148“This flower looks pretty.”

img_0149“Uhh, wait a second… is that buzzing I hear?”

img_0150“Oh dear, I’m too close to this fence!”

I stuck the flower into my hair before darting off.

img_0155I love trees, and this is my second favorite. 🙂

img_0160“Wee!” I cried, swinging through the air. If you’ve never swung on a rope swing, you’re missing out!

img_0163What do I do now? I wondered, walking along the stone path.

img_0164Hey, maybe there are some fun things to do in the front yard.

img_0165Look at those weeds growing in the mulch! Somebody should pull them… somebody besides me, of course.

img_0171Here I am climbing my very favorite tree.

img_0172I grunted as I pulled myself up higher and higher up that tree.

img_0167I dared to go higher than ever today! It was my last summer adventure, after all, and doing that was my only real adventurous thing I had done so far.

img_0169It’s so beautiful up here.

img_0174Then I decided to take a walk on the landscaping stones.

img_0177“Woah! What’s that?” I exclaimed.

img_0178“A fairy house? A secret hiding place for mice? The headquarters for insect FBI agents?”

img_0179I peered in closer. There was nothing of the sort inside. Vowing to investigate later – that is, if I had another chance for adventure sometimes soon – I looked at the clouds up above blocking out the sun.

img_0161“It’s going to start raining soon,” I figured. “I better see if there’s anything else to explore.”

img_0180The sun came out briefly again, and I found this neat bush by the mini house for shade.

img_0184“Oh, summer, why are you only three months long?”

img_0188“Farewell, summer.”

img_0190“I shall see you next year!”

img_0191Tired from my late-afternoon, last summer adventure, I came back inside and kicked my shoes off. Delighting in this incredible thing called AC, I walked over to my bunk bed and prepared to take a little nap while it rained.

img_0193And I was greeted by this little guy!

“Hello!” came his cheerful greeting. ‘Ellie is busy with that Howdy and the Horrible or whatever it’s called again. And all my other stuffed animal friends are napping!” Snowy whined.

Looks like Ellie is too busy with Hang on to Hope to play with Snowy. Aw. He’s so cute!

img_0194I smiled sympathetically at him before proceeding to climb up the ladder to my top bunk. “Well, I’m going to be napping, too, Snowy.”

img_0195“No!” Came his quick, indignant little voice as he skittered up the ladder after me and jumped on top of my stomach. My stuffed animal, Splotches, cuddled under my arm as I leaned back.

“I’m tired, Snowy,” I told him, letting my eyes droop.

Snowy’s expression saddened. Aww. Then he perked up with a smile. “If you’re gonna nap, I’ll nap, too!”

img_0196“Okay, Snowy,” I yawned as both of my little friends snuggled closer. “Have sweet dreams, guys.”

And that ends my last summer adventure!

Are you excited for the first day of fall tomorrow? Have any fun fall activities planned?

Oh yeah, and isn’t Snowy just the cutest polar bear stuffed animal ever?


2017-01-27T13:19:08-05:00 September 21st, 2016|44 Comments


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    Marion September 21, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I am in the process of decorating with Fall decorations.

    • Madi
      Madi September 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      That is super neat, Marion! I used to decorate my house with fall decorations when I lived at my old house. 😀

  2. Avatar September 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Fall means changing curtains,tablecloths,wreath on the door etc.

    • Madi
      Madi September 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      I really like pretty fall tablecloths and other fall decorations. ?

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    CutePolarBear September 21, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I’m sad Summer is ending, too, but now we have Thanksgiving to look forward to! 😀 Fortunately, our pool is still open. (Though gradually getting cooler…) And yes, I agree. Snowy is the second cutest polar bear ever. My polar bear is cuter. 😀


    • Madi
      Madi September 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      I’m so excited for Thanksgiving! ?
      And LOL! I have to disagree… 😉 ??

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        CutePolarBear September 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm - Reply

        Well, then, I guess we agree to disagree. XD


        • Madi
          Madi September 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm - Reply

          I guess so. ? ?

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    Gina September 21, 2016 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Fall means PUMPKIN FLAVORED THINGS!!!!???????????????????da best!???

    • Madi
      Madi September 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      LOLOL! Pumpkin flavored things are pretty awesome. ?

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    Cherry cola22 September 21, 2016 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    I’m so excited for fall! I love fall fashion!? And tea, jackets, blankets, gray days, chilled wind, boots, and of course cute hats! I pretty much love everything about fall! But on the contrary where I live is hot so it won’t cool down for awhile ?

    • Madi
      Madi September 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      I love wearing boots in fall! Well, used to, anyway. It’s usually too hot to wear boots in Florida. LOL. ;P Same, it won’t cool down here for a while either. 🙁 😛

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        Cherry cola22 September 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm - Reply

        Me too! What kind do you like to wear? I like to wear knock off uggs and ankle boots with fringe. It usually cool down in December or November here?

        • Madi
          Madi September 22, 2016 at 7:36 am - Reply

          I love wearing ankle boots! I wish I had more of any kind of boot, but it usually doesn’t get cold enough for them :'( 😛 . And yeah. :/

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            Cherry Cola22 September 22, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

            Yes! Fall come soon!? I hope I move to somewhere colder?

            • Madi
              Madi September 22, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

              I know right! Haha, yeah. 😛

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    Christian Homeschooler September 21, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I’m with you, Chloe. I don’t want summer to end!! So I’m glad that we still have hot, sunny weather. That means that I can still go in the pool! 🙂 And yes, Snowy is so adorable-and irresistible! 😀
    ~Christian Homeschooler
    P.S. I love the picture in this post! They’re so pretty! 🙂

    • Madi
      Madi September 21, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Chloe definitely agrees! I love still being able to swim in the pool, too! 😀 And hehe, Snowy says thanks! 😉
      P.S. Thank you SO much! I was so happy with how they turned out! 😀

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    Light4theLord September 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I really wasn’t looking forward to fall either- thought it was my lack of enthusiasm about school 😀 Even though we did start in August. :/ Oh well, homechooling means getting out earlier if I work ahead! I love this one (especially the insects FBI headquarters!! 😀 ) Your polar bear is sooooo cute!!! I love Chloe’s hair! I wish Katie’s was like that! I actually tried curling it once (hence this guest post ) I’ve always wanted that outfit- it’s so cute! As usual, I love your pictures!
    ~ Light4theLord

    • Madi
      Madi September 21, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      LOL. Yeah, working ahead is rewarding! 😀 Thank you so much! Hehe. ? I know! I just die every day over Snowy’s cuteness!! ? LOL. Chloe says thanks! I bet it was great. If curls don’t turn out the first try you can always keep practicing. 😀 😛
      Again, thank you so much!! 😀

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        Light4theLord September 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm - Reply

        Curls are really hard to do on dolls without curly hair! I’m kinda obsessed with curly doll hair though, so I’m *dying* over Chloe’s hair!!! I seriously had to try three or four methods until I got it reasonably good! Tell Chloe she’s definitely welcome!
        ~ Light4theLord

        • Madi
          Madi September 21, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

          Oh yeah, they are. 🙁 LOL! I love Chloe’s hair too!! 😀 Hehe! 🙂

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    Gracie September 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Awww, I love this! Happy last day of summer!

    • Madi
      Madi September 22, 2016 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Gracie! Happy First Day of Fall now! 😮

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    Allie m. September 21, 2016 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Hey madi I love you post I’m sad that summer is ended ? And I miss you your BFF

    • Madi
      Madi September 22, 2016 at 7:38 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Allie! I miss you more than I could say! 🙁 I’m so happy I got to spend most of my summer and my birthday with you. That was the best part of my summer! 😀
      I keep thinking on if you’re going to come for December or not… I hope you do! 🙂 😀

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    Allie September 22, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    yeah that was so fun i miss you living here in Texas. and i hope we do come in december because my parents said they would. tonight i have cpac we are doing it again. its pretty fun. i can’t wait till december we might be there for new years if thats ok with your parents. love

    • Madi
      Madi September 22, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

      I know! Every day I wish I still lived there… 🙁 I hope so too! And my parents are definitely okay with it! 😀 Well, they should be. I should probably ask, huh? 😛 If y’all came, it would be one of the best New Years ever!
      Ooh, you’re doing CPAC again! That sounds so awesome! You and Piper are the best ones there. Have fun! 😀
      Love you!!

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    AnonymousA September 22, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Well, I guess I look forward to Fall. It just isn’t really cold where I live yet so I miss swimming. And I HATE getting sick in fall. I’m kinda sick now with some sort of virus similar to strep. We couldn’t identify it.
    I look forward to NaNoWriMo, Hot Cocoa, and relief from the blistering sun.

    My polar bear can be second cutest. 😉

    • Madi
      Madi September 22, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Aw, I’m sorry you’re sick! I’m praying for you. 🙂
      Hehehe! 😉

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    MakenzieAG September 23, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

    This is so cute! And your photography is just mind-blowing! Unlike chloe, I LOVE fall! I just want it to begin already!

    • Madi
      Madi September 23, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Thank you SO much! I’m so glad you like it!! 😀 I love fall too, I wish it would happen here in Florida! LOL!

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    Maddie September 25, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I LOVE your photography!!!! Simply amazing! And Chloe is STUNNING!!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison September 26, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Maddie!! 😀 I’m so glad you like it! 😀 Chloe says thank you, too! ?

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        Maddie September 26, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

        Haha! Your welcome Chloe!!!!

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    Morgan P. September 26, 2016 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Lovely photos! They’re so whimsical!


    • Madison
      Madison September 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Morgan! I’m so glad you like them! 😀

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    ginnie October 3, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Aww Snowy is so cute times ten! 🙂 <3 <3 <3

    I love the fall, but I hate the winter. I enjoy fall fashion and everything pumpkin, but winter needs to be cancelled completely. I live in a desert, so you would think that it would be warm. Nope, extreme heat in the summer, extreme cold in the winter. 🙁 Rattlesnakes and cactus. Double 🙁 🙁

    Oh well, most of us just hibernate. LOL! I loved your photo story of the last summer adventure! Chloe is the cutest doll ever! I love her pretty curls!

    ginnie /

    • Madison
      Madison October 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Haha, agreed! 😀
      Oh, wow! Winter doesn’t sound fun for you, then. 😛
      LOL! Thank you SO much! Chloe says thanks as well! 😀

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    SierraMist and Marissa October 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Snowy is ssosssssssssssssssssssssoooooo adorable !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison October 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Hehe! I know! ??? Snowy says thanks. ;D

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