Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Maddie's project

Maddie is quite the entrepreneur. She devised a plan to sell some lemonade. She made the poster, enlisted me to make the lemonade, set up the stand and waited for customers. She waited and waited.

Of course Lyndon was her first and most faithful customer of the night. He will pretty much do anything to make her dreams come true so he rounded up money to buy at least 8 glasses of lemonade all on his own.

Maddie had a few obstacles that night...the first being the weather. There was a threatening storm on the horizon. So even though it was hot, there wasn't too many people out and about. The second obstacle was that we live on a cul-de-sac which doesn't drive hardly any traffic by our house. But neither the weather nor the lack of customers was going to derail her. She just moved the stand under our porch to get out of the rain. And as for the'll see.

Again, Lyndon waiting for yet another glass of lemonade. Strawberry lemonade, in fact.

Ahh yes, customer #2...Dad.

She put all her earnings in her Aurora bank. She's saving up to go the Bippity Boppity Boutique in Disney World.

Lyndon shouting out to all the neighbors, "Lemonade!!! FREE Lemonade!" Maddie quickly corrected him, "Lyndon, it's not free!!!"

The weather let up so she brought her stand back out...and waited.
and waited
and waited some more.

Until she finally couldn't take it anymore! She took matters into her own hands...She went and knocked on the neighbors doors to politely let them know she was selling lemonade. :)

It worked like a charm. She sold 9 glasses!! Success.

And it all ended when a huge flash of lightening and crash of thunder scared the kids back into the house.


caroline said...

what a great post!!I loved following the story through your great photos and I loved her expressions as she patiently waited!! :) what a little princess!

Kellie DeMille said...

Oh my heck, I would have bought every drop of lemonade! What a doll!! I hope she gets to go to the Bippity Boppity Boutique!

Lisa said...

what a charming heartwarming story, and the photos were perfect for it.