Kirsten was hastily dusting the furniture,
while I added a few last-minute sprinkles to the cookies.
You see, a special visitor was coming and we were trying to fix up the house...
When she finished dusting, Kirsten set the table.
"Why don't you put the bowl of peaches on the table, too?" I suggested, "They're so pretty in our big bowl!" Then I began working on the sandwiches.
"Okay! That's a great idea! Oh, and we're going to need another chair." Kirsten said, reaching for the bowl.
By the time I made it back up, Kirsten had finished setting the table. It looked so nice!
Knock-knock Kirsten and I stopped suddenly and looked at each other. Our guest was here!
Kirsten raced to the door, ripping off her cap as she ran.
I hurriedly hung up my apron and went to the door, excited to see her!
Kirsten had opened the door and was just saying "Hi, I'm Kirsten!" when I walked up. "And I'm Rebecca, or Becca!" I added.
"I'm Charlotte," our visitor pronounced, "and I'm your new sister!"
I was so happy that I just hugged her!
Then Kirsten gave her a big hug, too.
"Wow," I said, "This is wonderful! We've always wanted another sister! I haven't been so excited since Kirsten came!"
Then Kirsten went to put away her apron, and I showed Charlotte to a seat.
"I'm so excited to have a family!" Charlotte exclaimed. "Well, we're just as excited to have another sister!" I said.
"So," said Kirsten, pouring the milk, "tell us about yourself!"
"Well, I'm eleven years old-" "Right in-between us!" I interrupted. "Really? That's so neat!" she said, then continued. "I like acting and writing and I love being outside. I've always wanted to play the piano and to write a book!"
"That's really neat!" said Kirsten, "Have you been in any plays?"
Before she could answer, I brought in a platter with the cookies and a gift.
"Here, Charlotte, this is for you," I said, handing her the gift and a cookie.
"Oh wow!" she said, "I love them! Thank you so much!!"
It was so much fun. She loved the earrings (and the cookies!) and we had a wonderful time with her!
Hope you enjoyed!