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Happy 202nd Birthday Izannah Walker!

Today is the 202nd anniversary of the day Izannah Walker was born on September 25th, 1817.

Every day for the next week all of my Izannah Walker dolls and I will be celebrating Izannah’s birthday. Today the dolls woke up early to bake a birthday cake, so that it will be ready in time for their tea party at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time today. While they wait for it to bake, Ismay has gathered her sisters together. She is reading them a story to pass the time…

Izzybelle and the Runaway Tomatoes 

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was a little girl named Izzybelle. She was a very helpful little girl and one of her very favorite places to help was in the garden. Izzybelle liked everything about gardening, planting, watering and even weeding… but her most favorite thing of all was when it came time to pick the juicy colorful tomatoes!

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One of Izzybelle’s chores is to pick the tomatoes.

One day when Izzybelle was bringing the tomatoes in from the garden, a few of the pretty little tomatoes rolled off of her cart… Izzybelle stopped and picked up the red egg shaped tomato, then she searched until she found the roly poly purple tomato, but she just couldn’t find the teeny tiny yellow tomato, no matter how hard she looked.

oh dear...
oh dear…

While Izzybelle was hunting for the other two bigger tomatoes, the littlest yellow tomato rolled… and rolled, and rolled some more for good measure. Finally the little yellow tomato came to a stop, right in front of a small, brown striped chipmunk. The chipmunk was so surprised that it had to leap a bit in fright! Seeing the chipmunk startle in fear, the tiny yellow tomato began to quiver back and forth, because now it was afraid too! Before you know it all that quivering made the small tomato start rolling all over again. Eventually it tumbled over into a flower bed, where it was found by a mama bird. “Oh look, a small yellow tomato!” said Mama Bird. “It is just the right size to fit in my beak” she said to herself. “I shall take it home to feed my babies”.

So Izzybelle was never able to find the littlest yellow tomato, and over the winter she forgot all about it, until spring came… Then surprise!!! Her friends the birds had planted the seeds of the small yellow tomato all over everywhere!

The End

Izzybelle’s sisters are all strongly suggesting that she should confine her tomato gardening to pots in the greenhouse next year… 🙂

To read about the beginning of little Izzybelle’s adventures with the tomatoes, please click here to be taken to a post from last year’s Izannah birthday celebration ❤ 

What a good story….  Mmmm, I think I smell something delicious! The cake must be done! Time for the dolls to stir together the icing and set the table for our birthday party

The birthday tea party is starting at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time this afternoon. We’ll save you a chair ❤ ❤ ❤



6 thoughts on “Happy 202nd Birthday Izannah Walker!

  1. Hi Paula, Oh what fun! Izzybelle looks adorable! I wish that I was there to help her pick tomatoes! What a fun story, and a delightful way to start the day. I can’t wait for the tea party! Love, Susie

    1. Good Morning Susie!
      I’m just sure Izzybelle would love it if you could help her pick the tomatoes! They are getting a bit unruly and there are an awful lot of tomatoes for such a little girl…
      The dolls are all quite excited about the tea party too! It may be a long day with much running around and squealing, as it is just so terribly hard for them to have to wait until teatime.

  2. Looking forward to the Birthday Party and photos of all the dolls, I noticed that you listed Izannah’s birthdate is listed as 25 September 2017? See you latter at the party! Best Regards, Marilyn , Pearl and Adah.

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