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Starting the Day with Freddy the Frog and Kona

Sterling and I spent a wonderful morning watching Kona in his first-grade play. It was the cutest elementary school play I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen several!)—there were songs and dances, and every child had a part. I was impressed because it was almost an hour long, and those first-graders were engaged the entire time. . . they loved what they were doing.

The play was called “Once Upon a Lily Pad,” and was the story of Freddy the Frog, who didn’t think he was important or had value. He went around visiting all the creatures in the pond, who helped him recognize how important and valuable he was. Just adorable!

In addition to Freddy, there were fireflies and fish and alligators and all sorts of fun insects and animals, each with a simple but darling costume. Kona was an otter, and Makai wanted ears just like his big brother! (I snagged a few close-up photos but didn’t get any of the show itself because I don’t get great long-distance photos with my phone.)

We were glad that Sage invited us to come, and we were very proud of Kona! Great way to start the day!

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Shelli, none of your demos want a racist stamp to use or to sell. Negroland samped above Africa?

So sad. Shame on you. SU can do better.
May 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGina Taylor
I don't think that reply should be here!!
And SU is taking action!
May 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIrma hiddink
Oh my goodness...what a negative way to bring up an oversight. I LOVED that stamp...& didn't notice the Negroland. I had to look carefully to find it. I agree that it could be changed...but really, to put "Shame on you". Holy cow, that seems like a harsh statement for an honest mistake. Shelli seems to truly love and care about all of God's children. Let's all be kind and play in the sandbox nicely!
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchristie lammers
To the two who flamed me. This new large stamp seems a bit misguided. I mean, there was a place called Negroland. But it was named by privileged whites in Europe. So, even if it is a historic name, it is historic for all the wrong reasons and has no place in our new catalog.
May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGina Taylor
If you know about this stamp, then you must be a Stampin Up Demonstrator right? Demonstrators are not allowed to share catalogs before they go live with customers. You should have been informed before posting and by that, I mean be checking the Current Updates. A Current Update posted on May 17 stating that the stamp was going to be changed. Review the Current Update please. I post this comment because your comment was dated May 18, a day after the Current Update was posted.
You comment also does not follow how Shelli asks that we conduct ourselves. Click on So Shelli Blog above for a message from Shelli about posting on her blog. I am really surprised to see that your comment has not been removed. Had you read the Current Update, your negative view and post may have been averted, perhaps allowing you to post a positive message instead.
June 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Merker
Hi Shelli! I thought the pictures of the kids were awesome they have gorgeous blue eyes God Bless 'em! And that costume is sooo cute. The play sounded like it was really good and reminded me of a 7th & 8th talent show I recently went to where an an autistic 8th grader wrote and sang a song called "I'm important too" with jazz music LOL it was sooooo nice I cried!
June 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRossi Nava

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