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Jenna: If I Had a Million Dollars

Thomas Lavasser
Thomas Lavasser

If I had a million dollars I would pay for an airplane to take me to Disney World. I love Disney World.

I would buy a puppy…at the vet. I like pups!

I would pay to go to the zoo. I just love looking at animals.

I would make a party for Father’s and Mother’s Day, because I love my parents.

I would buy a million packs of gum. Yum!

I would invite my friend Thomas over to go to a nice restaurant. I’ll pay! I love Thomas Lavasser!

I would buy six workbooks. Plus, I love learning!

The Christmas Problem

Chapter One
One morning on December 11, 2004 Isabelle woke up early and realized she was going to her friend’s mom’s wedding! It started at seven o’clock. She put on her best clothes, brushed her hair, brushed her teeth, washed her face and put on her best shoes. Finally it was seven o’clock and her mommy and daddy were ready.

Chapter Two
Every day Isabelle had to do lots of exciting things, this was the best exciting  thing of all. Isabelle was still thinking about Christmas. The place is a block away  but dad always says we can not walk. You know your mom has a broken leg. The place was at the park.

Isabelle’s friend is named Peter. His mom is named Julie. Julie was marrying John, Isabelle’s uncle. Isabelle was so excited to go. The reason she had to go was she was the flower girl. A lot of cars were passing by. There must be people in the cars that are going to Julie’s wedding, Isabelle thought. “I like the dancing best”, said Isabelle’s father.

Chapter Three
Then they got there at eight o’clock. “You can’t come!”, said Peter. “Why?”, said Isabelle. “There’s good news and bad news”, said Peter. “The good news is Julie is still having her wedding. The bad news is she’s not having a party. It’s just Julie, John, me, and the judge.” “By the way, have a nice Christmas. Jerk!”

Isabelle said, “Me and my parents spent all that money on the presents. Who planned this thing, anyway?” “Me”, said Peter. Isabelle said, “It’s not nice to call someone ‘jerk’, anyway.” “Have a bad Christmas, Peter.”

Chapter Four
Soon Christmas Eve came. Peter felt sorry for Isabelle. He decided to give Isabelle a present and a sorry note. He went to her house and told Isabelle, “this is for you.” Isabelle opened the present. It was $30 so each person in the family would have ten dollars. Isabelle read the letter. After that she was overjoyed and hugged Peter.

They had a wonderful Christmas together.

THE END.

Our Thanksgiving

Ok, so we didn’t watch the parade and we didn’t put together a jigsaw puzzle.  And I cooked a modest traditional Thanksgiving feast…without the stuffing.  What can I say, I was craving the after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches and looking forward to the other usual leftovers we could eat for the entire next week.  I admit that since I’ve been busy with school and work, I’ve kind of missed cooking.  But mostly, I wanted to have the opportunity to spend quality time with each of the girls and have them cook with me.

Hayley loves corn and asked to help me with the corn casserole.  She enjoyed chopping the onion with the food chopper until it made her “cry.”  She also helped me make the pumpkin pie filling.  I invited Jenna to help me make the potato-chive monkey bread rolls.  She was fascinated when she saw how the dough had risen and I explained to her the process.  Skye helped me with the pie crust and the mashed potatoes, which is a favorite of hers.

Hayley asked me last week whether we were going to shoot a turkey, buy a turkey, or just have chicken.  She loves chicken.  According to her, however, turkey does NOT taste just like chicken as I told her.  Turkey is “kind of good and kind of gross.”  The girls were a bit disgusted at first by the uncooked bird, especially when I animated it for them.  Then they were intrigued by it and Skye wondered where all the organs were.  She had studied the body systems last year in school.  They were not particularly excited about eating the gravy when they discovered it actually came from the turkey drippings.

We all sat together in the evening to play Uno H2O.  It’s the waterproof Uno card game.  I don’t know why we purchased waterproof cards.  Perhaps we could use them at the beach or the pool.  All the girls were quick to understand the game and had no trouble playing independently.  They got a little competitive, but there were no tears.  Everyone really seemed to have a good time.  I think it was a great day spent together.

Jenna: Why I Like Danley.org

I like doing family blogs because I like writing things.  And drawing pictures.  I love typing on the computer and when people see all about us.  I love thinking about my life.

About the drawing: Mom asked me to draw a picture about myself for the blog. There’s a little groundhog because it’s Groundhog Day (no other reason than that’s what I wanted to draw). In the background is my school, Fairfield. That’s me behind the cat. I drew the cat because I thought it would look nice in the picture. His owner is halfway off my drawing. It’s spring, that’s why there’s both snow, a little bit of leaves on the trees and flowers. I like rainbows.