Soblit’s First Ever Sleep Over

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Dear Nicalai,

I can’t wait to tell you something. I had my first sleep over!  I was a bit frightened of being away from Nona and Papa all night, and, at first, I didn’t want to stay for the sleep over.  Now, I’m glad that I did, because I really enjoyed myself.

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Nick’s orange shorts really complement my complexion, don’t you think?

As you know, Luke and Nick, Nona and Papa’s grandsons, have joined us for the Christmas holidays in Cambodia.  Of course, they couldn’t come to Cambodia by themselves, because they’re only 7 and 4 years old.  So, their mom and dad, Kirsten and Ian, brought them here to visit us.  Well, here’s how I got to have my first sleep over. Continue Reading

Solbit Climbs A Christmas Tree In Cambodia

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Dear Nicalai:

I have so much to tell you!  I don’t know where to begin.  Well, first, you might want to know that Nona and Papa took me to Cambodia for the month of December. Can you find Cambodia on a world map or google it?

Second, Nona and Papa’s son, Josh, met us here.  He’s pretty old, and he has a beard.  Of course, you know that.  Yes, he’s your Uncle Josh, the farmer.  Your Aunt Tanya came over too.  She was a farmer.  We’ve been exploring Cambodia with Uncle Josh (he said I can pretend he’s my uncle too).

We went to another Wat.  This one is famous and is named “Angkor Wat.”  I guess that means City Temple.  It’s something like a thousand years old.  Nona took this picture of me there. (Fact Check: actually, this is a picture of me in front of a little model of a part of Ta Prohm. Could you tell the difference?)

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Solbit in temple ruins

Third, I’m so excited because, just two days ago, Nick (4 y/o) and Luke (6 y/o) arrived with their mom, Kirsten, and dad, Ian.  They must be almost as old as Uncle Josh.  I’ve been playing with Nick & Luke here in Cambodia.  We even went together on a tuk tuk ride.  What’s a tuk tuk? It’s a motorscooter with a two wheeled carriage attached. Tuk tuk rides are soooo cool! Much better than cars. Here’s a tuk tuk picture.

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Tuk tuk rides are fun.

Nona and Papa told me that today is Christmas Eve.  I guess that’s something special, but I’m a plastic dinosaur, so how would I know? Anyway, here in Cambodia the stores, hotels, restaurants, and shops all have Christmas decorations:  snow flakes, tinsel, icicle lights, big Christmas present boxes, and Christmas trees.

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Christmas Lights on Siem Reap Street

Nona and Papa said they were surprised to find Christmas decorations in a country where 95% of the people are Buddhist, but I don’t understand why it’s unusual. Do you?  So, guess what I got to do today, Christmas Eve?  Look.

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Solbit Climbs Christmas Tree

Yeah, they let me climb the Christmas tree in our hotel here in Siem Reap. What fun!  Papa told me to tell you, please don’t try this at home! (Nona let me keep the exclamation mark this time.)

Whatever Christmas Eve is, I’m having a wonderful time.  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve, too.  I’m your friend.

Love,

Solbit

December 2013

*You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.

*You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”