This week, I’m participating in Terri Guiliano Long’s “Meet the Family Holiday Hop.” I’m so happy to be part of celebrating families and their holiday traditions and celebrations.
It’s hard for me to believe, but it’s been two years since the Shrimp Family made their initial appearance in my kids book Tales From Shrimps. I thought it would be fun to visit them this Christmas and see what they’re up to.
I hope you enjoy the surprise the Shrimps have and the extra reason they have to celebrate this holiday!
Please visit the other blogs in the hop by clicking on the linky at the end of the story. And make sure to use the Rafflecopter link to enter the drawing for the great prizes! It’s going to be a week filled with wonderful holiday stories!
The Shrimp Family Has a Merry Christmas
One day, Mama Shrimp said, “It’s time to get ready for Christmas.” Harper and Molly Shrimp were so excited. This would be the first Christmas for their new baby brother, Liam Shrimp.
Mama and Papa bundled all the little Shrimps in their winter coats. They were going to the Magic Forest to cut down their own Christmas tree.
Molly and Harper ran from tree to tree. “This one, Papa,” cried Molly. “No, this one, this one,” called Harper. “Ba, ba, ba,” said Liam.
Mama and Papa found the perfect tree. It was tall and fat. It had enough room to hold all the special ornaments the Shrimp Family treasured.
When they got home, Papa put the tree in the stand while Mama prepared a snack of Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. “Thank you, Mama,” said Harper. “Thank you, Mama,” said Molly. “Ba, ba, ba,” said Liam.
After the Shrimps finished their snack, they carefully hung the ornaments on the tree. “Here, Mama, put on the talking Santa ornament!” exclaimed Molly. “Papa, Papa, look—put the bell on next,” cried Harper. “Ba, ba, ba,” called Liam as he tossed the wooden soldier ornament out of the box.
Soon the tree was full of ornaments and lights and tinsel. It was beautiful!
Mama and Papa gathered the little Shrimps around the tree to sing Christmas carols. “Silent night, holy night,” sang Harper. “Jingle bells, jingle bells,” sang Molly. “Ba, ba, ba,” sang Liam.
And then they went to lunch.
Shrimp Family Portrait by Stacy Kelley