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Jessie’s word search

Santa, Molly and Jessie like to sit by the fire on blustery fall evenings.  Molly knits stockings for the elves Christmas trinkets, Santa carves trains and Jessie amuses herself looking at the pictures in Molly’s magazines.  She likes to pull out the pictures and put them in a pile under the coffee table.  Molly found the clippings and put together a word search for the elf children to work on at the harvest festival.  Here is Jessie’s word search.

Jessie's Harvest Words

 

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Jessie makes a friend

Jessie stomped down on the crunchy leaves and wagged her tail as she followed the path Jessie Makes a Friendbehind Santa.  They were visiting Molly’s sister in Southern Ontario where the leaves were now red, orange and yellow.  Jessie poked her nose at a particularly big one sending it scattering across the sidewalk.  She hurried after it, caught it in her mouth and pushed Santa’s leg to get his attention.

“It’s nice to see you enjoying yourself, Jessie.  Aren’t the trees beautiful?”

Jessie wagged her tail and then sniffed the air.  She looked around and up high into the oak tree.  Then as fast as she could she zipped to the tree and jumped up on the bark A deep roar came from her throat as she jumped around the tree trunk.

“Jessie, what is it?”  Santa hurried over and looked into the canopy of leaves. “Well, my goodness, it’s a squirrel.  Come here, little one.”

The  squirrel rose its tail and chattered.  It dropped the acorn from its tiny paws onto the ground.  Cautiously, the animal came forward and jumped onto Santa’s  shoulder.  It chattered in Santa’s ear.

Jessie jumped down and sat on her haunches.  She growled as the Santa talked to the squirrel.

“My, my.  I see. I’m glad to meet you Herbie.  I’m Santa Claus and this is Jessie.  She’s really a good dog.  Let’s see if we can make a new friend.”  Santa held out his hand for the squirrel to jump on it and then held it down towards Jessie.

“Jessie, you’ve all kinds of friends at home.  Can’t you make a friend of Herbie for me?”

Jessie lowered her ears and looked curiously at the squirrel. She wasn’t too sure about making friends.  She used to love chasing squirrels but if Santa wanted her to make a friend of Herbie she would.  She’d do anything for Santa.

Santa was now holding the squirrel in front of Jessie’s nose.  She sniffed its fur and then licked it on its back.

Herbie jumped off Santa’s hand and onto Jessie’s back.  He walked up to Jessie’s head and sat at the base of her ears.

Jessie sighed.  Santa said she would be friends but she didn’t have to like it.  She lowered her head so the squirrel could scramble off her head to the ground.

“Good girl, Jessie.  Let’s continue our walk and leave Herbie so that he can collect his dinner.

Good-bye, Herbie.  We walk this path often when were here.  We’ll see you again.”  Santa placed Herbie on the floor and watched as the squirrel scampered over Jessie’s paws and back up the tree.

Santa whistled at Jessie and she ran to follow Santa down the gold, and crimson path knowing they’d made a new friend.

 

 

 

 

Jessie and Molly Make Candy

When Jessie, Molly and Santa go to visit relatives down south they like to go to the spring farmer’s markets.  They explore the carts filled with the early crops of the season. 

This year Molly found a stall that sold honey.  Honey is one of her favourite sweet treats  and she purchased several jars to take home.

Once she got home she mixed a recipe from her grandmother for Honey Candy, 

Jessie, always helpful, rolled the jar of honey across the table to Molly and sat close to the stove so she could be the official taste tester once Molly was finished cooking.

Here is Molly’s recipe to share with your family.  Make sure mom and dad help you with this recipe.  Honey when heated  can burn really easily.

INGREDIENTSJessie and Molly Make Candy

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

nuts

food colouring (red or green)

DIRECTIONS

Melt butter in a large pot.  Add nuts and honey.

Fold in  vanilla, food colouring and nuts.

Cool .  Do not burn yourself.  The mixture is very hot when it comes off the stove.

Turn mixture onto a silicone mat and shape into a log or pieces.

Chill until firm.  Cut into pieces and serve cold

Jessie’s 10 ways to make friends with a cat

A new elf family moved in across the street to Molly and Santa.  Jessie loves the kids in the family and wants to spend more time playing with them.  Unfortunately, the family has a cat named Butch.  The cat has been less then welcoming and Jessie has decided she is going to do everything she can to make friends.  She thought hard and came up with a list of 10 things she could do to help her make friends.Jessie's 10 ways to make friends with a cat

  1. Lick the back of the cat’s neck every time you see it. Everyone loves kisses.
  2. Make friends with the cat’s owner. Everyone loves to share their friends.
  3. Play fetch with the cat’s ball. Everyone likes to play.
  4. Play hide and seek with the cat’s catnip. Everyone loves a game.
  5. Sit in the cat’s chair by the sun lit window. Everyone likes to share their comfy couch.
  6. Show the cat’s owner the mouse that the cat dropped on the kitchen floor. Everyone’s proud of a kitty who brings presents.
  7. Make the cat chase his kitty toy. Everyone loves exercise.
  8. Play in the cat’s kitty litter. Everyone likes to make sandcastles.
  9. Jump up on the owner’s lap when they’re cuddling. Everyone likes to make friends.
  10. Dump the cat’s water over its back. Everyone loves a good bath.

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