This is Lilly’s story of her trip to Ireland in her own words:
We stayed in a cottage. It was small…no actually, it was cold.
We saw a stone wall fort but we saw cows in the fort. And when we were going to leave the cows followed us.
We got to see a tomb. It had rocks to make the tomb. We saw a rainbow. I got to climb a bunch of rocks.
We got to feed two birds.
We went to the Cliffs of Moher.
The grass was very bouncy.
We went on a boat and on the way there I threw up because I got seasick. Daddy took care of me when I was throwing up. He threw up too. He threw up because he was in the room and he smelled the throw up.
[Photo taken of a picture Lilly colored in her travel journal]
When we got to the island [Inis Mor] I was really cold. Then I got warm by having extra layers. To get around the island we went on a Pony and a Trap.
We went to see a worm-hole.
On the way back to Ireland [the mainland] I sleeped the whole entire way.
We went to go see castles and we got to go into a castle. It was really cool.
And we got Fairy coins. Coins that Fairies leave out for you when they see you. Fairies live in holes in a whole bunch of trees.
We got ice cream in Dingle. I flew a kite.
The mill house had a river. It was like a forest. Mommy, Lilly, Trin and Jana, we all colored together in the mill house in the living room.
Way to go Lilly! Great story about your trip! It sounds like it was really fun. I loved all the pictures too. I liked hearing about the things you did. Love you bunches.
Linda Shaffer said:
Beautifully said, Lilly. Like all good stories it captivated me right from the start!
Great stories, Lily! I especially like the photo of you at the worm hole and telling about your daddy throwing up.
Jana Brown said:
I’m flipping through some blog posts today because I miss the Shaffer clan. I will forever love the memories of our Ireland trip, and I will forever crack up with Lilly’s adorable storytelling skills!
I’ve decided the girls are much better at storytelling than me! I’ll have them recount our adventures from now on. 🙂