This post today was inspired by 2 special readers of mine. A dear little boy and his special “Gem”, his grandma. The little boy loves dragons and especially Dinosauris. His grandma brought it to my attention that a couple days ago it was “National Appreciate a Dragon Day.” Well even though I missed that day, I am not real good with Dragon facts, I thought I should still honor it. So Benjamin, and Ellen, thanks for the inspiration and I hope you guys and all of my readers enjoy this story. Its always fun to take a visit to the North Pole.
Finding the Perfect Gift
Everyone was in a celebratory mood, today was a special day. Today they were all celebrating Dinosauris birthday. No one was quite sure how old he was, and actually no one really knew the actual date of his birthday, but everyone deserved to celebrate a birthday! Everyone appreciated him so much for he was such a kind dragon. They all decided to make the day that he joined them at the North Pole as his “birthday” and today marked a year since he had come.
Chef Salvo was preparing a special meal. He cooked all day yesterday for dragons eat a lot! He was really glad that Jinx and Jangle were able to find some Dragon fruit plants.
Dragon Fruit plants from Pinterest
Chef Salvo was able to make an amazing Dragon fruit crepe cake out of it!
Dragon fruit crepe cake, (its a real thing :)) Pinterest
Candy Cane had been in charge of the decorations and they looked great. Everything was ready for the party, well almost everything. Jinx, Jangle, Snowball and Alabaster were in charge of finding the perfect birthday gift for Dinosauris. When Candy Cane asked how they were coming along with it, she couldn’t get a straight answer out of any of them. She was beginning to have her doubts.
Snowball kept dozing off when she tried to ask him. Alabaster, was so bundled up in blankets, and just kept saying how cold it was. He hadn’t been at the North Pole as long as the others, and came from the sunny South. He was having a slightly hard time adjusting and was busy guzzling down hot drinks. He would nod his head at Candy Cane when she would ask him, or make some crazy pun about the cold.
Jinx kept giving Candy Cane answers that would lead her to another question, and then he would walk away and she would realize that he didn’t answer her original question. Jangle was so busy listening to music, and he would answer Candy Cane’s questions about Dinosauris by breaking into song. Needless to say Candy Cane felt like ” smacking her head” after talking to all of them and she was just hoping that they would have a gift in time for the party tonight.
While preparations were being made for the big party, Dinosauris had a special, surprise visitor that came to see him, along with his grandmother. This little boy loved dragons, and especially loved Dinosauris. He had an amazing time flying with Dinosauris, keeping him distracted while all the elves got ready for the birthday celebration.
Snowball stretched as he opened his eyes. Jinx, Jangle and Alabaster were staring at him. “Wh-What, What do you guys want?” Snowball asked as he stifled a yawn.
“Did you get it?” asked Jinx.
Snowball looked a little confused, “Get what?”
Jangle shook his head. “The gift, Dinosauris birthday gift! We only have a few hours until his party and Candy Cane will have our heads if we don’t bring the gift.”
Now Snowball was wide awake. “OH NO! I forgot! It slipped my mind, Jinx you were supposed to remind me!”
Jinx looked down at his feet. “Well right now, lets not worry whose fault it is, but clearly we have a problem! We need to find a gift. I suggest we go out exploring to find something. Everyone get bundled up and we will leave in 15 minutes.”
Alabaster sighed, would he ever get used to this cold, he thought.
When 15 minutes had passed, they were all seated in a sleigh and ready to go, though they still had no idea of exactly where they were going.
Jangle drove as they zoomed over the snow, taking the curves a little fast, but they were pressed for time. One time Alabaster almost fell out of the sleigh, but Snowball grabbed hold of him and pulled him back in.
“Look straight ahead, see the cute chipmunks!” Jinx pointed out. Alabaster was wishing he had grabbed his camera, for he thought chipmunks were such cute creatures. Jangle started singing a song about them, as he drove.
At last Jangle brought the sleigh to a stop, and they all got out to go on a hunt for a special gift.
They walked and walked, feeling more despondent as they walked. What did a dragon need, what did a dragon like? How were they supposed to find the perfect gift?
Jinx wandered away from the group for a little and then they all heard him yell. They all went running to where they heard the yell from, but saw nothing.
“Umm….what are we all staring at? Where did Jinx go?” Snowball asked.
“Down here!” they heard a muffled yell and saw a hole ahead of them.
When they got to the hole, Jinx was climbing out, brushing snow off himself. He was smiling as he held something in his hand.
“I found it! I found a gift for Dinosauris.”
Everyone smiled as they cried out in unison, “What?”
Jinx dropped marbles onto the snow and emptied his pockets of even more marbles.
“I was walking and didn’t see the hole. I yelled out as I fell, and then realized that there were marbles all around me. Don’t know where they came from! I remembered how Dinosauris loves colorful things and he had fun with a marble game that he had before, but I think he lost it recently.”
Everyone agreed that the marbles sounded perfect, and no one was happier to go back, then Alabaster, whose toes were growing numb. They would make it back with just a little time to spare before the party. Time to show Candy Cane their gift, for she was probably beginning to get frantic by now.
The party was a grand success. Dinosauris was so surprised by the party and the gift, that happy tears rolled down his face. He loved his cake and had so much fun playing marbles with the little boy and the other elves. He kept winning, and that was okay, for after all it was his birthday.
To thank everyone for the party Dinosauris gave as many rides as everyone wanted. They soared high and spun around, there wasn’t a ride around that quite compared to a Dragon ride!