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Somewhere Among the Stars and Snowflakes
By Stone Stephenson
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2013 Stone Stephenson
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Chapter OneMatt was three years old when his mom and dad brought his little brother home. His name was Mason, and everyone had been anxiously awaiting his arrival. Mason's room was full of toys and clothes. Everyone was so excited to meet Mason. With all the excitement, it felt like Christmas!
After Mason arrived, Matt thought he was noisy because he cried a lot. He even woke the whole house up during the night! Mom smiled and said it was ok because Mason was just hungry.
As Mason grew, Matt thought he was funny and loved to play with him. He handed him toys to play with, and he even got to help feed him. After a few months, he didn't cry so much. Matt thought it was because he made Mason laugh by the silly faces he made at him.
It wasn't long before Matt and Mason were playing together all the time. Matt loved the adventure of being the big brother. He wanted to teach Mason everything little brothers should know. Sometimes they would fuss, but they were still best friends. They did everything together! They enjoyed having fun with their toys and watching movies. They also loved going outside to play.
They lived in the country and had lots of room to play. Sometimes they would get to go swimming with their mom and dad in the big lake behind their house. Papa had built the lake so everyone could fish and swim. However, before Matt and Mason had been told they couldn't go unless they had a grown up with them.
One day their mom and dad told the boys they were going to have a baby sister! Her name would be Madison. This meant they would be sharing a bedroom. They were so excited! They even helped their mom move all their toys and clothes to their new bedroom.
Madison was a funny sister. She would laugh when Matt and Mason rolled and tumbled. They would all watch movies and play in the floor with each other for hours. Madison couldn't walk yet so Matt carried her from room to room where they could all be together. He had lots of fun being the big brother.
Matt loved adventure! He would help Mom, Dad, and Nana feed the horses hay and carrots; but Mason would eat the carrots, which made Matt giggle and chuckle. Sometimes they rode the horses around the pasture. The horses loved Matt because he would pet them and whisper secrets in their ears, but Mason only wanted to go for a ride.
Matt enjoyed playing with his planes, trucks, and blocks. He would put puzzles together and Mason would dump them onto the floor. Then they would both giggle and laugh. There was a sparkle and twinkle in Matt's eyes that was as bright as the brightest star at night. He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. "One day I will be an explorer," he told his mom.
Mason liked his stuffed animals, and he always carried his favorite blanket with him wherever he went. It was blue and covered in white snowflakes. He followed his brother everywhere.
Sometimes they would sneak outside when they thought no one was looking, which would get them in trouble. However, everyone had a hard time staying upset with them because they loved them so much. The boys brought everyone so much happiness with their love and laughter.
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