the Brazilian Kemp family went for a walk in the rainforest. They found waterfalls, creepy crawly critters,
and picked Brazilian nuts to eat later.
The older kids, Mark and Rosa, had a great time swinging from the long
vines while their twin brother and sister, Zak and Myla, watched them. While they were exploring, they came across a
troop of chimpanzees grooming each other.
The chimps were so friendly they decided to share the nuts instead of
snacking on them later. Rosa exclaimed, "I
cannot believe chimps have been around since 1809!" Mr. Kemp piped in and said "Rosa dear,
chimpanzees may have even been around before humans." Before Rosa could reply, the ground started
to shake. Shaking harder and harder, the
ground gave way, creating a dark tunnel...
Kemps tossed, turned and tumbled down the tunnel. When they landed they found that the chimpanzees
had transformed into horses, and the Kemp family was all of a sudden wearing
dresses and bonnets, suits and top hats!
Before they could utter a word of surprise a horse drawn carriage pulled
up next to them. The driver asked, "need
a ride to the Buckingham palace?" "Uh...yes
we do." Mrs. Kemp cautiously said. The
driver continued "Hop in, I will tie your horses to the back." One minute later they arrived at the palace
where maids who quickly told them they needed to change greeted them. Mr. Kemp asked "where do we change and what
do you want us to wear?" The maids said "follow
us, we will show you your options." So
they all went down the hall. Mr. Kemp
and Mark followed two maids into a room with mirrors, a bench, hair supplies,
cologne, silk suits, coal black hats, top hats, and tea. Rosa and her Mom followed two more maids into
another room. Now this room had a mirror
and a bench, silk dresses and gowns, bonnets, hair curlers, make up, shoes,
flowers, hoop skirts, petty coats, ribbons and tea. The twins crawled into a nursery like room
with silk suits and dresses, books, cribs and blankets. So when they were all dressed they came out
in this order... First, Mr. Kemp came out. He was wearing a black silk suit with
his hair fixed nice. Then Rosa came out.
She was wearing a pretty red silk dress neatly tucked over her hoop skirt and big
golden curls tied together in a bow of black ribbon. When Mark came out he looked exactly like his
father except his suit was brown silk.
Next, Mrs. Kemp came out. She was wearing a royal blue gown with a puffy
hoop skirt and a long beautiful rose-colored train. Zak and Myla came out next. Myla was wearing a pure white dress with lace
trimmings. Zak was wearing a coal black
suit with a top hat, but he kept taking off the top hat so one maid had to hold
it on his head.
family was finished dressing the royal messenger came with a note. It said, "All who are in the palace, go to
the winter dining hall. Your maids will
show you the way and teach you the essentials to a royal dinner and ball." The
Kemp family followed the maids into an elegant room with red and pink roses and
white tablecloths with orchids in the middle.
There was an open door leading off from the beautiful dining hall, and
this was where the children ate. A lot
of little girls were dressed like Myla. Most
of the little boys were dressed like Zak.
The older girls were to sit in the parlor with the women after
dinner. They were dressed like
Rosa. After dinner, the boys were to go
horseback riding while waiting for the ball.
They dressed like Mark. Before
the grownups arrived, the maids led the children to the children's winter
dining hall. When they saw the prince
and the princess, all of the girls curtsied and the boys bowed. The maids told the girls they would sit at
the table with the princess. They were ecstatic! The princess told them each where to sit. Rosa was one of the girls chosen to sit next
to the princess! Myla and the little
girls were told to sit at the end of the table.
Myla would sit across from the princess.
Mark was exited because he was chosen to sit across from the prince. The prince loved toddlers, but wasn't such a
fan of the boys his age. They always liked to play fight, and he didn't like
that sort of play. Therefore, Zak was chosen to sit next to the prince. As soon as they were seated they listened to
the king and queen make a speech thanking everyone for coming to the
dinner. A scrumptious surf and turf
dinner was served complete with fancy desserts and tea. After dinner the men, women, princess and
older girls went to an elegant room with many beautiful sofas and tables. Here, all of the women were given a dainty
fan. The girls sat at one end of the
parlor, drinking tea, talking and fanning themselves while the grownups talked
and drank tea. After dinner in the
children's winter dining hall the maids lead Myla and the little girls out to
take a stroll in the gardens to explore while the ladies enjoyed their
tea. Mark and the big boys went to the
stables to choose their favorite horse to have riding lessons in the arena. Zak and the little boys crawled into the nursery
to play with toys and read books with the maids.
palace ball began and the Kemp family danced the night away with the royal
family. The night was filled with such
wonder they nearly forgot where their day began! Mr. Kemp soon realized he still had a pocket
full of magical Brazilian nuts. He asked
the family if they would like to go for a stroll in the gardens and visit the
horses. When they were out far enough
that no one could hear them, the family laughed about how crazy their day had been! When they arrived at the stables they knew
which horses were the chimpanzees because they had black spots on their
noses. As Mr. Kemp gave a nut to each
chimp horse he said, "let's hope these nuts are still magical, we need to get
back to 2015." Suddenly, the ground
started to shake. Shaking harder and
harder, the ground gave way and created a dark tunnel. Thankfully, the Kemp family knew what to
expect this time. When they landed, they
weren't very surprised to have landed back in the rainforest still in the same
positions they were in right before the tunnel was formed. It was as if almost
no time had passed at all. They all
tried to talk at once about the amazing adventure they had. Everyone questioned
how they could find the tree that the nuts came from so they could time travel
again. The sun was starting to set. Since it gets dark fast in the rainforest, they
figured they better head to the car quickly.
On their way home they wondered if they could start a business out of magical