Today Kirsten thought it would be fun for us to make cupcakes for the girls to decorate when they returned from school. I’m up for anything Kirsten wants to do together. She helped make the cakes. I put the paper cups in the tins.
This morning I was so excited to go to the play of “A Christmas Carol.” My dad asked to chaperon earlier during the month, so he got to. The number one reason he offered to chaperon is to ride on the bus. He hasn’t rode a bus since he was a kid. Three more reasons he offered to chaperon is so he can see Mr. Reinhartsen, spend time with me, and watch the play. When I got to school I couldn’t wait until 9:05 am. That was the time we were supposed to get on the bus. I did the day starter (morning time work) I’m supposed to do in the morning. I waited and kept looking at the clock. I was so excited. Soon they called us to the front doors. I got to see my old friends from my class last year because they are in fifth grade reading. Mr. Reinhartsen wanted all the reading kids to come to “A Christmas Carol”. Suddenly I saw the bus and my dad, so we got on.
While we were on the bus I taught my dad Concentration 64, Tom Boy, (those are hand shakes) and talked to him.
When we got there we sat in comfy seats. Before we watched the play we had to sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. They divided the audience into twelve groups, one for each day. When it was our turn we had to stand and sing our part and do our hand motions. It was fun. Finally we started watching the play. It was really good. Some parts were so scary I gasped! It was about a grouchy man named Ebenezer Scrooge who hated people and Christmas so he was haunted by three spirits. At the very end he had a happy life and he was nice to people. It was the best play I’ve seen in a long time. After the first act we got to eat a donut.
On the bus ride home my dad and I did a debate about god. When we got to C.K. Burns, I said good-bye to daddy and went inside. Since we were late for the regular lunch time, Mrs. Walton said we could eat lunch in the classroom while we work. We ate a pasta kind of stuff, strawberry juice with cut up strawberries, bread, and chocolate milk.
When we got home there were fresh-baked cupcakes on the counter. Mommy told us that we could decorate them. It was fun. I did cool designs.
That was my day.
If I had a million dollars I would pay for the whole family to go on a boat ride to Ellis Island (which is now a museum). Since my class at school started immigration work I’ve wanted to go to Ellis Island. Ellis Island is a neat place because it brings back memories of immigrants and you can learn about the history of long ago. I want my family to come to enjoy it and so I can spend time with them.
Since dogs are so cute and playful I would also buy a dog. It’s name would be Brownie. It would be a beagle. I would also buy a comfy bed, dog food, collar, leash, dog food bowl, brush, and some play toys. I would be responsible. I would walk it every day, give it a bath, feed it, groom it, play with it, and bring it to the vet. I would keep it as far away from dad as much as possible. He doesn’t like them.
I would also hire some workers to build me a pool where the weeds in my backyard stand. Though first I’m going to ask someone to pull out the weeds and build a nice stone path leading to the pool. It would be so pretty. I would make a flower railing along the side. I would give some money to Margret and David Saunders so I could pay them back for cutting there weeds to make a path that leads to the pool.
I would pay lots of money to make a club. The money would be used for buying the supplies that everyone will need. They would need notebooks for their journals so they could write their thoughts and things that they are anxious to tell someone (the someone is the journal). They would also need one writing utensil. I would also make a big “WELCOME TO THE CLUB” party. We would go to the mini golf place. We would stop by the ice cream truck and get some ice cream to eat while we play mini golf.
The last thing I would get if I got a million dollars is an electric guitar so I could play it on stage and just play it for fun.
That’s what I’d do with a million dollars.
Yesterday I went to school. I always eat breakfast at school so I did. After I ate I went outside and played for a little bit near the playground. During immigration work I made a paper passport. Today we are going to write the first entry in our journal. I’m always exited for recess. I get to hang out with some of the friends that aren’t in my class or friends that I don’t hang out with much that are in my class.
We have lunch after recess so, we did. After lunch I couldn’t wait until GT. We were going to watch a movie, The Secret Garden. I only brought it in DVD. Sorry to find out they didn’t have any DVD players, only VHS. We ended up just getting the new book and a big dictionary (to find words for which we can write the definition). We ended up reading the rest of the time and answering questions.
At the end of the day I called my dad and asked if I could go to math team. The answer was yes! I went to math team with Caleb Bailey. We multiplied decimals. I also got to sit by Ashley Howe (she was in my class last year) and do story problems. Near the end we got two suckers.
Why did the principal feel sorry for the workbook?
Because it had soooo many problems.
Who rules the school?
I’m in GT (Gifted and Talented). It is exiting, wonderful, cool, fun, and demanding. We get to read challenging books, answer questions, and discuss what we read. We read books like “The Secret Garden” and “The Phantom Tollbooth”.
In math we get to do all these fun things like finding the area of a triangle, multiply two digit numbers, and divide by thousands. Math is my favorite subject.
The GT teacher is Mr. Reinhartsen. I love GT.
If I could make a new invention it would be a pop-up machine. It would be tiny: about the size of a pack of gum. Inside, it has everything you could imagine. When you want something just say what you want. You know what’s even cooler? Well, you can say the color and pattern you want, too.
Plus, you can say “pop eraser” and a special eraser will pop out. This isn’t just any ordinary eraser. This eraser will erase things you popped out that you no longer want. Just tap the thing two times with the special “pop eraser” and it disappears back into the machine.
These pop-up machines are only $100. That is not much considering you’ll never have to buy crappy junk again. Plus, you can tell the machine to pop out money that you can use to pay bills. These machines last forever so you won’t ever have to buy anything else.
That would be my invention.
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.
One sunny day Albert Turkey was in his garden picking his vegetables for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday but it was hunting season. That meant every turkey would have to hide or they were dinner for complete strangers. He was the smartest turkey. He knew good hiding places and could predict the future.
That evening he made a Thanksgiving feast and hid it in the place he was hiding for hunting season. That night as he ate his dinner he thought about his dead wife and how she died because of hunting season. As he lay in bed he heard screaming of other turkeys and bombs and bullets being blasted.
The next morning he found babies scattered all over the place wounded. His Thanksgiving plans were always ruined.[Okay it wasn’t the best holiday ever.] He always found a mess of blood and bones outside his door at Thanksgiving time.
During the day Albert thought of an idea. He was really smart so he could spell and build. He built a fence so people would keep out. Then, he wrote “Stay out. From:the president”. After that, he taped it to the fence and no one was ever shot again. He had the best Thanksgivings ever and had his family come over for every one. He of course shared the idea with every turkey in the world.
About the drawing: The red blobs are the pools of blood. The little turkey crying is a wounded baby. On the lower-left is Albert’s hole. He doesn’t want anybody to go in it. The light bulb above Albert’s head is because he has a good idea. In the background is the idea he had of making a fence and putting a sign. So, it basically tells about my whole story.
When I grow up I want be a superhero.
I could fly over the city and the whole world.
I could save people from dragons, evil sorcerers, villains, and any other thing you could imagine.
When I grow up I want to be a rock star.
I could sing to a whole crowd of people.
Everyone would be impressed and I would win awards.
When I grow up I want be a movie star.
I could be in plays and movies.
I would be famous.
But most of all, when I grow up, I want to be…me.
I love this blog because I can tell the whole world about myself and things I do. Daddy made an artistic, thoughtful, detailed and cool idea for a family tradition. I want to continue this over my lifetime and forever. I think it’s a good idea for the family.
I especially love when we have an assigned topic to all type about. I can see all the interesting things everyone came up with for the same exact subject.
About the drawing: Mom asked me to draw a picture about myself for the blog. I want to be a super hero (except there’s no such thing). Because C. K. Burns is my school, I decided to fly over it on a nice sunny day.